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Body tension

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by MrNiceGuy, Aug 24, 2016.

  1. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy New Member

    My headaches have improved so much in a short time. I'm really conquering the fear I had- the fear that a headache could come at any time and strike without warning. However, I'm still having trouble during tense life moments with body tension. It's like a tightening or mild cramping sensation in my shoulders and upper arms. Just wondering what I can do to release this tension in the moment without resorting to the constant self massage tricks I mastered these past two years.
  2. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    Maybe breathing or meditating. Taking a bath. How did you break the fear cycle so fast?
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  3. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy New Member

    It's had everything to do with reading Sarno's book and following his daily recommendations. Now, I know my headaches are caused by my brain, and that there is nothing else wrong with me. I don't fear them, because even if I get one I am prepared to focus on my emotions instead of using medicine or self massage to relieve them. Essentially, I am no longer afraid of the pain because I know I can deal with my troubling emotions consciously, and even if I end up with another headache, I can go to therapy or use mental strategies to get through it.

    I think I'll try meditating more often with the body tension. Good suggestion.
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