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Day 1 - Hoping this works

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by mrk591, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. mrk591

    mrk591 New Member

    I've always complained to my wife that by mind was causing my pain. Finally got a label for it after reading sarnos book.

    Hoping this works, but have fear that my mind will sabotage me.
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  2. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi mrk591,
    Welcome to the SEP. I hope you ask questions, and get support when you want, post responses as you like to the SEP. Also, some recommend you do the TMS Recovery Program before you do the SEP, so if you just started (or any time) you can do this Recovery Program, at the Wiki, at no cost. I wish you the best in your explorations!
    Andy B
  3. giantsfan

    giantsfan Well known member

    Fear is normal at first, over time you'll learn to be less fearful of symptoms. That fear is what perpetuates the symptoms. You'll get better, just don't give up (even when you slip up). Slow and steady. Btw I don't know if you are, but try not to worry about what others think in regards to the cause of your symptoms. You got enough on your plate as it is.
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2016
  4. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, mrk. Your subconscious mind tries to sabotage you by giving you doubt that TMS will heal you. You have come to the right place to heal from your symptoms. You will if you follow the SEProgram and believe 100 percent in TMS, that your pains are not structural but from some repressed emotions. You will discover those in journaling. The great thing is, Dr. Sarno says you don't even have to solve those problems, just acknowledge they are there and causing you pains.

    His 12 Daily Reminders are very helpful...

    Herbie’s Extended Version of Dr. Sarno’s 12 DAILY REMINDERS

    1. The pain is due to TMS. This is real pain or anxiety but it is caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, stressors and traits to your reactions and fears and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does also cause real pain.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or anxiety then the blood is restricted from going to your lower back, for instance. The blood being restricted causes oxygen deprivation which causes the pain. Remember, where there is no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, the pain stays because of fear.
    3. TMS is a harmless condition caused by my REPRESSED EMOTIONS so even though you think you can harm yourself from the years of pain you have felt and how you feel in general -- so far no reports have been heard from TMS healing knowledge causing damage to anyone, it only helps.
    4. The principle emotion is your repressed ANGER -- this means under your consciousness lies something that happens automatically to everyone. TMSers have repressions that are stored because of our personality traits, traumas, stressors, fears, strain, etc... When these stored repressions build and build, then eventually they cause the brain to send pain into your body to keep you from having an emotional crises. The mind-body thinks it is helping you.
    5. TMS exists to DISTRACT your attentions from the emotions, stressors, tensions and strains of your personality traits because if you can get distraction then you won’t have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed because you didn't want to deal with something -- they are just adding up in this beaker, ready to pour over and create real pain and anxiety in your body.
    6. Since my body is perfectly normal, there is nothing to fear. So in reality when I fear the pain or anxiety I just cause myself undo strain and tension adding to the beaker of pain. If I fear, then I feed the pain, If I fear, it’s impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.
    7. Therefore, physical activity is harmless. If I want to work against the pain I could but it’s better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I have to be in pain trying to heal because facing the repressions and all the other activities that cause the pain and reversing my fear and focus to them, then I can heal.
    8. I am resuming all normal physical activity. I don't fear moving anymore. I believe in my body’s ability to heal now. I can move as I want. I will not fear moving with a bent back anymore. I will also practice going out and acting normal again, not in fear of what pain might do to me.
    9. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how it is hidden -- its illusion, its fear.
    10. I will keep my attention on the emotional issues. I will think about my emotions and feel my emotions throughout the day. I will not judge, criticize or fear my emotions. I will not run from my emotional issues but face every one of them. I will feel my emotions fully and cry if I need to. Then I will release the emotion and get my mind and thoughts back to my life and living in the present.
    11. I am in control of all of this. This is how I recover.
    12. I will be thinking PSYCHOLOGICALLY AT ALL TIMES. This means I will keep my thoughts on psychological issues like happiness, fear and anger -- traits and triggers, conditioning and journaling -- The science behind mind-body/TMS healing, etc.... This way I will not feed my thoughts to the body -- that is a trick of TMS. TMS will always try to get me to focus on the body caused by the pain until I break its show and flair. When I get my attention off physical symptoms and on to emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, thus making the TMS of no pain effect on the body. This will in return, give us the cure and become pain-free.
  5. mrk591

    mrk591 New Member

    Thanks everyone for your encouragement. I think fear is my number one problem. I even believe that TMS is the cause of the tinnitus I developed 2 years ago.

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