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Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Banyantree, Mar 17, 2019.

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    Banyantree Newcomer

    Hi everyone, I listened to one of John Sarno's audio books last weekend and I have decided to try this programme to see whether it helps. It's funny because I think his theories are scientifically unsound, but it also spoke to some emotional truths so I felt strangely calmed by it.

    I am a bit skeptical because I have ME, not chronic pain so I don't know whether it will cure my ME. I have had no benefit from years of counselling. Exercise therapy hasn't worked either.

    But for some reason I feel inclined to try this. I like that I can work through it and experiment with it my own time.

    I figure, if it doesn't help my ME, it might help my mental health... So nothing to lose.

    I have never tried any alternative treatment programmes because they all seemed like hunkum to me. But I have been working with specialist NHS clinics for 6 years and made almost no progress, so I think it's time to try something else.

    Last week after listening to the audiobook I felt a strong urge to go running. I haven't run in 9 years so I decided it would be unwise to push my unfit body suddenly like that. So I went for a walk and ran gently just about 50 meters down a hill. My legs buckled arterwards and it was hard to walk home without falling (I usually have to use a wheelchair).

    I thought I would for sure pay for it with at least a week in bed. But my symptoms actually weren't noticeably worse than normal for the week afterwards, which I found curious. I used the wheelchair for the rest of the week but didn't have to stay in bed all week as anticipated.

    I don't want to draw any conclusions yet, but I have decided to explore working through the programme to see what happens.

    I hope you are all having a good weekend.

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