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Day 1

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Exasperis, Feb 24, 2020.

  1. Exasperis

    Exasperis Newcomer

    I'm excited and a little nervous about how all of this will go. I have been experiencing constant tinnitus and visual disturbances for almost 4 years now. My pupils do not dilate in sync with one another, and they are very slow to respond to changes in light. I also have intermittent chronic fatigue. Last year I had to spend nearly a month in bed until I discovered the mind-body prescription. It helped me get onto my feet again, but I was not consistent in applying the method.

    I have been to a specialist who says my eyes are perfectly fine. I feel a powerful draw to this work, as I have struggled with people pleasing and anxiety for my entire life. I am very bought into the idea, but skeptical as to whether it will fully work for me. I have a strange conviction that my own anxiety will be too challenging to overcome oh, I feel almost attached to it. But I want to get better, I want my energy back, I want to be a better husband, business owner, and member of my family.
  2. Lisa

    Lisa Peer Supporter

    We start our journey the same day. Here’s to getting better :)
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  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi @Exasperis - and welcome to you and @Lisa on Day 1.

    Here is one thing to add to your Day 1 learning: it is the JOB of your primitive fearful brain to keep you in fear, and to keep you anxious. They key word here is primitive. This worked just fine in the primitive world, but it does not work in the modern world, and with a growing avalanche of things to worry about, this mechanism totally goes haywire in many of us. More of us all the time.

    YOUR job is to recognize this built-in attachment to fear, learn to differentiate between rational and irrational fears, and gradually let go of the irrational fears while calming down your poor scared brain and telling it that you will be just fine, thank you very much.

    Specifically for anxiety, I strongly recommend the invaluable little book Hope & Help For Your Nerves, by Claire Weekes. That book has saved countless thousands from the grip of anxiety for decades since it was written in, I think, 1969? Including myself. It was the second book that saved me after The Divided Mind. Easy to find everywhere, perhaps even at your local library.
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