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Day # 1

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by winterhaven123, Jul 25, 2014.

  1. winterhaven123

    winterhaven123 Peer Supporter

    I just started day # 1 of the Recovery Program. As I know it will take time & I do believe My pain is Do to TMS I just need to go day to day & pray it helps. I do need all the support I can get. One of my worries is the location & that my Pain is so constant & wide spread & severe. Thanks to Everyone that has posted.
  2. AndrewMillerMFT

    AndrewMillerMFT Well known member

    Good luck, Winterhaven! It's a great program that you'll benefit from in numerous ways besides TMS symptoms. I'd like to point out what you wrote about going, "day to day and pray it helps." The pacing of this work is something each TMS patient comes to uniquely. As you begin to do this work, I encourage you to notice what feels like an appropriate pace, noticing if you want to take it day-by-day, when you want to do a lot of TMS work and when you might want to pull back. Doing the work, not obsessing about the work and having faith (praying) will all help you on this journey. As you do the work and see results you may notice that the faith you are bringing to the process transmutes into confidence in the diagnosis. That is a significant hallmark of progress!


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  3. winterhaven123

    winterhaven123 Peer Supporter

    Thank you Andrew Your words are inspiring. I see you also had the nerve pain, stomach, & Anxiety Me Too. So you do know where I am coming from Thanks
  4. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Happy Saturday, Winterhaven. Many of us have had the pain and anxiety you have,
    and have been helped greatly by the Recovery Program.

    For me, at the core of healing from back pain and anxiety were:
    Believing the symptoms were from TMS repressed emotions (mine went back to my childhood,
    as most of them do for others).
    Breathing deeply.
    Going about normal activities despite any pain.
    Prayer to God to help me heal and be with me in my healing.
    Distracting my mind on to pleasant activities so I don't spend much time thinking about the pain.
    Laughing. I tell myself nothing bothering me is all that serious and I laugh my pain and worries away.

    Hope these suggestions help. You'll be a healthy, happy camper real soon.
  5. winterhaven123

    winterhaven123 Peer Supporter

    Hi Happy Saturday to you too. Anxiety Is horrible. I have Severe Anxiety. I think Mine goes back to My first Marriage & I stayed in the same pattern with my 2nd 13 year Relationship I am a magnet to bad relationships. My childhood was Ok but there was alot of sadness too. Thank you for writing to Me Judy
  6. mike2014

    mike2014 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi Winter,

    I am just reading your thread, I am sorry you are experiencing such pain and anxiety, you are only human and it wouldn't be natural if you didn't feel these. I think we all live such fast paced lives we tend to put our emotions on the back burner and deal with the next traumatic event life poses - without even acknowledging, understanding and processing the information in the moment. . It's a human fault which we all have, so don't be so hard on yourself. The beauty of TMS knowledge is that you are now in the drivers seat and with knowledge and determination you can and will overcome any symptom you have. I too, hope to beat mine.

    I respect and admire you for joining the forum , take time in getting to know the inner you, what hurts you and why and perhaps, if you are not already doing so, take up some mindful meditation to help you break down any anxiety you may feel.

    Please stay committed, focussed and be gentle to yourself at all times- find, whatever hurt you, embrace it, understand it and process it and may you have a lifetime of good health.

    God bless,

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  7. winterhaven123

    winterhaven123 Peer Supporter

    Hi Mike Thank you for reading My post & your kind words. I just started some Mindful meditation yesterday. I know this will be a long road. My Thinking will be positive. Yes high anxiety took over My life. I will continue to find calmness. It is extremely hard. I hope the best for you also & again thank you for your post
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  8. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Mike and Judy. High anxiety. Wow, don't we all know it well.

    When I get it, I try to tell myself it is really not very important and laugh it off.

    I find that my calmness can and often does get interrupted by telephone calls
    from people I don't know who ask for money... charities, politicians, and
    some who just call but when I answer there is no one there.

    I found a terrific solution. I ask friends and relatives that if they want to call me,
    email me first because I have disconnected my telephone. It has just become an annoyance.

    I don't own a cell phone or any of those hand-held electronic gadgets that encourage us
    to multi-task or social network. Less technology is the way to peace and quiet, I've found.
  9. winterhaven123

    winterhaven123 Peer Supporter

    Hello how are you Today? Thanks for writing. I have only a cell phone & 75% of the time it's turned off. I feel the same way as you about the phones your not alone on that. Adds even more Stress.
  10. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Judy, I'm glad I'm not the only one who hates unwanted phone calls.
  11. mike2014

    mike2014 Beloved Grand Eagle

    I totally agree with Walt, I was hoping to avoid the mobile phone for so long. It would be a great idea, it is we had a "technology free day" by that I mean a day without the use of technology other than for the use business. It would be nice to take it back to the grass roots, where people meet up, socialise and make a big effort, one of my pet hates is when you are out with someone and they reach for their phone to check an email etc :) I guess I am sounding old before my time :)
  12. winterhaven123

    winterhaven123 Peer Supporter

    Your Not approx 2 years ago. I put one under my car tire & ran it over.
  13. mike2014

    mike2014 Beloved Grand Eagle

    lol, now that is therapy... find the problem and eliminate it :)

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