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Day 3 Day 3 journaling

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Jay24, Sep 5, 2015.

  1. Jay24

    Jay24 New Member

    Read Day 3 about journaling the past 3 events causing strong emotions. I sat today for 10 minutes, after 4 months. Reading other posts and experiencing I am sure it would hurt tomorrow but I am going to sit for longer everyday. I could also go for walk for 30 minutes without limping or cursing and this was just my third day!!!
     
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  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Jay. You're making wonderful progress, and after just three days in the SEP. Journaling helped me to discover my repressed emotions going back to my boyhood when my parents divorced when I was seven. I was able to understand them better and realize they had TMS emotional pain too,
    and it led me to forgive them which ended my back pain.

    You have been sitting and gone for a long walk without limping or cursing pain. Keep positive and you will be a new, happier, and healthier person.

    Many people have been asking when to resume physical activity. It can be different for different people, and they may fear that activity can cause more pain. The following not only may be of interest to and apply to you, but it is good for everyone to read who wonders about when to resume physical activity and exercise:

    Dr. Sarno says in his TMS book, THE MINDBODY PRESCRIPTION, "If the pain disappears but you are still fearful of physical activity, recurrent pain, injury and progressive degeneration of spinal elements, the battle has not yet been won. The pain will return unless you overcome those fears. So patients are advised to resume normal, unrestricted physical activity once the pain is gone, or nearly so, and when they feel confidence in the (TMS) diagnosis.
    Don't worry if you exercise too soon and experience some pain. You cannot hurt yourself. Continuing pain with activity means the brain is still in the process of changing its programming (from thinking structural to thinking emotional causing the pain. Stay secure in the knowledge that you will prevail. This has proven to be the case for thousands of patients."

    Dr. Scott Brady agrees, in his TMS book, PAIN FREE FOR LIFE, saying "Confidence is huge in the process of (TMS) recovery, and your subconscious knows it. So when you begin to engage in those activities and exercises you once did, you can expect the subconscious to turn up your symptoms in a last-ditch effort to keep you away from the dangerous emotions you've started to explore... emotions that the subconscious is trying so hard to protect. Be ready to fight with your subconscious mind!"
     

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