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Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Shine4me, Mar 14, 2017.

  1. Shine4me

    Shine4me Peer Supporter

    I'm reading and reading til my eyes start crossing! There is so much to learn.....it worries me because I'm always a great starter, but a lousy finisher and often loose interest or give up if the task is too difficult....so now I'm scaring myself (oops - caught myself thinking-that's good) and worrying that I won't do what I need to do to become painfree. Now I'm proud of myself because I recognized my negative thought. Does anyone else's mind run away with them like mine does? Whew it's exhausting.
    I'm going walking again today - not a long walk, but I am not going to let fear of pain stop me. Yay! I'm feeling empowered.
    I just wanted to ask about medication. I am continuing with my ant-inflammatories. Should I stop them? I'm frightened of the pain - right now it's manageable, but I go crazy when I stop the Meds.
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Shine4me. Several things to reply to. TMS recovery is not that complicated and you don't have to read a lot of books. Dr. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is the bible for TMS healing, and his 12 Daily Reminders are the main blueprint.

    He says it's okay to stay with medication if pain is too much without it. But try to tell yourself that TMS is the answer to becoming pain-free.

    Most everyone's mind races from subject to subject at times, mostly when anxious about something. It goes back to ancient times and is called "Monkey mind." There are videos about it on Youtube. The thing is not to think the mind-hopping is anything serious or permanent. It goes away if you tell it to.

    Don't be frightened. Journaling will help you to discover the emotions causing your pain. It usually take a while. By the end of the SEProgram, you should be mostly or totally pain-free. It does work!

    Here are the 12 Daily Reminders...

    1. 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 cause real pain too.
      2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or in anxiety then the blood is restricted from going to a place such as the lower back. 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 and focus to physical organic symptoms and repressions.

    1. 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. TMS knowledge only helps.

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

    1. 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 is impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.

    1. Therefore, physical activity is harmless. If I want to work against the pain, I could, but it is better to lose some of the pain.

    1. 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 how 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.

    1. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how it is hidden -- it's illusion; it's 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 everyone 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, in flow.

    1. 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 psychical symptoms and on emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, ` thus making the tms of no effect. This will in return, give you the cure.
  3. Shine4me

    Shine4me Peer Supporter

    Hi Walt,

    Thank you for your advise. I have bookmarked the 12 Daily Habits - now I must remember to read them!!
    I have had to double up on my pain meds. I have been walking and telling myself that my pain is not a problem it's just TMS and that I'm not intimidated by it. But after doing my first session of very tearful and emotional journaling my pain doubled and everything hurt - my back, my knees, my feet, my hips and shoulder!!! Wow! Now I am more convinced than ever that it's TMS, but now I've been in too much pain to walk, so am just taking it easy and being kind to myself. ???? Hope that's ok. Thanks again for advise. Much appreciated.

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