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Day 8 a tale of the head & the body-never the twain shall meet

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Saoirse, Dec 5, 2016.


How well does your "Mind & Body" communicate daily

  1. Only when I consciously think of fee and tap into it.

  2. My Mind is in charge is rarely recognizes the body state of being

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  3. My Body is the one that understands most feeling all the emotions of my mind.

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  1. Saoirse

    Saoirse Peer Supporter

    I have been someone who has a "head " and a body" and never the twain will meet. By this when I work or go somewhere I shut down my interaction with pain and the body to get me through the day . I started doing this I realize as a child ;when I was afraid which was a lot of when I got smacked which was a lot I simply shut down the feedback loop. in essence my brain has been effecting my body for a long time but my body as not had such a smooth journey. Even when I am in great stress, shoulders hunched, breathing shallow , pain I have to shut my eyes and check in to understand that this is not normal and I should not spend my days on a high alert status. Indeed I have lived this way head down waiting for the worst for such a long time I " Don't sense" it as anything but normal. I got an anxiety disorder quiet sever and this made me STOP and try to sort out my mind body situation.Now I know things like work-money problems , family antagonisims are top of the pain accelerator system in my body. So now I am working on creating a mind body two way information super high way and its a slow process but I have started and I will succeed.
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Saoirse. We have been taught by doctors and conditioned that pain is caused structurally, and doctors give us medication that may temporarily halt the pain. It doesn't last, because thanks to Dr. Sarno and TMS knowledge, we know that pain often (and probably most often) comes from our emotions, especially those that we repress.

    Take comfort in knowing you are on a fantastic journey toward healing. Believe 100 percent in the TMS MindBody connection and you will become healthier and happier than you ever thought possible.
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  3. richard13

    richard13 Peer Supporter

    Good for you...yeah, it can be a slow process, as the lower, slower, duller part of the brain can control some of the pain process and may require persistent, repetitive encouragement to let go...so, maybe more of a narrow, country lane of information at first...took me about four weeks the first time (lower back), then less each time as the chronic pain moved around to other areas of my body (shoulder, elbow, wrist) that were "vulnerable" (injured temporarily earlier in life)...I was challenged by that need for patience and remember tossing Sarno's book against the wall in rage and frustration and taking a handful of Ibubrofen in spite as I crawled on my hands and knees to the bathroom crying...but then these short, beautiful moments of pain relief would appear, first only a minute or two, then longer, and they reaffirmed my faith in the TMS etiology and treatment as it made no sense that it would cut out for only a minute if it was structural/inflammatory...as for anxiety, I hear you, I grew up in an anxious household, and lived a "contracted" existence as a result; so, stressful situations brought on chronic pain...nice, though, that this method also helps bring awareness to the sometimes un- or sub-conscious nature of that held anxiety/contractedness/fear... {as Kevin had mentioned: a bit of a blessing -- "Once I began to understand what was going on and recover, I become grateful for the pain.... that is, I don't believe I would've faced many emotional wounds had I not become so hopeless due to the pain. Now I look back and thank my body and mind for this experience because I'm FINALLY dealing with some shit that I simply did not want to look at, mostly childhood and other past events/emotions. It's like the old cliché, a blessing in disguise." http://tmswiki.org/forum/threads/adiós-pain-you-lose-hahahaha.9115/ }...anyhow, may you find your own blessings, and may a healing wind be at your back, agus d'fhéadfadh go mbeadh tú saoirse ó fulaingt, etc...(PS: a bit magical: my sole proprietorship back when I was experiencing chronic pain 15-20 years ago was Saoirse Arts Limited, and I came upon this site yesterday after watching some video of musicians who were playing Irish music at a memorial celebration we had all attended last weekend for this amazing woman, Sarah (the last time I had chatted with her before her death was to share with her the Sarno material; she was suffering debilitating back pain)... so I was "pulled" to your post when I revisited the site this morning...here's photos/videos of the musicians: http://sarahbowman.net/celebration-photos/
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  4. Andy Bayliss

    Andy Bayliss TMS Coach & Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi All,
    I appreciate the spirit of Walt and richard13, and Kevin, and you Saoirse to understand and evoke the deep healing powers of Dr. Sarno's approach. I see this all the time with clients: that there is an expansion happening as part of the TMS work, and that it probably would not happen, or at least be delayed, unless symptoms brought one's attention inward, where real healing can occur.
    Andy B
  5. Saoirse

    Saoirse Peer Supporter

    Thanks for that Richard really nice to hear your story of your friend Sarah ,I watched the video what a wonderful celebration like a Good Irish wake, rejoicing in life once your loved one as become shade. I have attached a link to one of the most emotional pieces I love both the poem and the music it was written for. The whistle in the main part of the music really moves me and is so beautiful always live . Its called the "Lonely Boatman" by the Furys and Davy Arthur.
    Hope you like it the Irish accent is quiet thick...Dublin actually but raw and real. Keep in touch .
  6. richard13

    richard13 Peer Supporter

    Thanks, Saoirse...that was hauntingly lovely/sad...wishing you well with your voyage.... wherever the healing winds and currents may take you...r

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