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Day 3 Does anyone tell their pain to go away?

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by aces0730, Sep 14, 2015.

  1. aces0730

    aces0730 Peer Supporter

    I have noticed that if I start to feel pain in my leg and foot, I have been saying, I know you are TMS, you can't hurt me leave me alone?

    Has anyone else done this?
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  2. mike2014

    mike2014 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes, I usually find relief when I repeat Dr Sarnos 12 Daily reminders.
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  3. SunnyinFL

    SunnyinFL Well known member

    Hi Aces - as Mike2014 said, YES! I think learning to talk to ourselves and our brains is a pretty universal part of our recovery. As Mike also noted, repeating the 12 daily reminders can help a lot! Have your worked the SEP or any other program? It really helped me a ton when I learned how important self-talk is in order to re-program our neural pathways/brain. It might feel a little silly, but it is supported by science and, more importantly, it works! So, YES, keep talking to your brain and to your self. You're in good company! Sunny
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  4. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yep, Yep, and Yep. Saying these things, whether literally out loud or silently (but clearly), is a powerful tool around which your brain can then visualize a different outcome.

    What you're actually doing is interrupting the harder-to-hear negative self-talk that your brain is constantly (constantly!) trying to drag you down with.

    The first time I ever did this was shortly after I read The Divided Mind and Hope and Help For Your Nerves. I was feeling a little queasy at bedtime, a very common occurrence with me - typically leading to a night of digestive upset. I took a few deep breaths and literally said to my brain "come on now, you don't need to do that - it really isn't necessary". Doing that put a stop to the insidious negative chatter that was saying "oh-oh, you're in for it now, oh no, what if you start feeling nauseated, what if it gets worse, what if you've got a stomach bug, what if what if what if what if...." It totally worked - and has worked ever since.

    That was the easiest TMS symptom for me to banish like that, but it absolutely showed me the way, and gave me a lot of hope for more successes, which eventually did happen.

    So keep talking back to your brain - it works!

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  5. Ellen

    Ellen Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes, I talk to my brain when I notice a symptom, and I find it works well. However, for me, the effect isn't immediate. There is a bit of a delay. What happens is that I notice the symptom, talk to my brain, then I'm distracted and forget about it. Then, the next time I think about the symptom, I notice it's gone. It still seems like magic to me.
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  6. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Aces. Yes, I talked to myself about healing me from TMS pain and it helped a lot.
    Some people talk gently to their subconscious while others yell at it. Whatever you prefer.

    Dr. Sarno's 12 daily reminders are very important in TMS healing. Another TMSer wrote a longer version of them:

    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 its 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 the blood is restricted from going to your lower back for instance. The blood being restricted causes oxygen deprivation which causes the pain - remember, where theirs no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, The pain stays because of fear and focus to physical organic symptoms and repressions.
    3. 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, it only helps.
    4. 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 its helping you.
    5. 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 wont have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed cause 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.
    6. 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 Its impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.
    7. Therefore, physical activity is harmless.If I want to work against the pain I could but its better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I=t have to be in pain trying to heal cause facing the repressions and all the other activities that cause the pain and reversing my fear and focus to them then I can heal.
    8. I am resuming all normal physical activity. I don't fear moving anymore. I believe in my bodies 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.
    9. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how its hidden -- its illusion, Its 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.
    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 us the cure.

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