Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Kalo, Nov 8, 2015.
How do you beat TMS when one has health anxieties!
Anxieties come from insecurities and lack of control. When we feel victim of our circumstances, symptoms, and conditions and things feel out of our control anxiety creeps in and sometimes hit like a freight train. The more you feel in control, the more confident you feel and the less anxious.
An easy place to start is your breath. Take control of your breathing with deep breathing exercises. This is an easy, relaxing, and quick way of getting some control over your anxiety.
Hi, Halo. Your question is a good one and I hope my reply helps you.
I think we all have health anxieties and can be in pain because of the MindBody connection. Wise men for thousands of years have believed in the connection between our mind and pain, and Dr. Sarno is the new champion of that belief, calling it TMS.
If you haven't yet, I urge you to read his book, Healing Back Pain, and to start the Structured Educational Program, free in the subforum of this web site.
You need a strong dose of belief that pain or ill health in general often is caused by repressed emotions and/or a perfectionist and "goodist" personality, trying too hard to get everyone to like us, or to please everyone.
I suggest you carefully read and print out these 12 Daily Reminders from Dr. Sarno, in the extended version by Herbie, another TMSer:
Herbie’s Extended Version of Dr. Sarno’s 12 DAILY REMINDERS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how its hidden -- its illusion, Its fear.
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.
I am in control of all of this. This is how I recover.
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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