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Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by MedicineWithin, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. MedicineWithin

    MedicineWithin Peer Supporter

    Hey everyone,

    I am looking to fill in some areas of inquiry that may come up after reading Sarno's books on TMS. After reading them myself I had a ton of questions and in some ways wished that the books expanded in some areas where things were a little unclear to me. Since I was never close (geographically) to any doctors who even knew about TMS I went searched for answers myself. For example I was always confused about the difference between thinking about emotions like anger and feeling them. So when the books talked about learning to view your pain as 'psychological' I had a hard time understanding what that meant. I would just start to think angry to divert my attention from the pain. I eventually understood that feeling and thinking are quite different. I saw a somatic psychotherapist who got me to put my attention back into my body and thus I began to actually 'feel' emotions and could start to make the connection between what i was feeling that what I was experiencing in a situation. This led me to connect where my true emotions were at in a time and not the story of what I should be feeling which was mostly a mental story and not a feeling.
    I am curious what other questions you may have or have had during your healing or if you have healed from chronic pain, what experiences you may have had filling in the blanks that may have been perceived in Sarno's work. I'd be happy to help give my insight to questions that come up if I feel I can add anything to the conversation.

    Thank you.

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