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Day 1 Hope and expectation

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by hello_henman, Mar 18, 2023.

  1. hello_henman

    hello_henman New Member

    Today is day 1 (or at least day one on this site). I finished 'the divided mind' yesterday and recognise myself in it incredibly strongly. It has taken me eight years to get to the point where I can accept the notion that all my various pains are coming from my mind. I'm already pretty convinced that it will work as I've had a few appointments with one of Dr Sarno's former students in London and saw some big changes. I still had some lingering doubts due to certain pains 'moving around' but after reading the book I'm almost totally confident. 99% . I can't shift that 1% of doubt yet but I'm hoping thats natural. I'm ready to get better.
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  2. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Welcome @hello_henman!

    A lot of folks talk (we might sometimes say obsess) about the 100% goal, whereas I see that as a distraction and, in many cases, a reason to avoid making any changes. So I don't think that 100% belief is required to start doing this work. All that's needed is a mind that's just open enough to allow for alternatives to recovery, as well as enough self-compassion to know that you deserve to recover.

    Belief comes by doing the work, and you've made the choice to take the plunge, so hooray for that!

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  3. Cap'n Spanky

    Cap'n Spanky Well known member

    Yes, welcome @hello_henman! There is much to be hopeful about.

    Actually, pain moving around is a strong sign that the pain is TMS. After all, if the pain was structural, it would stay primarily in one spot.
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  4. Caroline@wood

    Caroline@wood Newcomer

    Hi, can you please tell me the name of the Dr you saw in London?
  5. hello_henman

    hello_henman New Member

    His name is Nick Potter. He has a book on Amazon called The Meaning Of Pain, the contents of which is pretty much what he'll tell you.

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