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Day 1 Hopeful to become pain free!

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by viraj626, Jan 25, 2016.

  1. viraj626

    viraj626 New Member

    After reading Dr. Sarno's book and watching his 2 hour DVD, I'm convinced I have TMS. I am hopeful that going through this program on TMS Wiki will help me become pain free.
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, viraj. Welcome to the TMSWiki web site and your start in the SEProgram. You don't say what your symptoms are, but whatever they are, it is great that you believe they are caused by TMS emotions. The SEProgram will help you to discover what those harmful emotions are.

    You've read Dr. Sarno's books, so you know about his 12 Daily Reminders, which are recommended reading and following each day. Another TMS friend of this web site, Herbie, wrote a longer version which is excellent in further explaining 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 it is caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, emotional stressors and traits to your reactions and fears and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does also cause real pain.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or anxiety then 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 there is no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, the pain stays because of fear.
    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 it is 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 won’t have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed because 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, it’s 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 it’s better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I have to be in pain trying to heal because 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 body’s ability to heal now. I can move as 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 it is 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 every one 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.
    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 physical symptoms and on to emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, thus making the TMS of no pain effect on the body. This will in return, give us the cure and become pain-free.
  3. viraj626

    viraj626 New Member

    Thanks for your message, Walt. Since you said I didn't mention my symptoms, here they are - feet pain (sole, top, and ankle), achilles pain, piriformis muscle tenderness, low back pain (esp on the right), neck pain, right shoulder pain, numbness and tingling down my arms and legs (esp. while sleeping), knee pain, right tennis elbow pain, left golfers elbow, & wrist pain (esp. on the right). As in many TMS sufferers, I don't experience all of this pain all at once. It seems to come and go and moves around a lot. I've been to orthopedists, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. All have only been able to give temporary relief without good suggestions on how to get rid of the pain forever. So I am really hoping using this program, I'm able to stop these pains and get my life back.
  4. MellieV

    MellieV Peer Supporter

    Hi ViraJ! Your symptoms are similar to mine. The feet pain, back and tingling especially. The absolute worst!! I've been to all of the doctors you've mentioned above, even tried Reiki, and most recently, in complete desperation, got steroids injected into my spine. Ugh! I hope we can find healing through this. I'm with you!
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