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Day 25 how things are going

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by DogPound 3, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. DogPound 3

    DogPound 3 New Member

    Here at day 25, I have my ups and downs with pain. At this very minute, I feel virtually pain free. However, last night was filled with pain in the back and left leg. Unfortunately, I don't feel hopeful that I will be pain free tonight. So since I already have it in my head, I have set myself up for the pain. Night time pain has been and continues to be a big problem.
    On another positive note, I have really come to see the problem of my emotional eating is rooted in the same issues as those causing the tms.
     
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  2. Marian

    Marian Peer Supporter

    "So since I already have it in my head, I have set myself up for the pain."

    Yup. My new mantra: "I am now choosing to think only those thoughts that will bring me peace and wellbeing. I am now immune to my own negative thoughts."
     
  3. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Negative thinking... I am going to post a thread on it tomorrow in the general forum.
    How to generate positive emotions, part of the Mindbody Medicine Course by
    Jason Satterfield, pHD, professor of behavioral medicine at the University of California, San Francisco.
     
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  4. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    DogPound 3 great to hear of your success
    you have come a long way since we first talked, Awesome :). I know you are still having some pain as you described in your post, that is because you are still in the reconditioning phase ok. Stay course and continue to do your work as your doing and you will be fine. Also, I too found that my over eating had it roots in tms, you have a very great observation going for yourself -- keep up the good work.
    Bless you pal.
     
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  5. DogPound 3

    DogPound 3 New Member

    Very little pain this weekend but some moderately intense anxiety.
    Had an epiphany regarding the emotional eating; I was keenly aware that I thought of food when I wanted to distract myself.
     
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  6. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    Remember this list Dogpound 3 when the time comes you will thank me.

    Here is just some of Claire's Wisdom -- these are some of her most famous tools

    Dos and Don’ts
    1. Do not run away from fear. Analyze it and see it as no more then physical feelings. Feelings are not facts, do not be bluffed.
    2. Accept all strange sensations connected with your illness. Do not
    fight them. Float past them. Recognize that they are temporary.
    3. Let there be no self-pity.
    4. Settle your problems as quickly as you can, if not with action, then by glimpsing and accepting a new point of view.
    5. Waste no time on “What might have been” and “If only…”
    6. Face sorrow and know that time will bring relief.
    7. Be occupied. Do not lie in bed brooding. Be occupied calmly , not feverishly trying to forget yourself.
    8. Remember that the strength in a muscle may depend on the confidence with which it is used.
    9. Accept your obsessions and be prepared to live with them
    temporarily. Do not fight them by trying to push them away. Let time do
    that.
    10. Remember your recovery does not necessarily depend “entirely on
    you” as so many people are so ready to tell you. You may need help.
    Accept it willingly, without shame.
    11. Do not measure your progress day by day. Don’t count the months,
    years you have been ill and despair at the thought of them. Once you
    are on the right road to recovery, recovery is inevitable, however
    protracted your illness may have been.
    12. Remember withdrawal is your jailer. Recovery lies on the other side of panic. Recovery lies in places you fear.
    13. Do not be discouraged if you cannot make decisions while you are ill. When you are well, decisions will be more easily made.
    14. Never accept total defeat. It is never too late to give yourself another chance.
    15. Practice don’t test.
    16. Face. Accept. Float. Let time pass.
    If you do this, you WILL recover.

    I want to say what facing is where you know your about to have anxiety or a pain episode right. So you don't fear it, or judge it or criticize it. Wait for it to come if it must, most everyone has been taught to hate anxiety and Pain. Well the more you hate it the more it will become and the bigger it will get so you have to learn how to Float. I'd highly recommend getting her book ok.


    This is a list of Dr. Abraham Lowes most famous Tools.

    Tools List
    The tools on this list are quoted or adapted from Mental Health Through Will Training (MH), Selections from Dr. Low’s Works (SEL) and Manage Your Fears, Manage Your Anger (MYF) and will help you take part in a Recovery International meeting. Many other tools can be found in these books.
    Some Basic RI Tools
    Treat mental health as a business and not as a game………………..…...……………MH ch.25
    Humor is our best friend, temper is our worst enemy……………………………….…..MH p.108
    If you can't change a situation you can change your attitude towards it...MYF p.108, Sel. p.31‐32
    Be self‐led, not symptom‐led. …..………………………………………......MYF p.114‐118, 280‐283
    Nervous symptoms and sensations are distressing but not dangerous…….….….. SEL p.53, MH p.115, 119
    Temper is, among other things, an intellectual blindness to the other side of the story…………MH p.159
    Comfort is a want, not a need. ………………………………..……………......….....MH chs.13, 22
    There is no right or wrong in the trivialities of every day life………...SEL p.39, MH p.157, 195‐196
    Calm begets calm, temper begets temper………………………….…...…….MYF p.245, SEL p.31
    Don't take our own dear selves too seriously………………………………....………….MH p.109
    Feelings should be expressed and temper suppressed…………………....……...…....MH p.178
    Helplessness is not hopelessness………………………..……………….……MH ch.7, MYF p.184
    Some people have a passion for self‐distrust…….…………...…..…….MH ch.29 & MYF Lecture 2
    Temper maintains and intensifies symptoms………………………..…….……….……MH p. 219
    Do things in part acts……………………………………………….…….……….……MH p.246‐249
    Endorse yourself for the effort, not only for the performance……...…….MYF p.13, SEL p.46, 132
    Have the courage to make a mistake………………..……….MH p.203, ch.30, MYF p.60, SEL p.108
    Feelings are not facts……………………………...……………..………….MH ch.9, MYF Lecture 14
    Do the things you fear and hate to do……………...………..…………...MH p. 329‐330, MYF p.197
    Fear is a belief –– beliefs can be changed………………………………………….MYF p.266‐269
    Every act of self‐control leads to a sense of self‐respect....…………….…….………..MH p.166
    Decide, plan and act. ………………………….……………………………………………...MH p.42
    Any decision will steady you……………………………………...……………….………...MYF p.5
    Anticipation is often worse than realization….…………………..…..………….MH p.114‐115, 146
    Replace an insecure thought with a secure thought……………..……….….……..MYF Lecture 1
    Bear the discomfort in order to gain comfort…………………….………….…………….MH p.149
    Hurt feelings are just beliefs not shared………………………………….………………..SEL p.21
    Self‐appointed expectations lead to self‐induced frustrations…………….…………….SEL p.35
    People do things that annoy us, not necessarily to annoy us………..…...…………….MH ch.48
    Knowledge teaches you what to do, practice tells you how to do it……...……………SEL p.118
    Muscles can be commanded to do what one fears to do………………………..……..SEL p.123
    Tempers are frequently uncontrolled, but not uncontrollable.…………………………..MH p.392
     
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  7. DogPound 3

    DogPound 3 New Member

    Herbie, thank you for all the information and encouragement you have given me over the past month. It has been both helpful and much appreciated! !

    The one concept I don't think I quite grasp is the "floating".
    Thanks again and have a great holiday weekend.
     
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  8. thinbuilder

    thinbuilder New Member

    @DogPound 3
    actually,emotional eating, and indulging in sex and porn are all because of addiction. our mind are addicted to certain chemicals such as dopamine and endorphins. these chemicals are released when we are feeling pleasure, but also released when we are feeling stress, anxiety, worry, fear,pain etc.

    some ppl are addicted to this chemicals, thats why they got chronic pain, chronic eating, chronic sex, chronic worry.

    well, these i read from Dr john montgomery research. a book called the answer model.

    and i feel its very right and make sense. feel free to follow my blog on tumblr http://mindfuladdict.tumblr.com/

    http://tmswiki.org/forum/threads/i-...-u-will-find-the-reason-for-ur-pain-too.5055/
     

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