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Increased sensitivity and emotions

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Jonjon, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. Jonjon

    Jonjon New Member

    Hey guys,

    I am overcoming eye strain, and I definitely feel that I am definitely getting better. I have noticed though, that since beginning this program, I have become a lot more sensitive and emotional at times. I feel that sometimes I feel a bit depressed and sad, kind of out of nowhere. It's not like it is out of control or anything, however, certain emotions are definitely more present.

    Is/has anyone else experienced something similar, and can anyone shed light on this? Any advice or assistance would be much appreciated.
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  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Jonjon. Feeling our emotions is very important in TMS healing. But I don't like dwelling on them too much. Try not to let negative emotions or worry take over your senses. Switch to the more positive emotions like feeling happy, content, relaxed.

    I had some worries this morning and they went away when I had a cup of hot milk. That relaxes me more than a glass of wine or a can of beer or anything else. I had to fight to keep awake, the hot milk was so calming.

    Our emotions can be tempered with meditation. I especially like the Relaxation Response form of meditation...

    Meditation is a time-honored way of relaxing the mind and relieving anxiety, mental stress, headaches, and even physical pain. There are many ways to practice meditation, but many consider the most successful to be a technique called the Relaxation Response (RR).

    It is a wonderful way to practice TMS Mindbody Healing because it changes harmful thinking in the subconscious mind which Dr. John Sarno says causes pain that is not caused by anything structural.

    The RR, practiced once or twice a day for 10, 15, or 20 minutes has a profound positive effect on the subconscious mind, relieving or curing everything from anxiety, hypertension, headaches, fatigue, nervousness, dizziness, high blood pressure, insomnia, stomach problems, all forms of pain including backaches, abdominal pain, muscle pain, neck, arm, and leg pain, and relieves side affects from cancer and AIDS.

    RR is like Transcendental Meditation which is taught by TM specialists who charge hundreds or thousands of dollars. But the RR is free and you can do it yourself.

    It is practiced, before a meal, and works best if not practiced within two hours after a meal. I do it in bed before arising in the morning and again in bed before falling sleep. Often, I only do it 5 or 10 minutes and it works to calm me and put me to sleep.

    Just sit in a chair (or lie in bed in the morning or at bedtime), close your eyes, don’t listen to any music, and try to avoid outside noises. Let your mind think of a word such as

    "One " which has no real meaning or association. Or say a calming word such as “Calm” or “Peace,” or add the faith or spiritual element by saying a favorite religious word or prayer. Breathe naturally or incorporate Deep Breathing by breathing in through the mouth to inflate the stomach, suck in the stomach while holding the breath for a few seconds, then say the word when you exhale through the mouth.

    Say the word silently over and over. At the end of the 10 to 20 minutes, picture and feel yourself as you were when you felt your best, and in a place where you felt that way.

    When distracting thoughts arise during the RR, as they will, just tell yourself, “Oh, well,” and go back to repeating your chosen word.

    My "word" is a prayer: "God loves me and is protecting me." I say it a few times and go right to sleep. If my mind wanders onto other things, I tell myself"Oh, well," and repeat my mantra silently while deep breathing.

    There are several free videos on Youtube about the Relaxation Response. I especially recommend these two by Dr. Benson:

    and this one which can put you to sleep:


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  3. mouser

    mouser Peer Supporter

    I feel like my anxiety has been ramping up this last week too. I like meditation. I need to make it regular. I get monkey mind and sidetracked easily. :p
  4. Ines

    Ines Well known member

    YES!!! Majorly. From what I gathered from the TMS books I tried to still go through the emotions and not judge them. Just go through it calmly and know you will not feel like that forever. Sometimes it was really tough though. It would cause me a migraine because I would obsess over something for 3 days. Just be aware that you need to go through it, feel it, think psychologically and stay calm. It will go away.

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