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Introduction - More than pain

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by russelld191, Nov 22, 2016.

  1. russelld191

    russelld191 New Member

    All,

    I am happy to be here! I have been battling tight neck, face and jaw muscles as well as extreme dizziness and visual floaters for about three years. I was about to welcome my second child, and start a new new job as the symptoms started. I have been down many dead ends... sinus surgery, jaw treatment, wisdom teeth, etc. Myofacial release and a good osteopath have helped, but my world came into focus when I found this site. I am a person who ruminates and replays situations in my head, beating myself up over minor flaws. My family was poor, and I have a great desire to transcend that life (and have), but my fear of inadequacy has secretly ruled me for a while. I have no idea where this will go, but I am happy to introduce myself and take this journey with all of you.

    Best,
    Drew
     
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  2. douggie

    douggie Peer Supporter

    Keep working the program!
     
  3. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Russelld. Welcome to the TMS community. It will help you to heal of your symptoms.

    I know all about rumination and letting stressful thoughts play around and around in my head. It's also called "Monkey Mind," and you can find videos about it on YouTube.

    I especially like the YoutTube video called "Detachment from Over-Thinking" with the soothing voice of Australian Michael Sealey. I watch it every night before going to bed and it relaxes my mind.

    I also like the Relaxation Response, a technique of meditation that focuses the mind on being calm. Again, you can find out about it on Youtube in the videos of Dr. Benson. It's like Transcendental Meditation, only it's free.
     

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