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Lifelong TMS and rediscovery

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Brant, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. Brant

    Brant Peer Supporter

    Hello..My story is in my profile(Brant). I'm truly a lifelong TMSer. I had 10 great years after discovering Dr. Sarnos book MindBody Prescription in the 90's as I was a spondolythesis patient and he said he'd never met a spondo person who didn't have TMS! He was talking directly to me it felt like, but later in life I had more horrific pain and went the surgical route amazingly not thinking about TMS, 3 surgeries later and more recommended in the near future I recently rediscovered TMS teachings and my pain has greatly lessened! I truly feel I have caused all my structural issues as I have been depriving oxygen/blood flow all my life, I'm kind of praying now that I'm committed to TMS healing that oxygen will flow freely and some of these structural issues are reversible. I don't feel I'm carrying guilt about this but know I need to refuse surgical intervention. Any thoughts or ideas or direction to propel me forward in healing is welcome. I do have a hard time trying to explain this to regular people and am very isolated(which I know is bad but haven't been able to conquer yet). thank you for reading
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Brant. Welcome back to TMS healing. It healed you before and it will again. You've learned the hard way that surgery has not helped you. If you practice deep breathing, oxygen will flow healthfully.

    I wouldn't worry that others do not accept the TMS Mindbody theory, so long as you do, and 100 percent.

    It can help you if you develop a real good way of meditating. I find the best for me is the Relaxation Response.

    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 in many people.

    The RR, practiced daily for a few minutes has a profound positive effect on the subconscious mind, relieving or curing everything from inflammation and pain to headaches, stomach problems, insomnia, high blood pressure, to even aiding in recovery from cancer.

    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 done 20 minutes once or twice a day, 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 “Peace,” or add the faith or spiritual element by saying a favorite religious word. Breathe in through the nose, hold the breath for a few seconds, then say the word when you exhale.

    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 yourslf, “Oh, well,” and go back to repeating your chosen word. Transcendental Meditation teachers will charge hundreds of dollars to give practitioners a word, but the word you choose yourself in the RR works just as well.

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

  3. Brant

    Brant Peer Supporter

    thxs Walt....I have been practising some daily meditation but will also incorporate RR techniques.
  4. Brant

    Brant Peer Supporter

    Started SEP June 8/2016. Well I brought TMS up at my chronic pain support group today. I still feel alittle crazy trying to explain it but know deep down 100% that I have TMS, always have. The chronic pain program I attend also believes pain is from the brain, and works on a self-management designed program to assist chronic pain sufferers, it is somewhat based on Professor Lorimer Moseleys findings of explaining pain. My structure is so bad I do worry about worsening impingement and it makes me sick to my stomach to look at recent xrays, so Im stopping doing that!, but since re-discovering the TMS ideas and thoughts my pain has decreased quite a bit and I am totally more active. I do fear a crash? and worry about the realization that my repressed emotions have caused all my lifelong structural issues from depriving oxygen to my back. Completed Day 1 of the SEP program. Baseball65's account gives me hope as he too has some structural deformities. I feel I will permanently eliminate my symptoms, when I accept the fact that the structural abnormalities are not causing the problem, today I feel about 75% sure of this, need to get to 100%. Day 1 and 2 completed.
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