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Day 1 Looking forward to the future

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by af90, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. af90

    af90 Peer Supporter

    Today I learnt about TMS. I have been in pain for two years in neck, back, shoulder and leg. Pain started after a very stressful exam period and reached a new intense level after a relationship breakup. I never would have thought that it could be anything from the mind but im very willing to try this. I have seen about 8 specialists that couldn't provide a diagnosis.

    After watching the day 1 video i can relate to it very much and therefore looking forward to get better.
  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, af90.

    I'm sorry you have been in pain but am glad you learned about TMS and this web site.
    The Structured Educational Program is an excellent way to work on healing.
    You already have been checked out by specialists and they found nothing structually wrong with you,
    so it means that your pain is from TMS. That could be from repressed emotions (often going back to childhood)
    and/or a perfectionist personality and a person who is a "goodist" who wants everyone to like and approve of them.

    TMS is a MindBody condition where the mind sends pain because of unresolved emotional issues.
    In your case they may well be because of those exam period stresses and the relationship breakup.

    The SEP will suggest that you write in a journal about what troubles you. That helps to discover the reason(s)
    your subconscious mind is sending you pain. This can lead to better understanding the repressed emotions that
    are causing the pain. From understanding comes forgiveness and from that, healing.

    It is an exciting process that takes time and effort but can lead you to better health and greater happines
    than you could ever imagine.

    Another member of the TMS healing community, Herbie, posted this video recently that is an excellent
    short session on TMS:


    He also wrote this longer version of the 12 Daily Reminders from Dr. Sarno's book Healing Back Pain.
    They are the foundation blocks for TMS healing. If you haven't read the book yet, I strongly recommend you do.

    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 its caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, stressors and traits to your reactions and fears and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does cause real pain too.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or in anxiety then the 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 theirs no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, The pain stays because of fear and focus to physical organic symptoms and repressions.
    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 its 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 wont have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed cause 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 Its 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 its better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I=t have to be in pain trying to heal cause 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 bodies ability to heal now. I can move how 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 its 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 everyone 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, in flow.
    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 psychical symptoms and on emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore thus making the tms of no effect. This will in return, give us the cure.
  3. af90

    af90 Peer Supporter

    Hi Walt, thanks for the very extensive response. I am halfway through Healing Back Pain and it sounds like a great book. I have been on the program for 3 days and my physiotherapists words (who i haven't yet told about TMS and who has been trying to treat me for 6 months) were: "you have improved so much since 3 days ago, it is almost not believable".
  4. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    That's wonderful, af90. Your therapist recognizing so much improvement in three days is terrific.
    It shows that you are definitely healing from TMS knowledge.

    Keep up the positive work.

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