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Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by bold_as_love, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. bold_as_love

    bold_as_love New Member

    but since I've never seen a therapist, are they allowed to do strictly phone sessions? I haven't had any luck finding a TMS-specialist in my area and would really like to start some therapy with someone trained in TMS.

    I'm having some difficulty wrapping my head around all of these different approaches to journaling, mindfulness, etc., although I am making definite strides in realizing this is all emotional. And lo and behold (and it does make me laugh), my neck issues that started when Winter began (I hate Winter) have now magically switched into the ol' stomach nervousness/anxiety/quicker pulse rate that were all absent since I was focused on the neck area. But it is the dawn of Spring, so the conditioning commences, once again. I remember reading SteveO's line in his book to the effect that people suffering from anxiety are actually stronger than they can imagine. I know that nothing has happened to me after 20+ of this "disorder" and I keep it in control well, but man, I don't necessarily feel strong.

    I guess all-in-all I'm having a hard time "getting going."
  2. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    It's not a silly question at all. There are therapists who offer Skype sessions so you may wish to consider this. Mostly though because these are early days I would suggest you ease off on trying to fathom it all and instead devote yourself to relaxing both in general and in dedicated sessions. I listen to a guided visualisation in bed every night and sometimes I do this daytime too.

    The beauty about relaxation is that beyond the soothing of the nervous system and the mind, it truly gifts you with a perspective. It's very easy to switch wires and instead of being overwhelmed by your problems, you overwhelm yourself with the various healing protocols. I've done this and I'm sure I'm not unique.

    Welcome here my dear. Love your name by the way.

    Hugs x
  3. bold_as_love

    bold_as_love New Member

    Thanks and I'm glad I found this forum. That's really sage advice, Plum. I have the binaural beats, but what guided visualization do you listen to, if I may ask? Yeah, it's my favorite Jimi Hendrix album and possibly my favorite album ever, even though that could be a very long list.
  4. plum

    plum Beloved Grand Eagle

    At the moment I'm favouring Kelly Howell. She has some gorgeous recordings available and I've bought a few over the years. There are some full versions on youtube if you fancy a taste. The healing one is lovely. I would link but my smartphone is being stupid. She uses binaural beats and most of her work favours theta trance. Her website is www.brainsync.com (I think, if memory serves).

    Maybe we should start a music thread? I'm a believer in the healing power of headphones and it would be a nice way of focusing on pleasure. Give the ole rage:soothe ratio a cuddle in the right direction.

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