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Presence process

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Candent, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. Candent

    Candent New Member

    Hello everyone,
    I am new to this forum.I am a textbook of the meriad of ailments affecting tms sufferers.
    I was wondering if anyone here would know if It would be ok to do the structured program on this site while doing the Presence Process.
    Thanks for any feedback.
     
  2. trypp

    trypp Peer Supporter

  3. BruceMC

    BruceMC Beloved Grand Eagle

    I know, Candent, with a TMS type personality myself, the temptation to take on too much work in the healing process. I sure did it! But like trypp I'd suggest doing one thing at a time. The SEP I think you'll find is a good way of getting relaxed in preparation for doing more difficult work like the PP. You need to avoid taking on too much, even if your desire for fast results impels to work and work and work. To borrow a phrase from alchemy: "The slow fire works best for transforming life's leaden metal into gold". You're going to do some inner work that takes patience, not a feverish energy. This isn't a race. This isn't a contest. You're not on trial. I know TMSers like to make everything into a test, but this isn't one. I think a good place to start The Great Work of TMS healing is by reading Alan Gordon's essay on "Outcome Independence" on the TMS Wiki. If you start out with the attitude that Alan recommends, you'll go farther in achieving your goals than approaching TMS with a smash bang, all or nothing strategy. You won't wind up spinning your wheels:

    http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/A_Word_About_Outcome_Independence,_by_Alan_Gordon,_LCSW

    Not trying to sound too severe, Candent. Welcome aboard. I'm sure you'll do well with the SEP and the PP. Just start slow and gradually work your way toward full healing. Wish I'd done it that way instead of reading and outlining hundreds and hundreds of pages of TMS books. It's like everything else you want to get done though: it takes real work not busy work.
     
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  4. Candent

    Candent New Member

    Thank you for the advice.
     
  5. Joey2276

    Joey2276 Peer Supporter

    Great advice Bruce; I'm 15 weeks into a TMS diagnosis after about 25 years of TMS and burn the wheels often in an attempt to get better quick; another irony in the irony of TMS.
     

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