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Alex B. Skin issues

Discussion in 'Ask a TMS Therapist' started by Lady Phoenix, Sep 4, 2016.

  1. Lady Phoenix

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    I have successfully rid myself of migraines (95%) using the strategies people use for back pain. My question is, skin disorders like adult acne or psoriasis are not like a pain that you can banish in minutes or hours. What strategies can someone use for this type of mind body problem. I have found very little information on the tmswiki site or in any books.
     
  2. Alex Bloom LCSW

    Alex Bloom LCSW TMS Therapist

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    Hi Lady Phoenix, thanks for the question.

    These symptoms have been widely associated with increased levels of stress, pressure and tension. The fact is that many of the strategies that are used for dealing with TMS are aimed at those issues rather than a specific symptom per se (i.e. back pain). In other words, when I am working with a client the expression of the symptom (where it's located) is frequently one of the lesser factors of importance when determining what approach to take. First and foremost it is about determining the cause and working from there. I am assuming that during you successful attempts to address your migraines you did a decent amount of work that focused not on the pain, but rather on your internal relationship with pressure, stress perfectionism, etc. and your relationship to the symptoms. All of these techniques can be focused on the stressors that exacerbate the skin disorders that you are speaking of. Mindfullness, self-talk, emotional work etc. are effective techniques for dealing with pain and emotional challenges. We know from our awareness of TMS that they have the potential to be one and the same.


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  3. Lady Phoenix

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    Thank you Alex B.! That was very helpful.
     

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