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Skin sensitivity to light - TMS?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by TG957, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    I came upon this article in New Yorker Magazine by chance. It is September 26 issue, article is Twilight, about a woman who suffered terribly from light sensitivity for 10 years and cleared it with meditation. I am wondering if anyone here read the article and what do people here think about it? Apparently this woman had vehemently rejected any suggestions of psychosomatic nature of her condition and spent many years confined to the 100% dark room, until the meditation lead her to self-acceptance and recovery. Fascinating!!!!
     
  2. MindBodyPT

    MindBodyPT Beloved Grand Eagle

    I was really intrigued by this post and searched the article, here it is: http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/09/26/a-decade-lived-in-the-dark (A Decade Lived in the Dark)

    This definitely sounds like TMS! How sad. I'm happy to hear meditation helped her but if only she had realized the psychological link I feel she could have been healed years earlier. I guess this speaks to the fact that only ~10-20% of people are open to the idea of psychosomatic causes of pain or suffering. Sounds like she had a lot of denial of some issues going on in her life. As a society we have some serious work to do on destigmatization of psychological issues!
     

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