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Day 7 So Far So Good

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Sean, Apr 12, 2016.

  1. Sean

    Sean New Member

    Yesterday started with pain after Day 5 was essentially pain free...that setback forced me to reflect on triggers...definitely work related...I believe coming to that determination helped me zero in on the issue, the repressed emotion and more focused problem solving...rather than try to deal with a number of possible issues/emotions I could concentrate efforts...today was virtually 'sensation' free even with activity that was worrisome...so please, If u r starting this journey, or struggling, stay with it, keep reading the book(s), watching the videos, reading forums, journaling, posting to forums...find some time in the day to immerse yourself in the process
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Sean. It's great to know you have been helped so far in the SEProgram. Set-backs do occur, and they usually mean the subconscious "gets it" that you believe in emotions causing your pain. And triggers like work-related stress can bring back pains. Your advice to yourself and others is the key to healing... immerse yourself in the TMS healing process.

    When at work, it's a good idea that when stressed, go to the washroom and sit and meditate for even 5 minutes... eyes closed, thinking of a word that means nothing... It's called the Relaxation Response. Besides the following article, you can learn more about it in videos on Youtube.

    Herbert Benson, M.D. documented benefits experienced through traditional forms of Christian and Jewish prayer. Benson published his Relaxation Response” method of stress reduction without the mysticism associated with TM. Short structured rest periods provide health benefits.

    Herbert Benson, M.D.
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Harvard Medical School
    and founder of the

    Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine
    824 Boylston St.
    Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-2508

    Phone: (617) 991-0102 Toll free: (866) 509-0732

    On some measurements
    The Relaxation Response and Transcendental Meditation
    appear to be similar.

    However, TM is taught in a methodical way
    by certified instructors who charge $1,000 to make sure the student
    gets the maximum benefits, with check-ups for life.

    TM may be a cult or religion.

    There are no such instructors for the free RR
    and no follow up program.

    Steps to Elicit the Relaxation Response
    The following is the technique reprinted with permission from Dr. Herbert Benson's book
    The Relaxation Response pages 162-163

    1. Sit quietly in a comfortable position.
    2. Close your eyes.
    3. Deeply relax all your muscles,
    beginning at your feet and progressing up to your face.
    Keep them relaxed.

    4. Breathe through your nose.
    Become aware of your breathing.
    As you breathe out, say the word, "one"*,
    silently to yourself. For example,
    breathe in ... out, "one",- in .. out, "one", etc.
    Breathe easily and naturally.

    5. Continue for 10 to 20 minutes.
    You may open your eyes to check the time, but do not use an alarm.
    When you finish, sit quietly for several minutes,
    at first with your eyes closed and later with your eyes opened.
    Do not stand up for a few minutes.

    6. Do not worry about whether you are successful
    in achieving a deep level of relaxation.
    Maintain a passive attitude and permit relaxation to occur at its own pace.
    When distracting thoughts occur,
    try to ignore them by not dwelling upon them
    and return to repeating "one."

    With practice, the response should come with little effort.
    Practice the technique once or twice daily,
    but not within two hours after any meal,

    since the digestive processes seem to interfere with
    the elicitation of the Relaxation Response.

    * It is better to use a soothing, mellifluous sound, preferably with no meaning.
    or association, to avoid stimulation of unnecessary thoughts - a mantra.
  3. Sean

    Sean New Member

    Set-backs do occur, and they usually mean the subconscious "gets it" that you believe in emotions causing your pain.

    What would you recommend in that case...is that good/bad/normal?

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