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Some motivation if you need one today from GPD - Steve O

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by IndiMarshall, Sep 11, 2015.

  1. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    I read a great few lines yesterday from Great Pain deception (set goals chapter) -

    It doesn't matter the age or how many surgeries you've had, the pain can go, if you want it to. By setting goals you make the rebellious child listen to you and not the other way around. Movement and goal setting tells the id that the 'matured self' is in control and that crying pain no longer brings people to him. soon the child will begin to listen and change but he will not commit easily unless you reward him for his acquiescence.


    I needed this myself .. am having a severe spasm
     
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  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, IndiMarshall. Thanks for posting with Steve Ozanich's comments on setting goals to heal our TMS pain. He tells (page 294) about setting short-term goals such as if you feel pain in your feet when you walk, take a few steps, then sit down. Do it again and try to increase the steps. Keep in mind that your goal is to walk farther and not feel any pain.
     
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  3. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    Question how do you reward the little devil?
     
  4. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Peer Supporter

    With love and acceptance!
     
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  5. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    I thought so....but its always nice to hear it from another.

    God Bless
     
  6. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Peer Supporter

    If you don't accept the little devil, the little devil understands that you are rejecting that part of yourself. And the kickback from the little devil is not fun.
     
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  7. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    Your telling me....he puts me on my ass some days. But when the pain comes i tell him he does not have to do this anymore that i am paying attention and that i will take care of him.

    So far no luck but i keep doing it
     
  8. wonderwoman

    wonderwoman Peer Supporter

    That little child is a slow learner. He goes at his own pace.
     
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  9. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    Oh I know
     
  10. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    I am told once you make some decent progress you have to mark the progress as a victory and treat yourself with a drink or someother way....and that way you are sending a signal to the brian that you are getting better each day ..
    Steve in his next few lines says - 'Make sure you reward yourself once you reach a specific goal .The brain needs to create a nexus between movement and reward. - if not immediately rewarded after movement , delayed reinforcement occurs; the association may on tbe strong and change may not occur'
     
  11. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    Really? I was not aware
     
  12. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    I think this was told in Healing back pain too by John E sarno. go out have a drink
     
  13. Boston Redsox

    Boston Redsox Well Known Member

    don't need to tell me twice

    Indi

    This is so true I have been rereading TGPD I find it the best book of them all, and this chapter to me was a eye opener, it makes the most sense of all. I been practicing this for the last 3 days and Ihave to say my pain level as jumped from a 4-9 it was so bad last night when i was writing down my goals for the day my inner child just screamed…basically I had to pop a pill it was so bad.

    But yes this is a important part of healing.
     
  14. IndiMarshall

    IndiMarshall Well known member

    Love your pain.. treat it gently :) .. I am in learning process too.

    I am glad you found this chapter very important
     
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