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Day 26 Spent 3 days on Day 26

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by MellieV, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. MellieV

    MellieV Peer Supporter

    First of all, I can't believe I'm already on Day 26 of the SEP. Second, I can't believe what a dramatic difference I have in my life now from just three weeks ago. Make no mistake, I am by no means pain free, but my outlook and attitude has made a complete turnaround.

    I've been stuck on Day 26 in a good way. The topic and exercises really struck a chord with me - FEAR
    I'm sure everyone finds what turns out to be a pretty clear root for their TMS and they are all different, this is surely mine. I know because I have been thinking and journaling like a mad woman since landing on this day. "The most common fears" of people with TMS that were listed resonated with me so deeply. I wrote them out more than once to remind myself I'm not alone in this thinking. I keep repeating that fear arises from learned and inbred experiences, and fear creates more fear. Fear of not getting better, fear of the pain, fear of re-injury, and on and on.
    There is one thing I want to leave here. Maybe it will help someone else as much as it is helping me:

    F - Future
    E - events
    A - are appearing
    R - real
    (they are not real)
    F - Face
    E - everything
    A - and
    R - recover
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  2. Ryan79

    Ryan79 Peer Supporter

    Thanks for the uplifting post MellieV
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  3. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, again Mellie. I'm so glad you are feeling so upbeat about the SEProgram and dealing with fear.

    I like the descriptions you posted about fear. When everything else fails, I laugh at fear. Laughing works for me every time.
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