1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this updated link: https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/
    Dismiss Notice

Talking to myself

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Marian, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Marian

    Marian Peer Supporter

    Cool experience in meditation this morning. As I sat down to meditate (I just do a basic mindfulness meditation on the breath for 20 - 30 minutes) my right hand started hurting. I ignored it for a few minutes but it started to amp up.

    So I turned my attention to it and just said "Stop. You can stop now." Gently but firmly, without anger or resistance. Just saying it like a good leader would say it. And it did. I returned my focus to the breath.

    And then the pain moved over to the left side, and I did the same thing... "We're not doing that anymore. It's okay. Time to stop." Focus back to the breath. Worked again.

    Kind of like letting the mindbody know that it's now under new leadership. That the new leadership understands the unconscious rage and all the rest of it, and we can stop with the pain. Like the dog whisperer, but with my own body.

    Pain returned a bit later, after meditation when I started looking at work emails, but still... that's something.
    Eric "Herbie" Watson and Ellen like this.
  2. Marian

    Marian Peer Supporter

    Of course, for the rest of the day I had a huge reaction to this success and got a whole lot worse. But I have to figure it's a good sign. Keep going. Sigh.
    Eric "Herbie" Watson likes this.
  3. Eric "Herbie" Watson

    Eric "Herbie" Watson Beloved Grand Eagle

    Yes Marion it is something special, you are proving to yourself that your are the one in control. This is exactly how I get rid of pain anytime it tries to show itself in my body. You are doing great, the main part is to keep at your mindfulness meditations ok. Getting conditioned to this special tool is key, if you listen to our last tuesday night show from this tuesday, Becca put it out yesterday. You will hear me talk about how I do this and how I came about learning to do it. I call it focusing but its basically mindfulness. Your doing great, know that your reconditioning and let nothing get you down. You are becoming the captain of your ship.
    Bless You
  4. Marian

    Marian Peer Supporter

    Thanks Eric, I'll check out the recording of the show. I'm interested in hearing about your mindfulness tips. This does seem like the key.
    Eric "Herbie" Watson likes this.

Share This Page