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tapping into the subconscious

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by heleng, Nov 13, 2014.

  1. heleng

    heleng Peer Supporter

    Hi all

    I was reading Dr Sarno's book last night and was reading about the subconscious and how that is where a lot of the repression is held and I was wondering how do you access this. I found it quite puzzling as it is hard to expl0re emotions that are buried and I felt quite confused at how I could actually find out what I am feeling on the subconscious level. I lay in bed asking myself how I felt and then asking myself questions in the hope that something would become clear. I was perplexed. I then went to sleep and had some of the most vivid dreams I have ever had. They revolved around my job, I work in a homeless hostel with people with substance abuse problems so its a stressful job but one I enjoy and I rarely feel scared at work. In my dream this was very different and I was terrified, being chased and shot at and being forced to dance on a slippy floor for the amusement of my manager. I woke up and realised I repress a lot of the stress of my job and carry the tension without releasing it. I was genuinely shocked by what my subconscious was showing me. I woke up with terrible pain which eased quite fast.

    I was wondering if anybody knows any other ways to tap into the subconscious as this was quite upsetting, or maybe that is the point


  2. Ryan

    Ryan Well known member


    We will never know the depths of what we repress, as steve said it is fruitless to search for the magic bullet (repressed emtion) that we repress. Sarno said just simply knowing that you repress emotions was sufficient. I used to do the same and try to work so hard at looking for the things I repressed and why. Journaling can be helpful in releasing and finding repressed emotions, but don't get in the chase of trying to hard to look for what you repress. As Carl Jung said nothing inhibits feeling like thinking. We get so caught up in the technical side of doing things perfectly. I'm a perfectionist to, it's letting go and living life. Live for others and find your purpose here we all have one. As time goes on the emotions will surface when your ready for the light to shine through. Some ways to try and reprogram your subconscious is meditation, prayer, being in the present moment. There are many roads to the final destination find what works for you. Wishing you the best of luck. We are what we believe.

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  3. heleng

    heleng Peer Supporter

    Thanks Ryan. I guess i have been looking for an answer to my pains for so long I am applying that method to healing TMS. It is hard not to try hard and want to find definitive answers but its very good to hear I don't need to delve and stress myself out as much as that. Letting go isnt easy for me and being mindful is also a big challenge. I am thinking of going on a mindfulness course as think that will be helpful and something I can use in everyday life. Thanks for your wise words
  4. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Heleng, going to a mindfulness course sounds like a good idea.
    I find living-thinking in the present to be hard, but I keep working on it.
    Doing anything, I tell myself what I am doing. It keeps me focused so my mind
    doesn't wander onto fears or worries.

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