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The Importance of Conditioning

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by gailnyc, Sep 8, 2013.

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  1. gailnyc

    gailnyc Well known member

    I hate grocery shopping! I remembered this this week when I went shopping. Hate it! But for many months I kept that feeling buried. I just gritted my way through it. I basically had to do it in order to survive, and I could do it (though it caused pain) so I did. But I'd really forgotten how much I hated doing it till this week.
     
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    Grocery shopping is not one of my favorite things, either.

    I wait until Sunday morning when the two grocery stories I go to open at 8 am
    and they're in the same mall close to my house. No crowded lines at check-out.

    I make a list and try to remember to look at it! I usually forget to do that and
    come home wondering where is what I thought I bought.

    If I could afford it, I'd grocery shop with peapod. I did it once and loved it...
    they brought what I wanted right to my house and onto my kitchen counter.
     
  3. Solange

    Solange Well known member

    I really know what everyone here is talking about. I think that conditioning is my major problem and the trouble is I've conditioned myself to expect/experience pain in so many different activities and situations. On the plus side, I have managed to overcome a number of conditioned responses since spring this year and with the help of hypnotherapy, I'm hoping to overcome a few more. I just wish I'd known about TMS so much sooner so I wouldn't have let these expectations become so ingrained.I've read it before but I'm going to go away and read the 'outcome independence' article again so thanks for that reminder.
     
  4. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    The outcome independence article really is good. It helps us with our perspective on when to expect to heal.

    Maybe pretend your mind is a computer and delete those long-standing conditioned responses.
    They're erased. They're gone. You're in a new mental today.
     
  5. Solange

    Solange Well known member

    Love that idea Walt!Wouldn't it be fantastic and so much easier if we could just press the delete button on all those conditioned responses and they were gone for ever in a flash.
     
  6. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    A psychotherapist I read suggested that. We can do it. It's all a matter of mentally doing it.
     
  7. gailnyc

    gailnyc Well known member

    Oh I love Peapod! I wish I could afford it, too.
     

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