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Day 25 The most helpful TMS success stories

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by DontStopBelieving, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. DontStopBelieving

    DontStopBelieving Peer Supporter

    There is not a single story on this forum that didn't show me some parts about TMS I needed to learn. Especially Steven Ozanich's story in the Great Deception book. It is true that I found much more comfort in stories that have similar or same symptoms as mine, they were harder to find though because my set of symptoms didn't seem that "popular". My TMS specialist has a friend who had a similar case and that made me more convinced not to fear it anymore. In any case, I advise not to get too obsessed with other people's stories, that can also be too much, just follow the program and ready when you think you need it.
     
  2. Walt Oleksy

    Walt Oleksy Beloved Grand Eagle

    I think we all follow the "misery loves company" concept, so it is natural that when we are in TMS pain, we seek out examples from others with similar symptoms. However, the bottom line is, most everyone is different in what are the emotional causes of their pain. Your advice to yourself and others is excellent... it's best to just focus on discovering our own repressed emotions.
     
  3. DontStopBelieving

    DontStopBelieving Peer Supporter

    You are completely right Walt, we hold the answers to our pain and have to confront our fears. On that note: I always dreamed of running my own company, publishing books, writing and imagined it all being so big and grand. At the same time just the thought of running anything froze me, the fear of failure was so great. Last week, out of the blue I've decided to create a book club because there was none in the town I live in, I did it without thinking of an outcome or expectations. To my surprise, more than 10 people already joined and we have the first meeting at the end of June. I was so surprised and happy. Soon enough all the negative thinking started: what if they don't like the titles I suggest, what am I supposed to do for the agenda, will they like me, will the location be too warm or noisy, what if what if what if.... The excitement transformed into anxiety so quickly, it was like I haven't learned anything during SEP. I calmed myself down and have decided to do this for myself as myself, not pretending or pleasing others. Fingers crossed :)
     

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