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TMS in a new Netflix series

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Mars497@, Jan 9, 2021.

  1. Mars497@

    Mars497@ Peer Supporter

    Just sharing that in the new Netflix series Surviving Death, season 1 episode 2, there is a patient who IMO is describing TMS and how he has sought out every medical opinion and cannot find a cause. Because of the theme of this series, he seeks out a “healing” medium in a hopeful effort to find relief of his symptoms.
    I am sure there’s plenty of opinions about the show in general but the appearance of TMS was interesting. What resonated with me was how he describes his most significant symptom and that it appears to be gone after this experience. He describes it as this feeling of pressure that had been inside him, a pressure he’s felt in his arms and legs. I guess I know what he means and I’m not sure I’ve heard it described that way.
    Anyway, if you want to watch it yourself, his part of that episode is around the 42 minute mark. His name is Hans and he sees the medium, Libby, with his wife staying for the appointment as well.
     
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  2. TrustIt

    TrustIt Well known member

    I just started watching this last night. It looks like it's going to be a great series. I saw what you were talking about and thought the same thing, TMS!
     
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  3. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    I don't have Netflix but I do enjoy seeing mind-body conditions represented in fictional media. Years ago someone started a thread to collect examples :)
     
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  4. Cap'n Spanky

    Cap'n Spanky Well known member

    I just began watching it, out of curiosity and is very good so far. I was especially struck by the Neuro-Phycologist seeing clear evidence that our consciousness lives on after clinical death (I'm paraphrasing here).

    I wasn't sure if I wanted watch more episodes, since they had some about mediums and that pushes my snake-oil alert. :) But based on the recommendation, I may keep watching.

    Another show on Netflix I'd recommend is the Headspace: Guide to Meditation. If you have the time, I think it's well done and the meditations are really good.
     
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  5. TG957

    TG957 Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks to @Duggit (big time!!!), I have recently been on a renewed quest to understand the nature of TMS recovery which is called a placebo effect by some. Not getting into the terminology differences here. My point is on a different angle.

    I used to laugh at the stories of miraculous mass healings induced by saints and shamans - until my TMS encounter and subsequent recovery. I do not laugh anymore, I try to read and understand.

    I would like to direct people to some of the reading I am doing:

    https://www.amazon.com/Cure-Journey-into-Science-Mind/dp/0385348177

    https://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Placebo-Making-Matter/dp/1401944590

    There is a huge body of work out there explaining the miracles of healing from purely scientific perspective, which finally brings all those things home to me. I know that many people on the forum are comparing and contrasting the orthodox Sarno explanation of TMS to a more modern Moseley-Schubiner neuroscientific explanation, but in reality it all boils down to this: mind matters and is inseparable from the body, look for the cause of your illness in both body and mind, and you will succeed.
     
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  6. TrustIt

    TrustIt Well known member

    You mention the "you are the placebo" book. This book is by Joe Dispenza who rebuilt his entire spinal column with his mind. I have been to a number of his workshops in the past and they are remarkable for what they do re the brain. We had brain mapping done at the conference and could see the change in the brain from before and after the meditations and lectures. Fascinating! Our bodies know how to heal themselves if we get out of the way. Getting out of the way of course is easier said than done because our problem/solution machine, the monkey mind, relentlessly wants to know the cause of what it determines is a problem and is always looking at everything but the mind for it. Silly mind!
     
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