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Day 8 TMS treatment up till now

Discussion in 'Structured Educational Program' started by Adventureseeker, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. Adventureseeker

    Adventureseeker Peer Supporter

    Since I discovered about TMS 10 days ago, I've been more hopeful and relaxed. I really do wish that this is my problem and that there are no other underlying physical problems or diseases. A lot of it makes sense, and I'm gaining confidence slowly, although I must say that I do have my doubts.

    However, I am going to focus about the positive things: My piriformis and leg pain is getting better. I am walking longer stretches, doing housework and swimming. I try to do these activities without thinking about pain so much. I am still doing Physical therapy exercises, with the hope of getting stronger (since with disuse my muscles really got weaker). This week I plan to go to the gym and see how it goes. I'm waiting for Sarno's book to arrive by post... can't wait to start reading it!

    I am mostly worried about my nerve pain in my arms and hands. But I guess that when I compare it with last month, the pain has lessened. I am learning to be patient and not to put pressure on myself. It's stressful to tell myself for example that by November I have to be 100% pain free... I am too deadline driven and I have to let go.

    Anyway, still enthusiastic about completing the rest of the program :)
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  2. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi, Adventureseeker. You are making progress and that's great. Good luck at the gym, but don't over-do it.

    I would try not to put a date on healing. That's adding pressure.

    While waiting to read Dr. Sarno's book, practice his 12 Daily Reminders from it, and this extended version from one of our TMS community:

    Herbie’s Extended Version of Dr. Sarno’s 12 DAILY REMINDERS

    1. The pain is due to TMS. This is real pain or anxiety but it is caused by subconscious tensions and triggers, stressors and traits to your reactions and fears and also when at boiling point your conscious tension can and does also cause real pain.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or anxiety then the blood is restricted from going to your lower back, for instance. The blood being restricted causes oxygen deprivation which causes the pain. Remember, where there is no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, the pain stays because of fear.
    3. TMS is a harmless condition caused by my REPRESSED EMOTIONS so even though you think you can harm yourself from the years of pain you have felt and how you feel in general -- so far no reports have been heard from TMS healing knowledge causing damage to anyone, it only helps.
    4. The principle emotion is your repressed ANGER -- this means under your consciousness lies something that happens automatically to everyone. TMSers have repressions that are stored because of our personality traits, traumas, stressors, fears, strain, etc... When these stored repressions build and build, then eventually they cause the brain to send pain into your body to keep you from having an emotional crises. The mind-body thinks it is helping you.
    5. TMS exists to DISTRACT your attentions from the emotions, stressors, tensions and strains of your personality traits because if you can get distraction then you won’t have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed because you didn't want to deal with something -- they are just adding up in this beaker, ready to pour over and create real pain and anxiety in your body.
    6. Since my body is perfectly normal, there is nothing to fear. So in reality when I fear the pain or anxiety I just cause myself undo strain and tension adding to the beaker of pain. If I fear, then I feed the pain, If I fear, it’s impossible to recondition. Fear keeps the pain and anxiety alive in the body through focus.
    7. Therefore, physical activity is harmless. If I want to work against the pain I could but it’s better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I have to be in pain trying to heal because facing the repressions and all the other activities that cause the pain and reversing my fear and focus to them, then I can heal.
    8. I am resuming all normal physical activity. I don't fear moving anymore. I believe in my body’s ability to heal now. I can move as I want. I will not fear moving with a bent back anymore. I will also practice going out and acting normal again, not in fear of what pain might do to me.
    9. The pain is unimportant and powerless. Its only power is how it is hidden -- its illusion, its fear.
    10. I will keep my attention on the emotional issues. I will think about my emotions and feel my emotions throughout the day. I will not judge, criticize or fear my emotions. I will not run from my emotional issues but face every one of them. I will feel my emotions fully and cry if I need to. Then I will release the emotion and get my mind and thoughts back to my life and living in the present.
    11. I am in control of all of this. This is how I recover.
    12. I will be thinking PSYCHOLOGICALLY AT ALL TIMES. This means I will keep my thoughts on psychological issues like happiness, fear and anger -- traits and triggers, conditioning and journaling -- The science behind mind-body/TMS healing, etc.... This way I will not feed my thoughts to the body -- that is a trick of TMS. TMS will always try to get me to focus on the body caused by the pain until I break its show and flair. When I get my attention off physical symptoms and on to emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore, thus making the TMS of no pain effect on the body. This will in return, give us the cure and become pain-free.
  3. nowtimecoach

    nowtimecoach Well known member

    Adventureseeker... Enthusiasm is KEY! I can second Walt's feedback that you're making progress. I have been saved by the TMS recovery work and in the end it has made me a more conscious and aware individual. Sometimes I get grouchy when I have a pain relapse but I still seem to need the TMS to remind me to take care of myself on all levels - even making time for the subconscious workings.
    Thanks Walt for listing out the 12 Daily Reminders. I needed to read them today!!
  4. Adventureseeker

    Adventureseeker Peer Supporter

    Hi guys, thanks so much for your support! I am thinking that even if some of my symptoms are physical, at least the tMS programme is helping me learn to take care of myself on a psychological level, and it is really helping. Yesterday I had quite an active day and today I woke up with piriformis pain, but the symptoms are not as debilitating as before...previously I used to think that all my days were wasted, since I was not physically ok. Days like yesterday remind me that I am not as limited as I think I am, and since I'm taking it easy also with work, I have more time to care about important things which I previously used to ignore. Will keep you updated, thank sand good luck to you both!
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