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  1. subtlecollision2

    subtlecollision2 Peer Supporter

    Has anyone had luck with visualization as a complement to TMS work? It's never seemed to work for me really.

    Just wondering what y'all think!
  2. Sita

    Sita Well known member

    I used it in the past. To calm down mentally. When I was in severe pain (lower back pain) but had to drive...I would take 5 min just before leaving the house...to sit in the meditation posture and do a visualization exercise. You breathe in and out and visualize yourself being in the most secure, happy, serene place that you prefer. Might be a garden, or a room, or near a lake, or anything like that. You ARE there for a few minutes. Breathing in and out. You see yourself there, smell the grass or flowers, see the sky, feel the wind etc. Then I would get up and go out the door and drive in a more calm state of mind with less pain in the body. It worked for me every single time.

    I never thought to do or not do this exercise, I just did it. If you start thinking about it, you might find excuses not do do it. Better to just start doing it and then see the results.

    A psychotherapist helped me with this method. We practiced in her office twice so that I understood the concept and then was able to practice at home, alone. I truly recommend you give it a try.

    Take care.
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