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What are the first steps for someone new to TMS ?

Discussion in 'Support Subforum' started by Raynor91, Oct 13, 2014.

  1. Raynor91

    Raynor91 New Member

    I just wanted to know what are the first steps for someone with TMS ? I've had chronic back pain for 9 months now and really just want to get my life back.
  2. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    Have you read any of the books?
  3. Raynor91

    Raynor91 New Member

    Healing back pain I've read a preview online and did some research on Dr. Sarno and TMS also I've ordered healing back pain but still haven't got it yet and it's hard to find his books at a bookstore in New Zealand.
  4. blake

    blake Well known member

    Hi Raynor,

    I did the structured education program on the tms wiki website. It's free and involves learning about the tms basics and about how our personality traits and past events have brought us to have tms today. I really enjoyed doing the daily journaling - even if some of it was hard - and found that it has helped me better manage my pain.The idea of the program is to get at those repressed emotions that are causing us pain so that we can feel them, acknowledge them and eventually let them go.

    For me, tms healing has been a process. I have tried various techniques, some worked, others didn't. There are also alot of great books. One of my favourites, which is available for purchase online, is by Nicole sach. It's called the meaning of truth. She recovered from chronic pain and worked as a therapist with Dr. Sarno. I found her journaling technique very useful.

    Best of luck and welcome to the forum.
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  5. Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021)

    Walt Oleksy (RIP 2021) Beloved Grand Eagle

    Raynor, you're getting some good advice from the others.

    This video will give you a short summary of TMS:


    While you wait to get Dr. Sarno's Healing Back Pain, here are the 12 Daily Reminders he suggests will help you heal:

    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 its 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 cause real pain too.
    2. The main reason for the pain is mild oxygen deprivation. This means that when you get in pain or in anxiety then the 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 theirs no oxygen then there is pain in the body. Also, The pain stays because of fear and focus to physical organic symptoms and repressions.
    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 its 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 wont have to be in emotional turmoil. When you don't face and feel your emotions and they get repressed cause 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 Its 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 its better to lose some of the pain so when I start my life over I=t have to be in pain trying to heal cause 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 bodies ability to heal now. I can move how 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 its 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 everyone 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, in flow.
    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 psychical symptoms and on emotional issues and psychological issues then I will not feed the fear of the physical issues anymore thus making the tms of no effect. This will in return, give us the cure.
    You've come to the right place for healing. We're all here to help each other.
  6. Tennis Tom

    Tennis Tom Beloved Grand Eagle

    First things first. Read one of the books--and absorb it on a cellular level--that's where the TMS is, in your MINDBODY cells--then sleep on it. Seems most recommend HEALING BACK PAIN and it's in the mail. Anyone of the Good Doctor's books will do, it's not rocket science, the theory is simple, implementing it may be harder depending on the prior conditioning, personality formed in youth and one's daily trevails and history of stress dis-ease causing events within the last year as listed in Rahe-Holmes. You sound motivated to get better, that's good! It's a matter of learning and BELIEVING the TMS KNOWLEDGE. Believing that the pain is created in by the sub-conscious as a psychological defense mechanism to protect one from overwhelming socio/cultural pressures from displaying rage openly resulting in repressing and suppressing it within until it expresses in TMS symptoms--the pain is very real but comes from the mind and is not due to structural injury.

  7. Raynor91

    Raynor91 New Member

    Thanks Blake for your knowledge and input, I will certainly do all that you recommended, I have to say today was a not a good day at all. I went to see a specialist for my MRI results and he concluded that I have a degenerated disc disease. It really put me down but I hope I can pull through this. Thanks again.
  8. Raynor91

    Raynor91 New Member

    Thank you so much Walt, I will be reading these 12 daily reminders everyday. Everything just makes so much sense after reading that, I'm glad and satisfied that there is a a way out and solution for people with back pain. Thank you.
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  9. Raynor91

    Raynor91 New Member

    Thank you so much Tom, it just feels good having soo much support here on this forum from people who have been down the same road. I know I can do this and I'm excited even though my specialist just told me I have degenerative disc disease. Do I have to worry about that ? Or is that part of TMS as well ? Please let me know what your thoughts are with that if you can but I'm motivated to succeed and conquer this fear with repressed anxiety and anger.

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