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tennis tom

USA
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Posted - 11/28/2019 :  10:57:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I keep hearing people who talk about having to do the "TMS work", like having to journal. I've read all four of the Good Doctor's books, twice each and don't recall any great emphasis on a need to journal--maybe it's mentioned but I don't recall it being a big deal. That seems like more of a "goodist" notion along with "work will set you free".

Recovery from TMS--if it can be termed "recovery"--maybe one symptom at a time--is not about doing some deep emotional archeology. Dr. Sarno says it's about changing one's mind on the source of the pain--that it emenates from the unconscious mind and latches onto a body part that can include a gray matter emotional part causing a DISTRACTION from what's really bothering you Bunky?

So, all you have to do is read any of the Good Doc's four books, grasp the concept and CHANGE YOUR MIND!--he called it KNOWLEDGE THERAPY. The TMS goodist makes us feel we have to labor at it. Dr. Sarno said when you feel the pain--stop and think psychologically about what life situation(s) is causing the need for the DEFENSE MECHANISM to protect from dealing with the problem head-on. Or, just be thankful for TMS as a PROTECTOR from having to deal with what the unconscious mind has decided for us is the even more painful emotional issue masked by the TMS pain symptom.

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TAKE THE HOLMES-RAHE STRESS TEST
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holmes_and_Rahe_stress_scale

Some of my favorite excerpts from _THE DIVIDED MIND_ :
http://www.tmshelp.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=2605

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"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society." Jiddu Krishnamurti

"Pain is inevitable; suffering is optional." Author Unknown

“You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation” – Plato

"Happy People Are Happy Putters." Frank Nobilo, Golf Analyst

"Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint." Mark Twain and Balto

"The hot-dog is the noblest of dogs; it feeds the hand that bites it." Dr. Laurence Johnston Peter

"...the human emotional system was not designed to endure the mental rigors of a tennis match." Dr. Allen Fox

"Where ignorance is bliss, 'tis folly to be wise" - Thomas Gray

"All my friends in Los Angeles are the sensitive type. They all have like all the diseases like Chronic Fatigue, Epstien Barr, Fibromyalgia. Like all the diseases where the only symptoms seem to be you had a really crappy childhood and at the prospect of full time work ya feel kinda achy and tired."

Posted by Skizzik @ TMSHelp from comedian Maria Bamford

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthuisam."
Sir Winston Churchill

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"If it ends with "itis" or "algia" or "syndrome" and doctors can't figure out what causes it, then it might be TMS." Dave the Mod

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TMS PRACTITIONERS:

John Sarno, MD
400 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016
(212) 263-6035

Dr. Sarno is now retired, if you call this number you will be referred to his associate Dr. Rashbaum.

"...there are so many things little and big that are tms, I wouldn't have time to write about all of them": Told to icelikeaninja by Dr. Sarno



Here's the TMS practitioners list from the TMS Help Forum:
http://www.tmshelp.com/links.htm

Here's a list of TMS practitioners from the TMS Wiki:
http://tmswiki.org/ppd/Find_a_TMS_Doctor_or_Therapist


Sam908

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Posted - 11/29/2019 :  19:43:41  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Unfortunately, Dr. Sarno's solid, Western-oriented teachings have been "fundamentally transformed" (hijacked) by a few New Age, crystal gazing, woo-woo Aquarians, many of whom can be found hanging out at other TMS sites, giving themselves attaboys. The good doctor's prescriptions for healing are straight forward and the Knowledge Cure does work, if pursued with will and determination.
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tennis tom

USA
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Posted - 11/30/2019 :  06:45:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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Originally posted by Sam908

Unfortunately, Dr. Sarno's solid, Western-oriented teachings have been "fundamentally transformed" (hijacked) by a few New Age, crystal gazing, woo-woo Aquarians, many of whom can be found hanging out at other TMS sites, giving themselves attaboys. The good doctor's prescriptions for healing are straight forward and the Knowledge Cure does work, if pursued with will and determination.



YUP! The GOOD DOCTOR'S "cure" is available in any one of his four books and the many books by his devotees who've been "cured" and been generous enough to write about their personal experiences such as Steven Ozanich in his TMS text "THE GREAT PAIN DECEPTION" and Nicole Sachs in her "TRUTH" book, two TMS authors who have come by here (and BTW, were surprisingly initially greeted with great derision at a site devoted to TMS!).

"The Meaning of Truth: embrace your truth. create your life."
by Nicole J. Sachs, LCSW

"The Great Pain Deception: Faulty Medical Advice Is Making Us Worse"
by Steven Ray Ozanich

Or, even the shortest TMS book ever written at only 60 pages : "DR. JOHN SARNO'S TOP 10 HEALING DISCOVERIES" also by Steve Ozanich.

The "work" doesn't have to be a long drawn out program--it's more enlightenment--curling up with a good TMS book in while in the throes of pain on a couch, accepting Dr. Sarno's KNOWLEDGE PENICILLIN--having an ah-ha moment--the pain emanates from the brain--slowly get off the couch, and get back to normal activity--just do it!--the body is strong, it's the mind that can be kinda' weak if you believe what "they" say. If you have to prove it to yourself by doing. Start by reading a book--maybe twice for a TMS booster.

Edited by - tennis tom on 11/30/2019 15:23:48
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