|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 04/27/2012 : 12:53:29
Situation: I have been in a setback for about 2 weeks, which eases up then gets worse. This is what works me up.
Symptoms: Anxiety, frustration, lowered feelings, want to cry. When will this setback go away?, I'm fed up., I am so angry at this illness., leave me alone!
Spottings: phasic not basic, symptoms are distressing but not dangerous, Don't take my dear self so seriously, helplessness isn't hopelessness. I endorse for getting out of bed, watching tv (objectivity), and writing this example.
Before Recovery: I would have been in the hospital by now. I wouldn't have an outlet in RI that I have now.
|12 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - 08/06/2012 : 07:08:46
I heard a spot on mtg. last night: "act your way into right thinking." Anger at the illness. Bear the discomfort of the symptoms to obtain comfort. Feelings will rise and fall and run their course if we don't attach danger to them.
||Posted - 05/12/2012 : 04:56:39
I spot temperamental lingo as in, 'so angry at this
illness, leave me alone!'
For every setback, there is a comeback.
Dr. Low says, 'Don't expect happiness, just satisfation. This is because euphoric level happiness is an extreme. When we go to one extreme, we can expect to eventually wind up with the other extreme, i.e. lowered feelings. So don't look for intense hsppiness, only satisfation.
Return of the symptoms does not mean return of the illness. Bear the discomfort in order to gain comfort.
||Posted - 05/08/2012 : 06:59:01
Spots for neil:
I spot temper at the illness. Dr Low says dont put a time limit on when you want the symptoms to leave. when we're rushing our symptoms out_ it's like frustration and impatience. Dr Low tells us our condition is fate appointed not self appointed. He says not to blame ourselves for the condition. When we're in a set-back we can go back to the basics: Command our muscles, change our thoughts and take the danger out of it. Endorse for the strong difference in step 4!!
||Posted - 05/02/2012 : 18:27:00
Neil can endorse himself for much improvement over former days. Dr. Low tells us, "We cannot put a time limit on how long it will take us to recover." With every setback there is a comeback. Our natural responses may be immune to changing, but they are amendable to spotting.
It is hard to be comfortable in an uncomfortable situation. Discomfort is a thing to be bravely faced, humbly tolerated and patiently endured. When we stop the muscular habit of complaining, we overcome the mental habit of defeatism.
||Posted - 04/29/2012 : 23:46:48
"Your nervous systems have developed the tendency to release frightening symptoms. ...But the patient works himself up and multiplies the one symptom into many." (P.359, MFMA)
"... the worst thing for a sufferer to do is to increase the suffering by the release of temper explosions." (P.193, PvP)
Neil can endorse for the good average use of spotting and muscle control to work the symptoms down to a minimum thereby being able to watch TV rather than going to the hospital... wow!
||Posted - 04/29/2012 : 14:51:20
• Once a patient confers the epithet "worst ever" to a symptom it is no longer spotted as nervous. It is conceived of as some- thing new in intensity, as something that the physician has not considered when he arrived at his field diagnosis. One part of the field had not been sufficiently covered. The patient then supplies the deficiency arriving at the diagnostic conclusion, that "if it is that bad how can it be nervous? MHTWT Sabotage Method #6
“eases up then gets worse”
• Thinking about a symptom means to appraise it, to assess its significance, its danger, its likelihood to reoccur, and all of this means making a diagnosis. If at that moment the patient makes the physician’s (Dr. Low) diagnosis, the symptom will be spotted as merely nervous…MHTWT, Pgs 308-309
• Learning to ignore the defeatist message of symptoms is a process that takes awhile to accomplish. It is a gradual but well proven process.
• It is average for us nervous patients to dislike our symptoms, but we can spot that temper at our symptoms is a pernicious (harmful) form of temper. That’s probably why Dr. Low asks us to welcome them back as old friends and keeps reassuring us that they are distressing but not dangerous.
• Symptoms are simply the out pouring of the nervous imbalance that will rise and fall of their own accord.
• We can conquer sensations by the simple expedient of acting on them with indifference. From MHTWT "The Patient Wants The Ends Of Health, Not its Means.
Big improvement over former days!
||Posted - 04/29/2012 : 10:19:57
return of the symptoms is not return of the illness
so much to endorse for reflect on step four
setbacks are average, attach no danger
fear of the permanent handicap
endorse for all your efforts not the final outcome
endorse endorse endorse
||Posted - 04/29/2012 : 02:02:08
Neil is making a business out of his mental health, it is not a game.
Humor is our best friend.
He is functioning in spite of his symptoms.
The muscles are the humble educators of the brain.
Feelings will rise and fall and run their course if we don't attach danger to them.
He has the will to effort and the will to bear discomfort.
Discomfort is to be humbly tolerated, patiently borne, and bravely faced.
He can do things in part acts.
He is being objective about the situation and objectivity wipes out emotionalism.
Neil can endorse himself for the big improvements made is Step 4.
||Posted - 04/28/2012 : 20:45:18
I spot fear of the permanent handicap which is an average fear for us. We are not transparent; people can't see our symptoms. We can wear the mask and do things to get well instead of waiting to get well to do things.
Neil can command his muscles to endorse for every effort he makes to get well, including posting examples. The method consists of practice, practice and more practice. Three things help us: reading, meetings and practice. Spotting for other people also helps. Objectivity terminates panic.
||Posted - 04/28/2012 : 20:13:19
neil can endorse for step 4, the before and after.
neil can remind himself not to attach danger to the symptoms.
symptoms are distressing but not in the least bit dangerous.
symptoms are a harmless expression of a nervous imbalance.
without imagination there would be no panics.
Dr. Low tells us to expect the setback, but don't be alarmed by it.
Have the symptoms but make no issue out of having the symptoms.
||Posted - 04/28/2012 : 16:20:13
Neil1701 can raise the bar to the amount of discomfort he is feeling. (I'm not sure if I'm getting this spot correctly), raise the bar to the amount of discomfort, there is no limit to how we can work things up, our goal is to work it down.
Neil 1701 can take it the day in part acts, breakdown the day, getting up, brushing teeth, endorsing for every action.
Neil 1701 can endorse for using the tools, high average spotting, how far he's come from former days.
||Posted - 04/28/2012 : 09:58:17
The author is bearing much discomfort.
We get well in direct proportion to our willingness to bear discomfort.
The will to effort and the will to bear discomfort are the two wills that will heal us.
Dr. Low said if his patients had more patience, he'd have fewer patients.
Objectivity terminates a panic.
A self endorsed person is a secure person.
We aim to take the danger out of any disturbing situation. It's distressing but not dangerous.
Humor is our best friend, temper our worst enemy. (something about this situation lends itself to humor.)