John E.Sarno

The Divided Mind

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    The psyche, in a desperate attempt to prevent the explosion of those feelings into consciousness, was making the pain worse and worse.
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    pain and other symptoms is in psychosomatic disorders. It is there to prevent feelings from coming out.
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    Here is the program I want you to follow:
    If you have not already done so, read the entire book you are using a bit at a time (Healing Back Pain or The Mind-body Prescription). After that, read the psychology or treatment chapter every day. Pay close attention to what you read, especially when you see things that remind you of yourself.
    Set aside time every day, possibly fifteen minutes in the morning and thirty minutes in the evening, to review the material I am about to suggest.
    Unconscious painful and threatening feelings are what necessitates the pain. They are inside you; you
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    a. Anger, hurt, emotional pain, and sadness generated in childhood will stay with you all your life because there is no such thing as time in the unconscious. Feelings experienced in the unconscious at any time in a person’s life, including childhood, are permanent. Physical, sexual, or emotional abuse will leave large amounts of pain and sadness
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    As put succinctly by a young woman patient years ago, “Denial of the syndrome is part of the syndrome.”
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    Failure of acceptance is an impediment to
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    Another crucial therapeutic element became clear early on as well: the person must not only understand the nature of the process but be able to fully accept it as well. Not faith, but acceptance of the idea is essential. Blind faith leads to a placebo cure, if any. By contrast, acceptance and acknowledgment produce permanent results. Failure
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    cure” for some patients because inability to accept the concepts of TMS is one of the psyche’s strategies for maintaining the process
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    Not only could physical pain be psychosomatic, but you could stop it by learning about it! Quite incredible, and to this day I find it hard to believe. It’s almost too good to be true
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    In order to get the brain to stop the psychosomatic process, they must:
    Repudiate the physical-structural explanation for the pain and attribute it instead to the benign altered physiology, the physical-emotional basis of TMS
    Recognize that the pain is a reaction to a psychological state and
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    that the tendency to have the physical reactions of TMS and its equivalents is universal and a normal component of everyday
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    he first part of the lecture is concluded with a discussion of the important role of fear in the perpetuation and intensification of the syndrome.
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    Then we examine the troublesome, negative, threatening inhabitants of the unconscious like its childlike narcissism, dependen
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    dependency, and feelings of inferiority. Finally, we focus on the unconscious rage, emotional pain, and sadness that are directly responsible for the physical symptoms
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    I tell the patients that they must, instead, pay attention to the four sources of the rage and emotional reactions:
    Anger, emotional pain, and sadness that can be traced back to childhood
    Anger stemming from the self-imposed pressures to be perfect and good
    Anger generated from the pressures of life
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    Miscellaneous things like guilt, shame, fear, insecurity, and vulnerability that also feed the reservoir of rage
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    the psyche views the physical symptom as the lesser of two evils. Better to suffer pain than to have one’s life ruined by the manifestations of unbridled rage or intensely painful feelings.
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    What he didn’t know was that the brain had induced the “organic” process, producing mild local oxygen deprivation as described in chapter 1, and that the pain was, therefore, psychogenic, not organic—a direct result of her psychological state.
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    It occurred to me as I reviewed the case of a patient that there are three powerful unconscious realities that often work together to produce a psychosomatic episode.
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    They are:
    Deep feelings of inferiority
    Narcissism
    Strong dependency needs
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