There’s a basic TMS issue that we run into time and time again with our coaching clients and it’s called RESISTANCE. What I’m talking about is resistance to change. And change is required to get past chronic pain and move forward to a better life.
Now, resistance can block you from two angles:
1. Resisting making a life change (relationship, job, even your day-to-day routine).
2. Resisting pursuing (or getting back to) something you’re passionate about.
Tension Myositis Syndrome loves the status quo: “Stay where you are and stay in pain.” Perfectionists and Goodists (people pleasers), in particular, have a hard time making changes because that means you’re also vulnerable to making a few mistakes. But un-chartered waters are often where we must go to heal once and for all!
WATCH THIS VIDEO until the end, where I share one of my favorite “juicy” bits from...
So, if I can get back pain from picking up a stick in my yard, why isn’t Tom in a wheelchair by now? The answer is that (among other things):
Tom Brady loves bodywork and stretching more than anyone I’ve ever heard of.
He even wrote a book about it:
The TB12 Method: How To Do What You Love Better and Longer
In his book, Tom explains that muscle pliability is the most important factor to his longevity and his success. He says that the key to absorbing hits year after year in the NFL is soft muscle tissue.
And I know that this soft muscle philosophy is very transferable avoidance of chronic pain. Yes, we should all be working on lowering our mental stress,...
The Symptom Imperative is a really big deal. Most people find the mind-body connection through Dr. Sarno…and back pain. However, it’s almost never just back pain. It’s always multiple TMS symptoms moving around and accumulating in the body.
And so, it feels like you’re playing a never-ending game of whack-a-mole with chronic symptoms. It can be very frustrating, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.
In this video, I explain that when I cured my back pain, I didn’t realize that the problem was much bigger and also included: eczema, migraine headaches, allergies, and TMJ. But I did discover the process for shutting down all the symptoms and keeping them from coming back. And that’s what I share with you in this video.
In this video, you'll learn the 3 R's
• Recognition - How to recognize the Symptom Imperative versus real medical conditions.
• Rejection - The...
We’ve had a very active start to 2022! With many new students jumping on board AND (our favorite!) – many TMS recovery success stories. So, you may be wondering: What, specifically, are our students doing to get better? Take a look:
- Exercising (and overcoming the fear of moving their body!)
- Letting go of toxic (or simply “expired”) relationships
- Moving to different cities/states/countries
- Learning to dance
- Changing jobs or careers
- Saying “NO”
- Prioritizing self-care (massage is not a luxury!
- Starting a meditation practice
- Finding a new purpose (a common issue when transitioning into retirement)
- Finding a new hobby (and stopping hyper-vigilance around their chronic “condition”
-Backing off perfectionism
- Playing the guitar – again.
- Having (a lot!) more FUN
- Stretching and foam rolling (consistently!)
- Getting off the medical merry-go-round…for good
- Planning getaways (without the...
I’ve never met Tiger Woods. And I’m positive he has no idea who I am. That being said, as I’ve watched his life from a distance, he appears to be the poster child for Tension Myositis Syndrome. He’s got the background. He’s got the personality. And he’s got the pain. With the Masters currently in progress, I’d like to explain why I think Tiger is suffering from Tension Myositis Syndrome - because it might help you in your effort to cure yourself.
Tiger’s father - Earl Woods - was a Green Beret Special Forces officer in the US Army. Earl Woods loved golf and got Tiger into it before the age of two. Like all Green Berets, he was intense and demanded his son be the best. Earl quit his job at McDonnell Douglas when Tiger was 13 years old to become Tiger’s full-time coach and manager. So, Tiger was, in effect, supporting his entire family at age 13. Having a highly demanding parent is the most common characteristic...