By W. Stejnar. Hamilton College. 2018.

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Talking to Yourself You’re directly and intimately feeling the emotions and physical sensations that the inner child is experiencing and so you can authentically understand and express support to the inner child discount extra super levitra 100mg fast delivery. The initial process of dialoguing follows this sequence: Dialogue: A Friendly Chat with Your Inner Child • 167 1 discount 100mg extra super levitra. Inquire: Time to ask some questions Mindfulness: Bring Awareness to Your Inner Voice Initially, to start an inner-child dialogue, you’ll want to bring mindful- ness into play. When practicing mindfulness, you bring your attention to the present moment without trying to change it and are simply present to whatever is being experienced. You’re bringing awareness to what’s being said, and what’s felt emotionally and physically. When a more emotionally charged thought arises and you notice your inner voice commenting, create some space around that sensation. Just observe it; notice what it’s saying to you from a place of awareness, acceptance, non-judgment, non-attachment and compassion. It can be very difficult not to identify with what the inner voice is saying and you may want to even amplify, or add to, what you’re hearing. The initial ability to let the voice say what it needs to say, for as long as it needs to say it, without interfering, is the first step. When you’re upset, you probably feel like talking to a friend and sharing with him or her what it is that you’re experiencing. The opportunity just to be heard is likely more helpful than necessarily having your friend offer a solution. You can truly experience mentally, emotionally and physically what the inner child is experiencing first hand, without having to guess at what’s happening. In many situations, just listening and allowing the mind to speak will bring a stressful moment to a close without needing to do anything further. The child has normally felt neglected, marginalized and unimportant and finally there’s some recognition. This starts with really listening to the child, without interrupting, as it talks to you. Be completely open to feeling the emotional state 168 • Mindfulness Medication of the child mentally and physically. Actively bring your attention to feeling the mental trauma and anxiety conveyed by your inner child, as well as any accompanying physical sensations, such as rapid or shallow breathing, racing heart rate, twisting sensations in the abdomen, shaking of the head or body, etc. Sitting in the fire of the emotional trauma of the child, and not running from it or avoiding it, will allow a transformation to occur. By directly experiencing what the child is feeling, you will be able to really determine, and then express, what it is that the child needs. When you first begin the inner-voice conversations, you will tend to view the inner voice as completely “who you are. It helps to create some space, away from the intensity of the inner voice, by clarifying the fact that who you are is not the voice. Remember that it’s the voice of your inner child and this will allow you to keep your distance and listen to the inner voice with a sense of compassion. What happens typically is that when the inner child starts to talk to you about its anxieties and concerns, your present-day awareness identifies with what’s being said and amplifies what’s being expressed. You react to the initial thoughts and have additional reactive thoughts that in-turn create more tension. Dialogue: A Friendly Chat with Your Inner Child • 169 To avoid this, be careful not to identify with your inner voice by saying to yourself, “It’s just my mind. This gives your mind a job to occupy itself so that it doesn’t have the chance to react and get more emotionally and/or actively involved. Engage: Start a Conversation with Yourself So you’ve observed that your inner voice (the voice of your inner child) has something to say. It’s used to being the one in charge and you don’t usually challenge it, especially during times of stress when you function on autopilot and are very reactive rather than responsive. Inquire: You’re in the Driver’s Seat, Ask the Questions • Remind yourself, once again, of the fact that this is a conversation with your inner child by opening the inquiry with, “My dear child…” • The questions you pose to your inner child should be in the form of an open-ended question. Open-ended questions are just questions that can’t be answered with a straight ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response. You can base your next question on the dominant word in your inner voice’s response. The original experience that caused this belief system and behavior pattern to enter your repertoire was probably a core-wounding experience. Remember that core-wounding experiences most likely involved an event perceived by the inner child to have been emotionally traumatic and were likely related to loss, rejection, humiliation, abandonment, betrayal and/or a sense of having been overwhelmed.

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Whenever you go outside purchase extra super levitra 100mg otc, try to really experience the sensations of nature such as the wind blowing discount 100mg extra super levitra mastercard, the sound of thunder, or the feel of the rain. Listen to the sounds around you such as traffic, construction noise, voices, or bird song. Then try to refocus on the pure sensation that you’re experiencing and enjoy it for what it is. Sit in a park, or mall, or wherever people pass by and simply observe the story your mind tells about each passing The Origin of Thoughts • 31 individual. Even though you don’t know these people, your mind has created a judgment about them. You’re teaching yourself to recognize your belief system in action and that’s always the first step in de-stressing. There are many human emotions but the five most universally recognized are happiness, sadness, fear, anger and disgust. These sensations consist of things you see, hear, taste, touch, smell, as well as think. Your brain receives these sensations, identifies them and then decides whether or not they are important to your survival. These labels help to inform you as to whether what you are experiencing is perceived to be beneficial, or detrimental, based on your established belief system. You’re probably beginning to see how powerful your mind is as it creates the constant array of emotions that you experience throughout the day. Your important take-away from this is simply that your feelings are a consequence of your thoughts! When an emotion arises simply note it in your mind, for example, sadness, anger, happiness, etc. When you notice that you’re feeling a certain emotion, see if you can figure out what the original thought, or sensation, was that produced the emotion. Then trace the sequence of reactive thoughts that lead to the development of the emotion. Summary • Emotions are labels that your brain places on thoughts and physical sensations, to tell you whether what’s being experienced is perceived to be helpful or harmful to your existence. I want you to feel the Iitches, the squeezes or cramps, all the sensations of pressure, the fluttering or burning sensations. H Your body is alive with activity and there are always multiple sensations that are occurring without you even being aware of them. When you bring your awareness to your body, you can quickly appreciate the constant physical activity that is present. Normally your brain receives these many superficial and perfectly normal physical sensations and in effect, filters them out so that they don’t reach your conscious awareness. However, there are some individuals, like my patient Larry for example, whose filtering mechanisms are not as effective, or who have a heightened awareness of normal or mildly abnormal sensations and may be extra-aware of them on a regular basis. Completely normal sensations encourage Larry to believe that there is something physically wrong with 35 36 • Mindfulness Medication him. His interpretation of these normal sensations, in other words, the story he tells himself in response to these sensations, gives rise to the emotion of anxiety. The anxiety in turn, encourages Larry to focus even more on the physical sensations, thereby providing additional causes for concern. Larry often gets caught in this loop of his own making without even knowing it, but the end result is genuine physical harm resulting from the ongoing stress and anxiety. As I mentioned earlier, my patient Mika has Irritable Bowel Syndrome, which is a functional gastrointestinal disorder. In response to the abdominal pain, Mika believed that she had bowel cancer at first, which is another example of thinking of the worst possible outcome! Naturally, her stress levels went through the roof in response to this thought, which then further aggravated her condition. When she finally came in to see me she was quite convinced that she was on her deathbed and it took a lot of reassurance to persuade her that she was not. Frequently, people with chest pain may believe that they’re having a heart attack. They usually experience sensations through the filters of their own reactive stories and emotions. These stories and their accompanying emotions can be more painful than the original physical sensation itself! Close your eyes and focus on the physical sensations arising in your body H once again. This time, see if there are any stories emerging about, or from, the sensations that you’re experiencing.

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In the severer cases it is associated with thorough fatty inunction over the abdomen purchase 100 mg extra super levitra mastercard, and friction cheap extra super levitra 100 mg with visa. I employ it as a restorative, where there is special need of increased nutrition of nerve tissue. It is thus associated with the preparations of phosphorus, and with cod liver oil. The influence of the Rhododendron on the circulation is very marked, It undoubtedly acts like veratrum and aconite, stimulating the circulatory apparatus through the sympathetic, and diminishing the frequency of the pulse by increasing the power of the heart, and removing capillary obstruction. Acting in this way, it has been employed with advantage in rheumatism, gout, syphilis, and some acute diseases. It is claimed to exert an influence upon the reproductive apparatus, being used in orchitis, in suppression of gonorrhœa, and in hydrocele. It has been but little employed in this country, but our native specimens deserve a thorough examination. It has not been much used, and we can not tell whether it will prove better than others of this class; still it deserves a thorough trial. It is claimed to be antidotal to the action of mercury, especially in chronic mercurial disease, and has been employed in the treatment of secondary syphilis, after mercurialization, with advantage. The indications for Rhus may be briefly summed up as follows: Sharp pain in frontal region, especially in left orbit, sharp stroke of pulse; tip of tongue showing small red points on upper surface; local pain sharp and burning; burning pain of surface; bright redness of surface. With such indications it may be administered in any form of disease with a certainty of benefit. The Rhus has proven one of our most valuable medicines, and will be highly prized by every practitioner when its use is learned. It is antidotal to such animal poisons (zymotic) as determine to the skin, in erysipelas or erysipeloid disease, or in low grades of inflammation of cellular tissue, or in low grades of inflammation of mucous membranes. A frequent, small pulse, redness of mucous membranes, brown sordes, bright superficial redness of skin, tympanitis, acrid discharges from bowels or bladder, are indications for its use. So also is inflammatory action, presenting tumid, bright reddened tissues, deep seated or superficial burning pain, inflammation giving an ichorous discharge, in which the tissues seem to melt away without sloughing. Old ulcers, that present reddened, glistening edges, scrofulous or syphilitic disease, with tumid-red, glistening swellings. I have preferred to thus point out distinctly the indications for the use of the Rhus, without reference to the disease, according to our present nomenclature. It will be seen to point to erysipelas, typhoid fever and typhoid disease in general, and the entire list of zymotic diseases. Our Homœopathic friends give the following indications for its use: “Affections of the ligaments, tendons and synovial membranes; tensions, drawing and tearing in the limbs, worse during rest, and in the cold season, or at night, in bed, frequently attended with numbness of the affected part after moving it; creeping pains; sensation in inner organs as if something would be torn loose; lameness and paralysis, also hemiplegia; vesicular erysipelas; rhagades; pustules which break and discharge a fluid; hang-nails; red, shining swelling; violent and spasmodic yawning; evening fever, with diarrhœa; sweat during the pains, frequently with violent trembling; illusions of the fancy, and delirium; pain as if the brain would be torn; painful creeping in the head; swelling of the head; phagedenic scald-head; small, soft tumors on the hairy scalp; swelling and inflammation of the parotid glands; acne rosacea around the mouth and chin; nightly discharge of yellowish, or bloody saliva; ulcerative pain in the pit of the stomach as if something would be torn off, especially when stooping or making a false step; the small of the back feels as if bruised, especially when lying still on it. This remedy has been but little used, yet its activity is such that we may reasonably expect that experiment will develop some valuable medicinal use. It acts on the stomach and bowels in large doses, and exerts an influence upon the nervous system. It is employed locally in the treatment of cancer, the following formula being employed: “Cancer Balsam. It is then ready for use, and should be put up in sealed boxes or closely stopped bottles, in order to prevent evaporation. It makes no difference whether it is called syphilis, scrofula or cancer, the indication for use is the replacement of tissue with lower organizations. To what extent it opposes the processes of degeneration we are unable to say, the use has been so limited, but it deserves a thorough investigation. It influences the secretion of urine and the urinary apparatus, but its medicinal action in this respect has yet to be determined. Its use in the treatment of cancer has been quite extensive, and if we can believe the reports given, it has proven fully as successful as any other remedy. A full description of this method of treatment will be found in the Eclectic Medical Journal for May, 1870, page 142. We employ Rumex in cases of bad blood, with disease of the skin; in such cases it is certainly one of the most valuable alteratives we have. In scrofulous disease, with deposit in glands and cellular tissue, with tendency to break down and feeble repair, I think the Rumex unequaled. Hale reports cases of dyspepsia, with sensations of fullness and pressure in pit of stomach, pain in the chest, etc. Dunham employed it in catarrhal affections of the larynx, trachea and bronchia, with advantage. I have used it in chronic sore throat with free secretion, and in bronchorrhœa, with good results; and also as a remedy for cough, when the patient complains of weight and fullness. Though little used, this remedy will be found to possess valuable medicinal properties.

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