Help with healing from past emotions

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Brinb
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   Posted 4/5/2018 5:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

On top of the Lyme I am recovering from, I also have been dealing with reoccuring dreams of someone from my past. I have had these dreams now for over four years and every time I have one again my emotions are a mess for a week or so just thinking about my past with that person and they happen almost every week, sometimes three times a week.

It's a lot of added stress and anxiety on top of trying to heal from this illness so I'm wondering if anyone knows of a place online that they have found helpful for emotional support? There are a lot of counselling apps I come across online but I'm curious if anyone has come across a free online source that has helped them?

Thank you ❤️
Brin

countingstarsx
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   Posted 4/5/2018 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
You may find help looking into EFT

bluelyme
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   Posted 4/5/2018 11:43 PM (GMT -6)   
its just a bad dream ....online idk if you can find one but the best deepest work was splankna therapist, if your spiritual at all, some say years of therapy and resolution packed into hours ,going to the root in a single sessions,
other wise the meditation work of katie souza was also helpful for my trauma

goshawk
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   Posted 4/6/2018 4:55 AM (GMT -6)   
Just thinking of you and your dreams...

On our main Healing well site there may be a forum that could be helpful.
I would also call your local counseling places and ask if they have any online sources or help.

keep reaching out for help and don't give up.

Hope you have resolution to this issue and better days ahead.

10LymeB
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   Posted 4/6/2018 7:35 AM (GMT -6)   
This takes a lot of work and online might not cut it. I'll give you an example: I have very scary lucid dreams with sleep paralysis. Every time I fell asleep (naps included) I would say: I want to dream about 3rd grade and re-visit my old class and be in the room etc. I would try to imagine the room, the kids, the teacher. It took TWO WEEKS of doing that every day until I finally dreamt about 3rd grade. I would NOT say "I don't want to lucid dream" I would merely focus on what I wanted to dream about.

Getting over past issues is hard, but not impossible. Basically, you have to get to a point where you're OK with moving on. Not OK with the issue, OK with moving on! It happened, it's over, whatever it is it can't hurt you anymore. It may help to focus on something else or maybe you need to work it out - really let yourself process and feel it. Write it down, but go slow. Depends on how traumatic it is, but go slow, go easy on yourself. Ignoring the problem doesn't work because it manifests in other ways: Depression, pain, anxiety, nightmares, etc.

Starting living in the present. Every time you feel yourself going back to the past, stop yourself, take a slow deep breath, and think about your body, what it feels like. Find a place in your body with no pain and focus on that - even if it's the top of your foot or something. Live in the now more and the past moves further away.

OnwardJeeves
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   Posted 5/22/2018 2:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Starting living in the present. Every time you feel yourself going back to the past, stop yourself, take a slow deep breath, and think about your body, what it feels like. Find a place in your body with no pain and focus on that - even if it's the top of your foot or something. Live in the now more and the past moves further away.


Such good advice and a good coping mechanism smile Thank you for sharing!!

joee
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   Posted 5/22/2018 3:43 PM (GMT -6)   
10LymeB,

I also have a yucky past of abuse and neglect...I guess most people do at least to some degree. But I do know it eats me up inside. Most days I am okay, but some days are very bad. And if I am herxing just forget about it...all the ugly surfaces up and I relive all the stuff from my childhood over and over and I just sob about all of it. Like it floods in and I can't control it. Herxing def does that to me. Pinella helps but it sure would be nice to deal with it other ways too so it isn't causing me damage and keeping me from healing from lyme.

I love your idea about how to go about moving on.

I am going to try every suggestion you made because it sounds like for me at least that this is a really good way to deal with my yucky.

Thanks so much for your input.
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