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    Book Group Chapter 6: The Process -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Hi everyone. Here is a video of our discussion of Chapter 6 on April 3, 2022. Check it out! This is the second time we've run the discussion group. If there is a theme that really resonates with you, you can scroll up to see how it was discussed the first time. If not, keep your life...
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    Somatic Tracking Resources!

    Recommended: Michelle's March 2022 Somatic Tracking Recording Downloadable Audio Mp3: https://prtrecovery.org/dl/Michelle_Somatic_Tracking_March_2022.mp3 Video version: Michelle's 2021 Somatic Tracking Recording Downloadable Audio MP3: https://prtrecovery.org/dl/MichellesSomaticTracking.mp3...
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    Book Group Chapter 5: Somatic Tracking -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Hi everyone. Here is a video of our discussion of Chapter 5 on March 27, 2022. Check it out! This is the second time we've run the discussion group. If there is a theme that really resonates with you, you can scroll up to see how it was discussed the first time. If not, keep your life...
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    Book Group Chapter 4: A New Perspective -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Hi everyone. Here is a video of our discussion of Chapter 4 on March 20, 2022. Check it out! This is the second time we've run the discussion group. If there is a theme that really resonates with you, you can scroll up to see how it was discussed the first time. If not, keep your life...
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    Book Group Chapter 3: Fear -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Hi everyone. Here is a video of our discussion of Chapter 3 on March 13, 2022. Check it out! This is the second time we've run the discussion group. If there is a theme that really resonates with you, you can scroll up to see how it was discussed the first time. If not, keep your life...
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    Book Group Chapter 2: Pain is a Danger Signal -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Hey everyone! Here is a video of our discussion of Chapter 2 on March 6, 2022. Check it out! This is the second time we've run the discussion group. If there is a theme that really resonates with you, you can scroll up to see how it was discussed the first time. If not, keep your life...
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    New Flare Ups

    Hi @Onbts, that definitely sounds like it could be neuroplastic. I was also diagnosed with fibromyalgia and also had completely overwhelming symptoms that just added up, one after another. It just felt like everything broke, one thing after another. I do feel like I have my life back now...
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    Burning hands

    Hi Trust, I agree with Rinkey that the audiobook would be terrific. Alan reads it and I think it is super helpful to hear him read it in his own voice. You might want to share the following recovery story with him...
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    Book Group Chapter 1: Casey, Alan, and Boulder -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Hey everyone! Here is a video of our discussion of Chapter 1 on Feb 27, 2022. Check it out! This is the second time we've run the discussion group. If there is a theme that really resonates with you, you can scroll up to see how it was discussed the first time. If not, keep your life...
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    Book Group Week 11: Why is 'No' the Most Important Word for Healing Pain?

    I love it! That's perfect! 👍
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    Book Group Week 11: Why is 'No' the Most Important Word for Healing Pain?

    This week we discussed why the word 'No' is one of the most important words for healing chronic pain. Here is the recording The episode was based on the following podcast episode, but you don't need to listen to the podcast to join the group. Here it is if you are curious: Click here to...
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    Book Group Start here! -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Hi Prema, thanks for reaching out! I'm afraid that there is no meeting scheduled for today. We generally announce them in advance when there is a meeting, but it looks like we should have also announced the absence of a meeting. I will pass the message up the line.
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    Plan vs. Reality...

    Love this graphic... (Source)
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    Recovery MlleButtercup's recovery story- 24 years chronic pain and fibromyalgia

    Thanks for posting, Mlle B! If I may ask a follow-up question, what do you think helped the most in your recovery? Relatedly, do you have any tips for people working through their own recoveries?
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    Book Group Week 10: Forest's recovery story

    Thanks for letting me know! It should work now.
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    Book Group Week 10: Forest's recovery story

    After a week of rest, we continued with me telling my recovery story. I've told my recovery story at two conferences in New York as well as on a podcast and the recent PPDA conference, but this one was special to me because it was with a live group of people that I already know and care about...
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    Recovery Recovered from 18 years of pain!

    Heh. Yeah, I use voice recognition on my phone now and love it. Not so in the day!
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    Recovery Recovery from sciatica, tennis elbow, chronic fatigue, and much more.

    Thanks for the kind words, @Lojos and @Tim Wells! Those are classic tips, Tim. You mentioned meditation a couple of times. I know that many people with more persistent cases of neuroplastic pain/TMS find meditation to be very helpful and sometimes I can even see that coming through in how their...
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    Recovery Recovery from sciatica, tennis elbow, chronic fatigue, and much more.

    Thank you for posting your story, Tim. I think it will give hope and inspiration to many people going forward. I particularly liked when you wrote the following. Much wisdom in there... I'm curious, what suggestions or techniques do you think helped you the most? Do you have any tips for...
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    Book Group Chapter 9: Relapses, Resilience, and Recovery -- discussion of The Way Out by Alan Gordon

    Sadly, we are reaching the last chapter, about Relapses, Resilience, and Recovery. However, after a week off, I will share my recovery story and answer any questions people may have on December 5. If you have found the book group helpful, we hope you will let us know what you found most helpful...
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