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Anyone who could benefit, these cd's are helping me!

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LauraB

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Hi all - I just thought I would share something that's been helping me a GREAT deal (and I am one nervous, phobic, anxiety-ridden stressed-out person).

Because of my dentist terror & willing to try nearly anything to help...I can't take any medications, and have run amok with all the herbal things for anxiety, etc., I thought I'd try some guided meditation cd's. I've never really been into meditation *ahem, actually, convinced I just can't do it*, but, desperation makes us do stuff!!

Anyway, I got a few and they are actually making a difference in my life! I don't know if it's OK to post something like this, if I name the cd's, because I'm not trying to sell them!! I just thought maybe other people could benefit from them too.

But if it's ok, they are: Preparing for Surgery, by Martin L. Rossman M.D., and Self-Healing with Guided Imagery, by Martin L Rossman and Andrew Weil M.D. There is also one specifially for Anxiety Relief, but for me, because all my fear is based on what might happen to my body, the Self-Healing one has actually been more helpful.

I've gotten into the habit of listening to one or the other before bed, and I've been sleeping better, and I feel better when I get up, even knowing I'm facing wisdom teeth extractions soon. Ugh!! But, the Preparing for Surgery one, it gives you meditations for before surgery, the day of, and after! So you can heal faster with less stress, bleeding, pain, etc. so I'm going to listen to that one every night until the day I have to go! (even thought it's not specifically for DENTAL surgery, it's still a surgery).
They're super easy to follow and very very very soothing to all your jangled nerves, totally relaxes your body, and your mind. That's a big deal!!

I hope maybe this can help somebody else, I know how debilitating the dental fear is because I live it daily! But before I started listening to these, it was much worse, so I know it's helping :)
 
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LauraB

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Oregon USA
I just got a cleaning today and for the first time in my LIFE - because of those cd's, I actually didn't cry or leap out of the chair. I brought one with me to listen to, and just turned it up high so I could barely hear anything else.
I've never brought anything to listen to before, this is the first time....but I've been listening to these before bed for months now, and I thought, why not bring with me to the dentist?? So I did!
There was the usual heart-pounding fear when she first layed me back in the chair and started her work....but, as I was listening to the cd, I started to actually calm down. What a concept! By the time she was done, I was as calm as I can imagine "regular" people might be going to the dentist!! People who are not utterly terrified, who only have mild anxiety, or who don't really care about going, they just go, nothing worse than going to the market!
I REALLY hope anybody else might consider getting some of these to listen to because they are really helping me!
There is a part where he helps you find a good, safe, healing, beautiful place to be, your own special place, and that place is what I imagined, and mentally got into, and it really helped!
I know by hearing them every night, they are putting good things into my mind, and it's carrying over into the rest of my life, by hearing the same voice I use to relax and go to sleep with, during a dental visit, my mind was ready to accept the fact that YES! I really CAN find some peace and relax, even at the dentist!! I hope this helps somebody else because I know, we need all the help we can get here!
 
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