I have done the ’21 day tune up’, seen every Youtube video (yes, every single one) and taken advantage of every resource on your website. Thank you for helping me help myself!
I am now for the first time since fall 2014 pain free from fibromyalgia, symptoms of EDS, PMDS and menstrual cramps, plantar fasciitis, POTS and much more (Yes, I’ve been ”diagnosed”. I know now that all of these symptoms come from an unregulated NS).
This spring I took a walk with my husband around my own block and realised ”this is the first time I’ve been able to walk here pain free”.
About a month ago I took a walk in the forest and got an impulse to run up a hill (yes, I RAN for the first time in seven years). When I stopped and realised that it didn’t hurt and that I hadn’t dissociated I started to cry. I can’t even remember if I have ever cried from gratitude before.
My ”I’m-doing-this-for-the-first-time-pain-free”-list is getting so big since coming out of the freeze response that I’ve just about lost count. I’m even doing things without dissociating or feeling pain/ discomfort for the first time EVER in my life due to some degree of functional freeze/fawn response from early age/childhood.
All physical transformation aside, the mental shift has been indescribable! My capacity/swimming pool has increased so much that it is unrecognisable, both in my approach to my work life and in my personal life.
I began my healing journey September 2020 by reading ‘Waking the Tiger’. God bless Mr. Levine and his work, but that book gave me so much anxiety and left me with more questions than I started with. After some googling and some more googling I finally found your work and it was like someone turned the lights on. I know you’ve heard this before, but your work is so pedagogical I didn’t even have to use Google Translate. I’m 34 years old and from Sweden, English isn’t my first language, and here I’m learning about neuroplastic sequencing healing without a dictionary.
I just wanted to share a very short version of my healing journey story. I owe it all to you and I’m so grateful! I’m sharing your work to everyone I know, and to anybody that I think needs it. Thank you so much!
PS. This is my patio, summer 2021. I have NEVER in my life kept any plant alive before!