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- This is the feedback from a woman who attended two of my classes. She was in distress due to her husband’s insensitive behavior. She used to be submissive to her husband like a door mat. After enduring this for many years, she felt drained and reached a breaking point. She was informally practicing ‘focusing on breathing’ for some time, based on my hand outs (1). Now she wanted to intensify her practice and come out of her distress. She was already seeing a counselor. Her goal was to become assertive with her husband. She attended two of my classes. One week after the first class, she gave this feedback –
“ I think the breathing helped me face a big decision I was afraid to make. It gave me the courage to face what I didn’t want to face. I made the decision and moved out of my home, away from my husband, for now. I’m not sure of the future but my heart told me, this was the right move for now. This is a very hard time in my life and I’m happy to have this skill to help me through. The breathing is helping me stay calm. ”
This is the first feedback of its kind.
March 12, 2013:“I’m doing okay. Still using the breathing techniques and doing yoga. I’m feeling much better and even a sense of peace, some days.”
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The ‘court room’ treatment for stressful thoughts: An effective treatment for your stressful thoughts that repeatedly pop into the mind. The client referred to in this post used this technique on her own, after I introduced it to her by enacting a court scene in my class, picking one stressful thought. She could effectively counter the feeling of guilt she inflicted by herself and also by the one sided comments of her controlling sister who showed lot of sympathy for her husband but absolutely no concern for her.
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