My name is David and I am new to this Forum. David Daish was a client of mine back in 2010. He was also a member and strong supporter of our program which is based on the complete teachings of the late wonderful Dr Hazel Claire Weekes 1903-1990.
He was also a very strong supporter of our Forum posting 1558 times. David is sadly missed by our recovery group. However,
fortunately he has left his own legacy on YouTube. Below is one of his first posts on our Forum. For myself, I have been fully recovered for over 30 years thanks to this wonderful doctors teachings.
Warmest regards to you all.
Thank you all again.
It seems that now I have actually started facing and accepting, my body wants me to do that with ALL my symptoms. Yesterday was a pretty grim day, I woke with a bad headache and things just went downhill after that. I tried doing what I did the other day but just couldn't do it. The pain from the headache was real bad, plus my stomach felt very upset, and I managed through the day to wind myself up into a state of terror. By late afternoon I felt so sick, shaking all the time, heart absolutely pounding - it was like I was in a state of shock!
However, I sat down early evening and kept reminding myself what I had done the other day. I consciously let the symptoms go. My breathing had been totally out of control so slowly I let it get back to normal. It took several hours of this before I began to feel calmer, as I did this the headache gradually eased off. I was still shaking every time I got up and moved, plus I kept getting too hot. But I managed to sleep reasonably well, still feel a bit fragile today but I can see that's down to added sensitisation.
I have had many such days in the past, I have always felt completely at their mercy and dreaded them happening. But I think yesterday was really the first time that I CONSCIOUSLY decided to face and accept. Yes, it did take time, but in the past when I have had this type of day, it has always been a case of just putting up with it until it passed. Yesterday's approach was different, and is yet more proof of the effectiveness of the method.
I once read on an anxiety forum that your body wants a resolution to your fear, it doesn't want to spend the whole time on "red alert", and as David says, it protests when you keep hammering your nervous system. So, it seems to me that when you finally begin to adopt the right attitude, your body gives you the opportunity to face the feelings that you have been avoiding, shying away from so that you can, at last, begin to stop adding so much second fear as you see how well facing and accepting work, and thus you give your nervous system a chance to de-sensitize.
I knew for someone like me who has had all this stuff for so long that it wasn't going to be easy. But I have reached a point where I just want to get my life back, before I get too old! I've spent too many years avoiding. Although I only found David's marvellous work this year, I have spent many years following Claire Weekes' advice.
I have David to thank for the special way he has taken Claire Weekes' principals and added his own valuable and effective insights, creating a program of recovery that is truly unique. Plus of course everyone here for their wisdom and supportive words.
Thank you all.