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I just did a a MH Dept sponsored Pain Clinic at my VMC (about 6 wks X 1 per). Besides supplying me with an Essential Oil Pain mixture (been using it for over a year, shit really works), 1 of the meditation exercises involved listening to a recorded CD. After about 4 min of listening, I was gone, the Dr had to snap me out of it. Bro, did I feel good and refreshed, I was feeling no pain, at least for awhile.
You get a chance, Secure MHV Msg your MH Clinician, they should be able to get you a copy of the CD to try. Worth a shot, right.
I know which CD's you are referring to. They were actually helpful, most were knowledge and techniques that I have used in the past but haven't used in a while. Some were similar to other techniques and the rest were PTSD 101 type aids. I stopped going to the VA medicals centers about a year and a half ago. I don't trust VA docs and OKC VAMC burned me several times too many. I have been exclusively private care since then.
I've done cognitive behavioral therapy, EMDR, self talk methods, and even the PTSD program on the iPhone for a while. Some methods were helpful, some still are, but none are taken care of by the VA any more. I pay out of pocket, well after my DOD retiree health benefits that is.
The hard part for me is trusting the provider and the was difficult in the beginning but is easy now is to keep an open mind and use all the tools and techniques.
Do you work? or have another income besides VA?
I DON'T TRUST THE VA Dr's either but I can't afford private insurance....unless you get medicaid? from SSA? or Private Insurance?
I would use private Docs if I had the insurance.
until I win the lottery or I one of my long last rich relatives passes and leaves me a fortune I'm, stuck at the VA eh!
Arng, the CD was 1 of those listen to the ladies soft voice, while trying to empty your head. never had that tried back in 10, while in group. It supposed to be a relatively new CD. Won't hurt to give it another go, right.
See if they can hook you up with the "Essential Oil Pain Mixtures, sounds like Voo Doo Medicine but actually works.