Pain or Fear - Overwhelming
Dennis Gersten, M.D.
Sometimes human suffering is so great that imagery techniques alone don't
make a dent. The pain or fear goes on and on even after utilizing
symptomatic kinds of treatments. This article is inspired by the work of
Stephen Levine, author of Who Dies, and Meetings at the Edge.
For several years Stephen and Ondrea Levine offered free 24-hour a day
counseling by telephone for those with terminal illness.
It is human nature to push away pain and fear and to try to hold on to
pleasure. But sometimes you need to fully embrace the pain, rather than
using a technique to diminish the pain. The technique I use is a modification
of one Stephen Levine developed.
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