My recent course of MSC has had a profound change on my life. Anxiety has been a growing monster in my life, accompanied by her close side kick depression. I fought the anxiety and fed the depression as any seemingly sane, pain-seeking person would do. The first time I was introduced to MSC was at at Sean and Luana’s open house, “soothe yourself with touch”, he said, “talk to yourself as you would a dear friend who is in pain”, she said. “Why, why would I do that? I don’t deserve to be treated so sweetly”, I told myself. Until I closed my eyes and placed my hand on my heart and told myself, “it’ll be ok, this will pass, you’re not the only person going through this”. I felt tears welling up and couldn’t believe how deeply those words hit me. I felt the warmth of my words envelope me like a caring, gentle loved one would do. I felt my chest open up and tightness loosen. I signed up for the 8 week course immediately. From that day on I focused my energy on recognizing when I was fighting the anxiety monster or preparing depression a warm meal. I soothed myself and spoke to myself sweetly throughout the day and days to come. The many techniques I learned in the 8 week course have helped me win every battle with the anxiety monster and I do not find myself feeding depression at all. Anxiety still comes knocking at my door, but I now know how to let her in and not fight with her. I know how to acknowledge she is there and not be offended by her presence. I can continue my life around her, and most times she leaves on her own without me even knowing it. Depression isn’t with her anymore, I let her starve to death. I feel sad about average things here and there, as anyone does, but I don’t sit down and feed her.
The MSC course with Doctors Sean and Luana Cook is an experience everyone should have. The lessons they touch can be used in every aspect of your life. They are amazing people everyone should have the honor of knowing.