A Safe Place for Cutters Blog

Dealing with Pain, or Situations…. to Help Stop Cutting
April 24, 2009, 05:00
Filed under: Tools

Sometimes the individuals in my private Facebook group “A Safe Place for Cutters”* do a better job than I can at explaining something. N. V. wrote (4/4/09), “One thing I’ve found to help me is the Sedona Method….

He went on to explain, “Whatever the strongest emotion is that you are feeling at that moment in time, just ask yourself these 4 questions:

1) Just for the Moment COULD I let it go ??
2) Just for the Moment WOULD I Let it go ??
3) Just for the Moment WILL I let it go ??
4) When ??

Ask yourself these questions out loud in the beginning, the answers must be the same every time:

1) YES
2) YES
3) YES
4) NOW !!!!

Please remember to ask yourself JUST FOR THE MOMENT, and not forever or something like that, gradually over time, pain, suffering or the past can fade away into the distance.

Another thing, please don’t try to rush yourself, go it at a good pace for yourself, you’re not on the clock or anything like that, so don’t add extra pressure on yourself.”

For those of you not familiar with the Sedona Method, it was developed by a man named Lester Levenson. In 1952 when he was 42 years old he was a very successful and wealthy man. However, he was miserably unhappy with many medical problems and his doctors told him that he did not have long to live. He was bound and determined to take on the challenge to live and in the process he learned to let go of his inner limitations and found a profound peace. He died in 1994. The method was named after Sedona, Arizona where he had settled and taught workshops on his method.


Another tool to add to your toolbox.

To a life worth living,

Foresteen Forbes, Psy. D.

*If you would like to be a member of my Facebook group “The Safe Place for Cutters,” please find me on Facebook and invite me to be your friend.  Click here!


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