From what I've read of your posts, it seems that you've been doing this for quite a time and haven't been getting much results. According to Bates (and also my experience), palming is one of the most basic ways to relax. Can you please describe in detail your process of palming and how you feel after it?
05-05-2016, 06:03 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-05-2016, 06:15 AM by vst.)
Just out of curiosity, how long does it take for you to see black? Is it the perfect, intense black described by Bates or just an approximate one? Do you think of anything specific while palming?
If palming doesn't help, I'd advise you to try swinging, especially the long swing. Sadly I can't give you any tips on it because I'm still having problems with swinging myself. One thing I do know though is that if the long swing doesn't really relax you, you can try waling back and forth or in circles around a room. Because of the large amplitude of movement, this almost always guarantees that you will notice objects moving in the opposite direction you move.
So far what has worked for me is swaying my head and torso with an exaggerated manner in random directions. What I'm doing in essence is a very wide sway, except that the the direction and objects I swing are always changing. Somehow, constantly swaying at the same objects doesn't relax me.