Monthly Archives: May 2009

Name our eCourse Contest!

New Tinnitus Recovery Course Created by Julian Cowan Hill

We focused on a wonderful new course for you and created a series of videos to explain what you get with the course, what it will do for you, and how much it costs. Here is the outline of the course:

  1. Finding Hope:
    Getting unstuck
    What is the path to getting better
  2. Easing Struggle:
    Opening to change
  3. Accepting your role in tinnitus.
    Orienting to health.
    Tinnitus as a means of letting go.
    Resignation as a path to acceptance.
    The importance of acceptance.
    Accepting responsibility.
    Encouraging people.
    This is a tough level.
    Make it past this one and your chances are good.
  4. Putting your motivation to work
    Gaining Motivation
    Channeling your strength
    Developing things that work
    Putting your motivation to positive use
    Making your motivation work for you.
  5. Letting go:
    It’s all about you’re much better now how to handle the wobbles
    Sh*t happens–how to cope in that situation.
    Letting go if it comes back.
    What to do if it comes back.
    Letting go continuously.
  6. Gaining power over tinnitus.
    Empowerment: Getting empowered. Claiming your power. Feeling empowered. Gaining empowerment. Letting tinnitus empower you. Claiming empowerment.
    Turning…
    Gaining gratitude through empowerment.
    Thank the tinnitus.
    Sit and drop into a deep state of calm.
    Using the tinnitus for health.
    Tinnitus is keeping me on track.
    Trusting the health of tinnitus.
    Gaining power.
  7. Liberation
    Liberating others
    Recognizing the health of tinnitus.
    Being present
    There’s no sense of I’m like this or this is the way I am, it isn’t possible to have tinnitus in that state.

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Name our course contest!

…we’re not really sure what to call the course. We have a few options:

  • “From Stuck to Liberated” eCourse
  • From Finding Hope To Liberated From Tinnitus
  • Become a Tinnitus Student and Gain Liberation in 7-months (weak because it focuses on a promise and not on a method that involves personal work)
  • From Tinnitus Victim to Tinnitus Student
  • Something with the word “method” in it…
  • Something with the word “journey” in it…

If you think of the exact title that we wind up naming our course before we do…you’ll receive unlimited lifetime access to CureTinnitus.org (a bedrock of information for your health and well-being).

Place your entry under “Leave a Reply” below.

CureTinnitus.org 2.0 Launch Information

Launch topics include:

  • New Tinnitus Recovery Course Created by Julian Cowan Hill
  • Name our course contest!
  • Recently Acquired Tinnitus Roadmap Video Series Product Release
  • Site Redesign

Because this is so important, I’ll copy it here too. Here is the new course outline.

  1. Finding Hope:
    Getting unstuck
    What is the path to getting better
  2. Easing Struggle:
    Opening to change
  3. Accepting your role in tinnitus.
    Orienting to health.
    Tinnitus as a means of letting go.
    Resignation as a path to acceptance.
    The importance of acceptance.
    Accepting responsibility.
    Encouraging people.
    This is a tough level.
    Make it past this one and your chances are good.
  4. Putting your motivation to work
    Gaining Motivation
    Channeling your strength
    Developing things that work
    Putting your motivation to positive use
    Making your motivation work for you.
  5. Letting go:
    It’s all about you’re much better now how to handle the wobbles
    Sh*t happens–how to cope in that situation.
    Letting go if it comes back.
    What to do if it comes back.
    Letting go continuously.
  6. Gaining power over tinnitus.
    Empowerment: Getting empowered. Claiming your power. Feeling empowered. Gaining empowerment. Letting tinnitus empower you. Claiming empowerment.
    Turning…
    Gaining gratitude through empowerment.
    Thank the tinnitus.
    Sit and drop into a deep state of calm.
    Using the tinnitus for health.
    Tinnitus is keeping me on track.
    Trusting the health of tinnitus.
    Gaining power.
  7. Liberation
    Liberating others
    Recognizing the health of tinnitus.
    Being present
    There’s no sense of I’m like this or this is the way I am, it isn’t possible to have tinnitus in that state.

More information on the CureTinnitus.org 2.0 Launch is available here:

http://www.curetinnitus.org/jo...20-launch/

Cure Tinnitus Show #7

Topics covered

Questions Gathered

  • Taking responsibility for your own health, getting into optimal physical shape, these are all great things Dainis promotes as part of his advice. The critical flaw, imo, is Julian Cowan’s views do not address the issue of permanent ear damage and resulting permanent ringing. Simply getting out of fight-or-flight and relaxing the nervous system in no way mean the ringing will subside. So I don’t understand Julian’s oversight there –save for the fact he is a Cranial Sacral therapist ; ). That said, Dainis’ website is not ill intended or meant to defraud so I thought it worthwhile to call off the witch hunt re that angle
  • Hang in there – technology just might catch up to us – I heard they are trying to recreate the hairs on the cochlea to reverse damage – they are actually trying to do it – can you imagine?
  • Sometimes, you know you are heading into a situation that will almost certainly cause the tinnitus to flare up. How does one approach such situations if they are in fact unavoidable? This is especially poignant if you’ve made some progress and don’t want “to lose” that progress.
  • Abuse and tinnitus: cause effect.

One on one session with Dainis (a few minutes).

Exercise for everyone to practice together: Focusing. The focusing exercise brought out

  • sadness
  • more “busy in head” than in the body
  • how does sadness feel in the body
  • what’s OK right now
  • realization
  • opening
  • facing the sadness as a beautiful garden with good oxygen, which shows connection with subconscious awareness
  • spike in tinnitus
  • space opening
  • self massage
  • taking care of yourself
  • hot facecloth
  • jaw exercise
  • getting appropriate help (better to get help from other people than to go at it alone)
  • can always try letting go
  • you always have a body that gives you information
  • learning about fight or flight, overwhelm, shock, trauma, and learning how to dissolve those states is a very useful life skill.

Show Video

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[Accessible to members with access to "Module 1" only. Members receive self-paced or guided support and can try a complimentary program to get to know us better. Visit http://www.curetinnitus.org/st...-tinnitus/ for more information]

Here is a YouTube Show Excerpt for folks getting to know us. The Complete Archived Show is available for members above

Cure Tinnitus Show #6

  • What helps and what aggravates tinnitus?
  • I visited the tinnitus clinic at the University of Maryland; they recommend various modes of sound-therapy-based habituation programs — whether it be with a hearing aid, a noise generator, neuromonics (a fancy sound therapy that utilizes classical music and tailored sound therapy.) These therapies seem interesting but are very expensive. Are they consistent with the general approach by Julian Cowan Hill and Dr. Greuel?
  • Are there any negative consequences (beyond those to one’s finances!) in pursuing such therapies? How does one break out of the “checking” phase? The internal scenario I’m thinking of is somthing like this: “I’ve been trying to implement relaxation, refocus, and body-based therapies for a month or so and my tinnitus hasn’t really backed off much…” Then mild panic can begin to creep in: “Maybe this isn’t going to work… blah blah blah.” Which, of course, refocuses attention to the tinnitus and becomes something off a self-fulfilling prophecy. How does one just let go!?
  • My situation is bit more complicated because I have pulsatile tinnitus. Some say that this more frequently has some sort of “structural” component. My CAT scan did show that some little bone separating an artery from my ear was a good bit thinner on the side where I have pulsatile tinnitus. Thus, the ENT said if nothing else worked they could try to artifically thicken that bone. Scary stuff! Yet, I’m sure the bone was that way well before I had pulsatile tinnitus. And there have been brief periods where it has receded — I’m sure this is not due to the bone magically thickening. So the question: can the methods espoused up to this point on the Tinnitus Show work for pulsatile tinnitus where there might be a physiological component? (I should add that the ENT did not think that the bone thickness was likely the root cause.)
  • Hello,  Thank you for your response, however I am as aware as you are that there is no cure and probably will not be a cure in the forseable future. I’ve been to Dr Shulman and j. Bataglino.  I realize now that paying attention to T is the wrong direction. Waiting and hoping and looking for a cure is putting your life on hold. Ignore it and live as if it was not there. That is the way to go. I think I realize that this is the opposite of what you are all about. I tried vitamins, drugs, biofeedback, sometimes I think about suicide as the only real cure, Please help me.
  • What are some daily practical things that can be done to take one out of fight or flight, something that each day one can do to focus oneself. (Discussion of “running commentary” technique).

Show Video

Viewing recommendation: Press play and then press pause for a while. Watch for the download percentage and be aware of the grey download bar (moves to the right as the video loads). Let the video load and don’t play parts that have not downloaded yet. That ensures smooth video performance. 🙂

[Accessible to members with access to "Module 1" only. Members receive self-paced or guided support and can try a complimentary program to get to know us better. Visit http://www.curetinnitus.org/st...-tinnitus/ for more information]

Here is a YouTube Show Excerpt for folks getting to know us. The Complete Archived Show is available for members above

Joining CureTinnitus.org Walkthrough: What makes us different from free information sources and forums?

This relaxed 9-minute video is an in-depth explanation of what makes CureTinnitus.org different from free information sources and forums. It takes you through what you can learn about tinnitus and yourself by just reading through the material here.

The page being referred to in the video is available here: http://www.curetinnitus.org/jo...p-details/, which is a valuable resource in and of itself.