“Not Much” May Be the Solution When Nothing is Working

  • Fear of impending doom
  • Intense restlessness and agitation
  • Prediction of when death will come for them
  • Unbearable, frightening pains which alternate with sensations of numbness
  • Sudden illness from exposure to extreme cold or extreme heat
  • Inconsolable anxiety
  • Anxious dreams and nightmares
  • Properness and perfectionism to the extreme
  • Tenseness and anxiousness
  • Restlessness with weakness (desire movement but then discover their weakness)
  • Strong desire for orderliness and companionship
  • Strong desire to be warm
  • Burning pains relieved by warmth
  • Appears to be weak, pale and cold, improved by warmth/heat
  • History of humiliation, disempowerment and degrading experiences
  • Suppressed anger
  • Sweetness and passivity
  • Shame and guilt about sexuality
  • Any ailment (illness or problem) that began from the experience of grief, sorrow, bad news, homesickness, disappointed love, shame, and embarrassment
  • Hysteria with hysterical symptoms, such as numbness, tingling or acute paralysis
  • Refusal to be consoled
  • A desire to be left alone to weep in seclusion
  • A strong desire to avoid crying due to the person’s underlying fear that if he starts to cry, he will not be able to stop
  • Deep sobbing
  • Desire to travel and move around
  • A sense of relief when walking in the rain
  • Headaches from grief
  • Lump in the throat (globus hystericus)
  • Insomnia or excessive sleepiness from grief
  • Silent grief
  • A tendency to be closed and withdrawn
  • Depression with the potential for suicidal feelings
  • A desire to be overly proper but often without the social skills required
  • Very loyal and sympathetic to others
  • A refusal to divulge secrets — the keeper of confidences
  • Easily wounded or offended by insults and criticism
  • Unable to stop dwelling on past grief and humiliations
  • Strong desire to always be on time and always be perfect
  • Adverse to consolation — feels too embarrassed to accept a consoling hug during times of grief and sadness when such embracing would be socially appropriate
  • Bites fingernails, frequent hangnails
  • Known for being a serious person; a child who behaves “like a little adult”
  • Headaches or migraines that are worse from light, sun, or from reading
  • A craving for salt
  • Insomnia caused by thoughts of grief and disagreeable things

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