I know this is not the same thing but years ago whenever I visited the dentist I used to gag like crazy throughout the procedure – irritating the dentist no end. Anyway this one time I went in I thought to myself, ‘Today I am not going to gag., Throughout the whole procedure I concentrated on not gaging. I took deep breaths, and said in my mind, ‘You can control this if you want.’

It turns out I was right, I said no more gaging and I didn’t.

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