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Something was going on that I didn't want to interrupt. " Then finally, overtaken by the urge to share her feelings, she went to the est office. "I walked in and shouted, IF YOU DON'T GET IT, THEN YOU AIN'T GOT IT! The secretary looked at me as if to say, What's going on with you? " When the month's wait was over, Jean Turner completed her est training without further incident. Afterward, her physical high continued and spilled over into other realms. "After seven more days of experiencing these body things, I began fantasizing," she recalled.
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Presumably, the intensity of that confrontation broke through something very deep and painful that had plagued her all her life. The resulting cure was real and dramatic, and it left Jean Turner in a state of physical ecstasy that kept up throughout the following week. Toward the end of her next est weekend, however, she said she experienced a second overwhelming -- but very different -- emotional reaction. "It came up in me like a ball," she told us, her voice rising. "I thought I was going to be sick.