I wanted to post another article from Georgie Oldfield's blog. Georgie is a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom and a member of this forum. She is the founder of SIRPA, the Stress Illness Recovery Practitioner's Association, a group that trains TMS/PPD/Stress Illness practitioners in the UK and abroad. Georgie has gratefully given us permission to re-post her blog articles on our site. I really like the idea of finding ways to turn negatives into positives. It can be very easy for people with TMS/PPD to see everything in a negative light, especially in regards to symptoms. It is easy to think negatively the first moment your leg hurts, however this is not productive and won't help people heal faster. One way that I've found to think about my symptoms in a positive light is to see them as a helpful sign to slow down and look inward. Quite often, I get caught up in what I'm doing and I forgot to focus on my own needs at times. When I obsess over something like this it of course increases my stress level. Whenever I notice symptom cropping up, I simply use it as a sign to slow down, and investigate how I'm feeling at that moment. This usually helps the pain fade away quickly. Key to all of this is turning something negative, i.e. increase of pain, into a positive, using it as signal. Does anyone else do something similar?