I have been thinking about what makes me most self critical at present, and it's the fact that TMS has thrown up a huge block, interms of my lifelong track record of getting to the right result. This lack of progress is in contrast to being a relatively (materially) successful individual since I started supporting myself 32 years ago aged 18, and a kids 19 years ago. I too often ponder on WHY? after being successful in other areas of my life, can't I settle theses symptoms? Even now, having read and jounaled exactly as recommened, my symptoms seem to be worsening, so the logical question is "What is stopping my success this time?" Does anyone else out there recall this thread of thinking, especially if you have managed to start to reverse the pain symptoms. Was the breakthrough simply time, patience and belief? Lastly, in the past week I have been (literally) screaming at my subconscious when privacy permits demanding that it let the "feelings out!!". I have been tempted into some pretty unsavoury extremely loud descriptions of my subconscious, personifying it. I must admit to feeling purged by this technique, but wonder on another level whether this is more potentially damaging self criticism?