Some schools of psychology believe that once we recognize a personality part that has been screaming (TMS) for attention that it will back off or totally stop the messages. Much like a child that needs to be heard and then will calm down....actually don’t we all calm down once we are adequately heard. Not unlike the old belief that until you get the message the class is still in session...pain being the class with TMS. I seem to be noticing....caveat on the words “seem to” ...that now that I have just began to listen to and comply with the messages my emotions are giving me, my symptoms are changing and maybe lessening. Perhaps my lifelong disassociation from my emotions and that I am now using them as an internal compass they are no longer needing to shout through my body. So also perhaps the journaling is not so much about catharsis but about paying attention to the disowned parts of ourselves that needed a voice? I am only dancing around the tip of an iceberg here so I don’t really know yet.Does this fit for anyone????