First, welcome to our community! I hope you find the resources here very helpful and wanted to make a post to provide some guidance about how to start. I should probably introduce myself. I started this community back in 2008 after recovering from my own TMS. You can learn about me and watch my story by clicking here to visit my forum profile. If you don't even know what TMS is, click here for an introduction to TMS from our Wiki. If you have already seen a doctor to rule out anything serious and have verified that a mindbody approach is appropriate for you, then, at this stage, my advice would be to keep things pretty simple. The first step is to get a TMS book and read it. Think hard about how it applies to you. Connecting with other TMSers can also really help. You probably have some concerns and questions about your own particular case that you might want to get feedback on. A great way to do this is by introducing yourself if our support forum or joining in our weekly text-based drop-in chat room every Saturday. Click here to see how to make your first post. Reading posts and threads by other people can also be tremendously helpful. To keep things manageable, you may want to start by only reading the Support, Success Stories, and Structured Educational Program subforums because that is where the conversation is most tuned to the needs of newcomers. When you are starting out, many of our members highly recommend our Structured Educational Program (SEP). If you want to jump-start your recovery, you can start working through the SEP. Just remember to not put too much on your plate. An important part of TMS healing for many is learning how to be kinder to yourself so you are relaxed and happy in your life (sometimes the TMS is a wakeup call). TMS healing has its own timeline and if you can embrace that, the healing will actually come more quickly. One program at a time is enough. Whatever you decide is best for you, the people here understand what it is like to live with severe pain or other symptoms, so you are very welcome here. Feel free to ask any questions you have below!