<OK, granted I have a unique, perhaps biased perspective> 'This healing journey is hard. Hard enough and yet with people living and dying under my watch it induces psychological defence mechanisms when the whole idea of TMS is about unburdening, lowering defences, challenging the repression." "I have gained a lot of weight over the last year and now it's my not-so-easy task to mindfully STOP the stress eating, which many say is a defence mechanism against feeling your feelings too. Do you get that? Residency is exactly the psychological crucible that a recovering TMSer does NOT need." "Every time feeling feelings is appropriate, situations call for shoving them under the rug so that life and death situations can be made. A Code is called. You need a doctor to be calm, cool and collected, but that flies in the face of all that is emotionally healthy." "No wonder doctors suck at treating chronic pain/TMS. They're so used to functioning on only the intellectual plane as a defence mechanism for feeling anything emotional." Wouldn't you know it? Voila, as I was typing this, guess what came over me but *another* spontaneous coughing fit. Well...it won't work. I'm onto the game TMS plays now.