Hi! I have some questions about TMS/MBS/PDD: 1. In the book Unlearn Your Pain (Dr Schubiner), as well as Dr Sarno's book The Divided Mind, my interpretation is that both mentioned not worrying about other forms of treatment and only focusing on the psychological component, rewiring the brain and slowly getting back into exercising. Is this true? 2. Dr Sarno mentions TrPs (trigger points) in his book healing back pain, but he refers to them as tissue that has less oxygen going to them bc of lack of blood flow. In TrP work, you're supposed to palpitate this are to increase blood flow an reduce the tension, but in Dr Sarno / Schubiner/Alan's work, we're told to ignore this and focus on how the mind interprets pain. So in other words, TrPs arent a factor, right? 3. There is limited information in nerve damage and what to do about it, but I wonder if it is possible the pain in the perenium/scrotal area is related to nerve damage. Would I need to see a neurologist to rule this out? 4. I remember diving into ice cold ocean water back in LA and having the pain completely disappear for 45 minutes. It came back when we got home. I don't know if this is due to the mental state I was in swimming or if the ice water somehow neutralized the pain. Does anyone else have this experience? 5. In reading Unlearn Your Pain, doing the exercises, I honestly don't think I have that much trauma / unexpressed emotions. I have been a life coach and in self development for a long time. A lot of the chapters on childhood trauma, unexpressed emotions, don't apply to me. When I do the exercises, some emotions come up, but it's not super charged. I have become, however, self critical and a little hard on myself and a bit OCD/perfectionist especially since my last relationship but I've been a bit like that all my life. Just wondering if anyone can relate. 6. Is it possible that originally, the TrPs were the problem, but now that it's resolved, the pain circuits are still firing? Given that I have had TrP issues in the past and it has resolved other symptoms, is it possible that I can do the MBS work, while periodically attending to my TrPs? 7. In going back to exercising, I have tried this in the past but whenever I try to ramp up, sometimes I get flare up and now I have fear around exercising too much. Does anyone have a suggestion for this? 8. Same question as above, but for masturbating. Thanks!