I think I am not able to believe what Dr Sarno is telling me as I have such a big problem with people in authority. Nobody helped me when I was in secondary school even though they all knew I was being bullied. I tried to get people to pay attention to me by running away a couple of times and also attempted suicide (more than once). I was in therapy for a couple of years, but nobody made sure that the reason I was in therapy had gone, ie the bullying. I think that my unconscious sees Dr Sarno and other TMS people as being authority figures. I think that's why my unconscious isn't able to believe that TMS is caused by repressed emotions. I think my conscious has started to believe it, but my unconscious is refusing to do it, as it sees Dr Sarno as an authority figure of some sort. I have had some temporary reductions in the pains in my back, but it always returns usually more intense than before. I have also had nothing that will get rid of the dizziness I have had on and off for most of the last 10-12 years or any of the other symptoms I have had on and off for most of the last three decades. Any ideas how I could get my unconscious to start believing that TMS is caused by repressed emotions?? I have had a lot of temporary relief from writing about various guilt. Would it help to write about being guilty of not believing ALL authority figures????????