Just thought of this and wondered if it's possible: I never directly experienced a TMS-causing trauma that I can think of. But my family, like great-grandparents and beyond, went through all sorts of awful things before emigrating to the US. I'm wondering if those traits of fear, PTSD, and repressed emotional trauma could have been unknowingly passed down through the generations, causing anxiety and ultimately TMS for me? And I wouldn't have noticed these traits as I was inheriting them, because that was just "normal" to me growing up and there was no big traumatic event to point to as the root cause. Maybe it's a long shot. But It's been a year since reading all the Sarno books, returning to activities, journaling, etc, and I'm not getting an ounce of relief, nor can I find any event that caused me to repress emotions and/or rage. If anyone can help, I'd greatly appreciate it. Thank you!