This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi! I'm new to this forum - I just found it yesterday. I've been dealing with chronic fatigue and associated conditions for about 8 years. I'm re-reading The Mindbody Prescription after a few years, and I just also finished Stephen Conenna's book about using the Sarno method to heal his pain (Use Your Mind to Heal Your Body: How I used Dr. Sarno's medically proven treatment plan to eliminate my back pain forever). I'm confused, because before I read those books, I was following 2 different but similar healing programs (Dr. Joe Dispenza and also the Gupta Programme for chronic fatigue), which say that our negative states of being (like anger, depression, fear, etc), caused by negative thoughts and emotions, are what cause a deterioration in health. And that to heal, we have to be aware of our negative thoughts, and then be able to change those thoughts/negative state of being right away, out of fear/anger/guilt/shame, into joy/love/forgiveness/gratitude. And eventually, when we are able to mostly live out of the higher, more positive states of being is when the healing happens. Both programs have an amazing success rate, especially Dr. Joe's, in which people who do his meditations/workshops have reversed "incurable" diseases like auto immune conditions, cancer, etc. So now I've read the 2 TMS books, and I'm thinking that it says to feel those negative feelings instead of repressing/suppressing them? It seems to be the opposite of changing your state of being right away, which seems a little like denial or suppression? I don't know. For example, I'm having a conflict with a friend in which I find myself hurt and angry with her. Before, I would have focused on loving her anyway, forgiving her, accepting her as she is, instead of really FEELING the anger and hurt. Is that suppression? I found that when I allowed myself to feel, I became very very anxious. I tried to ignore it and eat my lunch anyway, and I could barely swallow, and then it turned into extreme nausea. I told myself that these sensations were not harmful or dangerous, and that they were just my body/brain trying to keep the emotions repressed, but the nausea persisted. I wonder if I should have just immediately stopped my negative thoughts and changed them, and if that would have prevented the snowball of emotion and eventually anxiety/nausea. I'm really confused and would love some clarity and feedback about this. Thank you!