I'm a big YES to me overcoming TMS. I have pain and I can tell that this pain is mental and not physical. I know this because I have medical proof. The first time I lost my voice was when I was 28 and I had to move home with my parents. I went to the special voice doctor and had the throat scope and I did not have nodes or anything. From a medical perspective my throat was perfectly clear. My mom told me to read Sarno's book about TMS and eventually after reading the book the pain went away. HOORAY! The second time I lost my voice was 2 years later when I lived on my own and I was singing professionally in a choir. I didn't really like being a professional soloist but I kept going back and singing with the group because it was "the right thing to do" and I didn't want to back out on a commitment. But when the commitment was up, one week later the pain was gone. My voice was back to normal. HOORAY (again). Now that I look back on this event, that was a TMS attack and I didn't realize that until now. My pain shows up in my throat. I am a music teacher, a singer, and a yoga teacher and I use my voice for EVERYTHING. I use my voice to be successful in my JOB(s). Everyday when I wake up the first thing I think about is "do I have my voice" or "is my voice ok today". I am constantly obsessing over my voice. Just this past month I suffered from tonsilitis, yet ANOTHER disease affecting my throat. Sure this is a bacterial infection but I could have had a bacterial infection anywhere in my body. But my body decided to affect my throat and I have NO DOUBT that TMS got the better of me again. Why did these voice problems show up again?! Well I have been digging up some emotional stuff in my personal life and and no doubt that I got sick (physical symptoms) to cover up what is mentally going on with me! My body was trying to protect itself from my thoughts. This brings us to TODAY. My tonsilliis is GONE. I am not teaching school because it's summer break but guess what... now my left knee hurts. I know there is nothing wrong with my knee, my chiropractor tells me so. Just like Sarno says, with TMS, the pain moves around. So here I am on DAY 1 of the structural educational program. I am here to learn more about the mental thoughts that are causing the pain in my throat and now in my left knee. I am here to bring awareness and light to my physical symptoms and dig deep and come face to face with the rage that is inside of me.