I am making a thread post ( as part of my treatment and understanding of TMS ) about where I am right now in my treatment, my level of acceptance and any doubts or worries I have. I was recommneded John Sarno's book 'Healing Back Pain' just over a week ago. I'm fitting in as much reading as possible and am 2 thirds through the book. I totally think TMs is what I have and is what is causing my daily back pain/shoulder pain. I feel very confident in Dr Sarno and TMS. Reading the book makes music to my ears. It is me and my situation all over. I have watched the 20/20 clip twice and as I do, I feel lightheaded and dizzy, but am very sure it makes perfect sense. I have told my husband and best friend about my new found idea and they are very supportive. I have read a few success stories and will continue to do so. So, my level of acceptance is high. There is slight worry that I won't be able to manage the TMS successfully, but I know that is my negative self doubt side coming out. I can tell myself I will be able to and have no problem in talking to my brain/back. I just hope that it reaches my sub concious. I also have slight worry that I will find it hard to address the emotions I am repressing. I think they are from situations that happen to me daily, ie, OCD, controlling etc. I am confident that addressing TMs and educating myself daily will help. And I hope beyond anything, thnat I will be pain free.