Hi, I am very slowly working my way through the SEP and after several weeks am at day 25. Initially I got very anxious that I wasn't progressing faster , but then decided to give myself a break and work at my own pace. I have been doing a lot of useful journaling, bringing up a lot of rage and difficult emotions, which has been helpful, and my symptoms are getting better. Other things have been popping up which I am pretty sure is due to the symptom imperative, but I am trusting in the process and that they will also go away. I get quite anxious at times when I read the TMS forums because of the difficulties that people have, and worry that I will also have them! And also range from feeling hugely positive and hopeful, through to feeling overwhelmed by all the "good things I should be doing" to help recovery, and worried that I am not doing it right, should be doing other things, should be doing more etc. etc. - which I know is a direct result of my "TMS personality" !!! The main next step for me is to find ways to practice self-compassion/ soothing/ self-acceptance, as my default is to push myself hard all the time. It is a great programme, and aside from the symptom relief, it has helped me enormously from an emotional point of view. Thankyou Dr Sarno.