I'm one of those TMSers without obvious childhood trauma. But one thing I've realized about my childhood is that my parents didn't really allow me to have feelings/emotion. And today it really hit home in a conversation with my mom - I was expressing anger, anxiety and some frustration and she just said don't get worked up, she couldn't have this conversation today (she is going through a difficult time), etc. And I realized that that is usually how the discussion goes when I express any sort of strong emotion - at least anger related. "don't go there" "I can't talk about this" and she just tries to shut down the conversation. It made me think how that was probably how it went when I was a child too. In addition, when observing how my mom interacts with my 2 year old daughter, if my daughter gets upset about something, I often hear her (my mom) saying things like "it's okay" "it's all good" etc. In effect, shutting down any expression of feelings on my daughter's part. So that is probably how she reacted when I was a child too. My dad had his own ways of basically teaching me that feelings were not to be trusted. So for those more experienced TMSers, how does this interact with TMS? How does this learning to not be okay with feelings manifest in physical symptoms? I have ideas about this but am interested in what others have to say. Thanks!