I'm just in the middle of reading Emotional Alchemy by Tara Bennett-Goleman - subtitled How the Mind Can Heal the Heart. It is brilliant! I wholeheartedly recommend it to TMSers out there. She has a very clear way of writing and uses neuro-science, cognitive therapy and Buddhist doctrine to explain how to 'catch' our self-defeating patterns of thought. She explains how we can use mindfulness to examine and/or observe these patterns of thought and ways in which we can change/alter or merely ignore them. There are continuous case studies throughout showing exactly how, step by step we can free ourselves from the modes of thinking that have generally been set up from early childhood and have such an impact on the adult we have become. I have found the exercises at the end of each chapter very helpful in identifying exactly when i spiral into a thought pattern and how to deal with it when i do. After years of work on my TMS i am pretty much 98% healed - but i recognise that if i let my thought processes stay the same - the result will ultimatly be the same - more TMS. So i am still working, albeit slower and more occasionally, to free myself from the limitations of the 'TMS' mindset. I think this is an important step. I have read of so many who 'beat' TMS - yet months or years later are beset with similar problems. By continuing to work on the character traits that feed TMS and the emotional and mental thought patterns that support it - i believe it will be possible to arrive at a point beyond the reach of TMS! That is my goal anyway! Perhaps another decade and i'll be all good....!