Hello everyone, my name is Matt. I am new to the forum. I'm 25 years old and have been experiencing daily pain in my right trapezius for about 15 months. I was introduced to TMS and Dr. Sarno through John Stossel's show on FBN. I read "The Mind-Body Prescription" about a month ago and am currently re-reading it. Like many others, I saw myself in the pages of this book, and many light bulbs went off for me that convinced me I was dealing with TMS. The pain in my trapezius has not improved, although I am convinced that TMS is the problem. I have read some great things on this website and awesome success stories. I know it takes time for some people to have that pain breakthrough, so I'm committed to the TMS diagnosis. My question is: what are some tips to try to train my mind into dealing with the psychological and not the physical pain I'm experiencing? I'm hoping that re-reading the book will help keep these ideas fresh in my mind. I've also found a great YouTube video on the "12 daily reminders from Dr. Sarno" that I've made a habit this week of watching at least once daily. I've heard that journaling is potentially helpful as well. I've stopped taking NSAIDs because they seem counterproductive and I don't want to reinforce that idea that "inflammation" is the problem with my trapezius. When the pain begins, I try to think about things that might be bothering me, feelings that may be repressed. I am not sure that I've identified what started the TMS. Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!