This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi, I fully accept the TMS diagnosis and recognize previous times in my life emotional pain manifested physically (chronic throat pain for 2 years, and unexplained shoulder, wrist, and ankle pain for 1 year in my 20's). At the time I had a lot of sadness and grief around friendships and holding onto friends who were always letting me down and somewhat abusive. I'm on day 3 or 4, and looking at childhood experiences. One that repeatedly shows up is being abandoned, being let down by friends and not feeling like I fit in. It still shakes me to the core to this day and I'm 34. I still have reoccurring dreams about these particular "friends" who ignored me, hurt me, and walked all over me. So I'm journaling and it brings to the surface these very painful emotions that I don't know what to do with. Should I meditate and release them? Should I counteract these feelings and do some self talk about how I do have some good friends in my life? I just don't know what to do and am feeling quite raw, exposed, and all the old feelings of sadness, anxiety and emptiness are here again. Thank you.