I've got some semi-disabling hand pain that's been going on for about 18 months. It drastically limits my computer use, which makes my job as a software engineer much harder, and prevents me from partaking in one of my favorite hobbies: playing video games. When I feel the pain start to flare-up, I try to think psychological and determine what I'm angry about. Often times, I find I'm most upset about all the inconveniences and problems that this pain is causing me, and then I kind of get stuck in a loop, not knowing what it is I'm supposed to think about/not think about. Any advice for when it's the pain that's pissing me off? Another thing: Before I start an activity that I have a conditioned response for (e.g. typing), I'll take a minute or two and talk to myself about why this activity shouldn't be painful. I can do more strenuous things, I typed for 15 years without pain, etc... Is this acceptable in the TMS framework of thinking psychologically and not physically? Both my therapist and doctor, who believe the pain is psychosomatic but are not familiar with TMS, have suggested this approach. Thanks in advance!