This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question I had been frustrated & struggling to get to the core of my repressed emotions & then had a major breakthrough. I discovered & felt in my body some really shameful feelings of hate for each of my parents for different ways they treated me as a child & still do at age 56. I was elated to have that come to the surface & actually feel it & the emotional release it led to . I immediately felt how 'wrong' that was however & felt a need to 'heal' it & forgive them so I could let it go & not have it be a destructive part of me. it seems I ws trying to repress it again but just in another way (letting go?) I realized that's my work but am wondering now is it the anger/hate for my parents (and myself as I treat myself the same way now) OR is it the shame I have for even feeling that? in either case -- what do I do w/ things like that? how long should I hang on to those feelings (that is if I can get in touch w/ it again), work w/ it & feel it- how do I know when to move on, forgive & heal & let go? I had a huge layer of pain/tension release from my body w/ this experience. I know there's more. maybe my body will be the judge & answer to this question?