Today is the second time that I have journalled about a past event that I believe has contributed to my TMS. And for the second time, I chose an event that I thought was less significant than some of the others – leaving the heavier subjects to deal with at a later time when I felt more confident. However, both journalling experiences yesterday and today ended up unearthing quite staggering emotional responses each time...very unexpectedly! One of the things that I have realised through doing this program is how much the issues of rejection and abandonment underpin so much of my life even today. Even as little as a week ago, I had no idea… So I guess that understanding can only help in my healing. Anyway, at the end of the journalling exercise, although I had focused on where in my body I was feeling these really strong emotions of anger and sadness, and tried to release them, I still felt very emotionally churned up. So I did the meditation exercise as was recommended for day six – including one of suggested the mantras, “I am at peace”. It made quite a big difference but I still feel pretty emotionally wound up and have the pain and heaviness in my chest that occurred as I journalled about the memories. This is not my usual TMS pain at all (RSI in both arms, lower back pain and pain in right knee) and I would really appreciate any suggestions as to how to let it go…or should I just acknowledge that it is there?