After three attempts over the course of 4 years and this last one, working on my emotions for the last year, I give up. I feel I'm in the 5% or whatever of people who won't heal, no matter what I do. I have tried everything, from doing the SEP, journaling, meditating, excercising, thinking pyschological, getting angry at the pain and vice versa, being kind, just "doing it," ignoring it, and so forth. I barely sleep at night, because my arms and shoulders ache all night. During the day, I just push myself and do everything, but the pain is still here. After having chronic pain of 20 years, I just can't get my brain to accept this and rewire itself. I was doing so much better late last year, thinking I had this licked, but then the pain moved to my left side: shoulder, arm, hand, ribs, and neck, and has stayed here for 4 solid months of no let-up and yet doing more TMS work than ever before. It's like the more I do, the more my brain keeps fighting me, so then I let up and just try ignoring it, but then it screams even louder. I've been applying for jobs and have had two interviews, but no such luck on getting a job yet. Maybe my brain is ramping up the pain because I'm challenging TMS, but it's still hanging on. My therapist said she thinks I'm addicted to pain and that my brain is so conditioned, it will take years to decondition. Whatever.... I wish you all luck and in no way does this mean you should be discouraged about healing yourself, but I've gotta accept, this pain is here to stay.