Hello everyone, Lately, I've been doing quite a lot of psychological self exploration and keep coming back to the same dilemma. I've always been (and my counselor concurs on this) a very self-aware person, and I rarely suppress emotion. If I feel sad, angry, depressed or afraid, I usually know exactly why and how it's happened and I don't fear expressing it. (within reason, of course..) It's certainly understandable that holding such emotions in without a healthy outlet would create accumulated tension and then of course, TMS symptoms... But I wonder WHY I still have bodily symptoms even though I don't suppress emotion. I also believe the Mindbody Syndrome can occur from CURRENT stressors, not necessarily from our histories, though I'm sure this can add to the complexity of the syndrome... it seems all too easy to over think this... Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!