Alan's programs are not big on journaling. They are mostly about conquering fear and stopping negative thoughts such as pressure, criticism and symptom acceptance. Maybe Sarno was wrong about journalling? Didnt TMS theory evolve since him? Also the so called neural retraining programs like DNRS, Gupta etc which fibromyalgia, POTS , CFS patients use do not use any journalling but they teach the very same aspects as in Alanl's programs like symptom acceptance, stopping fear, preoccupation, negative thoughts etc.