In response to a recent submission to our free Ask A TMS Therapist program, @Derek Sapico, MFT wrote, One thing that I love about this community is that we all learn from one another and teach one another. Our source of insight is thinking so hard about how to apply the ideas to our own cases and the cases of others. Over time, I can see a consensus view emerging about what is important in treating TMS. Derek's point is such an important one that I wanted to make a thread about it, so we can expand upon it and have somewhere to point people in the future. We already have a clear sense that we need to avoid preoccupation with symptoms, calendar watching, and outcome dependence. But it's hard to focus on not doing something. What do we do instead? We focus on a process. In other words, once we choose a process, our job is simply to follow that process. We don't need to focus on outcomes. We just focus on our process and the rest will fall into place given time. There is one thing to avoid. We don't want to take the same obsessional tendencies that got us in trouble in the first place and turn those to a different process. Newcomers to our board sometimes feel like springs coiled up so tightly that they are about to burst. The goal is to soothe and let go of that tension so that we can become fully engaged with life. Mindfulness meditation provides and example of this same idea. Learning to meditate takes a lot of "work," but if you "work" too hard, you will never succeed. If you find yourself thinking about how well you are doing or worrying, you just bring your thoughts back to the process. There is great wisdom in that tradition, which is why it has lasted thousands of years. Mindfulness meditators refer to their process as a "practice." It is something you do, not something you achieve. It is with you for the rest of your life. There is also another point worth noting, and that is that there is always also a role for learning more about yourself and about TMS healing. It's a good long-term thing to work on. Some people refer to this as "sharpening the saw," because if you want to cut down a many trees, most of your time will be spent sawing, but you also need to invest in yourself by taking time to sharpen the saw. This all raises a simple question: What is your process? On a day-to-day basis, what is it that you focus on? It is a question I was once asked by a graduate of our Structured Educational Program. She had made a great deal of progress, but wanted to go farther. What should she do on a day to day basis? What should her process be? So, for people reading this thread, what do you do on a day to day basis? What is your process?