Hello, all! I’m so grateful to have found this site. I’ve suffered from back pain for 20 years, jaw and neck pain for 18 years, and shoulder pain and carpal tunnel for the past year or so—despite having a healthy body with no major abnormalities revealed on x-rays/MRIs—all TMS. I read Healing Back Pain and The Mindbody Prescription and immediately felt a weight lifted off my shoulders, as if I’d been waiting for permission to stop worrying about my mysterious and progressively worsening pain. I’ve been focusing on my anger issues, journaling, and practicing somatic tracking in addition to my normal meditation practice and other healthy lifestyle habits. My question is this: in my other lifestyle practices, particularly the work of holistic psychiatrist, Kelly Brogan, we talk a lot about letting go of “victim stories,” things that keep us stuck, and practicing things like The Law if Attraction, which states that if you focus on positive things happening to you being responsible for your own feelings, more positive things will happen and you are in control. By focusing on how inept my parents were and all the painful things that were done to me as a child, I feel as though I’m perpetuating my victimhood and possibly attracting negative energy. I realize this is fear talking; I’m just wondering if anyone else can relate or has any words of wisdom. Thanks so much for your support!