Hi all! Just learned about TMS and that’s my personality 100%. From childhood trauma, I have C-PTSD and am a somatic mess (ranked most bothersome to least)- endometriosis, IBS, back pain, sacral pain, pelvic pain, tendinitis, carpal tunnel. There’s probably more but I’m forgetting because they shift and come and go *eye roll* You know the drill. I’m thinking that TMS is contrary to how trauma is usually treated. I am very aware that my issues are caused by trauma and treat them accordingly using holistic mind-body. I use my body to release emotions, not release emotions to heal the body. Such as yoga and stretching to work trauma out of muscles. Sarno kind of says the opposite? I had endometriosis surgery a few months back (very glad, made the right decision) and just started post-op PT. But now learning about TMS I’m thinking I should stop? Does it enforce the pain? Or is it legit because I had a structural problem and surgery? My PT is very mind-body and relaxing. I store all my emotions in my pelvis (hence, the issues) so I do meditation and speaking lovingly to my body as she is doing her work, especially internal release points. This has proven to bring up a LOT of repressed trauma. (Yay!) Which can now be released. She’s also the only person who has been able to bring me out of dissociation. For back pain, had that for over a decade as well. I feel I’ve tried everything even before discovering TMS. The scolding, the ignoring, the doing activities anyway...Recent approach has been nurturing the pain- encouraging safety, it’s just pain, etc. Been a year and it hasn’t worked. I’ve been seeing a chiro for 3 months. My back pain is gone for like 15mins and returns so it’s pointless for that. However it has been very helpful for general health and I’m feeling a lot better. I always have intense emotional releases after adjustments. My chiro is also very mind-body and doesn’t push regular adjustments. Thoughts on this? I feel like it goes against TMS treatment? But it’s how PTSD is usually successfully treated. I also feel kind of hopeless that I’ll be like this the rest of my life. C-PTSD is almost always a lifelong struggle and I’d probably have to be cured of that before my symptoms go away. It feels overwhelming. It’s not like I can say “Oh I’m grieving my father, that’s why my back hurts!” I’d have to work on 20years of trauma. Thanks, y’all. Nice to meet you.