Hello everyone, I just learned of TMS recently in my quest to find a cure for the fibromyalgia I have been struggling with. I am open to this line of thinking because I do believe the body, mind and spirit are all connected. Last year I completed my training in becoming a certified hypnotherapist. I haven't been able to start my practice because of the symptoms of the fibro getting in the way. I feel frustrated because if I am going to help others, how can I do so and be this sick all the time. But that is when I came across the phrase "The Wounded Healer" which is derived from the Jungian archetype of having the pain yourself to truly be able to heal and empathize with others. I found that very encouraging! When I first discovered TMS it was really working for me. But I did feel a migraine coming on and I didn't take anything to prevent it because of reading that we should just talk to ourselves and the pain. But going that route I encountered one of the WORST migraines in my 10 year history of having them. I was completely incapacitated for 3 days and even had to result to taking dilaudid that I had on hand for emergencies. I'd like to add that I have not had to resort to opioids in 7 years. So needless to say, this was very alarming and I could not look at the TMS website for a while until I got some distance from that painful experience. I realize that things are going to get stirred up. I was considering giving up on the TMS program but told myself I could go about it at my own pace, and that would be the most self-loving thing I could do. So here I am, everyone! Ready to join the journey! Thanks for having me!