Howdy! I have been a long time TMS sufferer -- my entire life I think,. I am 48. I first encountered Dr Sarno when I was 21, and I was one of those "I read the book, now I am healed!" people. Not so fast. For the last almost 3 decades I have had a series of TMS related challenges, most of which I end up conquering aftera short period of fear and despair. I have a lot of stress at the moment at work (and some at home), and have had recent bouts of skin issues and now massive foot pain. I should mention my first TMS experience back in college was diagnosed as Achilles tendinitis. That is the one I got over by reading Dr. Sarno's book -- so foot pain and I go way back. The last few days I have had pain in my arch on my right foot as bad as anything I have experienced. I am sure this is the same old TMS bugaboo. I just discovered the Pain Recovery program on this site. After dipping into the Structured Ed Program for years, I am getting a little confused. The traditional TMS approach embodied in the SEP seems to be about getting in touch with the emotional causes of the "distraction." The Pain Recovery approach recognizes the pain not as a "strategic" distraction but as a misfiring fight or flight response, and the solution has less to do with the emotional work and more to do with retraining your neural pathways away from fight or flight pain responses. Am I accurate in making this distinction and if so, what do I do with it? Frankly the emotional work and the talking to my brain to get it to stop tricking me works in the short term but has failed miserably in the long term... Maybe the Pain Recovery Program could prove more effective? But that seems neurological and not emotional/psychological Any insights would be welcome and thank you!