Things are going better for me which is really exciting. I'm a professional guitarist with RSI symptoms. I was able to play at about 90% of my playing abilities this past weekend which is really great. I have a challenging situation in that when I work I play a 4 1/2 hr gig, two nights in a row, so I'm not really able to set small goals, I'm hired to play the full gig, which can bring up fear, over thinking, crazy inner dialogue etc. One powerful insight for me is a quote from Dr. Sarno, "In the long run, fear and preoccupation with physical restrictions are more effective as a psychological defense than pain." I've had problems in the past with anxiety, and when I had to take off work earlier this year I was very fearful, with panic attacks, obsessive thinking, many crazy thoughts going through this mind! As I started trying to apply TMS diagnosis and treatment to my situation I didn't include the fear as a huge component of my symptoms, I was looking only for repressed emotions etc. which I have my share of by the way Lately I've been working on accepting all the emotions and feelings that come and go, with compassion for myself. The goal for me is not to be symptom free, which of course I would love, but rather to stay positive and realize that this is all psychological, not physical. I don't do that perfectly yet either. There are still times when I can buy into compelling reasons why it seems that this, is at least in part, physical. I've definitely read that I have to be able to accept this 100% for total healing. I want that to happen, but part of this post is to encourage others like me that progress can still be made even when we don't do it perfectly. If I did it perfectly I'd be feeding my perfectionism. (another subject I'm an expert on!) One book that has helped me a lot is Radical Acceptance by Tara Brach. There are also a series of meditations that she sells which are excellent. I'm also very grateful for this forum. It's been a real blessing to find this site and see how others are dealing with the same type of problems. Thanks.