I think as a new TMSer (well not entirely new, I've been an Abraham follower for nine years. Has worked brilliantly for everything else, but not pain. Another story ...), I'm having trouble with the idea that my brain is trying to distract me from my emotions. This leaves me feeling somehow flawed, or maybe totally dysfunctional, with a mind and body at war with each other. Anyway, not a good hopeful feeling, but a somewhat depressed one. It seems to me more that my emotions are desperately trying to tell me I'm not taking care of myself, or a situation isn't good, or whatever. When I don't listen, my mind-body turns up the signal to something I can't ignore, physical pain. Except that I can, and have, until the signals got so loud even I looked deeper. This feels to me like my mind and body are trying to help me, not keep me from helping myself. And the feeling that comes with this is hopeful, and integrated. Is this just another way of saying the same thing, or am I missing something? It still encourages me to think psychological rather than physical, and makes better sense to me intuitively.