Hi! I am half way through the program and have found it scary to give up my coping crutches - i.e., the back brace I wear for back pain, the KT tape I wear from my foot pain. I had what I consider a big breakthrough yesterday. I got up and was going to go to the gym and said to myself, "I am sick of wearing this back brace; I'm sick of taping my feet." So, I said to myself, "what do I need to get rid of the braces which support my areas of pain?" Ah ha! I realized that the reason I wear this braces is that I feel I need more support. I laughed at the obvious connection. I have support from my husband and a few other trusted friends who are not in the TMS program. I thought: If I need support, why not ask for it in the Support Subforum? I'm half-way through the program, but I'm not pain-free. I still need to fully accept the diagnosis. I need to keep feeling my feelings and keep addressing current stressors and my personality traits. I'd love more support, so if you want to support my efforts please just reply that I have your support, too! My conscious and unconscious mind thanks you!