I've read Healing Back Pain; even before discovering the work of Dr Sarno I was inclined to believe my pain was emotionally-generated... either from on-the-spot stress or acquired "muscularization" habits relating to years of living under fearful conditions. I'm 100% on board with TMS as a diagnosis (all tests fine, I've had a loose by-elimation diagnosis of fibromyalgia, but that shoe doesn't fit just right though my instinct tells me it was a manifestation of TMS anyway). So on Day 1 I get this nagging feeling when I'm asked for my vision of life without TMS: without the physical pain OR without the emotions? Still a bit scared to "push play" on rough emotions. Is it better to hurt or get in the weeds with emotions? I know the right answer... but my resistance is revealed!