Hi I'm Patricia, a mindbody practitioner based in the UK, who works with releasing emotionally-driven chronic pain. If you have any of the TMS related conditions like back pain, fibromyalgia, whiplash, RSI, etc and you suspect emotions affect your condition would you like to help me with my Phd study? Over the years of working with people suffering from chronic pain and fatigue, I have found that trauma seems to be a common feature in its development. This may be unresolved emotion from bereavement, loss or abandonment of any sort, accident, bullying, surgery and all sorts of other common experiences, usually in childhood and then triggered in adult life. However, I need to know more about how and why this occurs. Thus, I have enrolled on a PhD in clinical hypnotherapy where I want to study this so that my practical experience becomes supported by actual data. As part of my study I want to gather data from people who suffer from chronic pain or fatigue whether formerly diagnosed or not. I include any condition with pain or fatigue as the dominant symptom that has been present for 3 months or more. Please see the my website www.alchemytherapies.co.uk/study.htm. for more details. please be assured this is free, not for profit, anonymized and there is absolutely no obligation to do more than answer the 10 questions (should take no more than 20 mins). I just really need some data.. Thanks! p.s I've attached a video about me and how I came to be a therapist in case you're interested in my story of recovery and then a new career. I'm a great fan of the TMS approach and Dr. Sarno's work. It explains so much.