The TMS book Pathways to Pain Relief uses a lot of case histories to emphasize certain points or themes. Antoinette's case history demonstrated how one event in the present can, as Dr. Sherman put it, “tear open the scabs from previously healed wounds” and trigger TMS symptoms - in her case, debilitating back pain. It is our knowledge of the TMS process that can help us manage these situations and reduce the effect they have on our overall health. For me, before I learned about TMS if I came upon a stressful situation it would completely consume me, and my symptoms would increase . However, now I handle these situations differently. By recognizing when I am TMSing, and can, as Alan routinely says during webinars, take a deep breath and begin to self-regulate. This can make all the difference in the world, especially in minimizing the effect old wounds can have in the present. We will actually be discussing Antoinette's case history and the themes and questions it raises in our discussion group this Saturday, March 23rd. As usual, the discussion group will start at 2:00pm EST, and will run until 3:00pm. If you want you can read Antoinette's case history, which spans two short sections called “Childhood Experiences” and “Experiencing the Past in a New Way” in Pathways to Pain Relief.