Hi All, I put the word "pain" in quotes because my main symptoms are a suffocating kind of anxiety that literally lives in the front of my skull. The physical sensation feels like someone has blown insulation in the front of my head...or poured hot glue in there. So it's profoundly uncomfortable but it doesn't hurt the way, say, really bad back pain hurts, or how terrible sciatica hurts, or any other really painful muscle, nerve, tendon type pain does. In addition to this feeling of something hanging out in my skull is the anxiety. It's not excessive worry. Rather, it's what William Styron called an "unfocused dread," a kind of intense fear of something where no actual physical threat exists. It's just awful. I've done years of psychodynamic talk therapy, and frankly, it's not next to nothing for these symptoms. This has been beyond discouraging, especially knowing Dr. Sarno's theories and how so many others go to the bottom of their pain with this kind of therapy. It hasn't worked for me. So now I'm curious if a more body-centered psychotherapy might help me. After all, my head is part of my body, at least most of the time. If anyone can related to my weird symptoms and has gotten some benefit from somatic-based work, I'd love to know. One other thing to say. For about 7 years I had chronic low back pain. And I mean 24/7 pain. This won't shock anyone to hear that I no longer have that pain, and this anxiety/depression/brain fog, blah blah has taken its place... Thanks for any feedback.