i've been reading, journaling, implementing, and applying TMS strategies for more than 2 years. I just finished Alan's 21-day recovery program and will now begin the SEP with optimism and fingers crossed. I value the wisdom and strength of this group to keep me from getting discouraged. In another person's post they said that they know what causes their stress. I too believe I put too much pressure on myself and use self-soothing to calm myself. I also practice somatic tracking many times during my day. I would welcome any other insights so that I stay on track and avoid poopy days like today after several days and really doing well.