I've been learning about TMS for about 2 months, and I am on day 10 of the SEP. After reading one of Dr. Sarno's books, I immediately started to feel better. My chronic fatigue just disappeared suddenly. It is great to have my energy back! I have been able to start running for the first time in two to three years. I have pain that stops me occasionally, but I am generally able to complete my run with minimal discomfort. Both of these improvements are great. However, I continue to have muscle pain, primarily in my upper body (back, shoulders, neck). So, I still have work to do. I totally believe in the TMS diagnosis for me. I fit the description very well. I saw almost 20 doctors and had many tests run to confirm I have no structural issues or other physical problems. I beat myself up when I make mistakes and always try to be the good guy (perfectionist and goodist). I spend far too much time dwelling on my problems and trying to solve problems. In working on the SEP, I continue to struggle to really identify the feelings that I fear that cause me my pain. I have listed out the traumatic events in my life and I have listed out my current stressors and personality traits. Those connect primarily to anger and fear. I have attempted to embrace those emotions and allow myself to feel those emotions. However, I have not felt like I have made progress during my 10 days. I imagine I am just trying too hard and wanting results too much. I know I need to let go. I'd appreciate people's thoughts on how you knew you had identified the unconscious emotions causing your pain and techniques that helped you let things go.