This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question Hi Wonderful TMS Therapists and Physicians! I am helping someone to use Dr. Sarno's TMS practices, and the journaling is bringing up a lot of stress and re-traumatization. Can he be cured without doing this kind of work, by using a more "education approach" like reading and using the 12 Daily Reminders? This is his preferred route, because of his aversion to deep processing about painful memories. I don't know enough of the background of TMS sufferers who had success with the "lighter touch" (just reading Sarno, etc). I wonder if that group may exclude people with childhood trauma. So that is my question: Is there anecdotal evidence that folks with child-trauma can use more a more surface approach successfully? Or is this most likely to be the same group that Dr. Sarno found needed therapeutic assistance? I wonder if this question might be addressed in an anonymous poll here at the Forum as well, from successful TMS sufferers? We have a lot of data potential right here. Thanks for any light you can shed on this. Andy B.