Hello all, I am new to this form, and new to TMS. Long story short, I have TMS. I found reading all of Dr. Sarno's books very helpful. In fact, just the knowledge piece was enough to eliminate my lower back pain. However, just like he mentions, the symptom imperative happened and now I have the pain in my feet, knees, and legs. I managed to eliminate the back pain by just reading the books, and recognizing "this" as TMS. However, the problems with my feet, legs, knees, and ankles just don't seem to let up. As the books suggest, I've started the process of writing down the thoughts I have. Feeling the pain and asking, "What am I anxious/upset/annoyed about... etc". My question is, do I work to make my "inner child" happy? It would seem that a lot of these thoughts that come to mind as I write, seem very selfish, immature, and not something that consciously bother me. If I respond to all the requests and torments of my inner child I would most likely have a life that I (the conscious, mature part of me) would not desire. So is it enough to journal, and be aware of these thoughts? Or do I have to change these situations so that the inner child becomes content? Thanks for your time.