This video from Dr Howard Schubiner, explains the psycho-physiological aspects of how the brain works to create pain: The brain has two parts, the conscious and the unconscious part, and 95 percent of our thoughts and feelings are in the unconscious part. When we feel something in our conscious mind, it’s just the tip of the iceberg of the underlying emotional feelings that exist in the unconscious mind. Dr. Schubiner says, as Dr. John Sarno writes in his books, our physical pain and anxieties often go back to childhood when we were upset by someone or something. These traumas were repressed by our “Inner child.” Frequently, emotional hurts experienced as a child get re-created in adulthood. Schubiner cites the example of a woman patient who had severe headaches. She recalled that her father had yelled at her often when she was a child, and now her boss did the same. Personality traits such as perfectionism and “goodism,” wanting to be liked by Everyone, can conflict with the real world, the way other people are and their demands on us. We can try to be “too good” and expect too much of ourselves which creates tension in our unconscious mind that shows up in our body by giving us pain. Schubiner says many more women than men get Fibromyalgia and migraine headaches because of their stronger “goodism” character traits. They simply care more than most men. The way to become healed of the pain is through hope and positive expectations that you can get better. It is by following TMS Mindbody practices, working in the mind through writing about our childhood traumas, meditating on resolving them through awareness and acceptance of TMS, self-affirmations, and other TMS healing techniques. These are to be found in the TMSWiki.org forums and book about TMS. In my own life, I recall that my mother suffered frequent migraine headaches. I know now through TMS knowledge that they came from her own TMS repressed emotions that probably went back to her childhood in which there was a lot of insecurity when her father died and left my mother and her two older sisters and two younger brothers to live in poverty in the early 1900s. Money worries that developed in my mother’s “Inner Child” were triggered during her marriage and raising me and my older brother and sister during the 1930s Great Depression. These are the psycho-physiological reasons for the pain our unconscious mind gives us, until we discover the traumas of our “Inner Child” and learn how to adjust ourselves to the pain they give us today.