TMMS “THINK CLEAN,” THE TRANSFORMING THEORY FOR TMS Monte Hueftle, a TMS Mindbody coach, offers this nearly 9-minute video that many have found to be very helpful in ridding them of TMS pain: He also suggests going to www.runningpain.com to learn more. Hueftle says we can change our thoughts, from stressful to calming by “thinking clean.” That is the quality of energy you communicate to your nervous system that reverses TMS pain. It is not denying your feelings by thinking positively, rather it is feeling your feelings. This echoes Dr. Sarno in the need to spend time thinking or journaling about repressed emotions that probably go back to childhood, and also about our personality, especially if it is perfectionist and we want everyone to like and approve of us. Hueftle suggests three things to “think clean:” Emotional awareness. What are you feeling emotionally? The quality of focus. If you are very stressed, change to being calm. Experience and feel emotional images, and do not repress them. If you feel anger, do deep breathing to become calm. Walt here: I always find that deep breathing calms me down. If not, laughing usually does. No anger or other emotional stress can remain if you laugh at it. Stress is not there to beat you. You’re there to beat it. We can change our thoughts to make us well and happier.