I'm one of those tms-ers who hops around in recovery. I often practise one system while returning to learn more from a couple of earlier systems, and exploring something entirely new-to-me. Obviously, this can be confusing but sometimes putting two (or three, or more) together triggers a synthesis that works. In fact, I've reached the conclusion we are all heading in the same direction. It's amazing how many people are working on mind/body issues -- in so many different ways. Perhaps it's time has come. One recent revisit for me is Dr. David Berceli's TRE (Trauma Release Exercises). My curiosity was piqued (a couple of days ago) by an enthusiastic post on another forum. Then I found I already owned Dr. Berceli's book. In it Bercelli describes his work with trauma survivors (including whole populations in war zones) to "shake off" their stress. His method is based on the way animals shake off trauma while we humans tend tell ourselves to "man up" and pretend we are fine when we're obviously not. The book sounded good at the time but the exercises seemed intimidating and I didn't follow up. Well, I'm back and have contacted a TRE practitioner in Vancouver who is going to do Skype sessions with me. So I'll report here on how it goes. Just to prove it's all tms, as soon as I made the appointment with the TRE practitioner I had my first, ever, serious knee pain. Luckily, the practitioner said she can adjust the exercises to accommodate so we are going forward. PS: I searched here for more information on TRE from other tms-ers but couldn't find it. If anyone has had experience with this I hope you'll post about it. Meanwhile, here are a few resources: http://traumaprevention.com (Dr. Berceli's main web site, I think) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0ZzHhtUEw4 (it's not just war and acute trauma, chronic stress needs to be released, as well - Part One of Two) Btw, some may recall my interest in IFS (Internal Family Systems) and wonder if I've abandoned that. Not at all -- in fact, I had the most incredible session on the Thursday IFS call (see the subforum for more info) just last week. Life-changing.