I first learned about TMS and found this forum almost two years ago. I've tried the various approaches to it, at least the ones that felt appropriate for me. Unfortunately, I've only experienced some temporary marginal (maybe 5-10%) relief. I know what's going on, I have plenty of evidence that my muscle rigidity and pain are mentally caused, but it persists. I had an interesting experience a couple months ago. I told my brain we both wanted the same thing, freedom, especially freedom from fear. As I said that I felt a huge wave of resistance! It felt like trying to put the + ends of two magnets together. The result was a repulsive force, not a connection. Since then I've felt pretty discouraged, and angry, that I can't get my subconscious mind in accord with my conscious needs. Right now I'm about 2/3rds through my 5th TMS book Think Away Your Pain but so far I haven't encountered any fresh ideas. Any thoughts or suggestions?