I started tms journey 31st Oct 2015, by reading Dr Sarno's books. I have been disabled by chronic pain since 2004 I haven't yet started Structured Ed' Prog, I think fear is stopping me ... I had started short-hand journalling but again, I don't think I have fully engaged in doing it 'right' as the fear inside me, seems to be holding me back Up until Christmas week, I was doing rather well with a dramatic reduction in pain levels, and my mobility had increased, but over the last week the pain has come back with a vengeance !! I hit a stumbling block just before xmas, in that ,I had asked my GP for help with further counselling (I have received 6 months of counselling for childhood/teenage abuse at the hands of my mother/ but this was a year before I knew anything about tms) But when I went for the appointment, the 'councillor' totally DISMISSED Dr Sarnos approach, and even stated ''there's no such thing as an unconscious mind or repressed feelings/emotions'' I was devastated by this, reported back to my GP about it, and she said nothing - just shrugged her shoulders ... surely a GP has the power to RE - refer to a different councillor ?? I'm due to see GP again soon - what should I do? Go it alone and try to manage doing all this alone? or ask for GP to re-refer again? I'm from the UK - so any advice would be great Christmas has been hard, always is, but I think the above hasn't helped either. I'm really struggling, I'm so sick of all this pain !