Hi, my friends. I've been gone for awhile, dealing with a new TMS problem that is resisting all the old solutions. With some of us, it just doesn't quit, does it? Anyway, I found a "new" solution and was suprised to find it's only new to me! Dr. Sarno and some of his closest associates know all about it and support it. In case you don't already know, I'm talking about ISTDP (Intensive Short Term Dynamic Psychotherapy). If you'd like to know more, Forest sent me this link: http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Intensive_Short_Term_Dynamic_Psychotherapy I'm going to Vancouver next week for two ISTDP sessions (5 or 6 hours) and some fun in the big city. Yay! I'll report on how it works out here and maybe on the other forums as well. If it helps me, I'll probably do more sessions by Skype. I've been doing IFS sessions with Karen Locke almost weekly for a few months. These have been extremely helpful but I'm thinking that my latest problem may have popped up because IFS helped me get in touch with some pretty deep stuff. I even did a session with the part that has bugs (lol) and it said, "Time to really pay attention" but not much more specific than that. My (TMS equivalent) problem is a (sort of ) delusional parisitosis. I say "sort of" because I DO NOT believe I have real bugs, thanks to knowing about TMS. If not for this forum, I'd be like thousands of others who are totally convinced they are infested with real, living, crawling, biting, yukky, bugs. As it is, I know my bugs only come out when I'm stressed! So, thank God, it's obvious they aren't real. Anyway, I intend to continue with IFS to keep in touch with my parts. I think IFS and ISTDP may well work synergistically. I hope so anyway and will post on what happens next. Wish me luck, please.