I've been reading @Steve Ozanich's book 'The Great Pain Deception' and found it quite alarming exactly what he had to go through physically/pain-wise to get better...and depressing too because I don't know how I could do anything like he forced himself to do despite the torturous pain it caused him, e.g. hitting loads of golf balls and running every day for miles... When I've just somewhat aggressively pushed through the pain and stiffness that I experience to do just the ordinary daily things that I need and/or want to do, I've ended up bedridden with muscle spasms that have torqued and skewed my pelvis out of line so badly that they've made me bedridden for months on end (on one occasion for 7 months). The muscles of my pelvic girdle spasmed and then 'splinted' my saco-iliac area, the muscles setting rock hard like concrete. So, I've found that I have to pace myself - pushing myself through the pain only to a certain degree to do things and taking breaks and resting a lot. However, Steve says in his book - words to the effect of - that if he paced himself and babied himself at all, he found it prevented himself from fully healing. Perhaps Steve goes on to offer advice in his book regarding how you can heal without the extreme effort/measures that it took him to get better (I haven't finished his book as yet) but for now I'm somewhat despondent that my relatively gentle efforts to challenge my symptoms won't be enough to get rid of my TMS. Steve does, however, mention about having used some visualization to help him recover. I've not as yet read what he's written about visualization further on in his book...but, in the meantime, I'm wondering if I were to visualize/imagine myself doing strenuous exercise - running and doing star jumps or whatever - this might work. It has been shown that those who have broken limbs and have been bedbound because of their injuries fare better recovery-wise (their muscles atrophy less and are actual liable to get stronger) if they lie there imagining themselves doing exercises and being generally active compared to those who don't do any such visualization http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2887151/Scientists-discover-just-IMAGINING-exercising-make-stronger-tone-muscles-delay-stop-muscle-atrophy.html (Scientists discover just IMAGINING exercising can make you stronger | Daily Mail Online)... I wonder if this would be powerful enough though to challenge TMS symptoms adequately enough to heal? Has anyone heard of anyone recovering from TMS by using this kind of 'active' visualization technique or any kind of visualization technique, for that matter?