Georgie Oldfield is a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom and a member of this forum. She is the founder of SIRPA, the Stress Illness Recovery Practitioner's Association, a group that trains TMS/PPD/Stress Illness practitioners in the UK and abroad. Being a recovered TMSer herself, Georgie cares deeply about spreading the word about TMS and has always been a strong supporter of our nonprofit and its mission. To help us launch our new forum, she has kindly given me permission me to repost some of her blog posts to stimulate discussion. Recently, I've been thinking a lot about the importance of what is happening in the present in my own TMS symptomatology. My symptoms may have roots in the faraway past, but the emotional tension that leads to the tensions play out in the present, and my greatest successes in controlling those symptoms have come from changes in the way that I've handled myself in the present. (Of course, to be emotionally aware in the present, we must understand our past, but that's another story .) In that vein, I thought I'd share the following post, which I found very helpful. I'd love to hear your thoughts on it and I'd also love to hear your own experiences regarding where you've found the most success with your own TMS. Was it through deep journaling about the past or was it about being present in your current life? Or is it even possible to distinguish the two?