Apart from Journaling through SEP what are the other methods you followed ? According to Dr Sarno, as long as we are aware of our repressed emotions the TMS pain will gradually go away but for some it doesn't, as the repressed emotions are too too much to get rid of. The higher the anxiety , anger and other repressed feelings recovery will be slow. I think this is when you need access to Therapist or psychotherapist. When you don't have access to psychotherapist what is the best method you follow ?