Hi, I'm new to this forum and recently discovered I have TMS. I have been doing a lot of reading and started Dr. Shubiner's Educational Program. One thing that has stumped me is talking to my brain. I don't know what to say or how to say it. Do I get mad and yell? Do I show compassion? Am I more like a parent disciplining a naughty child? I have done all of the above, but without much success so far. I will say, "Brain, stop this pain immediately. I know this is TMS, a way to divert attention away from my emotions. Send O2 to ______ region immediately." I have also cussed and yelled! Before a trigger, like driving or sitting, I will take a deep breath and say, "Brain: Sitting does NOT cause pain - this is a conditioned response, like Pavlov's dog." Guess I'm just curious what yall are saying to your brains, in the hopes that maybe I can borrow some of your self talk! Thanks!