So I just finished reading Adam Heller's book, Zero Pain Now. After explaining what TMS is he provides advice on how to overcome the pain. This process is simply answering the question What emotion are you feeling. I think this is just perfect. The heart of recovering from chronic pain is not doing something complicated. It simply involves answering one question: What emotion am I feeling. The book has a great exercise that I wanted to share with you all. The exercise can be done either by yourself or with a partner asking you the questions. First, simply ask yourself on a scale of 1-10, what level of discomfort do you currently have. Then ask yourself outloud Right Now what emotion am I feeling. Then write out your answer, I am feeling ______________. One caveat is that you must answer with an emotion. You can't say, that I'm in pain or I feel stupid. It has to be something like I am angry or I am frustrated. Then repeat the question again and write down the feeling on a piece of paper. Ask yourslef out loud Right now what emotion am I feeling, and then write out your answer, I am feeling _________. After doing this for about 20 - 25 times, ask your self what your level of discomfort is. Heller suggests that you should stop this exercise when the pain is gone. He then suggests that we should investigate each of the emotions that we wrote down after the exercise. I probably did not do the best at describing this, but I think it is a really interesting technique to uncover repressed emotions. I was wondering if anyone else has tried something like this. There is something about this that sounds pretty interesting. It seems really simplistic which is something that I like, and hopefully it may help some people out. If anyone tries it out, I'd love to hear how it works.