I’m just trying to understand why some people suffer from TMS and others don’t. I know a lot of people who are perfectionists, are hard on themselves, have had traumatic experiences, lead very stressful lives, are not very connected to their feelings, etc and yet they do not suffer from chronic pain. While many of us here suffer debilitating symptoms for many years, even after discovering TMS and putting in the work to change our emotional/fear response to it, treating ourselves with compassion, and being mindful of what’s going on internally. If TMS is a defense mechanism of the human brain, wouldn’t everybody be getting it all the time? Most people find ways to cope with the stresses of life and stuff their feelings down and go about their lives as they need to and seem to get along just fine. It just doesn’t make sense. What am I missing here?