We all know by now that anxiety and depression are forms of TMS. But what can we do to help ourselves? For example, if you have back pain, and you know it is TMS, you can help yourself because mentally, you're in the right state to help yourself. Nothing is going to hold you back mentally. However, if you're depressed, you're held back from doing anything by the actual symptom. In the case of my wife, she understands that depression and anxiety are TMS, even though we are new to TMS. We've known about TMS for about 6 weeks. She has never been depressed before, and no at age 47 she is. She has been this way for around 10 weeks now. I have made her watch 'all the rage - saved by Sarno'. And I have bought the book The Divided Mind for Kindle and on audiobook, I have also bought the kindle version of Unlearn your pain by Dr Schubiner. She watched the documentary with me, but she hasn't had the assertiveness or state of mind to make time to read one of the books, any of them, or even to listen to the audiobook. I have to be very gentle with her because she is very delicate right now. I have asked her several times to start one of the books. She is seeing a Psychologist and taking Lexapro. Most days she isn't too bad, but some days she is so down. It is heart breaking. I am trying to tell her, gently, that the lexapro might help the symptoms to a degree, but that they will most likely resurface as something else if she doesn't try to understand it. The Psychologist is a neuro psychologist that I had high hopes for, but after 8 weeks, they don't seem to be getting anywhere. I wish I could find a TMS Psychotherapist here. I have looked but there are none that we know of in our city. The closest one is several hours away by train. It's got so bad that while I have my own TMS issues, I'm seriously considering taking the two training courses from the australian mindbodyfood website, and trying to treat her myself. But given that I am her husband, and perhaps some of her anger may be directed towards me, I might not be the best person to go through it with her. But what else can I do? Does anyone have any tips or suggestions on this? Thanks everyone.