So you've mentioned "curling" up, isolating, protecting, twice in your post. What is your posture like? I see this image or realization that all us us have been literally curling up, collapsing our bodies over the computer screen and escaping into the PMO-ing world, hoping that we will find some comfort, but finding the opposite, emotional issues don't get resolved. Our hearts are literally compressed and have to work harder. Lungs and diaphragm don't move as freely because there's less room for them to expand and do their job, breathing becomes more shallow, sometimes stops, then a quick gasp for air and a sigh, because we're not getting enough. Emotions get stuck with the stuck air. We just continue to hold on to old stuff. Improving our posture we begin to breath more easily, the heart is less stressed, and emotions we haven't dealt with for years bubble up to the surface and scare us, again….