I read the Dr. Sarno's book Healing back pain and then The Divided Mind and and am now listening to the Back Pain Book by Steven Ozanich. Have also been journaling. All I can say is I am so thankful to have found this information. I am now walking everyday with my dog about 4 miles, including hills. My back pain is significantly reduced. I am learning to listen to my body and reprogram my brain. By reading or listening (audible) to these books, I get these nuggets of truth that just become so clear to me. It truly is astounding. I did something yesterday that really shows the progress in my pain management. I have a home business where I have designed a bunch of small metal parts which are made by machine shops in very large quantities. Once inspected the parts are assembled into plastic boxes. Depending on the type of kit, there may be 35 to 45 parts assembled into the boxes. I had gotten to the point where I could not stand very long to put the parts in the box because of my back pain. I make up 8 boxes at one time. I would put on the labels, then stop for the day. The next day I would put in all the parts in the box (its divided up into 36 sub compartments), and then stop. The next day I would put in this foam in each of the compartments that keeps the metal parts from rattling around. Yesterday I assembled 16 boxes (2 sets of 8) entirely in one session! My back was tired, but no real pain. It really is a miracle. I also am beginning to understand that with constant pain, the body really does divert our attention from the hidden emotions. I say this because every day I am now focusing on the psychological rather than the physical pain and am achieving some incredible insights into the patterns dealing with my emotions. I was not able to do this before because the pain was always front and center. I have had no trouble accepting Dr. Sarno's explanation for the pain. Its kinda like when I first accepted the teachings of Christ many years ago. There was so much that I didnt understand, but as I finally took the first step, the understanding came. It was a process of starting with just a small understanding and then it growing as I kept seeking. Its the same with TMS. As I keep putting the effort (journaling, reading, and discussing with my wife), more understanding occurs and the pain decreases. Thanks to all on here that have helped me, and I hope all that are suffering, will find their truth which will set them free of pain.