I come across a lot of forum posts where people mention how they are trying to make the pain go away, but, as Alan points out, recovery is not about doing something about the symptoms. The symptoms are benign and do not need fixing. Your focus instead, needs to be on addressing our fear and preoccupation of the pain. This is what, I believe, the people who had the book cures were able to achieve. They were able to recognize that their symptoms were benign, and they no longer had to fear them. Yes, it can take some time to reach this level of acceptance, but that is why education is so important. The more you read and reread Sarno’s books, the more you communicate to your unconscious that your symptoms are benign and there is nothing to fear in them. If you continue to work on no longer being preoccupied with your symptoms, they will have no choice but to fade away. As Dr. Sarno said in Healing Back Pain, If I can convince the conscious mind that TMS is not serious and not worthy of its attention, better yet that it is a phony, a charade, and that rather than fear it one should ridicule it...We will have made the TMS useless; it will no longer have the ability to attract the attention of the conscious mind; the defense is a failure (the cover is blown; the camouflage is removed).