This question was submitted via our Ask a TMS Therapist program. To submit your question, click here. Question In Dr. Sarno's book Healing backpain he writes that lots of people 'cure' themselves simply by understanding that the cause of there physical pain is psychological. One moment they're in pain, the next it's gone, often forever. Why does this work for some people while others have to work on it for months or even years? It seems to me that most people on these forums have a different problem. They are working on dealing better with stressors and negative emotions that come up in daily life. Or dealing with issues from their past. Doesn't Dr. Sarno teach that you can heal yourselve without having to work on your repressed anger, you just have to understand and accept that it's there? I look forward to your response. I'm really interested in TMS because I know I have it and want to learn more.