I just thought id share this thought I had. I was at the end of a meditation, the one Dr Schubiner has on his website. I suddenly thought to myself "I haven't got time to sort my back pain out because I'm too busy sorting out my crazy emotional mind." This got me thinking about it even more. Before I found out about Dr Sarno's amazing work if someone asked if I had any emotional issues or worries all I would have said "yeah my flaming back pain" but now im gradually thinking about my mind and worries more and more than my actual physical symptoms. When I flare up its hard not to think of the pain but most of the time now its all psychological. What a turn around of events. Dr Sarnos argument is starting to make more sense. The phrase TMS only exists to distract us from our repressed emotions is starting to make so much sense now.