New guy here.......just started day 1 of the structured educational program. I have just recently read Dr Sarno's book "Healing Back Pain" and know that I have TMS and the personality to go with it. I have a herniated disc in my back and degerated discs in my neck and have had success in thinking the pain away for brief moments, but no real success as of yet, although it's only been 2 weeks. As a kid being skinny, unathletic and uncoordinated I remember mentally bringing on headaches in order to be excluded from gym glass. Probably set myself up for a life long habit of pain.