Hi everyone, I listened to one of John Sarno's audio books last weekend and I have decided to try this programme to see whether it helps. It's funny because I think his theories are scientifically unsound, but it also spoke to some emotional truths so I felt strangely calmed by it. I am a bit skeptical because I have ME, not chronic pain so I don't know whether it will cure my ME. I have had no benefit from years of counselling. Exercise therapy hasn't worked either. But for some reason I feel inclined to try this. I like that I can work through it and experiment with it my own time. I figure, if it doesn't help my ME, it might help my mental health... So nothing to lose. I have never tried any alternative treatment programmes because they all seemed like hunkum to me. But I have been working with specialist NHS clinics for 6 years and made almost no progress, so I think it's time to try something else. Last week after listening to the audiobook I felt a strong urge to go running. I haven't run in 9 years so I decided it would be unwise to push my unfit body suddenly like that. So I went for a walk and ran gently just about 50 meters down a hill. My legs buckled arterwards and it was hard to walk home without falling (I usually have to use a wheelchair). I thought I would for sure pay for it with at least a week in bed. But my symptoms actually weren't noticeably worse than normal for the week afterwards, which I found curious. I used the wheelchair for the rest of the week but didn't have to stay in bed all week as anticipated. I don't want to draw any conclusions yet, but I have decided to explore working through the programme to see what happens. I hope you are all having a good weekend.