"It is only by expending on Sarno's concepts and practicing what is recommended by some of the coaches like Abigail or Monte that I finally improved." That is rather dogmatic don't you think? There are many that mention the proverbial "book cure" only. Many want to complicate healing by putting an overlay of new-age or complementary medicine on-top or around their Sarno, when Sarno says it's very simple--all you have to do is change your mind about where your pain emanates from--it comes from your mind and works its way ouward. There are just so many hours in a day, so why waste your time here handing out NOCEBOS about why Sarno doesn't work unless you combine him with Abigail+Monte+Eckhart+Alan--all of whom I am familiar with, seen in person, talked to or read. You can spend your entire life searching out Gurus to follow, or you can become your own Guru, get out of lotus pose and do a head or a handstand. For first-aid I keep Sarno in my medicine cabinet. There are just so many Gurus books, gatherings and websites you can attach yourself to before you become one of those zombies being lead around by your cell-phone walking in front of cars or off sub-way platforms.