Hi all, This is my first post here and I really need advice. I discovered Dr Sarno's healing back pain in July after suffering terrible back pain for 8 months after the birth of my daughter. The pain left me in hospital unable to walk, hold my daughter etc. and I felt really like it was the end of my life. After one month in a pain clinic which got me moving and reduced my pain about 15% I found doctor Sarno. My pain then dropped 50-60% on average and I was able to sleep through the night lying down and took no pain killers. This was a big success and it lasted 4 weeks and just as I felt I was on the right track I got struck by high pain and fear and despite now knowing this is a normal part of the process I have been feeling stuck ever since. My pain is no longer really activity dependent, but it is every day, sometimes more sometimes less. I do all my normal activities and the pain is sometimes high, sometimes low. It has even been exacerbated by other pains (migraines - I am a long-time sufferer, hip pain, stomach pains, eye ticks etc), which come and go. I feel I have no idea how to get out of this cycle. I know I should not fear the pain, but I do and all that it has taken away, which is enjoyment of life. Despite knowing that fear is the problem, how do you stop being afraid of something that is so scary? I have been going through Alan's program but I keep feeling I do well not giving in to the fear only to relent to it after a few days and be back to square one again. I am also trying journaling but so far I don't identify a specific issue. I have a lot of events that could have triggered my pain, but what is perpetuating it I don't know. Not wanting to be totally negative, I can say that.... 1) I can sleep through the night laying down without pain 2) I am 100% physically active despite the pain 3) I have accepted my pain comes from psychological causes 4) I no longer take painkillers or antidepressants My husband makes me remember this to see I am making progress. Any help is so welcome! Please help!!!