I have had extremely severe digestive problems for 8 years now which severely affect the quality and joy in my life. I have also had some neck and back pain but that is better now. The last few years I have tried so many healing therapies for the digestive issues - learnt EFT, Sedona Method - fabulous techniques, which helped me to collapse so many problems - but the pain, gas, acidity and bloating have not budged. I feel much hope when reading Dr Sarno's book and have been reading it every day for 5 days now. This forum is absolutely fantastic and filled with some of the most caring, kind and generous people I have ever met. Thank you, all of you! I have begun journaling and it's interesting. My main problem is the intense preoccupation with my physical symptoms and terror. The doctors say I have IBS, acid reflux, hiatal hernia and gastritis, but nothing really serious, but it feels awful, because it never lets up. I don't normally write in forums, but I am so touched by this one and the sharing and support. And I feel a thrill of hope and excitement at the start of my journey. Thank you!