Over the last few months I have become increasingly convinced that unresolved emotional issues contribute to the shoulder and wrist pain I have experienced in relation to violin playing and computer work over the last six years, but I felt myself to be lacking guidance and orientation in order to address these. Stumbling across Sarno's work today set off a chain reaction and I have now ordered the book "Mindbody Prescription" and am looking forward to reading it. At the outset I have to say it is a daunting prospect to wholly embrace the idea that the problems could be purely psychological in nature, when I, as so many other forum members before me, have invested substantial time and energy in alternative treatments and mainstream medicine and have multiple diagnoses on hand as to what the physical root of the problem could be (muscle disbalance, tendinitis/RSI). I also sense the inner perfectionist in me wanting to conquer the pain and complete the programm so well and so fast instead of really trusting the process and not getting unduly attached to instant outcomes. As it stands I would say I feel open and curious about the process, though my acceptance of the diagnosis is still admittedly somewhat patchy, and my commitment to the programme marred somewhat by previous disappointments. I hope the education programme and support from the forum and reading the book will help me to grow my commitment to a path of healing and I welcome any comments and from others who have trodden their own paths already.