I'm in the middle of reading Dr. Sarno's, The Mindbody Prescription. I'm enjoying it. I do have a question though. How is it that pain relief can be obtained with the education of knowing what's happening, yet not actually going through a deeper emotional release of the repressed fears and rage? By "release" I mean an experience where I might start crying, screaming, etc. I've forgotten the page number but Dr. Sarno explained that only a small percentage of his patients needed the help of a psychologist to "let go" of the repressed emotions. Most (I believe 80%) he stated were healed simply by the education and awareness of what's going on in their minds. For example, if my neck pain is relieved in a matter of two weeks of reading Dr. Sarno's book (and I don't doubt that it can be), yet I don't actually go through the process of directly experiencing the inner rage/fear that I have (so that it leaves the subconscious), can we call that a healthy recovery?