For me it was shortly after university. My mother told me about it and I told her that makes no sense. 5 Months later I hear someone else talking about it and then I decide to pickup Sarno's book from the library. My mind has been completely blown ever since. I've heard from Howard Schubiner that a lot of people first reject and then hear about the idea from somewhere else and then they accept it which is my case. I dealt with a lot of TMS in college but I'm glad its over now and I've learned so much about life from this experience.