Hi, I'm Daniel from the UK. I came across Dr Sarno's work while reading an article on back pain (for someone else) & thought "I wonder if that could work for my problems?". So here's the short version: I used to be a very sociable, confident & adventurous person, however I started having GI problems mid 2000 that just got worse & worse. As a consequence of all the hospital visits, intrusive examinations & various procedures I began to suffer with depression & anxiety. I've also been diagnosed with OCD & am receiving cognitive behavioural therapy. I am currently unable to work, which upsets me very much as I worked very hard to get to where I did in my career. I hope to be able to return to my previous job when things turn around. There isn't a lot that I haven't tried in my search for an answer to my ills. I am very open-minded about new approaches, even though so many times I have been sure (or assured by someone else) that I have found a cure, just to be disappointed. I have just finished listening to Dr Sarno's audiobook "The Divided Mind" which sounded like it could have been written about me, haha! Those personality traits describe me very well. I think I've always believed the theory behind Dr Sarno's work but now it has been explained to me. I now have names for all those things I have been feeling but couldn't describe. I have a lot of faith in this process & will give it everything I've got. I've tried to explain it to a couple of people close to me & found them to be quite dismissive, but I won't let it deter me. Even during the course of listening to the audiobook I saw evidence of the symptom imperative doing its thing. I would love to hear from others who have had positive results, particularly anyone who has been made housebound (or close to) by GI problems. Thanks for reading & thank you to the folks that provide us with this forum.