I started the SEP today after reading Mind Over Back Pain, Healing Back Pain, and The Mindbody Prescription. I've had this lumbar pain for so long (almost nine years), and I've had so many different treatments, that I'm having some difficulty believing that relief could result from something as simple as reading some books and focusing on the emotional component(s). And yet I'm hopeful! Dr. Sarno's theory really rings true to me, and I intend to follow the SEP and to reread the books as I go. I'm pleased to have a resource like this forum to provide support and community.