Hi. Today I started the meditation recommended by the SEP. It went ok until my son yelled from the shower..."will you bring me some soap!!!???" So I had to end a little early. I have meditated a little before using Dr. Schubiner's CD from Unlearn Your Pain. It is a guided meditation, and today was more on my own. The main difficulty I seem to have is the deep breathing. I tend to take shallow breaths, and I don't think they always effect way down in to my stomach. It seems when someone tells me to focus on my breathing, then my breathing become erratic and not natural. I'm hopeful that with time...it will get better.