I started this program after a recent bout of low back pain that began about three weeks ago. I have longstanding experience with back pain, having suffered from it from the age of 20. Two bouts—one in 2005 and another in 2006—lasted over six months each time. The timing of this onset, and the fact that it was not sudden, made me wonder what was going on, since I'd been free of pain for almost five years. I had bought one of Dr. Sarno's books some time ago, but didn't read it. However, when I realized that I was approaching the one-year anniversary of my marital break-up, I began to wonder if my pain wasn't somehow psychosomatic, since I have learned throughout my life (I'm 47) that my anxious mind can play significant tricks on me. I've had tinnitis, globus sensation, IBS, and so on, all conditions that resolved when the life-stressors that were present at the time resolved. I happened to find Dr. Sarno's book on my shelf five days ago, and I read it and decided to dig deeper. So I'm on the wiki doing just that, and doing the program. As soon as I read the book, I felt a degree of relief, and now, on the third day of the program, I am already experiencing considerably relief. Today was the first day in ten that I haven't taken a Tylenol 3. I also had the rather interesting experience last night of getting rid of some pain with just a thought. I was sitting on the couch (which is not a good idea when I'm in pain), trying to find a position I could stand. But then I took the position I wanted to be in, and told myself that I'd worked hard during the day and I deserved to watch some television and relax, and that I wasn't doing anything wrong by doing so. After five minutes, the pain was gone, and I was focussed on my program. I tested the result by getting up and making some movements that would normally be painful, and they were not. As a writer by trade, I already credit our consciousness with the capacity to do many complex things in the background, so it doesn't take much to convince me that TMS is a real thing. I already accept the diagnosis consciously and am looking forward to it seeping in deeper.