I had read The Mindbody Prescription on the advice of a coworker many years before when suffering from tendonitis, and I mostly believed it at the time (and had passed the book on with positive results). This time around, I have carpal tunnel. I spent weeks in a 'let me figure out my rage' state, along with some hand therapy and stretching. I stayed pretty static...not in that much pain, but always in braces and always worried that it wasn't getter better. So I started reading The Mindbody Prescription again, and it helped some, but not much. A week or two later I found tmswiki (searching for TMS and RSI), and a few days after that I read the TMS Recovery Program Section here. At that was the big turning point for me, most critically the text and audio recording around "Working Towards Outcome Independence." I had read (and re-read) Sarno talking about the fear factor, but it didn't fully land until I read/heard it there. It's what got me to believe it was ok to start doing more and more stuff without the braces, and that has made a massive difference.