I have read the Sarno books after having done the doctors rounds for a back pain that has lasted for a year and I thought for a while a disk bulge was the culprit until I understood TMS and this has helped a lot but I cannot go the last mile... Sure I can understand that my back pain is not structural and no permanent damage will occur BUT If I bend over to tie my shoes I will get a stabbing pain which will cause my muscles to clamp and start a pain cycle which will make me a coward again .... I am sort of fine as long as I keep avoiding bending over.... Cannot break the cycle!! It seems like I can live a normal life as long as it doesnt imply bending over. Any tips on how to push past that point? I need to be able to bend over and I am terrified to do so..... Any pointers? Thank you so much.