I have been experiencing severe back pain/sciatica for the past 6 months. The pain is constant and sometimes when I catch a glimpse of my own reflection in a shop window as I limp down the street, I worry that I will have to live as a cripple for the rest of my life! I picked up the Sarno book a few months ago at the recommendation of a friend. I identified strongly with Dr. Sarno's description of TMS and its causes, yet "knowledge therapy" has not worked for me thus far. I think perhaps I have not fully accepted the diagnosis, and have used Dr. Sarno's ideas as conversation starters, rather than applying the principles to my own life in a meaningful way... But I've suffered enough. It's time to start taking this seriously. So, I am hereby committing myself to the 6-Week Structured Educational Program in the hopes of changing my life for the better and freeing myself from chronic pain once and for all!!