Hi, I've suffered from sciatica, back pain and shoulder pain for 20 years. I first heard about John Sarno a few years ago, and it helped somewhat, because I am a classic textbook case. I really believe it is true. But I was frustrated that I couldn't seem to find most of the emotional problems I was looking for that I was trying to distract myself from. I have spent many many years doing that kind of work, not for TMS, but for emotional development, and feel happily free of anger, resentment and guilt. So slowly I got back to the idea that my problems were all physical. Now with a recent flareup I've started looking again, and have realized that while I may have resolved most of the issues I would associate with the beginning of my pain, there are two things I've not understood before, that reading the TMS forum helped me to discover. The first is that I have let the pain itself become a huge source of stress and freak out in my life. The second is that I am a major over doer. While I wouldn't have said it was stressful, clearly the pressure I've put on myself to get lots done has been out of hand. My body has done me a favor I think, by forcing me to slow down when I didn't have the sense to do it for my peace of mind. So I'm extremely hopeful, that with the help of this program, this time I will eventually become free of pain like so many others.