First I just want to share something and I would love feedback. The more I read about TMS, the more I realise how much of a misnomer I believe TMS is. It's beyond what we perceive it to be - it is "us". It's mind blowing when this realization sets in - but when it does, it is the catalyst for our healing. What blows my mind even more, is how difficult it is to convey this point when you "get it". Thoughts? I also believe that the stories doing the rounds of people closing sarno's book - standing up and becoming almost simultaneously pain free (I am not doubting these examples for 1 second) are an inhibition to healing. I wish Sarno had never mentioned these particular cases in his book as me then invariably become vexed at how long it takes us to become pain free in comparison. Hence more fear and anxiety. Thoughts? Anyway enjoy the videos below. It is a rudimentary example of how we are conditioned to believe our backs are truly structurally "damaged". Now, I might first add that the physio in this video is world renowned (a professor). Earlier in his career (like sarno) he treated patients with back pain with physio "core" strenghtening exercises / physio stretches etc... He believed back pain was structural. This is no longer his belief and he treats patients with what he has coined as "cognitive functional therapy" - e.g. telling patients that there is nothing wrong with their backs and "coercing" them to move their backs again. Watch what happens jack (a young man) who was originally told he would require back surgery (told he had the back of a 70 year old) never be able to have kids because of the structural state of his back. Then watch what happened to martin. The point I think here is that some people in the medical area are waking up to the fact that there is a mind-body connection to our back pain. I love the part in the second video "I make a conscious effort to get up and move around". "Are you better doing that?". "Emmmmmmm I dont know". Conditioning! Also not the phrase "conflict in your brain" and "messing with your head". Thoughts?