Dear Dr. Sarno,
I was one of your three month intensive program patients in 1982 at Rusk Institute. I had suffered horribly with back pain for seven years and had almost given up hope of a normal life or a pain free life. I was literally ready to walk the plank. I’m a Vietnam veteran and don’t give up easily but I was right at the edge.
I came home from your program pain free. You and Arlene worked wonders. She broke through my many defenses and I started naming and feeling feelings. I worked so hard in the program, as you and Arlene did too. It was almost more work than one human can do, but I gritted my teeth and hung in there.
My story doesn’t stop there. Since 1982 I’ve used your books to help almost one hundred friends and acquaintances. I feel it’s my duty to share what you taught me.
I regret so few doctors have adopted your technique. So we laymen continue to spread the message as best we can. God Bless You John Sarno. In a just world you’d have the Nobel prize for medicine.