I found the tapes to be very helpful. I only wish I had purchased CDs instead of tapes so I could continue to listen to them. After doing the course I would listen to my favorite session to help with stress and head off flares. I was soooo skeptical of hypnotherapy and very cautious about purchasing them. I think the price has actually gone down a little bit since I bought them maybe 5 years ago. Eric may (or may not) remember all the questioning I did on here. I knew there were big fans of the tapes, but wanted to hear from others who had tried them. What I found, and understood after using them, was that most people who use the tapes enthusiastically recommend them to others. You can't help but be enthusiastic about something that helps you a lot.Car, I'm sorry to hear you don't like Mike's voice. Many of us ladies find it quite nice. I find it to be incredibly soothing and easily fell asleep to it, which was big for me because I had been suffering from insomnia.BTW, I'm not sure how long Marilyn has been working with Mike, but I think she was just another user of the tapes when I first joined about 6 years ago. My understanding by the time I bought the tapes a year or so later was that she sent them out from her home so those of us in the US could lower shipping costs. I could be wrong on that part of the arrangement. But at that time I don't think she did any marketing or anything.The thing to remember with things that have helped people is many of us who get to a point where we aren't really suffering any more don't necessarily stick around, or maybe just pop in now and then. My biggest help has been Lotronex, but I did the tapes while it was off the market. The tapes helped me reduce the severity of my attacks and in general help me still to control the anxiety element of the attacks, which escalated them for me. And the only reason I'm not doing great these days is because I'm pregnant and off the combo of drugs that worked so well for me and pregnancy does all sorts of strange things to your poor intestines as they get squished around, so I don't feel as well these days.