I started Mike's tapes last night and want to say somethings at this point.I am building his new website for him,so people know. I also have his tapes on my site,if people didn't already know, but I am just starting them now because I did not have a cassette player,which I bought yesterday.I am saying this so it's up front with people,I am in no way trying to pray on my fellow IBSers, I believe that would be lower then I can possible say,and I want to be up front with this for this reason. I have tried to earn people's respect in everything I do and feel that everyone has supported me and my website. I have also made alot of friends here and I would never intensionally steer anyone the wrong way,but in order for me to give everyone progress reports I feel I need to say this up front.With that said, I am looking forward to this and am already impressed. The opening of the tapes bring up some very good points and already has given me somethings to think about. If anyone else has them I would be interested in sharing their experience with me.One thing I thought about before I listened to them and was gonna post(and he confirmed this), was when I first wake up in the mourning, to start right away with positive thoughts(usally I don't),I have had this for so long it is part of my whole being to have negative thoughts and I feel conditioning for this will help, I thought I could do it on my own, but that has only helped alittle and I feel that positive reinforcement will help me.At this point I want to say something about the BB. Just as a reality check, I feel the BB can reinforce some negative thoughts as well,by thinking everyone else is this way,and so am I, so it should be this way. I don't believe this is true,I love this BB and it has helped me,but I think its important once in a while to think about,is it effecting me negatively and be aware of this. Something to check with yourself sometimes and just a thought.I also want to add, if you have only had this for a short time,the Hypnotherapy or some equivalent therapy is a good way to go before the negitive thoughts such as mine, settle in and become part of you, I actually wish I would have started something like this awhile agkay, I have said my peice. It doesn't matter how you accomplish this, you may think I am bias because I am working with Mike, but that is not the case. I am just going to report as I go, and you will have to trust me and take my word for it,which I assure you is honorable. I hope someday soon we are all eating the food we want and using the bathroom like normal people. Peace and Health!