HOW TO REBUILD YOURSELF was born out of the author’s personal experience with prolonged illness and disability (chronic fatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder) which left him unable to function for years. George wrote the book that, if he’d read it a long time ago, would have prevented him from getting sick. - The way you can get out of your pain is to go into it. Never let your pain alone. Learn how to alter the pain mechanisms. - Break up your habitual patterns of thinking, feeling, and behaving. Learn how to modulate your inner state and behavior. - Stop automatic conditioned responses without being overwhelmed or frightened by them. Learn how to control your physical and mental processes and states. - Change your brain structure and function. Train your brain to do the things that matter most. - Discover what is behind your physical pain and mental suffering. Find out how to experience healing and happiness.