Thanks for writing, Lin and for your interest and courage to take this path!
I know Dr. Stratton and he's excellent. It sounds like you are now definitely on the right path for you.
The program consists of understanding and having conviction that you are not damaged; that you are healthy and can get better.
Then we ask people to start acting to focus on doing more things to live and enjoy life; and to worry less, think less, and care less about the pain!!
Finally, we ask people to assess for emotional issues and work on them by writing about them; and by expressing feelings as described in the program.
Please feel free to ask more specific questions to all of us, online.