RESOURCES

Educational Videos on MBS/TMS

Meditation

SOMATIC BODY MEDITATION

This free meditation session is recorded by Sarah Dakhili with a focus on guiding you to connect with your body, to restore and ease chronic pain, tension, anxiety and fear. Somatic Meditation is the realisation that ultimately, our meditative state is not external, in another place for us to find, but instead it is discovered as the most vital, indispensable and profound reality of our bodies , and through the practice we are able to awaken ourselves and begin to heal.

REDUCING JUDGEMENT MEDITATION

This free meditation session is recorded by Sarah Dakhili with a focus on reducing judgment. The mind has a tendency to constantly evaluate and judge. Too much judgement has a negative effect on our thoughts, emotions and even our physical health. Whenever we are judging, we get caught up in a state of rejection, fighting what is. This state of being contributes towards much internal suffering. Anxiety, anger and anguish all lead to high blood pressure and heart problems. Judgement prevents us from building a peaceful internal world, where long-term well-being, joy and peace is made possible.

Books on TMS

Dr John E. Sarno is a medical pioneer whose programme has helped thousands of patients overcome their back conditions – without drugs or serious surgery. Using his latest research into TMS (Tension Myositis Syndrome), Dr Sarno goes one step further: after identifying stress and other psychological factors in back pain, he demonstrates how many of his patients have then gone on to heal themselves without exercises or other physical therapy. Healing Back Pain is one of his best selling books and highly recommended for anyone with chronic pain issues.

The book that will change the way we think about health and illness, The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John E. Sarno’s distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders. The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud’s crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. It is another one of Dr Sarno’s amazing books on chronic pain.

Dr. Sarno reveals how many painful conditions-including most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, and tendonitises-are rooted in repressed emotions…and shows how they can be successfully treated without drugs, physical measures, or surgery. His innovative program has already produced gratifying results for thousands of patients. The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.

After Steve healed he began receiving hundreds of emails, calls, and letters, asking for his help – too many to respond to, so he decided to write his experience down in this book. After 10 years of research, Steve has conveyed an amazing testimonial of triumph over tragedy, an inspiring story of healing that is a must read if you suffer from any ailment from mild to severe. The only thing standing between good health, and healing, is ego. Pain and unpleasant symptoms serve a purpose. Disease is the report card of how happy we are; feedback of a life not lived. Symptoms are anger flowing over into the physical realm, signs of internal conflict. Pain and illness are the virtual language of the unconscious mind. When we are untrue to ourselves and needs, living by the codes and wishes of others, denying our deepest desires – symptoms then form to reveal the deeper conflict.

Based upon the pioneering work of John E. Sarno, MD, Pathways to Pain Relief offers the stories of seventeen patients who recovered from back pain, sciatica, and other pain disorders which were emotional in origin. These stories are shared to help people searching for relief from pain and those who support them. Written by two therapists who worked with Dr. Sarno for over 30 years, and including input from their patients, Pathways to Pain Relief offers ideas and inspiration to explore the emotional circumstances related to the development of pain.

TMS Physician – Dr. Paul Gwozdz http://www.gwozdzmd.com

TMS Physician – Dr. Howard Shubiner https://www.unlearnyourpain.com

TMS Physician – Dr. David Schechter https://www.mindbodymedicine.com

Self-compassion Psychologist – Dr. Kristin Neff http://www.self-compassion.org

TMS Author – Steve Ozanich  http://steveozanich.com

Funded by the PPD/TMS Peer Network  https://www.tmswiki.org

Helpful podcasts

 
Hear inspiring testimonials by everyday people who have healed their bodies and minds of chronic pain, illness & dis-ease. Learn about different modalities for neuro-hacking, brain retraining, upgrading your mind & healing your body, so you can take your power back. This podcast is great for anyone interested in learning more about the power of the human mind, body an spirit.

TELL ME ABOUT YOUR PAIN

A Podcast Where Real Chronic Pain Sufferers Meet Science-Backed Solutions. The expert hosts help listeners overcome obstacles to healing through evidence-based techniques.

The MIND AND FITNESS PODCAST

This is a weekly podcast hosted by TMS survivor and fitness advocate Eddy Lindenstein, focusing on the mind-body connection, fitness and wellness. This is a great podcast for anyone interested in learning more  about TMS and chronic pain recovery.

A QUEST FOR WELL-BEING

This is a podcast inspired by love in the quest for Well-Being. The episodes feature informative, inspirational, healing, and insightful conversations focused on mental and spiritual health. This is a platform of collaboration created for exploration of fundamental truths, enlightening ideas, and insights about holistic health. The aspiration is to awaken new ways of thinking toward a new way of living and new ways of being.

Mobile App for TMS

CURABLE

A mobile app for treating mind-body disorders at the level between a great PPD book and a session with a PPD Practitioner. Several of the PPDA Board members are also Scientific Advisory Board members of Curable.

Books We Love

Coming to Life is written by Mental Awakening founder and Counsellor – Sarah Dakhili. It is a story of courage, of struggle against our own fears and limitations and a reminder that there is more to life than meets the eye. This is a spiritually therapeutic autobiography, which offers hope and inspiration and a map towards growth, fulfillment and consciousness.With great insight and clarity, Sarah shows us the transformative power of bringing awareness to every aspect of ourselves, including the disowned parts of ourselves – The shadow. Through her own story, Sarah injects awareness and consciousness into what we are doing and how we are choosing to live our lives.

The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment is a book by Eckhart Tolle. The book is intended to be a guide for day-to-day living and stresses the importance of living in the present moment and transcending thoughts of the past or future. Much more than simple principles and platitudes, The Power of Now takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light. In the first chapter, Tolle introduces readers to enlightenment and its natural enemy, the mind. He awakens readers to their role as a creator of pain and shows them how to have a pain-free identity by living fully in the present.

 Dr LePera is ready to share her much-requested protocol with the world. In How to Do the Work , she offers both a manifesto for self-healing and an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Drawing on the latest research from both scientific research and healing modalities, Dr LePera helps us recognise how adverse experiences and trauma in childhood live with us, keeping us stuck engaging in patterns of codependency, emotional immaturity, and trauma bonds. Unless addressed, these self-sabotaging behaviours can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unwell. In How to Do the Work, Dr LePera offers readers the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviours to reclaim and recreate their lives. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental wellness and self-care.

A world expert presents a sympathetic exploration of the causes of trauma and the new treatments making it possible for sufferers to reclaim their lives. What causes people to continually relive what they most want to forget, and what treatments could help restore them to a life with purpose and joy? Here, Dr Bessel van der Kolk offers a new paradigm for effectively treating traumatic stress. Neither talking nor drug therapies have proven entirely satisfactory. With stories of his own work and those of specialists around the globe, The Body Keeps the Score sheds new light on the routes away from trauma – which lie in the regulation and syncing of body and mind, using sport, drama, yoga, mindfulness, meditation and other routes to equilibrium.

Drawing on deep scientific research and Dr Gabor Maté’s acclaimed clinical work, When the Body Says No provides the answers to critical questions about the mind-body link – and the role that stress and our emotional makeup play in an array of common diseases such as arthritis, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, irritable bowel syndrome and multiple sclerosis.

This is another hugely popular book. It’s based on the true story of Victor and how he both survived a concentration camp and ended up developing a new form of therapy based on his observations of who survived. His famous quote is:

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”