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.

Usefull Links on TMS

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

TMS Speaker – Nichole Sachs  https://www.thecureforchronicpain.com

TMS Master Practice – Monte Hueftle https://www.runningpain.com

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

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.

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.”