All the Rage

I’ve had clients tell me that when they succeed at no longer indulging in these pain-themed thoughts, they actually become somewhat indifferent to the pain. Of course it still hurts, but without all the fear and frustration, the pain loses a lot of its meaning. When you reach this place of near-indifference, the pain is no longer serving its purpose,...

What interested you in mind body related medicine? I am a Clinical Hypnotherapist and CBT Hypno-Psychotherapist, so have a strong interest and understanding of the subconscious being the body and the conscious being the mind. How often, in your opinion, are patients misdiagnosed each year, and how can we put an end to this? The only way we can put...

  “All the Rage” is not meant to be an attack on medicine, though those who are deeply embedded, and invested, in current practice might feel that it is. Instead, it’s an attempt to re-illuminate the connection between our minds and bodies that is too often stuck in the blind spot of the current medical system. The mechanistic model that holds sway...

What interested you in mind body related medicine? I became a patient of Dr. Sarno when I was just 18 years old. I was a senior in high school, but felt I was trapped in the body of an 80 year old. I had excruciating and debilitating back pain- it was consuming my life and making me feel hopeless for my...

What interested you in mind/body related medicine? I became interested in mind/body medicine when I experienced severe, debilitating back and neck pain that lasted almost two years. After reading Dr. Sarno's book, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection and seeing a TMS physician, I was able to cure myself using his techniques. I was so impressed with my own results that...

One of our Kickstarter backers sent us this note, "I'm a former patient of Dr. Sarno (saw him in 2007). I went from stuck in bed in agonizing pain to back to work in two weeks. I am forever grateful for this life-changing experience, and THANK YOU for making this film!" We asked her to share her story with us...

What interested you in mind body related medicine? For many years I was a pretty conventional Physiotherapist, but in the year 2000 I decided to undertake a diploma in Reflexology, just because I thought it would be interesting!  This was the start of 7 years of further courses in other complementary therapies, such as adapted Reflextherapy in Spinal Pain, Acupuncture and...

Last week I went to St. Louis to shoot an interview with Prince Ea, a hip-hop artist racking up millions of views for his spoken word pieces that merge modern concerns with spiritual matters. A couple of weeks earlier, after seeing a very powerful video that he had made about letting go of stress, I reached out to him about...

On Nov 12th we started a kickstarter campaign to fund our film about mind body medicine. If you like this piece please consider clicking through to see more. [caption id="attachment_17539" align="aligncenter" width="720"] Julie Cafritz playing with the Action Swingers at CBGB mid 90's[/caption] For a couple of years the working title of our film about Dr. John Sarno was "Story...

What interested you in mind body related medicine? I had my own pain issues many years ago, even before I went to medical school, that I managed to solve by reading Dr. Sarno’s book and doing the writing exercises is Dr. Schechter’s workbook. Every since I discovered that the body could express what the mind wasn’t able to, I...

[caption id="attachment_17522" align="aligncenter" width="908"] The author on a friend's shoulders during Thanksgiving in 1977[/caption] Family holidays are one of the most stressful times of the year, so it’s a good time to think about the connection between this kind of stress and back pain, before you find yourself on the bedroom floor of your childhood home, screaming in agony because your...