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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...

What pushed you to help others out of their suffering from emotional repression related symptoms? My involvement with TMS activism came out of my 18 year experience with TMS. My symptoms started when I was 16 and was diagnosed with Repetitive Strain Injuries in my hands and forearms. Within the next four years, the symptoms spread to other areas in ways that...

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...

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...

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...

How long did you have pain and what did your doctors/others tell you about your future? I had pain for nearly a year before I met with Dr. Sarno. I was desperate, had stopped running and pain was controlling my life. The osteopath I saw for my pain told me I should never run again, and that if I did it...

We interviewed Dr. Schecter for our film.  This is his own video that I just came upon- and thought I'd share.  The key point is FEAR.  Fear of continued pain often drives the problem.  Think psychological- not physical- slow down and be mindful of what your body is telling you - that you often don't want to hear. ...

  This video came to me via my friend Alana via facebook via upworthy via youtube via TED. We live in a world in which ideas bounce around like rubber balls on a linoleum covered floor, and I think that can be a good thing.  However, it can also be extremely confusing. The focus of this video is stress, and our relationship...

I have not had the time or bandwidth to work on “Story of Pain” recently because I have been dealing with another project that has been demanding all of my energy.  In fact it’s been demanding so much of my attention that the stress has led to a bout of severe pain, cramping, and numbness in my foot.  As such,...