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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...

Two weeks ago, the day after we started our kickstarter campaign, I posted a blog that detailed my first two months of running since my back went out many years ago. Even though I was active and exercising I avoided running because I thought that my leg was too weak. It was certainly true that my ankle was very...

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...