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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...

In the 90's, Ebay became the best way to find rare videos, mostly on VHS. In 1999, John Stossel profiled Dr. Sarno and his theories in a piece for the ABC show 20/20. Not long after it aired, that piece traded for hundreds of dollars on the Internet because it was the only media that existed on Dr....

This summer I read Eckhart Tolle's book, "A New Earth". The writing helped me get a better understanding of ego and empathy. Now I understand the idea; the thinker that is observing our thoughts is our consciousness, and that the thinker of the thoughts is the ego. Tolle uses the term pain body to reference the way in which identifying...

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...