1. Alan has completed the new Pain Recovery Program. To read or share it, use this updated link: https://www.tmswiki.org/forum/painrecovery/
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New Program Day 1: Introduction

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by Alan Gordon LCSW, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. Rachel110885

    Rachel110885 New Member

    Hi Jules I hope you’re doing well. I feel like our stories are very similar. I’ve overcome back pain and headaches. Now I have chronic nausea. Do you have any tips? It’s horrible feeling like you’re on the verge of vomiting all day every day. i’ve obviously had all tests done and everything comes back normal.
  2. Hally

    Hally Newcomer

    Thank you so so much
  3. DLO2GO

    DLO2GO Newcomer

    Hello. I joined today. Do we follow along for 21 days or go at our own pace or how does this work? Thanks
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  4. Cap'n Spanky

    Cap'n Spanky Well known member

    Hi @DLO2GO - you can absolutely go at your own pace.

    I went through the whole thing one time, relatively quickly. Then I circled back, going very slowly and re-writing the concepts in my own words.
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  5. DLO2GO

    DLO2GO Newcomer

    Thanks Tim
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  6. Merv

    Merv Newcomer

    I am open and hopeful.
  7. 1speechpick

    1speechpick New Member

    I really hope this helps me. I'm suffering so much with awful headaches.
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  8. MB-1953

    MB-1953 Newcomer

    I presently suffer with numbness/tingling in my left hand and right fingertips, I was examined at NYU langone and diagnosed with TMS. Do the concepts and exercises of this program apply to my symptoms as well? My conditions started 3 months ago. Do I just substitute pain with numbness? Thanks.
  9. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hello @MB-1953 and welcome. If you are completely new to the concepts of TMS, the best way to learn about it is to read one of the books written by Dr. John Sarno, MD, who was a physiatrist and chief of rehab at the Rusk Institute/NYU School of Medicine.

    You are presenting with something other than back pain, so I would recommend his third book The MindBody Prescription (1998) or his last book The Divided Mind (2006, with additional chapters by five other MDs and a psychologist).

    Then come back to the main tmswiki.org website, start doing the free Structured Educational Program, and come back here to the forum to read Success Stories and engage with this community. It will all make a LOT more sense once you've read Dr. Sarno. He's a compelling writer, as you will see from thousands of five-star reviews.
  10. jhc1013

    jhc1013 Newcomer

    What ever happened to Dr. Sarno’s research that showed pain was caused by the subconscious mind cutting off the flow of blood to certain muscles in the body.
  11. JanAtheCPA

    JanAtheCPA Beloved Grand Eagle

    Dr Sarno was a clinician and I'm not sure that his oxygen deprivation was anything other than that - a theory.

    What do our Sarno experts say?

    I personally found "oxygen deprivation" to be briefly useful when I was just getting started, but I stopped considering it pretty quickly as I accessed additional resources about neuroscience and started to understand the stress response. These days I am much more focused on the inflammatory response to stress. But that's just me!

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