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This website is written by a group of people who suffered from terrible pain (and other symptoms) until they discovered ideas first popularized by John E. Sarno, MD. These ideas have transformed our lives and we hope that they will transform yours as well.

Best wishes, The Executive Council of PPD/TMS Peer Network (the PTPN)



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Get advice and support from TMS Therapists via our new resource, Ask a TMS Therapist. Four therapists from the Pain Psychology Center (PPC) in Los Angeles, CA have volunteered to answer questions on a regular basis on our discussion forum. Read answered questions in the Ask a TMS Therapist subforum. Use the Ask a TMS Therapist form to submit your own question.


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Dr. John Stracks' Patient Panel Discussions
Thursday September 25, 2014, 6-8PM Central Time
Thursday October 23, 2014, 6-8PM Central Time

Dr. John Stracks, a TMS physician in Chicago, has re-instituted his patient panel discussions, where his more successful patients share their experiences overcoming chronic pain and other symptoms using the TMS approach. Every August, Dr. Stracks joins the panel as a featured speaker and shares his own TMS success story. Most panels are $20. For more information about the panels, and to reserve a spot (seating is limited), click here.


Pathways to Pain Relief Practitioner Training Program
2014-2015 Academic Year
First Class: Saturday September 20, 2014

Psychologists and co-authors of Pathways to Pain Relief Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, SEP and Eric Sherman, PsyD are offering a training program for practitioners in the treatment of TMS/PPD for the academic year of 2014-2015. The intensive seven-month program includes classroom instruction, experiential learning, reading and writing assignments, and individual case consultations with Drs. Anderson and Sherman. Tuition ranges from $725 - $925, depending on participants' affiliation with the PSP, with an additional fee for case consultations of $100/session (or $125 for those unaffiliated with the PSP). To register, contact Nicole M. Seitz, LPC via email at nicolemseitz@yahoo.com or via telephone at (267) 971-5729.

For complete details about the program, curriculum, requirements and tuition, click here


Pathways to Pain Relief Seminar: Psychological Treatment for Stress-Related Pain
Saturday November 1, 2014, 9AM-3PM Eastern Time

On Saturday November 1st, Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, SEP and Eric Sherman, PsyD are holding a one-day seminar at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital Cape Cod to educate health professionals about the psychological treatment of PPD. The seminar will run from 9:00AM to 3:00PM, and costs $90 total (breakfast and lunch included). 5 Continuing Education Credits will be provided for mental health professionals; other health professionals will get a Certificate of Completion.

For more information call (508) 833-4014.

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