|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 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)
| We are a 501(c)(3) public charity organized to run the wiki and help spread the word about TMS. Click here to learn more about our nonprofit. There are a number of ways to become involved with the organization, and we are eager to hear from you.
Highlights of the Wiki
(The best way to explore the wiki is through the sidebar menu)
- We have special home pages for
- Structured Educational Program that contains daily activities to do while you try to recover from TMS.
- User pages
- Success Stories by Symptoms & Diagnoses including information on each symptom and corresponding success stories
- TMS doctors and therapists, including Information on structured programs, help decoding practitioner degrees (what does LCSW mean after all?!), and our own survey for TMS practitioners
- Medical Evidence that supports TMS theory divided by an Annotated Bibliography with summaries of significant research and a Master Bibliography of all TMS relevant research.
- Question & Answer section where leading TMS practitioners respond to questions from TMS patients.
- Books & DVDs page has information on TMS and mind-body books that the TMS community have found useful.
- Other Resources, including information on affirmations, the 20/20 segment on John Sarno and TMS, the self-talk dialogue, Internet Resources and much more.
- TMS FAQs, including How do I journal?, How do I Meditate, How to ignore crippling pain, and many more.
- Promoting TMS Awareness, contains Tips on writing a letter to your doctor.
- About the TMS Wiki, including About the PPD/TMS Peer Network (PTPN), sponsors of the TMS Wiki and mission statement.
- Helping Out on the Wiki, including User Pages and Policies and Guidelines.
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Ask a TMS Therapist Program
- 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.
TMS Search Engine
- Forget Google - the TMS Wiki's search engine provides you with information specifically related to TMS, without having to type "TMS" or "Tension Myositis Syndrome" or any other keywords to get the right results. Just quick, easy access to the information you need.
Click here to view the PTPN's entire calendar.
August 10, 2014 - August 15, 2014: Rewire Your Brain to Alleviate Pain
- Led by TMS physician and author David Hanscom, MD, clinical psychologist Frederic Luskin, PhD, and professional dancer Babs Yohai, this 5-day workshop, held in Rhinebeck, New York, is for anyone experiencing prolonged discomfort from physical and/or emotional pain. The workshop will explore how and why chronic pain emerges, how it is sustained by the development of neurological pathways, and how to bypass existing pain pathways by creating new ones. Tuition is $595 (plus $25 materials fee). Click here for more information.
- Download the Flyer
Tuesdays at 9PM (Eastern Time): Call-In TMS Discussion Group
Saturdays at 3PM (Eastern Time): Drop-In Chatroom