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This is a fantastic resource which contains detailed answers to many common questions regarding TMS. Our panel of experts include some of the leading doctors in the field [see below for a list].
- When we have current stress should we focus on current stress and ignore past trauma?
- Can TMS/PPD cause swelling?
- How do I overcome initial unconscious resistance to "the work?"
- What is the relationship between food allergies and PPD/TMS?
- Can simply having ongoing stress in my life be the main factor in PPD/TMS?
- Must my therapist believe in TMS?
- I like my therapist, but she doesn't know about TMS
- Can allergies be TMS?
- Flare-ups after journaling
- My pain started long ago. Will it take a longer time to get rid of it?
- Can a person with TMS go to a therapist who uses CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy)?
- How do I know that it's safe to resume normal activities?
- What's the difference between Conversion Syndrome and TMS?
- Is fibrous scarring around nerve roots likely to cause pain?
- I believe I have TMS but was diagnosed with a disc bulge and am afraid of hurting myself.
- Severe TMS sufferer, diagnosed as fibromyalgia
- Therapy for TMS-based RSI (San Diego area)
- Explaining TMS to friends and family
- "Runner's knee" or TMS?
- Overcoming fear of a structural diagnosis
- Should my daughter try physiotherapy first?
- Is there such a thing as exercise induced TMS?
- Learning to feel emotions rather than suppressing them.
- Getting unstuck
- Can I really ignore the crippling pain of TMS?
- Addressing serious medical issues along with typical TMS symptoms
- RSD and TMS?
- How do I break my obsession with TMS symptoms?
- Can I use the TMS approach with acute (short term) symptoms?
- Can sleep problems be addressed using TMS theory?
- How do I tell the difference between injury (overuse) and TMS?
- Is adopting bad posture to avoid pain, a mistake?
- Dealing with a potential relapse trigger
- Is it possible that the pain from diagnosed "degenerative facet disease" is really TMS?
- Is it possible that "trigger finger" is a manifestation of TMS?
- How do I know my pain is not being caused by my bulging disc?
- How do I handle an acute relapse?
- Does a diagnosis of "nerve impingement" definitely mean that my pain is structural?
- Can you be a repressor if you consciously feel sad or angry?
- How do I handle unsupportive family members?
How to ask a question
You have two options for posting your question:
- The first approach is to post the question at the bottom of this page using the "Start a New Thread As" box at the bottom of the page. If you are logged in, then people will be able to read the question and see that it came from your wiki user account.
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Frances Sommer Anderson, Ph.D.
Dr. Anderson is a licensed psychologist and holds a Certificate of Specialization in Psychoanalysis from the New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. In 1979 she began working with Dr. John Sarno treating patients with back pain and other stress-related physical symptoms. Dr. Sarno has called her one of his most trusted psychologists. She is co-author of the book Pathways to Pain relief, a book about how to recover from TMS. Dr. Anderson was a speaker at the 2nd Annual TMS Conference in March 2010. (Source)
Frances Anderson's Profile Page / Bio Page
Audrey Berdeski, Chiropractor and Licensed Professional CounselorDr. Audrey Berdeski has been a Chiropractor in Sterling Heights, MI for over 20 years. She also earned a Master's degree in Counseling, and practices as a Counselor in Clinton Twp., MI. She has completed a post-master's specialization in mental health, where she researched and presented on Dr. Sarno's work. She works with TMS clients at her Sterling Heights office at the present time.
Dave Clarke, MD
Dr. Clarke is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. He has received recognition for excellence throughout his career. Dr Clarke lectures frequently on stress illness in North America and Europe and has done over 100 interviews on television and radio since 2007. Dr. Clarke presented a lecture called Connecting Stress to Physical Symptoms, at the 2nd Annual TMS Conference in Los Angeles. He is the International Clinical Adviser to the UK based Stress Illness Recovery Practitioner's Association (SIRPA) created by Georgie Oldfield. Dr. Clarke also wrote the book They Can't Find Anything Wrong.
Barbara Kline, LCSW-C
Barbara Kline is a licensed certified clinical social worker with a private psychotherapy practice in Hagerstown, MD. After being cured of back pain 17 years ago using Dr. Sarno's methods, she went back to school so that she could get a degree and help others find relief from their suffering. Frustrated by questions that the medical community could not answer while she was experiencing TMS, she continues her quest to enlighten the public and medical practitioners at every opportunity. She organized a seminar in Hagerstown featuring Dr. Andrea Leonard-Segal and hopes to begin a TMS group in Hagerstown this fall.
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Georgie Oldfield, MCSPGeorgie Oldfield is a Physiotherapist who runs the Pain Relief Centre in Yorkshire, UK. She came across the work of Dr John Sarno after becoming increasingly unsettled with the physical explanation for pain. Her work with TMS began in early 2007 and she developed her own TMS Programme in the UK after visiting Dr Sarno that same year. Due to the results she was observing with her patients, she began to focus more and more of her work in this area. She is passionate about developing this work and helping to raise the profile of this little known cause of pain.
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David Schechter, MDDavid Schechter is a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA. He gave presentations entitled "OutCome Evaluation of TMS for Back Pain" and "Addressing Barriers to the Acceptance of TMS: The Public and the Medical Profession" at the first TMS Conference.
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Howard Schubiner, MDDr. Howard Schubiner is board-certified in pediatrics, adolescent medicine, and internal medicine. He was a full Professor at Wayne State University for 18 years and now works at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI, where he directs the the Mind Body Medicine Program that he founded. This program uses cutting edge research and both meditative and cutting edge psychological techniques to treat individuals who suffer from TMS. His website is www.yourpainisreal.com.
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John Stracks, MDDr. Stracks is a fellow in integrative medicine at the University of Michigan. He first learned about TMS in 1998 after curing himself of significant hand pain and tingling while he was preparing to apply to medical school. Intrigued by the power of the mind to influence the body, he did research and studied this aspect of medicine during both medical school and residency. He currently runs groups for TMS patients in Ann Arbor, MI, and hopes to continue to expand knowledge of TMS while helping people in Michigan and around the country cure their chronic pain.
Peter Zafirides, PsyDFor the past 12 years, Dr. Zafirides has been treating patients with TMS, and he has developed his own treatment protocol. He has trained under TMS practitioners such as Dr. John Sarno and Dr. Howard Schubiner. He is also part of a TMS PR committee that is dedicated to raising TMS awareness among patients and practitioners. Dr. Zafirides is also an active participant in the TMS Working Group, which is a coalition of TMS practitioners who have organized two TMS conferences. In September 2010, Dr. Zafirides started a Ohio-based radio show calledThe Healthy Mind, which discusses the connection emotions have on the physical body.
Who's Who page / Profile Page
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