The Mindbody Prescription

Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

Author: John E. Sarno

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759521891

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 3518

For pain sufferers everywhere, bestselling author Dr. John E. Sarno brings important new information about when, where, and how emotional factors affect physical well-being, and how this process can be reversed.
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Healing Back Pain

The Mind-Body Connection

Author: John E. Sarno

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 9780759520844

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

View: 9868

Dr. John E. Sarno's groundbreaking research on TMS (Tension Myoneural Syndrome) reveals how stress and other psychological factors can cause back pain-and how you can be pain free without drugs, exercise, or surgery. Dr. Sarno's program has helped thousands of patients find relief from chronic back conditions. In this New York Times bestseller, Dr. Sarno teaches you how to identify stress and other psychological factors that cause back pain and demonstrates how to heal yourself--without drugs, surgery or exercise. Find out: Why self-motivated and successful people are prone to Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) How anxiety and repressed anger trigger muscle spasms How people condition themselves to accept back pain as inevitable With case histories and the results of in-depth mind-body research, Dr. Sarno reveals how you can recognize the emotional roots of your TMS and sever the connections between mental and physical pain...and start recovering from back pain today.
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The MindBody Workbook

a thirty day program of insight/ awareness for backpain and other disorders

Author: David Schechter

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1929997140

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 88

View: 5222

WHY WRITING ABOUT YOUR PAIN CAN HELP I realized many years ago that the process that begins with a diagnosis in the office needed to continue and be reinforced at home to be even more effective. I advised patients to go home and keep a daily journal of feelings and emotions. Some did great with this advice. Others found it hard to sustain the effort of writing in a blank notebook after a few days or perhaps a week. So I wrote The MindBody Workbook which is a guided journal that offers the reader daily questions (typically four) and a space for their answers. Over the course of the 30 days of the workbook, people are asked questions that cover a variety of areas in their life (family, work, financial, childhood). The questions probe more deeply each week. I encourage people to keep writing, if not daily, at least two to three times per week, after the 30 day workbook is completed. The style of writing is a free flowing, open association of events with feelings and feelings with earlier experiences. You can begin this tonight if you are ready. Don’t worry about punctuation, spelling, or too much about neatness. Look at it as a private journal that you may re-read, but that no one else is supposed to read without your permission. I heard from a patient that some folks on the internet were referring to the MindBody Workbook as the ‘dreaded workbook’. I think the dread that some people feel as they approach journaling about their life and their pain is the fear of opening up. For others, it’s the discomfort at looking inside. Still others find the discipline of taking time out daily to write for 10-20 minutes to be difficult in their busy, chaotic lives. But overall, I am sort of honored that the workbook is not a “fluff” and that it requires some effort. I find that just about everything in life that is worthwhile requires some effort... and maybe a little dread at times. Daily journaling can help reinforce a psychological thinking style and help you to gain psychological insight. I find that learning to make this a regular part of one’s thinking process occurs with daily or regular journaling about feelings and fears. It's important to write down your answers or record them on your smartphone or if your ebook reader allows extensive annotation, that may work as well. While reading the introductory section and even the questions is helpful, best results are clearly obtained with the process of writing or speaking the answers and saving them in some recorded form.
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The Divided Mind

Author: John E. Sarno

Publisher: Gerald Duckworth & Co

ISBN: 0715642065

Category: Fiction

Page: 394

View: 7740

The book that will change the way we think about health and illness, The Divided Mind is the crowning achievement of Dr. John Sarno's distinguished career as a groundbreaking medical pioneer, going beyond pain to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders. The interaction between the generally reasonable, rational, ethical, moral conscious mind and the repressed feelings of emotional pain, hurt, sadness, and anger characteristic of the unconscious mind appears to be the basis for mindbody disorders. The Divided Mind traces the history of psychosomatic medicine, including Freud's crucial role, and describes the psychology responsible for the broad range of psychosomatic illness. The failure of medicine's practitioners to recognize and appropriately treat mindbody disorders has produced public healthy and economic problems of major proportions in the western world. One of the most important aspects of psychosomatic phenomena is that knowledge and awareness of the process clearly have healing powers. The Divided Mind reveals how and why thousands of people have become pain-free by following Dr. Sarno's revolutionary advice.
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Heartbreak and Heart Disease

A Mind/Body Prescription for Healing the Heart

Author: Stephen T. Sinatra

Publisher: Keats Publishing

ISBN: 9780879839741

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 7086

Is heartbreak a coronary risk? Are suppressed emotions dangerous? Do negative feelings create a fertile field in which disease takes root? Drawing on his experience of treating heart disease, Dr Stephen T. Sinatra provides pioneering answers to these and other questions.
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Mind Over Back Pain

Author: John E. Sarno

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 9780425087411

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 124

View: 8194

A physician-professor of clinical rehabilitative medicine explains tension myositis syndrome, back pain caused by tension, and outlines ways in which that pain can be reduced or eliminated through control of stress and physical reactions
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To Be or Not To Be... Pain-Free

The Mindbody Syndrome

Author: Marc D. Sopher, M.D.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1410707865

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 204

View: 9602

Much of the chronic and recurrent pain and discomfort that we all experience is psychologically induced. This psychologically induced pain is called TMS, or The Mindbody Syndrome. TMS most commonly affects the back, neck, and legs, but can affect any part of the body or organ system. Some common TMS disorders include headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, dyspepsia, gastroesophageal reflux disorder, carpal tunnel syndrome, plantar fasciitis, temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ), and fibromyalgia. Using today’s popular lingo, TMS is a mindbody disorder – the symptoms arise from the mind and are experienced by the body. Thus, The Mindbody Syndrome is an appropriate title. With the information in this book, I am optimistic that you will be able to eliminate your pain, no matter where it is. You will do this with knowledge. Simply by changing how you think about the connection between your brain and body, you will begin to feel better. I will not be recommending oral medication, special exercises, surgery, injections, physical therapy, chiropractic manipulation, acupuncture, massage therapy or any other of the multitude of alternative therapies that have sprung up in an effort to combat the explosion of chronic and recurrent pain in our society. Just knowledge.
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Dr. John Sarno's Top 10 Healing Discoveries

Author: Steve Ozanich

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544904856

Category:

Page: 70

View: 5450

"Steve, I am pleased to be represented by you who has experienced the volume of understanding the process responsible for pain." John E. Sarno, MD John E. Sarno, MD, revolutionized healing with his insightful observations on health and healing. His 50 year career culminated in his conceptualization of the breakthrough discovery that he called TMS, The Mindbody Syndrome. TMS was at the pinnacle of Dr. Sarno's life-work but it came about from the collection of many other paradigm shifting observations as described here in Dr. John Sarno's Top 10 Healing Discoveries.
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The Great Pain Deception

Faulty Medical Advice Is Making Us Worse

Author: Steven Ray Ozanich

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781544904498

Category:

Page: 396

View: 9157

"I recommend this book." John E. Sarno, MD "I consider this to be the definitive encyclopedia of TMS." Paul Gwozdz, MD "There is great wisdom and clarity here. I highly recommend this book and its message." Christiane Northrup, MD "Steve has done an excellent job exploring the realm of mindbody medicine, making this an excellent resource for those who are still looking for answers." Marc Sopher, MD "This is a really really great book!" Janette Barber Recipient of 2 awards in the 2012 International Book Award contest. The Great Pain Deception was awarded Runner-Up Finalist in "Best New Health Book" of 2012 and also honored as Finalist in "Health: Alternative Medicine." Back pain, knee pain, shoulder pain, hand and foot pain, rarely come from herniated discs and joint failures. Pain, such as fibromyalgia, is a deception of the mind created by the brain to keep dark, threatening, and sad emotions from entering consciousness. The vast majority of pains and symptoms emanate from a mindbody process stemming from a personality of perfectionism. However, pain is not "in the mind" of the sufferer--and is often misrepresented as such by people who reject a mindbody process for reasons of ego and monetary gain. Symptoms inside and outside of the body are primarily the result of emotional conflict hidden within the body and outside of awareness. We live in a world of medical marvels. However, those marvels have become a double-edged sword, often creating more problems than they resolve. John Sarno, MD, at the NYU School of Medicine discovered in the 1970s that back pain was not coming from the things seen on the imaging, such as herniated discs, arthritis, stenosis, scoliosis, etc. Pain was coming from oxygen reduction through the autonomic nervous system due to elevated tension levels, but had been errantly linked to the "normal abnormalities" seen on MRIs and X-rays. Most physicians refused to believe his findings even though his success rate in healing the most troublesome of pain-cases was well above theirs. Dr. Sarno labeled the disorder TMS, or tension myoneural syndrome, currently being called The Mindbody Syndrome. Inside The Great Pain Deception Steve tells his compelling story of a 30-year battle with pain and ultimate healing after discovering Dr. Sarno's work. After Steve healed he began receiving hundreds of emails, calls, and letters, asking for his help--too many to respond to, so he decided to write his experience down in a book. After 10 years of research, Steve has conveyed an amazing testimonial of triumph over tragedy, an inspiring story of healing that is a must read if you suffer from any ailment from mild to severe. The only thing standing between good health, and healing, is ego. Pain and unpleasant symptoms serve a purpose. Disease is the report card of how happy we are; feedback of a life not lived. Symptoms are anger flowing over into the physical realm, signs of internal conflict. Pain and illness are the virtual language of the unconscious mind. When we are untrue to ourselves and needs, living by the codes and wishes of others, denying our deepest desires--symptoms then form to reveal the deeper conflict. Modern medicine is pointing us toward our bodies in the attempt to cure us through engineering the human system. These high-tech processes are often making us worse by ignoring the message that the body is trying to convey through such things as colitis, irritable bladder, fibromyalgia, skin disorders and an infinite variety of other symptoms, including cancer. This book does an excellent job of exploring the realm of mind within body--and ultimate healing.
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Restful Sleep

The Complete Mind/Body Program for Overcoming Insomnia

Author: Deepak Chopra, M.D.

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0307559416

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 144

View: 6157

A new addition to the popular Perfect Health Library series--now available in paperback. Ayurveda, the ancient Indian science of life, is ideally suited to help with the problem of insomnia, in which the mind is known to play a considerable role. In this volume, Dr. Chopra shows readers how to fall asleep easily, feel rested upon arising, identify and eliminate the imbalances causing insomnia, and more. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Heal Your Mind

Author: Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D./Ph.D.,Louise Hay

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401950426

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 1562

Many of us grapple with how to stay happy, calm, and focused in a world that seems to get more complex by the minute. How do we keep our wits about us, our mood stable, and our memory intact when our brains and bodies are bombarded with information and influences from every side? This one-of-a-kind resource combines cutting-edge science with compassion and wisdom to offer answers we can really use. Heal Your Mind continues the three-pronged healing approach that Dr. Mona Lisa Schulz and Louise Hay pioneered together in All Is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Affirmations, and Intuition. Here, it’s applied to aspects of the mind ranging from depression, anxiety, and addiction to memory, learning, and even mystical states. You’ll learn what’s going on in your brain and body when: • You feel sad, angry, or panicked • An addictive substance or behavior has hold of you • You have trouble focusing, reading, or remembering • A past trauma is clouding your mind in the present • An emotional state is a clue to a physical ailment • And more And in each chapter, you’ll get a “virtual healing experience” through case studies in the All Is Well Clinic, where Dr. Mona Lisa uses medical intuition to pinpoint issues in a wide range of prototypical client histories and she and Louise offer solutions and affirmations to help restore well-being. Today, the “pill-for-every-ill” approach is so prevalent that we may think our minds and bodies need an endless array of expensive, ever-changing pharmaceutical interventions. In truth, medicines are just one approach to healing the mind; nutritional supplements give us another important way to support mind-body health; and affirmations, as well as various forms of therapy, can restore us to balance by changing the way we think. Heal Your Mind puts all these tools at your disposal to help you choose your own path toward wholeness.
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Mind Over Medicine

Author: Lissa Rankin, M.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401940005

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 288

View: 4341

We’ve been led to believe that when we get sick, it’s our genetics. Or it’s just bad luck—and doctors alone hold the keys to optimal health. For years, Lissa Rankin, M.D., believed the same. But when her own health started to suffer, and she turned to Western medical treatments, she found that they not only failed to help; they made her worse. So she decided to take matters into her own hands. Through her research, Dr. Rankin discovered that the health care she had been taught to practice was missing something crucial: a recognition of the body’s innate ability to self-repair and an appreciation for how we can control these self-healing mechanisms with the power of the mind. In an attempt to better understand this phenomenon, she explored peer-reviewed medical literature and found evidence that the medical establishment had been proving that the body can heal itself for over 50 years. Using extraordinary cases of spontaneous healing, Dr. Rankin shows how thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can alter the body’s physiology. She lays out the scientific data proving that loneliness, pessimism, depression, fear, and anxiety damage the body, while intimate relationships, gratitude, meditation, sex, and authentic self-expression flip on the body’s self-healing processes. In the final section of the book, you’ll be introduced to a radical new wellness model based on Dr. Rankin’s scientific findings. Her unique six-step program will help you uncover where things might be out of whack in your life—spiritually, creatively, environmentally, nutritionally, and in your professional and personal relationships—so that you can create a customized treatment plan aimed at bolstering these health-promoting pieces of your life. You’ll learn how to listen to your body’s "whispers" before they turn to life-threatening "screams" that can be prevented with proper self-care, and you’ll learn how to trust your inner guidance when making decisions about your health and your life. By the time you finish Mind Over Medicine, you’ll have made your own Diagnosis, written your own Prescription, and created a clear action plan designed to help you make your body ripe for miracles.
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The End of Men

And the Rise of Women

Author: Hanna Rosin

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101596929

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 793

“You have to…play by the rules so you can get to the top and change things.” -- Sheryl Sandberg A landmark portrait of women, men, and power in a transformed world Men have been the dominant sex since, well, the dawn of mankind. But Hanna Rosin was the first to notice that this long-held truth is, astonishingly, no longer true. At this unprecedented moment, by almost every measure, women are no longer gaining on men: They have pulled decisively ahead. And “the end of men”—the title of Rosin’s Atlantic cover story on the subject—has entered the lexicon as dramatically as Betty Friedan’s “feminine mystique,” Simone de Beauvoir’s “second sex,” Susan Faludi’s “backlash,” and Naomi Wolf’s “beauty myth” once did. In this landmark book, Rosin reveals how this new state of affairs is radically shifting the power dynamics between men and women at every level of society, with profound implications for marriage, sex, children, work, and more. With wide-ranging curiosity and insight unhampered by assumptions or ideology, Rosin shows how the radically different ways men and women today earn, learn, spend, couple up—even kill—has turned the big picture upside down. And in The End of Men she helps us see how, regardless of gender, we can adapt to the new reality and channel it for a better future.
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Pain Free for Life

The 6-Week Cure for Chronic Pain--Without Surgery or Drugs

Author: Scott Brady,William Proctor

Publisher: Center Street

ISBN: 9781599951324

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 1680

More than fifty million Americans suffer today from chronic pain. Dr. Scott Brady was one of them. Doctors told him he would live with his back pain for the rest of his life. Having exhausted all options offered by conventional medicine, Dr. Brady overcame his pain using a mind-body-spirit approach¿in an incredible four weeks. In 2000, he founded the Brady Institute, where more than 80 percent of his patients have achieved 80¿100 percent pain relief, without surgery or drugs. In PAIN FREE FOR LIFE, Dr. Brady sets a clear course for readers to diagnose what is really causing their pain ¿autonomic overload syndrome, which is brought on by the repression of harmful negative emotions¿with profiles of pain-prone personalities and an innovative spiritual health inventory. He reveals the techniques behind his remarkably effective recovery plan, including the practice of depth journaling and prescriptions to boost the power of personal belief. Dr. Brady¿s approach has helped his patients overcome such conditions as chronic back pain, nagging neck and shoulder pain, migraine or tension headaches, muscle pain, irritable bowel syndrome, insomnia, and many other chronic pain-associated ailments. The principles and techniques described in PAIN FREE FOR LIFE will be illustrated by in-depth case studies. His proven 6-week program produces results in as little as thirty minutes a day.
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Conquer Chronic Pain

An Innovative Mind-Body Approach

Author: Peter Przekop

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1616496223

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 248

View: 5949

Dr. Przekop provides a revolutionary alternative program proven effective in managing chronic pain. By learning how the brain can be reprogrammed to reverse patterns, you can often completely relieve suffering and the deep despair chronic pain can cause. The incidence of chronic pain has taken on epidemic proportions. The common response of traditional medicine has been to prescribe opioid painkillers, which can lead to overdose and addiction.Over the past ten years, Dr. Peter Przekop has developed a revolutionary alternative program to manage pain that goes well beyond the short-term relief of prescription painkillers. Przekop discovered that pain can become chronic, not just because of the trauma that caused it, but because the brain becomes programmed to recreate the experience of pain as a coping mechanism.Conquer Chronic Pain will help you return to pain-free functioning. Gain the same insights Dr. Przekop has brought to hundreds of chronic pain sufferers by learning how the brain can be reprogrammed to alleviate pain. You’ll also learn how chronic stress, adversity, and negative emotions influence how we experience and interpret pain and what to do to reverse the pattern.Dr. Przekop provides a daily routine of exercises that have proven effective in managing chronic pain, often completely relieving it and the deep despair it can cause. Following his program brings the mind and body into harmony so that the psychological function that chronic pain previously served is no longer necessary.
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Chronic Pain: your key to recovery

Author: Georgie Oldfield MCSP

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1496977483

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 300

View: 3201

Can you really cure chronic pain without drugs, surgery or therapy? Surprisingly often the answer is Yes. While chronic pain can have a physical cause, this book, written by a leading UK Physiotherapist and chronic pain specialist, reveals how very real, and even debilitating pain, can frequently be caused by our brain in response to repressed emotions as a result of current and even past experiences. This process is at the root of many common complaints, including back pain, sciatica, migraines, fibromyalgia, repetitive strain injuries, digestive disorders and many medically unexplained symptoms. This self-empowering book explains research findings, describes dozens of case studies and provides practical tools to help you identify the cause of your pain and puts you on the path that leads to relief once and for all.
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Talk Rx

Author: Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401947743

Category: Self-Help

Page: 360

View: 488

Do you say yes when you really mean no? Do you avoid conflict at all costs? Are you waiting for someone in your life to change in order to get what you want? If so, you’re not alone. Most people will do anything to avoid the unpleasant sensations that accompany having an honest exchange – even if it’s as simple as declining an invitation. But not speaking directly in the short term results in a much bigger problem long-term: hurt feelings and passive-aggressive patterns that stress us out, keep us up at night, and literally make us sick. You might be thinking, Communication? I know how to communicate. Don’t be fooled. Communication is simple, but it’s not always easy. Many of us learn from an early age to be guarded about what and how we share with others. Few of us know how to pay attention to our body, thoughts, emotions, and values in order to speak from the heart. In this book, Neha Sangwan, M.D., reveals practical yet profound communication tools that will strengthen your relationships, reduce your stress, improve your health, and even save you time. Having treated thousands of patients in one of the nation’s largest hospital systems, Doctor Neha discovered a theme: her patients’ inability to communicate often played an underlying role in their illness and how well they were able to recover. Once she understood this correlation, she was inspired to create the simple five-step process you’ll learn in this book. Talk Rx will lead you step by step to: • Listen to your body’s signals to better manage stress • Create new outcomes with even the most challenging personalities in your life • Articulate your frustration and disappointment effectively • Talk to people instead of about them • Make agreements that stick "If you’re thinking of someone else in your life who could really use a book on communication," says Doctor Neha, "let me remind you – it only takes one person to change the outcome of a conversation. And that person is YOU."
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Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain

A Nine-Step Recovery Plan

Author: Fred Amir

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780966982619

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 282

View: 1982

This is the second edition of this tilte, originally published in 1999. It is a companion book to Dr. Sarno's Healing Back Pain, Mind Over Back Pain, and The Mind Body Prescription.
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The Mind Body Toolkit

Author: Kimberly D'eramo

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781507763704

Category: Self-Help

Page: 152

View: 2627

"The MindBody Toolkit is a wonderfully helpful book that I highly recommend. Simple, Powerful, effective." Dr. Christiane Northrup - #1 New York Times bestselling authorDo you wish you had the tools to create immediate change in your body, success, and relationships?It can be terrifying when nothing in your life seems to be working, especially when you have symptoms of illness and feel like your life is falling apart.Dr. Kim D'Eramo empowers you to harness the power of your mind and body in a way that's novel to most physicians. Her expert understanding of body and brain, charismatic personality, and infectious enthusiasm for healing make The MindBody Toolkit a captivating read, even for the greatest skeptic. The tools presented inside create immediate change in the inner workings of your body, giving you the power to take charge of your health and life in a way that transcends medications and surgery.The MindBody Toolkit is a must-read for anyone experiencing pain, anxiety, depression or low energy, or for those on medications or considering surgery.The MindBody Toolkit delivers tools that dramatically enhance healing on every level for even the most severe cases of illness and distress.
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