Member Profile Spotlights
This page spotlights profiles where the member has added significant content about themselves to the page, including information regarding their experiences with TMS. The members on this page are not necessarily editors of the wiki, but simply have interesting profile pages. If you feel like a given profile should be added to this list, feel free to add it directly. The members with a star next to their name have significantly enhanced the quality of the wiki through making page edits, posting on the discussion board, or providing important information. There are two categories: Wiki Members and Professionals.
andymarknspuddy has been a member for the wiki for over a year, and has been actively involved in the discussion forum significantly enhancing several threads including one's on The Presence Process.
HilaryN recovered from RSI/TMS in October 2005 and has been an active voice in the TMS community sense then. She helped start the wiki and has been an active editor of it ever since. Her profile includes several books that she found helpful in her treatment. HilaryN also leads a TMS support group in the UK.
flutterby2 has had chronic low back pain and sciatica for over 42 years. She was a major contributor in redesigning the wiki homepage, and has become a prominent contributor to the discussion forum.
MatthewNJ has been an active member of the wiki since it began. He has made several page edits and is an active participant on the discussion forum. He is a former patient of Dr. Sarno and believes in the power of meditation and the Sensory Experience.
mizlorinj was cured of TMS in late 2007. She has been a valuable resource at the TMS Wiki and has edited the "Dr. Sarno's Treatment Plan" page. By accepting the TMS diagnosis mizlorinj has said that she learned several things including "any conflict we feel can create a condition in our body."
pandamonium09 is one of the most active editors on the wiki. She has added valuable content to several pages including the "books & DVD" page. She learned about TMS by reading Healing Back Pain by Dr. Sarno in February 2008. She has said that she is now 99.9% healed.
patRoberts has made several additions to the "Books and DVD" page that have enhanced the page as a whole. Her chronic pain made it extremely difficult to be active. She has called the TMS diagnosis as her savior and goes swimming 2-3 times a week.
Peghanson said the she found herself on almost every page in Healing Back Pain, by Dr. Sarno. Peghanson is one of the biggest TMS activist and even appeared on a news broadcast for an ABC affiliate discussing the validity of the TMS approach. She has been a vital part of the success of the wiki, and is an active contributer.
Tpunk1 has provided great updates to the wiki including information about the book Mind Over Back Pain, which helped in her treatment of TMS. She said that when she accepted the diagnosis she decided to do one activity a day until she was back to her normal activity level. She has also played an important role in organizing and posting relevant TMS news stories, and supports positive affirmations as a treatment method.
Enrique has posted his extensive success story on his profile page. He writes about how his RSI had affected his life, specifically his career, and how he was able to regain typing after reading The Divided Mind. Last year he was even able to run in his first marathon. Since Enrique joined he has been one of the most active editors and he has become a regular voice on the discussion forum.
Leyla had severe RSI pain that made it difficult for her to type. She has found great success in journaling in treating her TMS. Leyla's native tongue is Spanish, and she has added valuable content to the Spanish section of the wiki, which has made that section extremely successful.
Beginning in January 2009, runnerbabe22 suffered from extreme lower back pain. Like so many other TMS sufferers she visited countless doctors and physical therapists. Her pain was so persistant that one physical therapist stopped treating her. After seeing a TMS physician she was able to uncover her repressed emotions and has seen a significant decrease in pain. Runnerbabe22 likes to laugh and have a good time.
mlcarrigg is one of the wiki's newest members and has added his personal story to his profile page. He gives a detailed review of his battle with chronic pain and talks about how he is accepting the diagnosis. His story provides great insight into how new members can accept the TMS diagnosis.
SwissBarbara has been a member of the wiki since Dec. 2009, and lives in the French speaking part of Switzerland. She has been a major contributor to the french language portion of the wiki, and has been a vibrant part of the discussions on foreign language translations.
treetrunks is has been a member of the wiki since June of 2010. She said, "I believe in a strange way that this all happened to help me better understand myself. It has been an amazing process to learn who I am and to live in the moment."
AbigailSteidley is a mind-body coach who helps people begin mind-body treatment plans for a variety of chronic illnesses. As a former TMS sufferer she incorporates her own personal experiences when working with clients.
Barbara Kline is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Hagerstown, MD. She overcame her battle with TMS by using Dr. Sarno's methods, and began working with TMS patient so she could "help other get rid of pain, and not just manage it." Barbara Kline has been active in the TMS community and attended both of the Annual TMS Conferences. She has been a major contributor to the wiki and even participated in the Q & A with an Expert portion of the wiki.
Dave Clarke is a TMS practitioner and published the book They Can't Find Anything Wrong! He has been an advocate for TMS awareness and has appeared on over 100 radio and TV broadcasts. Dr. Clarke has edited several pages and continues to be a vibrant voice on the discussion forums commenting on a wide variety of topics.
Audrey Berdeski is a doctor of chiropractor and a licensed professional counselor. She became interested in TMS when her patients began showing signs of psychosomatic pain. Dr. Berdeski noticed that stress exacerbated her patient's symptoms and began incorporating a mind-body approach in her practice. She has been a major contributor to the wiki including participating in the Q & A with an Expert section, and taking part in the discussion forum.
Dr. Bob Evans is a clinical psychologist practicing in New Jersey. He trained under Dr. John Sarno at the Rusk Institute in the late 80's. Dr. Evans has incorporated Somatic Experiencing into his mind-body treatment programs. He has been a long time supporter of the wiki and wrote a detailed comprehensive review of the book Waking the Tiger for the wiki.
Dr. Serena Sterling is a psychologist resident in Portland, OR and specializes in treating patients with TMS and other stress induced illnesses. She has been active in the TMS community and has completed the wiki's TMS Practitioner's Survey Response.
Dr. John Stracks is a family physician at Northwestern University and treats TMS patients on a regular basis. He has been active on the wiki and participated on the Q & A with an Expert portion of the wiki. Dr. Stracks has also posted several interesting and informative comments on the discussion board.
Dr. Eric Sherman is a licensed psychologist practicing in New York and focuses on mind-body disorders. He spent many years training under Dr. John Sarno and has co-authored the book Pathways to Pain Relief. Dr. Sherman has completed the wiki's TMS Professional Survey Response. He was also a presenter at the 2nd Annual Mind-Body Conference.
Dr. Anderson is a practicing psychologist in New York and has co-authored the book Pathways to Pain Relief. She has provided great insight into using bodily sensations to get in touch with one's feelings on the discussion board. Dr. Anderson also gave a presentation at the 2nd Annual Mind-Body Conference entitled Experiencing the Pain Matrix.
Georgie Oldfield is a chartered physiotherapist and TMS coach in the United Kingdom. She has been active in promoting TMS awareness and has a monthly newsletter that promotes the TMS Wiki. Georgie has been an active member of the wiki and has provided valuable page edits. She has also become a regular participant on the discussion forum and participated in the Q & A with an Expert section.
Lisa Morphopoulos is a practicing psychotherapist in New York and active member of the wiki. She has provided valuable content and information to the discussion forum including information about psychoanalytic literature that supports the mind-body connection.
Monte Hueftle is a former TMS patient who after being cured became a TMS Mind-Body Consultant. He has provided valuable information to the wiki including allowing the wiki to post his monthly updates, which provide short reminders on how to recover. Hueftle has been an active participant on the discussion forums and updates pages regularly. He has also taken an interest in promoting TMS awareness by holding TMS workshops in New York and the UK.
Olivia Stefanino is the author of the popular book The Pear Process and ardently supports TMS awareness movements. Her posts of the discussion forum have been enriching and her page edits have added value to the wiki. She has been behind the movement to gain more media attention on TMS and has discussed this in several threads.
WebDan65 has been active in the TMS community for a long time. He has made key contributions to the wiki including providing several valuable updates. WebDan has also been an important voice on the discussion board.
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