Success Stories Teleconference
We are thinking of holding a teleconference in which several people present their success stories, similar to Dr. Sarno's patient panels. We don't have an official announcement yet, but interested people can learn more from the following emails. Several people have already volunteered to help Matthew. We met him through an announcement for a tour of the wiki that I posted on the tms_support Yahoo group.
People who are interested in hearing about how the success stories teleconference should contact MatthweNJ through the wiki and may wish to join the TMS Wiki's mailing list. To join the wiki's mailing list, just contact Forest.
From: MatthewNJ To: HilaryN123, ForestForTreesTMS Sent: May 31 2009, 2:57 pm EDT Subject: Offer of help, thanks for the tour, I have joined. Hilary and Forest, Thanks so much for your time chatting and giving us a tour of the TMS wiki. It was a great experience. I have joined and updated my profile. Both you and Forest mentioned you could use some help. My time is limited, but I could offer up an hour or two a week to this cause. Please let me know what I can do. I don't mind spending some extra time up front taking any training you have to offer for whatever task you would like me to asist with . I know you have a lot on your plates, so I will keep my suggestions to just 1. This would be to have a disucssion group like we had today. Use a moderator (see below), and follow a specific, previously announced format. I suggest the format Dr. Sarno follows with his Alumni meetings. Basically they run for 2 hours. The first 45 minutes or so is each of 4 "patients" (people who have had succes with Dr. Sarno's methods) presenting their stories in 10-15 minutes each. The rest of the time is spent fielding questions from people who have listened. This is where the moderator comes in. He/she would take the questions from the audience, and then choose someone to ask the question. Then the "patients" would answer questions on how they made things work for them. This could have an audience of 50 or more, because many people just come to listen and the moderator would be "controlling" the flow of the meeting so people aren't "stepping" on each other. Thanks again for your time and effort on this project. Matthew
From: ForestForTreesTMS To: HilaryN123, MatthewNJ, pandamonium09, BarbaraLCSWC, Peghanson, LisaMorphopoulos Sent: Jun 1 2009, 2:30 pm EDT Subject: RE: Offer of help, thanks for the tour, I have joined. > [Hilary wrote:] I enjoyed listening to your experience Yes, we mentioned that, afterward, how nice it was to have you along. Regarding your suggestion, I think that it sounds absolutely terrific. My plate is full enough at the moment (and I suspect that Hilary's is, too, since I'm always putting things on it! :-) ) that I won't be able to pursue it myself. I was wondering if you might consider working on it yourself, though. Obviously, you'd have to plan it for something like 4-5 months from now, so that you would be able to work on it in 1 hour per week chunks. But I think that a free meeting like that in cyberspace would be absolutely terrific for people who aren't lucky enough to be one of Dr. Sarno's patients. We could even record it and put the audio up on YouTube, so that many many people would have free access to the stories. We could take the questions via the wiki's chat room that we used in the last teletour. I could help with publicizing it and some of the technical hurdles. Dr. Schechter has used and suggested freeconferencecall.com, or we could use gotomeeting's big brother, gotowebinar. Alternatively, I think that Georgie Oldfield holds webinars and she may have an account that we could use. I'm sure that she'd be happy to help. Through the TMS conference, the people on this list probably know about 20 different TMS doctors who have patients who could join the panel. I'm CCing this message to two members of the TMS Wiki's mailing list (pandamonium and Peg, who you met on Sat) and also two TMS therapists named Barbara and Lisa. Both are extremely enthusiastic about TMS and both have recovered from it themselves. I don't know if you'd want to take on the project--we would need someone to really take the lead on it and I know that I simply can't--but either way, they are all great people to know. Lisa is actually from the NYC area herself and has been to the meetings you describe (and misses them!). Here are some links: http://tmswiki.wikifoundry.com/account/BarbaraLCSWC http://tmswiki.wikifoundry.com/account/LisaMorphopoulos http://tmswiki.wikifoundry.com/account/pandamonium09 http://tmswiki.wikifoundry.com/account/Peghanson http://tmswiki.wikifoundry.com/page/Survey+Response%3A+Barbara+A.+Kline,+LCSW-C http://tmswiki.wikifoundry.com/page/Survey+Response%3A+Lisa+Morphopoulos,+LCSW (To everyone reading this, remember that at this stage, this is just an idea... it just sounds like a good one!) By the way, would you like me to add you to the tms wiki mailing list? It's fairly low traffic right now, as we've been using the wiki's forums more. (Lisa, would you like to be added?) Is there anyone else who would be able to help? Forest
Forest, I will give this a shot. With the references you gave me, we can pull this off fairly easily if we share the work load. I will "reply all" to the rest of the folks you suggested. Please add me to the Email list. Matthew
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