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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)

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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.

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Upcoming Events

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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.
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2014-2015 Academic Year: Pathways to Pain Relief Practitioner Training Program

Psychologists and co-authors of Pathways to Pain Relief Frances Sommer Anderson, PhD, SEP and Eric Sherman, PsyD are offering a training program for practitioners in the treatment of TMS/PPD for the academic year of 2014-2015. The intensive seven-month program includes classroom instruction, experiential learning, reading and writing assignments, and individual case consultations with Drs. Anderson and Sherman. Tuition ranges from $725 - $925, depending on participants' affiliation with the PSP, with an additional fee for case consultations of $100/session (or $125 for those unaffiliated with the PSP). To register, contact Nicole M. Seitz, LPC via email at or via telephone at (267) 971-5729.
For complete details about the program, curriculum, requirements and tuition, click here

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