|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)
| We are a 501(c)(3) public charity organized to run the wiki and help spread the word about TMS. Click here to learn more about our organization. There are a number of ways to become involved with our organization, and we are eager to hear from you.
Highlights of the Wiki
(The best way to explore the wiki is through the sidebar menu)
- We have special home pages for
- Structured Educational Program that contains daily activities to do while you try to recover from TMS/PPD.
- User pages
- Success Stories by Symptoms & Diagnoses including information on each symptom and corresponding success stories
- TMS doctors and therapists, including Information on structured programs, help decoding practitioner degrees (what does LCSW mean after all?!), and our own survey for TMS practitioners
- Medical Evidence that supports TMS theory divided by an Annotated Bibliography with summaries of significant research and a Master Bibliography of all TMS relevant research.
- Question & Answer section where leading TMS practitioners respond to questions from TMS patients.
- Books & DVDs page has information on TMS and mind-body books that the TMS community have found useful.
- Other Resources, including information on affirmations, the 20/20 segment on John Sarno and TMS, the self-talk dialogue, Internet Resources and much more.
- TMS FAQs, including How do I journal?, How do I Meditate, How to ignore crippling pain, and many more.
- Promoting TMS Awareness, contains Tips on writing a letter to your doctor.
- About the TMS Wiki, including After you created an account, mission statement, and TMS Wiki Frequently Asked Questions.
- Helping Out on the Wiki, including User Pages, "About" pages, and Policies and Guidelines.
Mailing List for TMS and Parts Therapy
- We now host a specialized email mailing list focused on parts-based approaches to TMS healing, such as Internal Family Systems (IFS) and related therapies such as Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). Click here to read more
- Read the thread discussing the TMS and parts therapy mailing list
TMS Search Engine
- Forget Google - the TMS Wiki's search engine provides you with information specifically related to TMS, without having to type "TMS" or "Tension Myositis Syndrome" or any other keywords to get the right results. Just quick, easy access to the information you need.
Pathways to Pain Relief: Now available in paperback!
- Originally published as an e-book in January 2013, the TMS book Pathways to Pain Relief, written by Dr. Frances Sommer Anderson and Dr. Eric Sherman is now available for purchase in paperback format at Amazon.com. The book describes both psychologists' experiences treating patients with TMS, and incorporates case histories which illustrate how chronic pain and other medically unexplained symptoms originate as a means to protect an individual from unbearable emotional distress. Pathways also includes a foreword by Dr. John Sarno.
- Our media library is constantly updated, with video versions of our call-in TMS discussion groups and featured videos such as our interview with TMS therapist and recent author Nicole Sachs, LCSW.
Click here to view the PTPN's entire calendar.
Thursday January 9th: Kansas City TMS Support Group
- The next meeting of the Kansas City Support Group will be held on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 from 6:30pm - 8:00pm at Medical Plaza West behind Overland Park Regional Hospital (12200 W. 106th Street, Overland Park, KS). Participants are welcome to come at 6:00 for light snacks and social time. For more information, contact Stella.
- Tuesdays at 9PM (Eastern Time): Call-In TMS Discussion Group
- Saturdays at 2PM (Eastern Time): Drop-In Chatroom