Do you have pain or other symptoms that might not be entirely caused by physical problems in your body? Do you often feel worse when you are unhappy, stressed or anxious? Are you willing to consider solutions that involve thinking “outside the box?” If so, we've been there, and we can help.
The PPD/TMS Peer Network
The PPD/TMS Peer Network (PTPN) is a nonprofit organization founded in 2009 that sponsors this site. We seek to relieve suffering from Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) by raising awareness and providing free services to people with TMS. Read More...
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Today's Featured Success Story
Overcame back pain using the TMS approach
First noticed a weird back pain after coming back from vacation. Next time I felt this it was a few months later--coming home from vacation again. Had it badly returning from vacation AGAIN later. Around Thanksgiving I was driving and got acute pain in my butt cheek and actually cried when I got home. Not able to go to work any longer; too much pain. Dr. John Sarno was being mentioned to me here and there by friends. Got to thinking that I suppose emotions could be causing some of this. Decided to go see Dr. Sarno. A few days later I could stand up longer. Within 1.5 weeks I felt a miraculous difference. Pain soon disappeared completely. Read the full success story
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Unlocking Pain - Disrupted Attachment and Chronic Physical Pain
22nd John Bowlby Memorial Conference 2015
Saturday April 25 2015, 9:00AM - 5:30PM GMT
This year's John Bowlby Memorial Conference aims to bring together medical and mental health practitioners to explore how attachment - namely the result of attachment difficulties such as disrupted attachment relationships and other traumatic experiences - can cause physical pain. Dr. Frances Sommer Anderson will be giving the John Bowlby memorial lecture, entitled "It Wasn't Safe to Feel Angry": Disrupted Early Attachment Bonds and the Development of Chronic Pain. Dr. David Clakre, Professor Stephen McMahon, Dr. Patrick Luyten and Sarah Benamer will also present at the conference.
Tickets cost £160.00 for individuals ($243.84 in US dollars). Additional prices for organizations and Bowlby Center members. Click here to register for the conference and to learn more.
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Clinical Workshop with Dr. Frances Sommer Anderson
Sunday April 26 2015, 10:00AM - 1:00PM GMT
Following the previous day's John Bowlby Memorial Conference, Dr. Frances Sommer Anderson will be running an experiential seminar for a maximum of 25 participants. She will be teaching techniques for helping people in pain to self-regulate so they can effectively identify and address the emotional causes behind their chronic pain. The workshop costs £45.00 ($68.58 in US Dollars).
Note: this event is open only to delegates of the 2015 John Bowlby Memorial Conference.
SIRPA Inaugural Conference
Sunday April 26 2015, 9:00AM - 5:30PM GMT
Organized by SIRPA founder Georgie Oldfield, MCSP, this inaugural conference brings together medical experts from all over the world to discuss the causes and treatment of TMS. The event aims to educate attendees about the causes and treatment of TMS: how chronic pain can become a learned nerve pathway as a response to strong emotions, and how individuals can overcome their symptoms through identifying and addressing the underlying emotional causes. The conference will be held at The Royal Society of Medicine in London.
Registration is £150.00 ($236.01 in US dollars) for a Standard Ticket or £190.00 ($298.94 in US dollars) for a Premium Ticket. To learn more about the two tickets, and to register for the conference, click here.
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Every Saturday at 3 PM ET, we host an online peer-moderated chatroom where people can discuss TMS topics and provide and receive support from each other. Go to the chatroom
Call-In Discussion Group
Every month on Tuesday evenings we host a call-in discussion group focusing on a section of a TMS book or hosting a TMS author or practitioner. Callers discuss that session's material and other TMS-related issues, deepening their understanding of TMS through conversation with others. Free recordings of past sessions are also available. Read More...
Webinars & Special Events
Dr. Sarno hosted lectures for his new clients as a way to help educate them about TMS. With a similar mindset, we host special webinars with TMS practitioners and authors to help people with TMS learn more about the condition and identify the emotional sources behind their symptoms, hear how others successfully overcame their symptoms, and learn skills to help become pain-free. Read More...
We’ve been there. We can help.
The PPD/TMS Peer Network (PTPN) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2009. We seek to relieve suffering from Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) by raising awareness, providing information based on scientific evidence, facilitating expression of a wide variety of perspectives, and giving individual support to people with TMS. Like many others, we suffered from terrible pain and other symptoms for many years before learning about this approach. All of the members of our organization suffered from TMS at some point in their lives, and the majority of these members consider themselves to have recovered from chronic pain and experience little to no pain.
This Wiki was the PTPN's first project. The TMS Wiki currently hosts 585 different articles on TMS.
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