|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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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, 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.
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.
- 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.
Sunday, May 19th: When Stress Causes Pain - A Master Class in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychophysiologic Disorders (PPD)
- Building on last Fall’s momentous conference, When Stress Causes Pain – Innovative Treatments for Psychophysiologic Disorders, several experts in diagnosing and treating psychophysiologic disorders (PPD) are coming together to present a series of in-depth lectures and interactive discussions. The fee for this one-day training program is $50 (plus a small service fee). Registration has been limited to 20 attendees in order to preserve the intimacy of a learning environment where attendees’ questions and concerns can be addressed in detail. The conference will run from 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT), and will be located on the 15th floor of the NYU Langone Medical Center (240 East 38th Street).
- Registration for this event is currently full. Contact Jeffrey Wentzel (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the waiting list.
Thursday, May 23rd: Rebroadcasting of the Internet Radio Interview with Steve Ozanich
- On Thursday May 23rd at 12:00p (Pacific Time), mind-body practitioner Emmett Miller, MD will be re-airing his May 9th interview with Steve Ozanich, author of The Great Pain Deception, as part of his weekly radio show, “Conversations with Extraordinary People” on OMEN radio. Listen to the interview online at www.openmindradio.com/index.php. This interview will also be posted online here.
Thursday, June 6: Kansas City TMS Support Group
- The next meeting of the Kansas City Support Group will be held on Thursday, June 6th, 2013, 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.
Wednesday, June 19th: Boston TMS Support Group
- The next meeting of the Boston Support Group will be held on Wednesday, June 19th from 6:30pm - 8:30pm in Brookline. For more information, send a private message to Forest.