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John Strack's Journaling Support Group or TMS Therapy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion Subforum' started by expressions, Aug 20, 2018.

  1. expressions

    expressions New Member


    Has anyone done Dr. John Strack's 9-week online journaling/live lecture program? It's pricey ($900), but I've heard that he's one of the best TMS doctors in the country, and I'm happy to spend the money if the program is excellent.

    However, I'm wondering how it compares in efficacy to a couple of months worth of Skype sessions with a TMS therapist, like from Alan Gordon's Pain Psychology Center. I don't know how the two approaches might be helpful in different ways.

    I'd be eager to hear from people who have experience with either program.

  2. BloodMoon

    BloodMoon Beloved Grand Eagle

    Hi expressions,

    Welcome to the forum :).

    Perhaps, as it's much much cheaper, consider signing up for the curable app first, instead of or before forking out $900 for the Stracks program https://www.curablehealth.com; the app has a writing/journaling section and, as Dr Stracks is a 'scientific adviser' to the curable team, I think that it's likely that he will have had at least some input into producing the writing exercises. It's just a thought that it might be a good way of dipping your toe into the water and seeing what you think. (I've just started using the curable app and am finding it good, but only time will tell whether my brain/mind will respond to it all and my TMS will diminish or disappear.) Here's a page on the curable website regarding Dr Stracks https://www.curablehealth.com/podcast/medical-mystery-to-md-how-dr-john-stracks-was-saved-by-sarno (From Medical Mystery to MD: How Dr. John Stracks Was Saved By Sarno).
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  3. expressions

    expressions New Member

    Thanks so much for the brilliant recommendation.

    I discovered Curable last week, actually, and have found it to be tremendously beneficial. I've actually wondered, myself, if it might be as good as Dr. Strack's program. Great minds... ;)

    Good luck with your journey with Curable!
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  4. BloodMoon

    BloodMoon Beloved Grand Eagle

    I'm glad you like the idea :)

    I think if the Curable app - along with all the other mind/body things I'm doing, like yoga nidra and qigong - don't work for me then I'll probably opt for some one-to-one help from a TMS therapist. (Your post has helped me actually - I didn't know that Alan Gordon's organisation do Skype sessions...which is something I'd consider if it turns out that I can't do it on my own with the help of the Curable app.)

    Good luck with your Curable journey too, expressions.
  5. freedomseeker

    freedomseeker Peer Supporter

    I've also recently come across the curable app and have been finding it helpful. Good luck with your journey :)
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  6. BloodMoon

    BloodMoon Beloved Grand Eagle

    Thanks, freedomseeker :). I hope you're successful with it too and all three of us will be 'meeting up' again soon - on the 'Success Stories Subforum'!:).
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