Hi everyone, I thought you might like to know about a new online mind-body program that is looking for participants for its first program, focusing on Back Pain. The founder recovered from TMS using Dr. Sarno's books and has created his own program. I know that there are many programs out there, but this one stands out somewhat. The founder, Jon, is a seasoned businessman and has assembled an impressive team, including an MD, a psychologist and a third individual who appears to be a coach and personal trainer. Jon is also a practitioner of transcendental meditation (TM), a form of meditation that involves a mantra. I like that idea because I believe that calming one's nervous system is very important in mindbody healing, and meditation can have many benefits that help you get your mind in the right place to heal. The founder provided me with the following information to describe the program: MindOver is a new company whose mission is to deliver evidence based, expert crafted, effective experiences that empower participants to take back control of their health - without drugs, devices, or surgery. Our first offering is MindOver Back Pain, and the program is being created by a cross functional team spanning the fields of medicine, psychology, meditation and physical therapy. Dr. David Clarke, Co-Founder of the Psychophysiologic Disorders Association is one of the key experts involved. The Company’s thesis is that an elevated and persistent “stress response” if left unchecked can lead to pain in many different parts of the body, and the program’s objective is to raise the participant’s awareness around the difficult emotions that trigger the stress response, and arm him/her with powerful approaches to activate the parasympathetic nervous system. The program is 30 days long, and each day features a video interview with experts, a journaling assignment, and introduction to a range of techniques (from exercises targeted at uncovering hidden and historical sources of stress, to forms of mindfulness practice and somatic experiences designed to get us “back into our bodies”). MindOver is currently enrolling BETA participants who want to join us for the maiden voyage of the program and help to shape it with their feedback. The BETA is priced at $49 which is a fraction of the full launch price. Please visit http://www.mindoverbackpain.com/beta-30-day-program/ to learn more and enroll. If you give it a try, let us know!