TMS STEVE OZANICH INTERVIEW WITH JEANETTE BARBER This half-hour video is one of the best for anyone who has doubt about whether their pain is structural or psychological, from TMS repressed emotions such as anger, guilt, feelings of abandonment and/or their perfectionist and “goodist” personality wanting approval and to be liked by everyone. http://tmswiki.org/forum/threads/convincing-spouse-to-explore-possibility-of-tms.4747/ Television host Janette Barber, says she was cured of severe back pain after learning about TMS from reading Steve Ozanich’s book, The Great Pain Deception. In her interview with Steve, he explains that modern medicine focuses on medication and surgery to relieve pain, but most back, leg, arm, neck, fibromyalgia, migraine headaches and other pain is caused by our repressed emotions. Our unconscious brain causes the physical pain to distract us from facing an emotional condition that often goes back to our childhood. A present situation may trigger long-repressed anger that is the real cause of our pain. I was especially interested in the latter part of the interview where Steve says many older people think their pain is from the normal ageing process, that our bones and muscles get weaker as we advance in years. Or they are angry that they, like every human being, is going to die some day. But pain in older people may not be physical at all, and be caused by repressed emotions or our personality. The same is true of pain caused by anger over one’s mortality. Since I am 84 years old, I thought my back pain was from ageing, but when I read about TMS and Dr. Sarno’s book, Healing Back Pain, and then Steve’s book, I became convinced that my back pain was not structural from ageing but from repressed emotions. I had what Steve called a “perfect storm” of them from my childhood living with poverty and divorce. Once I journaled and discovered my anger from childhood anxieties, I healed. But I had to believe 100 percent and withheld about 10 percent of belief, still thinking the remaining pain was from aging. When I believed 100 percent in TMS, I healed. I am still working on accepting my eventual death. Steve says a big part of that is finding purpose in our life. Many famous people with great minds say that the secret to accepting our death is in having lived a good, honest, helpful life, even if we did not become rich or famous. We all labor in the Lord’s vineyard, in many different ways. Being the best we can in anything means we lived a useful life, whether it be a good mother, a good single aunt or uncle, a television star or a bus driver. I found considerable peace a few days ago by watching a video about the 1956 Australian Olympic swimmer Murray Rose who in his early 70s was diagnosed with advanced and fatal leukemia. He accepted his death sentence gracefully and in peace, despite having to leave a happy life with a wife and son. He had lived a useful life not only in his swimming career but by helping others through his work in promoting health and athletics. The interview video is a wealth of information on many aspects of healing through belief in pain being caused by TMS emotions and our personality.