What can I say to best convince PT Continuing Education Providers to offer a course on TMS? I feel this might be a feasible way to bring TMS to light to the medical community, at least as a starting place. I need ideas from those of you out there who are gifted with words, primarily the 'spoken' word at this time since I plan to contact course providers by phone. How can I make myself heard? What words can I say to these CEU providers to motivate them to learn about TMS themselves and offer a course on it so PTs can help patients resolve their chronic pain rather than spend the rest of their lives searching for answers that most of them will never find? I'm a caring PT who only recently learned about Dr. Sarno's work after stumbling across Steven Ozanich's life-changing book. Now I want to spread the word about TMS to other PTs and to medical professionals in general. This is a personal cause for me. However, my attempts so far have only run into brick walls. The medical community remains close-minded to Sarno's work and TMS. The mind-set is 'If there were anything to TMS then PTs and MDs would already know about it, and since TMS isn't part of mainstream medicine, it's not worth looking into.' It's so MADDENING! Most states now require PTs to earn Continuing Education Units in order to keep their licenses to practice. The Board of Physical Therapy in my state alone has approved over 3,000 courses for PT CEU credits and NOT ONE SINGLE COURSE is about Sarno's work or TMS! NOT ONE! It shames me that my profession of PT remains blind to Sarno's work and TMS, especially since chronic low back pain has been the #1 cause of work absenteeism in the US for well over 40 years and the epidemic of chronic pain in the US continues to grow at a rate 14X the population growth. So please, ANY IDEAS on 'How To Convince A CEU Provider to Offer a Course on TMS?' Bear in mind that CEU's have become Big Business over the last 20 years, now that states require CEUs for licensure ($500-$1,000/year/licensee). These are profit-oriented private businesses that compete with each other for student CEU dollars and they hire instructors accordingly. [I already tried speaking to one of this instructors who was teaching a course with the 'catchy' title, "Get a Grip on Chronic Pain: Fibromyalgia and Myofascial Pain Syndrome." It turned out to be a course on how to differentiate 'fibromyalgia' vs. 'myofascial pain syndrome' SOLELY for CPT CODING purposes. What a waste! Talking to her was like talking to a bulldozer]. So this is as much about Politics, Marketing and Profits as it is about 'Spreading the Word about TMS.' Ie., "What's in it for the CEU Provider? What will catch their ear? What's in it for the instructor?