Hi everyone, Some time next week I'm hoping to have a phone conversation with Stephen Connena, the author of a new book about TMS. According to a post he made on my profile page, here at our forum, he is a former patient of Dr. Sarno's and Dr. Eric Sherman's, who started the monthly panel discussions (Alumni Panels) that Dr. Sarno offered for several years. (Eric Sherman is one of Dr. Sarno's most trusted psychologists and also a coauthor of Pathways to Pain Relief, the only TMS book written by psychologists from Dr. Sarno's Rusk Institute inner circle.) I met Stephen last spring when I presented my success story at the When Stress Causes Pain Master Class held at the Rusk Institute last May. Stephen gave a very powerful testimonial about the help that he had received from Dr. Sherman and gave free copies of his book to everyone in attendance (the master class was deliberately limited in size so that it would have more of a seminar feel rather than being more like a lecture). Dr. Sarno wrote about the book that "I recommend this highly." It is the highest endorsement I've seen him give on a book cover, so I thought I would make a thread about the book to raise it's profile. Just to share a bit more information, a TMS Therapists who I know well and who has recovered from TMS themselves wrote to me to say, "I wanted to let you know that I really like Stephen Connena's book and have referred it to a number of my clients, who have found it very helpful, especially his suggestions about journaling. It's also a good intro to TMS/PPD for clients who aren't big readers (it's mercifully short!)." If you'd like to learn more about the book or for purchasing information, check out our wiki page about it: http://www.tmswiki.org/ppd/Use_Your_Mind_to_Heal_Your_Body Has anyone else had a chance to read it yet?