Hi all, I attended Dr. Schubiner and Alan Gordon's 2 day course on TMS/PPD diagnosis and treatment this weekend and it was amazing! I learned so many strategies for ruling in TMS, educating clients on it and helping them through the process of changing their beliefs (including lots of research and evidence for it), and various ways of helping people through the process of getting rid of their pain. It was so great and i'm happy to share information with anyone who is interested or has TMS questions. Interestingly, one discrepancy was brought up that differs from Dr. Sarno's theories. Sarno posits that TMS symptoms occur as a distractor from unconscious rage. Dr. Schubiner and Alan Gordon instead believe that this ascribes too much intentionality to the brain and doesn't make sense evolutionarily. They believe that our brains process physical and psychological threats in the same way neurologically, and the brain creates pain when a psychological threat (like rage, fear etc) is perceived, as a warning sign (the same way pain is a warning sign when an injury occurs). I thought this was interesting...really it's the same result (emotions and stress causing pain in the absence of structural injury) but different underlying mechanism or explanation. Curious to see what people think of this. Anyhow if anyone wants to hear some of the things I learned this weekend let me know! Lots of good studies were cited and some methods of doing emotional work and mindfulness and such.