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PPD Professional Training from Dr. Howard Schubiner, author of Unlearn Your Pain, December 6-7, 2011.
From December 6-7, 2011 Dr. Howard Schubiner will be providing professional training for physicians and mental health professionals on how to implement the diagnostic techniques outlined in Unlearn Your Pain. The 2 day seminar will be held at the National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavorial Medicine conference. Click here for more information. This is also posted on the Practitioner Training page.

"Unlearn Your Pain" Six-Day Intensive Workshop at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Lenox, MA Oct. 23-28, 2011
Dr. Howard Schubiner, author of Unlearn Your Pain will lead an interactive and experiential workshop designed to resolve chronic pain and associated symptoms at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health this fall. You can obtain more information from the Kripalu website, you can register online or you can call Kripalu at 866-200-5203.

SIRPA Practitioner Training, September 14-17, 2011
SIRPA will be holding its next practitioner training session from September 14-17. The training is located in Huddersfield, UK and cost of the training is 1,350 pounds. To register please visit the SIRPA website.

Success Story Teleconference, June 14, 2010, 2:30 PM EST
SIRPA will be hosting a monthly teleconference for patients to discuss their success stories. Preference will be given to those peers who have used the SIRPA Recovery Program.

2nd TMS/PPD Live Panel of Success Stories. Oct. 17, 2010. 12:00 PM-2:00 PM
In the same vein as Dr. Sarno's "Alumni Panels", we will have a 2 hour session on line using DimDim (a webinar meeting room). 4 panelists will take 10-15 minutes each and share their TMS success story. While the panelists are speaking you can text in questions for the panelists. After each panelist is done, we will have a Q&A session with your questions.

"Unlearn Your Pain" Six-Day Intensive Workshop at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health. Lenox, MA Oct. 17-22, 2010
Dr. Howard Schubiner, author of Unlearn Your Pain will lead this interactive and experiential workshop designed to resolve chronic pain and associated symptoms at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health this fall. You can obtain more information from the Kripalu website, you can register at or you can phone Kripalu at 866-200-5203.

Stress Illness Practitioner Association (SIRPA) Launch Party Oct. 9, 2010
The newly formed TMS organization, SIRPA, formed by Georgie Oldfield, MCSP, will be launched on October 9, 2010 in Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University. Speakers of the program will be Georgie Oldfield, Dave Clarke MD, Paul Scott, Greg Smith. The launch is open to medical and mental health professionals, the media, and the general public. It is free of charge. For more information visit

Power without Pills Radio Show May 12, 2010 9:00 AM CST
Dr. Frank Murphy and Dr. John Sklar will be starting a weekly TMS-related radio show at On Wednesday May 12th they will be interviweing Michael Brown the author of The Presence Process at 9:00 AM CST. You can find out more about the radio show by going to this page.

UK RSI Conference, Saturday 20th March 2010 (free entrance) from 09:15 to 16:45
There will be a TMS stand at the conference so if you wish to chat to someone who has recovered from TMS, come along! See here to register beforehand. If you wish to help out, contact HilaryN123 or send an email to hilaryn @ (without the spaces)

January 7, 2010. Arizona and Online, free
On January 7, 2010 Dr. Howard Schubiner presented a Grand Rounds lecture at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson on January 7, 2010. You can view this lecture online via a live video stream at this website

BBC Radio Leeds, UK - Thursday 22nd October 2009
Georgie Oldfield from the West Yorkshire Pain Relief Centre has been asked to appear on Liz Green's lunchtime show on BBC Radio Leeds, between 13:00 and 14:00hrs GMT. Georgie is slowly but surely getting the word of TMS out to the public and the medical profession.

TMS will be the discussion of the day and Georgie will have two brave patients with her who have recovered from their TMS.

Why not listen in, or even email ( or call in to support us with your stories? Go to the BBC Leeds website and click on "Listen Live"

October 12 - October 16, 2009, Massachusetts, $731
Dr. Howard Schubiner will be holding a retreat for people with TMS from Monday October 12 to Friday October 16, 2009 at the Kripalu Institute in western Massachusetts.

The retreat is called Unlearn Your Pain: A Mind-Body Approach to Chronic Pain. The event discusses Dr. Schubiner's Mind Body program, goes over the underlying causes of pain, and provides "exercises in therapeutic journaling, meditation, and brain reprogramming" to help people with chronic pain retrain their brains.

The cost of the program ranges from $731 to $1,679, depending on the guest's choice of accommodation. Furthermore, participants will receive a complimentary enrollment in Dr. Schubiner's four-week online program.

More information and registration can be found on the Kripalu website. You can also view the flyer (PDF) for the retreat.

A NOTE FROM AFTER THIS EVENT: Dr. Schubiner posted an article about the event on his blog. As reflected on this page, Dr. Schubiner returned to Kripalu in the fall of 2010 and of 2011 to lead similar retreats.

TMS Success Stories-Live Panel: October 11, 2009, Online, Free
Matthew and Peg from the TMS Wiki are hosting a TMS Success Stories-Live Panel. It will be an interactive webinar, fashioned after Dr. Sarno's monthly Alumni Panels.

Four people who have had success, using Dr. Sarno's theory, will tell their inspiring stories of recovery. Video will be used for the stories, followed by the opportunity for participants to send questions by text, which will be answered by the four panelists.

Time: 12:00 PM (EDT) (9:00 AM PST) (5:00 PM BST)

A NOTE FROM AFTER THIS EVENT: The first TMS Success Stories--Live Panel was a huge success with, at one point, 28 people attending.

4th October 2009, London , £7.50
Louise Levy gave a free seminar talk in the Education Zone at the BackShow, Earls Court Olympia, London.

The talk was entitled:


Louise welcomed along anyone who was interested in learning more about alternative approaches to managing pain. It was very well received.

Full details of the event can be found at:

A NOTE FROM AFTER THIS EVENT: HilaryN described her experience at this event here. It is also discussed in this thread. This thread is a response to Hilary's writeup.

Teletour of the wiki and TMS chat
The first teletour of the wiki and TMS chat took place on Sunday May 31 and was a great success, with participants from 3 continents.

We had an interesting chat about TMS and different people's experiences. At the end, HilaryN, an active wiki editor and Forest, the wiki creator gave an online tour of the wiki and explained briefly how to edit and contribute to the wiki.

L.A. Mind-Body Conference, March 27-28, UCLA, $210
This March is the 2nd annual Mind-Body Conference, and it is going to be held on the campus of UCLA. The Keynote speaker this year is Ernest Rossi. His speech is entitled Science Goes Where You Imagine It. The agenda includes:

Howard Schubiner - Medicine's Blind Spot: How Modern Medicine Mis-understands Mind Body Disorders

Eric Sherman - The Psychology of Mind Body Disorders

David Schechter - Clinical Evaluation of Patients with Mind Body Disorders

David Clarke - Connecting Stress to Physical Symptoms

Alan Gordon - Cognitive Behavioral Approaches in the Treatment of Mind Body Disorders

Frances Sommer Anderson - Experiencing the Pain Matrix

To Register click here

There is a thread about this event here

For more information about the Conference go to this website

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