Survey Response: Bob Evans, PhD

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This survey was last updated in May 2009.

Degrees/Licenses Held: PhD

License number: NJ 3006; NY 010919

Contact Information: 201-569-3328

TMS Wiki username (if applicable): Dr.BobEvans

Number of years in practice:30

Number of years in practice with patients who have TMS:24

Number of patients you have seen who have had TMS: Well over 1,000 people over the past 24 years.

Do you work with other professionals when helping TMS patients? If so, please describe.

How did you first become interested in TMS?
I trained with Dr. John Sarno, Dr. Arlene Feinblatt and Dr. Eric Sherman at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, 1986 - 1987, and have been working with Dr. Sarno and seeing patients of his since.

Have you ever suffered from TMS? (optional): Yes

What insurance plans do you currently accept? UNANSWERED

Do you have a sliding scale of payment for people who are not covered by insurance?

What steps should TMS clients take before contacting you? UNANSWERED

Have you published any materials related to TMS?
I am working on a book focusing on Mindfulness and a Comprehensive Natural Treatment Approach to TMS through the major avenues of experience, IE., Sensation, Imagery, Behavior, Affect and Meaning (SIBAM). -- current

I contributed a portion in the Psychotherapy chapter of "The Divided Mind", by Dr. John Sarno, M.D. -- 2006.

My Doctoral Dissertation focused on the uses of Imagery techniques in Pain Control, -- 1988.

Which mind-body medicine books do you find yourself recommending most frequently to patients? In particular, do you feel comfortable referring people to Dr. Sarno's books?
Healing Back Pain; Mind Body Prescription; The Divided Mind; The Power of Now; Coming to our Senses; Wherever You Go There You Are; Letting Everything Be Your Teacher, 100 Lessons in Mindfulness; Arriving at Your Own Door; The Presence Process; Invisible Heroes; Waking the Tiger; No Ordinary Moments; The Zen of Oz; The Four Agreements; The Razor's Edge; The Structure of Scientific Revolutions; Getting Through the Day; Sacred Practices for Conscious Living; Meditations and Rituals for Conscious Living; The Wisdom of Insecurity; Thoreau, On Man and Nature; The Drama of the Gifted Child; The Truth Will Set You Free; The Body Never Lies; Diet's Don't Work; You Can Heal Your Life; The Tao of Sobriety;

MOVIES: (Very important part of treatment for many people - Movie images often speak directly to, inspire and reinforce positive changes in the unconscious, while increasing and strengthening resiliency in the individual)

The Kid; The Wizard of Oz; The Shawshank Redemption; What the Bleep Do We Know; The Razor's Edge; A Thousand Clowns; Way of the Peaceful Warrior;

Additional Questions for Therapists

What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS? UNANSWERED

Are you able to conduct therapy sessions over the phone? Yes.

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