Survey Response: Hal Greenham, BSc
This survey was last updated in July 2011.
Bachelor of Science (Psychology) ANU, Bachelor of Arts (Human Geography) Monash. This is usually abbreviated as BSc (Psych.), BA (Human Geog.)
Associate Member, Australian Radix Body Centered Psychotherapy Association (ARBPA)
Associate Member, Australian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA)
Phone: 0402 409 236 (International callers dial +61 402 409 236)
Locations where you practice:
Melbourne 3000 Australia
3 Railway Place
Fairfield VIC 3078
20 Commercial Road
TMS Wiki username (if applicable): Hal.G
Number of years in practice: 3
Number of years in practice with patients who have TMS: 3
Number of patients you have seen who have had TMS: approx 40
Do you work with other professionals when helping TMS patients? If so, please describe.
I collaborate with Melbourne rheumatologist Dr Daniel Lewis on some cases, he doesn't use TMS as a diagnosis but has his own approach to understanding the mind body connection. I also receive referrals from a few other Melbourne doctors
How did you first become interested in TMS? Through my own RSI / FMS / CFS challenges
Have you ever suffered from TMS? (optional) Yes
What insurance plans do you currently accept? N/A
Do you have a sliding scale of payment for people who are not covered by insurance? Yes
What steps should TMS clients take before contacting you?
Preferably read some of Sarno's work e.g. The Mind-Body Prescription, though this is not essential before contacting me.
Have you published any materials related to TMS?
No but I have an interest in research in the area and as well as his books, have read Sarno's academic articles whilst doing my psychology degree, e.g. Scand J Rehabil. Med
I plan to write up some of my cases as case studies which I hope to publish.
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?
Most commonly The Mind-Body Prescription, the Divided Mind and Healing Back Pain as well as his audio / video materials
Additional Questions for Therapists
What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS?
Tried to read everything Sarno has written, including his scholarly publications in the medical literature. Looking forwards to building networks with other likeminded professionals, and would love to do some well controlled studies e.g. in RSI or FMS. Its harder for me to attend conferences being in Australia but if there are phone or skype hookups and the timezone can be negotiated I would love to participate in the generation of new knowledge.
Are you able to conduct therapy sessions over the phone? If so, which states are you licensed to practice in?
Yes in some circumstances phone / skype sessions can be of assistance
As we are going to post your answers on the TMS Wiki, feel free to write some text to introduce yourself:
Hi my name is Hal Greenham, I am a somatic (body-oriented) psychotherapist in private practice in Melbourne Australia. After curing my own chronic pain syndrome (a severe four year rollercoaster through RSI, Fibromyalgia and CFS) in the early 2000's with an integration of TMS/PPD theory and somatic psychotherapy I am now practicing and assisting others to heal themselves.
I am the creator of MindBodyHealing.com.au which is dedicated to offering support for pain / fatigue sufferers in Australia using Sarno's TMS theory and body-oriented psychotherapy to assist people to work out what is driving their pain process quickly and effectively. I draw from a range of theoretical traditions in my therapy work (see my website for further info).
I am also interested in research in TMS treatments particularly for RSI and fibromyalgia, and have completed a psychology degree with academic distinction.
I would certainly be interested to make links with other likeminded professionals in Australia and the world. It would be particularly useful to establish relationships with medical doctors who are able to assist in the diagnosis of TMS as I haven't come across any in Australia yet. This way I can assist my own clients who may be struggling with limited medical understanding of their pain process.
Finally, I look forwards to connecting with people in the TMSwiki community, whatever your background.
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