Survey Response: Lorraine Faehndrich

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This survey was last updated in February 2015.

Degrees/Licenses Held: I am a Certified Life Coach and an Endorsed Mind-Body Coach.

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Number of years in practice helping people with TMS: 4 years

Number of clients you have seen who have had TMS: over 100

What is your association to the TMS community? I teach classes, write a blog, and offer private coaching focused on helping women relieve pelvic and sexual pain using a Mind Body/TMS approach.

Have you ever suffered from TMS? If so, how did you recover? Yes. I suffered myself with pelvic pain and relieved it using a mind body approach.

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? I don’t offer a sliding scale for private sessions, but I do offer a group program for women with pelvic pain 1- 2 times per year as a more affordable alternative to private coaching. For more info see

Are you able to conduct sessions over the phone and/or via internet video services (i.e. Skype or FaceTime)? I offer private coaching on the phone and skype. My group programs and classes are also taught via phone and internet.

What have you done to educate yourself about TMS, and what plans do you have for further education about TMS?
I completed Abigail Steidley’s Mind Body Coach training in 2012 and am constantly reading Mind Body books - including the ones I recommend to my clients (listed below). I’ve been using a Mind Body approach to healing for about 20 years – well before I trained to be a coach or read Dr. Sarno’s books. I left a successful career as a CPA 20 years ago because I was suffering with anxiety, depression, and other physical health issues - which all disappeared literally the moment I made the decision to leave my job and follow my passion. From that moment on I have been powerfully aware of the impact that emotions and state of mind have on the physical body and have been eagerly learning more all the time! I began studying yoga and meditation, I became a massage therapist, life coach, and then mind body coach, and have embarked on what has become a lifelong journey and passion for learning about the connection between the mind, body, emotions and physical heath. Over the past couple years, through working with so many women with pelvic pain, I have become particularly interested in learning more about the mental and emotional issues that impact women in our culture, and are often at the root of female pelvic pain.

What mindbody books do you recommend to your patients? In particular do you recommend Dr. Sarno's books?
I recommend all of Dr. Sarno’s books beginning with The Mindbody Prescription and Divided Mind.

In addition I recommend: Unlearn Your Pain by Dr. Howard Schubiner, When the Body Says No by Gabor Mate, Timeless Healing by Dr. Herbert Benson, Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, and Wild Feminine by Tami Lynn Kent, among others.

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 Loraine Faehndrich. I am a Mind Body Pelvic Pain Relief Coach for women. I help women relieve pelvic and sexual pain syndromes, like vulvodynia, vulvar vestibulitis, pudendal neuralgia, and interstitial cystitis using a Mind Body/TMS approach. Six years ago I suffered with pelvic pain myself and overcame it using a mind body approach. As a result of that experience I have deep understanding of the issues that women with pelvic pain can face – both before and after being diagnosed. I work with them to help them overcome fear and anxiety around their symptoms, heal the mental and emotional issues underlying their pain, reconnect in a positive way with their body, emotions and soul - and as a result relieve their pain and go on to live joyful lives! If you’re suffering with pelvic pain, have seen a doctor (or several!), suspect that it is Mind Body Syndrome/TMS, and would like to relieve it using a Mind Body approach, I would love to help you!

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