Chronic Pain · Dr. John E. Sarno · Fibromyalgia · MBS · MindBodySyndrome

Bad or weak and the stories we tell

I made the mistake about mentioning, after a weight lifting class, that I was babying my shoulder. In times past, movement overhead with my arm would trigger muscle spasms followed by a headache of many days. During the height of severe MindBody Syndrome (MBS), even the back and forth motion of vacuuming would leave me… Continue reading Bad or weak and the stories we tell

Dr. John E. Sarno · MindBodySyndrome · TMS

Health risks linked to childhood trauma

As I learn more about MindBody Syndrome (MBS) or Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) I am continually amazed at the science behind what some consider junk science. Here’s an extremely simplified explanation of MBS/TMS – Our psyche affects our physical bodies. Eg, your chronic backache is likely rooted in heartache. (Check out Dr. John E. Sarno’s… Continue reading Health risks linked to childhood trauma

Dr. John E. Sarno · MindBodySyndrome · Stress and worry

The stiff upper lip of repression

As I learn more about MindBody Syndrome the more I marvel at the coping mechanisms we humans develop in order to uh, well, cope. The foundation of my chronic pain issues, like most who deal with MBS (or Tension Myositis Syndrome as Dr. John E Sarno calls it), started in childhood. My folks called me… Continue reading The stiff upper lip of repression