Andy is a very skillful listener, compassionate observer and very insightful coach. I deeply appreciate the work and assistance he has given me throughout the years.—Ted Sundin, M.D., psychiatrist

Skiing 2 Years After Using Dr. Sarno’s Method

Dr. Sarno’s break-through understanding of mind-body symptoms cured me of severe foot pain. At least eight physicians concluded I needed surgery, yet they were all wrong. The diagnosis varied between plantar fasciitis and nerve damage. Here is a detailed medical history of my diagnoses and treatments. As I applied my understanding of the Inner Critic with Dr. Sarno’s guidance, I went from three years on crutches —to mountaineering, in a matter of a few months. I got my life back, and avoided needless surgery. Dr. Sarno’s approach can probably help you too.

TMS, or Tension Myositis Syndrome, is Dr. John Sarno’s original name for a large variety of body symptoms including pain, numbness, weakness, digestive problems, migraine headaches, etc. He discovered that these symptoms arise as a defense mechanism (a distraction) so that we don’t feel underlying difficult emotions like anger, fear, or neediness.

Here is an audio link to a great introduction to Dr. Sarno’s work. This is an interview with Michael Galinsky, director of the upcoming documentary All the Rage about Dr. Sarno’s approach.

I have two decades of personal spiritual-psychological exploration and teaching. I help my clients learn self-empathy, disengaging from the Inner Critic, and mind/body awareness practices that relieve TMS symptoms. These tools go to the heart of Dr. Sarno’s brilliant understanding of the mind-body because they help us relieve the pressure between the Inner Child or Id, and the Superego. We learn to work more skillfully with pain, anxiety and fear, reducing inner tension. We open ourselves to more feeling. Our self-acceptance grows. These approaches worked for me, and I offer them to you.

Read some TMS Success Stories and check out my  Resources Page to see if Dr. Sarno’s approach might be right for you.

Success Stories Using Dr. Sarno’s Approach

A Physician’s Personal Story: RSI, Tinnitus, Food Sensitivities, Frequent Urination, etc.

Recovery From 20 Years of Fibromyalgia, Migraines

RSI, Fybromyalgia, 15 Years Chronic Pain Video (Forest)

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


Tinnitus, IBS, TMJ, Chronic Pain

Pelvic Pain/Pudendal Nerve Sarno’s Approach Worked After Surgery Failed

Back Pain, Pelvic pain, Anal Pain, Glute Pain

Sciatica Pain

Piriformis: TMS Story in Oprah Magazine

More success stories at Thank You Dr. Sarno

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