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, MD Psychiatrist

We humans are deeply susceptible to mind-body symptoms  -­–think stress-induced stomach upset or headache. Remarkably, the mind-body also creates severe and debilitating symptoms which have a myriad of names and (mostly ineffective) treatments. The TMS Pain Relief Process works remarkably well to relieve chronic symptoms by getting to the root of the problem: inner stress.

I’ve helped hundreds through this process. I suffered debilitating foot pain and recovered from crutches and scheduled nerve surgery, to return to mountain climbing and skiing.  My 25 years of psychological and awareness training provide deep support for your journey back to health. I embody deep, attuned support which you’ll learn to give to yourself. This self-kindness can be the heart of your recovery.

The Process

The TMS Pain Relief Process is a proven treatment based on Dr. John Sarno’s groundbreaking work –and new neuroscience research* revealing how our mind-body creates pain internally. This Process can help you:

–eliminate pain and other symptoms using a safe, non-intrusive approach

–get off the merry-go-round of expensive and ineffective treatments

–learn self-attunement to feel safe and loved, reducing inner stress

–attune more deeply to your life’s needs and desires

Will This Process be Helpful for You?

Have you had chronic pain or other symptoms for more than 3 months?

Are you hard on yourself or do you go out of your way to help or please others?

Have you had difficult life events which coincided with the start of symptoms?

Have you been told by physicians that “we cannot find anything wrong” or that tests/images are “inconclusive?”

Have you used a variety of alternative healing modalities and found only temporary relief?

Have you noticed symptoms increase with emotional upset?

Has nerve or spinal surgery been recommended for pain?

Have you worked with your physician to diagnose and eliminate acute, structural, systemic, or dangerous conditions which might cause symptoms?

If you answer yes to one or more of these questions, the TMS Pain Relief Process may be right for you.

You can find out more below, meet Andy in the following videos, or contact Andy for an appointment. Andy Bayliss meets in person in Ashland, Oregon and is available via video conference.

*Yoni, K.A, Gordon, A., Wager, T.D, et al (2021). Effect of Pain Reprocessing Therapy vs Placebo and Usual Care for Patients With Chronic Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry 2021.2669

Lumley, M.A. & Schubiner, H. (2019). Psychological Therapy for Centralized Pain: An Integrative Assessment and Treatment Model. Psychosomatic Medicine, V 81, 114-124.

Lumley, M.A. & Schubiner, H. (2019). Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy for Chronic Pain: Rationale, Principles and Techniques, Evidence, and Critical Review. Current Rheumatology Reports (2019) 21:30

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Skiing Again After Recovering From Three Years Debilitating Foot Pain, Using Dr. Sarno’s Method. Yahoo!

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.

The Mind-Body Syndrome —or Tension Myositis Syndrome as Dr. John Sarno first designated it, causes 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.

I help my clients learn self-empathy, disengaging from the Inner Critic, and mind/body awareness practices which 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.

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