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Introducing the Australian MindBody Pain Treatment Program
What is it?
A highly supportive structured program to assist people who want to apply a mindbody approach to their pain. Following in the footsteps of Dr Sarno, this program offers targeted support and guidance to assist people to recover naturally from chronic pain and chronic fatigue conditions, fibromyalgia, IBS, and a large number of related TMS (mindbody) symptoms.
The program includes state of the art support in:
+ Diagnosis of TMS – the subtle art of working out if you really have a mindbody condition
+ Treatment of TMS – multiple powerful perspectives on working out why you got the symptom in the first place, and what to do about it now.
This collaboration between a leading TMS doctor and therapist offers numerous powerful resources for recovery:
+ Tried and tested techniques for reprogramming the neural pathways that create chronic pain
+ A number of different processes to help you do the work on emotions, stressors, and personality traits which are central to recovery – choose the techniques that work best for you
+ Safely expressing feelings
+ Have I got trauma ?
+ Understanding the link between anxiety, depression, emotions, and pain symptoms.
About the creators of the Australian Mindbody Pain Treatment Program
A collaboration between Melbourne somatic psychotherapist Hal Greenham and Professor Howard Schubiner MD. Dr Schubiner is the founder and medical director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital, Michigan USA. He is a world leader in the diagnosis and treatment of what Dr Sarno called TMS – Tension Myositis Syndrome.
Hal Greenham is a Melbourne based somatic psychotherapist who specialises in the treatment of mindbody symptoms. After healing his own fibromyalgia / CFS, he studied psychology and somatic (body-oriented) psychotherapy and has specialised in helping people to get in touch with themselves and their feelings, and to heal complex pain conditions.
How to apply for the beta testing opportunity
If you are interested in helping us to test the program in exchange for free access. you need to be willing to complete the whole program, and to give regular feedback. I anticipate you would need to spend approximately 3 hours per week, sometimes more sometimes less, to do the program and provide feedback.
There will be approximately 10 places available.
NEWSFLASH! ALL THE RAGE MELBOURNE SCREENING – 16 July Cinema Nova Carlton
Its about time we had a feature length film showcasing what has already been achieved in mindbody pain treatment. Well... its landing in Melbourne in July!>>read more >>
"Since I've started seeing Hal, I've quit drinking and smoking, gone off my antidepressants, stopped feeling shy, dramatically improved my relationships with my partner and with my mother, and largely gotten over my RSI issues.
Its been a transformational few months. I have to give credit to myself and to a course that I'm doing at the moment as well, but seeing Hal has really helped me get in touch with my emotions and given me the capacity to deal with life, rather than avoiding ... >>read more >>
"Seeing Hal changed my life. After 4 years of strong chronic pain I now experience minimal pain and have no restrictions in doing all the activities I love in life. Here is my story.
I initially developed RSI type pain in my wrists from typing and computer use while writing up my PhD. It manifested as strong pain right through both my wrists whenever I typed or used my wrists for normal activities. It eventually got so bad ... >>read more >>
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