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Dr. John Sarno - Getting Out of Pain Via the Mindbody Connection

August 29, 2021 3 min read


We’ve all experienced pain, but how much of it is physiological and how much of it is psychological? I’m asking this question because I recently had a really bad bout with pain and it reminded me about the work of Dr. John Sarno. 

Dr. John Sarno did a ton of research around the Mindbody Connection. He started his career as a regular doctor, assessing physical trauma and prescribing pain meds or surgery as needed. All was well until he realized that his patients didn’t always get better after the initial issue was treated. 

For instance, he’d have people come in for a back injury and then years later they were still feeling pain. Not ALL of his patients experienced this phenomenon though. What was it that kept some people in pain while others were perfectly fine? 

He started doing research on the placebo effect and made huge strides in connecting pain in the body to a psychological origin. 

Listen in as I share more about his work and why it helped me very recently overcome pain that I thought was caused by an injury. 80% of the people who read his books or listen to his lectures are healed of their pain immediately. Wouldn’t it be nice to leave the pain behind? 

You can!

In This Episode:

[00:17] Who this episode is for and who it is not for. 

[02:16] If you do not believe that your mind plays a role in your health, then stop listening now.

[04:26] So many people are in pain, but they don’t have to be.

[05:13] The three books by Dr. John Sarno that inspired this episode. 

[08:23] Dr. Sarno is no longer alive but his lectures can be found on YouTube.

[09:43] He classified all muscular pain as TMS: Tension Myositis Syndrome.

[11:40] I don’t believe it’s right for a doctor to give a timeline on someone’s life. Learn why.

[14:29] In general, if you believe the mind can heal the body, then keep listening. 

[15:50] Learn who is most likely to have pain due to TMS. 

[18:45] Dr. Sarno started off as a regular doctor and realized that there were common traits between people who suffered from pain and those who didn’t.

[21:55] Inflammation in the body has been linked to Alzheimer’s as well. 

[22:59] Another thing to check out if you’re in pain is whether or not you have any vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

[24:10] Assuming there is nothing wrong with you but you have chronic back pain, it may be mindbody related. 

[25:32] 80% of people who read through Dr. Sarno’s books and listening to his lectures notice a reduction of pain. 

[27:35] What TMS really is and how your mind tries to overcome it.

[30:22] Dr. Sarno’s books help eliminate the fear that comes with bad diagnoses. 

[32:56] I’m sharing this because I experienced this healing first hand. Hear this story. 

[34:54] The pain you feel is sneaky because it typically makes sense, but it’s not a physical issue. 

[39:02] Be open minded and go do some research!


Links and Resources:

Peak Performance Life

Peak Performance on Facebook
Peak Performance on Instagram

You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay

Healing Back Pain by Dr. John Sarno

The Mindbody Prescription by Dr. John Sarno

The Divided Mind by Dr. John Sarno

Changing Belief Systems with NLP by Robert Dilts

The End of Alzheimer’s by Dale Bredesen

Dr. Sarno Methodology Lecture

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