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Infinite Loops

Oct 6, 2022

Dr Michael Donnino is the founder/director of the Psychophysiologic Research Group, and the first person in the country to complete a residency/fellowship program leading to board certification in internal medicine, emergency medicine, and critical care.

Liz Wallenstein is a licensed mental health counselor who has trained in, among other areas, the methodology of ‘TMS Mind Body-Connection’.

Liz and Dr Michael join the show to discuss the profound influence of Dr John Sarno on their lives, and the potentially transformational power of ‘Mind-Body’ therapies.

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Show Notes:

  • Introductions to Dr. Sarno
  • The relationship between our emotional and physical reactions
  • Reasons to be hopeful
  • Emotions and conditioning
  • A response to the sceptics
  • The societal costs of chronic pain
  • Mental health: moving beyond diagnostic labels
  • Long COVID and mind-body syndrome
  • The future of psychophysiological research
  • What does the medical community think of mind-body syndrome?
  • Doing the inner work that’s needed to heal
  • The future of mind-body treatments
  • The importance of sincerity

Books Mentioned:

  • Your Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma; by Bessel van der Kolk;
  • Molecules of Emotion: The Science Behind Mind-Body Medicine; by Candace Pert
  • Healing Back Pain; by John E. Sarno
  • The Screwtape Letters; by C.S. Lewis
  • The Status Game: On Human Life and How to Play It; by Will Storr
  • The Great Pain Deception: Faulty Medical Advice Is Making Us Worse; by Steve Ozanich
  • Anatomy of an Illness: As Perceived by the Patient; by Norman Cousins