DURING the COVID crisis, Dr. Schubiner will be able to see new and return patients who live in Michigan by using a virtual office platform. Please email him at hschubiner@gmail.com to set up an appointment. Unfortunately, this does not apply to those who live outside of Michigan.


VIRTUAL TRAININGS: There will be several more training opportunities this year: Dr. Schubiner and Hal Greenham are offering an 8-week intensive course for practitioners in mind-body medicine, covering the neuroscience, assessment, education of patients and treatment using both neural circuit retraining and emotional processing techniques. See this link for more information.

Dr. Schubiner will teach an 8-hour course for practitioners on the neuroscience, assessment and education of neural circuit disorders on October 15 and 16, 2021. Click on this link for the brochure. Click on this link to register. The cost is $150, includes CME/CE for physicians, physical therapists, psychologists and social workers, plus a copy of Hidden From View, by Allan Abbass and Howard Schubiner, a guide to the treatment of psychophysiologic disorders for professionals.

The Pain Psychology Center will offer another provider training in Pain Reprocessing Therapy and Drs. Mark Lumley and Schubiner will offer a course on Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy.

Finally, we are excited to announce first Psycho-Physiologic Disorders Association conference on October 28-30, 2021. See the PPDA site for details.

See the documentary film, THIS MIGHT HURT!! Feature length film follows the story of people with chronic pain learning to unravel the underlying emotional causes. This film changes lives. Details here

SEE this TED-style Talk from the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine MSU RX talks recorded on October 20, 2017.

View Dr. Schubiner's 22-minute overview describing a new paradigm on pain entitled, "The Reign of Pain." Click on this link to view it.

New lecture just out, recorded for the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco on July 7, 2020. Click on this link to view it.

PODCASTS GALORE...here is the latest podcast and a recent podcast plus four new podcasts here and here and here and here.

AND...another recent podcast recording here AND another podcast on pelvic pain syndromes here. AND yet another one here

Beyond Pain Mgmt Conference Brochure

Online resources for people with mind body disorders seeking treatment:

1. Freedom From Chronic Pain at freedom from chronic pain

2. Curable app at curable app

3. The doc journey at the doc journey

4. Lin Health at lin.health

Recent articles written by Dr. Schubiner:

• An article by Ron Siegel, Dick Schwartz and Howard Schubiner on Internal Family Systems and pain in Psychotherapy Networker
• Article by Dr. Schubiner written for the magazine, Psychotherapy Networker.
• Mark Lumley and I published a large RCT on fibromyalgia in the journal, PAIN.
• We also published an article in Practical Pain Management.
• Recent article published with Mark Lumley in the journal, Psychosomatic Medicine: Psychological therapy for centralized pain. Integrative assessment and treatment model

Unlearn Your Pain Spanish eBook

Recent report on our work, quoting Mark Lumley, on NPRs Morning Edition. Listen or read the transcript of this report regarding the use of Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy for chronic pain. Click here.

IN OTHER NEWS: Unlearn Your Pain has been translated into Spanish, and can be purchased as an ebook. It is available HERE on the Unlearn Your Pain Book page.

Hope for Healing Session

via Curable with Dr. John Stracks & Dr. Howard Schubiner

3-Minute Pain Primer: An animated short produced by Alan Gordon that explains the role of the brain in pain

5-Minute Pain Video: Another great animated short produced by Lorimer Moseley on the role of the brain in pain

Hidden From View Book

AVAILABLE NOW! - Hidden From View

A textbook for professionals on the treatment of psychophysiologic disorders

Written by Allan Abbass, MD and Howard Schubiner, MD

Unlearn Your Anxiety & Depression

Dr. Schubiner's second book, Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression, is availalble

Despite skyrocketing numbers of people affected by these conditions, current medical treatments are deeply flawed and often simply don’t work. This book offers a different way to understand and overcome your anxiety or depression.

Cutting-edge research shows that stressful or traumatic life events can create patterns in the brain that may be advantageous at first but, in the long run, can pose barriers to achieving emotional health. Dr. Schubiner has developed a unique program to help you understand whether this model applies to you and guide you to reverse these patterns that have led to anxiety or depression.

The program in this book will guide readers through a step-by-step approach to recovery. The techniques that are used include a new understanding of their symptoms, powerful behavioral interventions, emotional processing, therapeutic writing, meditation, and everything else needed to unlearn anxiety and depression.


Online audio meditations included with purchase

Dr. Schubiner's book, Unlearn Your Pain, has been substantially revised for 2016 (third edition) and is now available.

You can purchase a copy by clicking here. It includes all of the scientific information supporting the diagnosis of Mind Body Syndrome, a chapter to help people determine if they have Mind Body Syndrome, and the full program for healing.

There are now four eBooks available on the kindle and iBooks format. You can purchase the first five chapters of Unlearn Your Pain or Unlearn Your Anxiety and Depression. Or you can now purchase either book in its entirety. The meditations that accompany these books are now available online with a password obtained when you purchase either book. Review the scientific information that explains how nerve pathways can produce chronic pain, anxiety and depression and explore your life to determine if this approach might apply to you.

English Softcover
online meditations included
Spanish eBook:
online meditations included

Notes on purchasing both of Dr. Schubiner's books

COVID-19 MAILING NOTICE: We are finding that that the US Postal Service is having some challenges in book delivery. Please be aware of this and try to be patient when waiting for delivery. Hopefully, this will improve over time, but currently the cost of shipping to Australia and New Zealand is prohibitive, so we do not encourage orders for a hard copy of these books. The digital ebook versions make more sense to all international locations these days!

Each of my two books, Unlearn Your Pain and Unlearn Your Anxiety & Depression, are divided into two parts: 1) an explanation of how these disorders develop and why modern medical practice is often unable to solve them, which is contained in the first five chapters of each book; and 2) a complete self-guided workbook which comprises the last seven chapters. The first five chapters of each book are quite different, but the last seven chapters of both books are identical. Therefore, you will not need both books in order to obtain the self-guided recovery program.

Click here to purchase both books for a discount!

Online Videos and Podcasts available

Two new podcasts recorded with Dr. David Hanscom: Here are the links: https://www.blogtalkradio.com/backincontrol/2020/11/25/the-principles-of-the-mind-body-approach-to-chronic-pain and https://www.blogtalkradio.com/backincontrol/2020/12/02/helping-patients-unlearn-pain

Another recent podcast from Dan Ratner called Crushing Doubt: Linked here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOWEGkrNcwA&feature=youtu.be

And one on women's health from The V Hive: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/94-mind-body-medicine-pain-reprocessing-therapy-pelvic/id1379107302?i=1000493810748

Listen to two other podcasts with interviews by Dr. Schubiner. One from Phil Smith: Click here and one from Curable Health, the mind body app. (Scroll down to episode #8.) Click here.

Hear a lecture given by Dr. Schubiner at Google in Seattle on September 29, 2017. Click on this link.

You can access a lecture given by Dr. Schubiner to staff at the Chelsea Community Hospital in Chelsea, MI on November 11, 2014. Please click on this link to view the lecture.

View Dr. Schubiner's keynote address from March 11, 2011 at "A Course on Compassion" at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, WA. Go to this website to find the recorded lecture.

Dr. Schubiner presented a Grand Rounds lecture at the University of Arizona's Center for Integrative Medicine in Tucson on January 7, 2010. You can view this lecture online via a live video stream at this website. Click on the icon at the upper left for Windows Media or iTunes.


This website is filled with information about the Mind Body Syndrome / Tension Myositis Syndrome and what you can do to overcome it. I've created a four step process to help you on your way. A brief explanation of each step is displayed below. Simply rollover the different steps, and a note will appear explaining the importance of each step. Be sure to see the other links on the right side of the page including my biography, important info & disclaimer, and a letter from me to you. There are also many personal stories from people just like you who have already taken my course and have had excellent results. You can also find my tribute to Dr. Sarno.

I invite you to review all of the materials on this web site. I offer this educational program to you in the hope that more people will become aware of the relationship between the mind and the body and that more people will be able to help themselves to improve their health and well being.

To your health,
Howard Schubiner, MD

For those with chronic back or neck pain.

There is a new book on back pain by Dr. David Hanscom, a colleague of Dr. Schubiner from Seattle.

His book is called Back in Control. It is a great companion to the Unlearn Your Pain program.

Special Section on Fibromyalgia:

Listen to an account of fibromyalgia pain relief with the Mind Body Program

In this video, Dr. Schubiner interviews Holly, a 20 year old with fibromyalgia. Hear her story and how, using the techniques taught at unlearnyourpain.com she was able to overcome her debilitating symptoms.

Dealing with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Ryan's Story

Check out the remarkable story of how Ryan went from home bound to mountain climbing.

This section of our site will give you a consise introduction to the MBS/TMS condition, and what can be accomplished by using Dr. Schubiner's Educational Program.
In this next step, Dr. Schubiner explains in length how MBS/TMS develops and how it works.
In the third step, Dr. Schubiner describes the steps you should take to determine if you have the MBS/TMS condition. A checklist is also provide to aid in your decision.
The fourth and final step before the program explains the mechanics of the course itself, including computer requirements and how the course progresses.
What is Mind Body Syndrome / Tension Myositis Syndrome
Understanding how MBS/TMS works.
How to know if you have MBS/TMS.
Learn more & enroll in Dr. Schubiner's Mind Body Program
*The personal stories are from actual course participants and are used with permission. The names and photos have been changed to protect confidentiality.