It has been a very long time since I posted on this blog site. I apologize to anyone who has been missing these posts.
A number of amazing things have happened so far this year in our corner of medical practice that I tend to refer to as Mind Body Syndrome.
One momentous event in my life was that my book, Unlearn Your Pain, was published. After two years of work, I was thrilled to see the book in print. You can read the first chapter on my website or on the amazon.com website, where it is available for purchase. Since I published it myself, it will not be available in stores unless it gets picked up by a distributor. To date, the reviews have been pretty positive. I tried very hard to create a book that would explain the scientific validation of Mind Body Syndrome in terms that anyone could understand, but would also be convincing to the discerning physician or therapist. This journey through the neurology and the psychology of pain make up the first 4 chapters. The fifth chapter contains the complete version of the interview process that I have developed over the past several years. I attempted to duplicate the experience of seeing me for an extended office visit. I hope it will allow people who suffer from MBS to recognize the connections between their life events and the onset of MBS symptoms. Chapters 6-10 consist of the whole intervention program that I’ve developed and that I teach in small group settings at Providence Hospital, in the Detroit area. Finally, there is a concluding chapter and a set of frequently asked questions.
I would deeply appreciate feedback on any aspect of the book. Please feel free to email me if you have comments, suggestions, or criticisms!! Continue reading