Books I Love

The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders, John E. Sarno  
This is the book that sent me on my healing journey and it is Sarno’s latest book.  Ihave both the hard copy and the audio version.  Lots of good stuff in this book.  

The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain, John E. Sarno Another great read by Dr. Sarno.

Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection, John E Sarno This book, his first, focuses more on back pain.  His understanding of TMS grew and his later books reflect this.  Still, a great read. I have the audio version of this one and Dr. Sarno himself reads it.  It’s like having him personally cheering me on!

Dr. John Sarno's Top 10 Healing Discoveries, Steven Ray Ozanich My friend Steve put out this little book and I highly recommend it.  It’s short, concise and encouraging!

The Great Pain Deception: Faulty Medical Advice Is Making Us Worse,  Steven Ray Ozanich You’ll have trouble putting this book down.  Steve’s personal story and then histeaching on TMS is the best book on the topic I think.

When the Body Says No: Exploring the Stress-Disease Connection, Gabor
Mate, MD Dr. Mate’s compassionate book should be a must read for anyone struggling with
chronic health issues.  

The Effortless Sleep Method: The Incredible New Cure for Insomnia and
Chronic Sleep Problems,  Sasha Stephens Insomnia is yet another symptom of TMS.  This little books will help send that
symptom packing!

Think Away Your Pain, David Schechter M.D. Another MD who “gets” TMS.  I found his book very encouraging.

Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness, Jon Kabat-Zinn
 and Thich NhatHanhAnother “should be required reading”!  

Immortal Diamond: The Search for Our True Self, Richard Rohr Rohr is a Catholic priest and has a wonderful way of helping one understand the various components of our personality and how they affect our lives.  This is not a TMS book per se but it certainly addresses the mechanisms that drive TMS.  

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma, Bessel van der Kolk M.D. Dr. Van der Kolk specializes in the effects of trauma on health.  This is not a light-hearted read however so I don’t recommend it if you’re struggling with depression
right now.

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself, Lissa Rankin M.D. Uplifting, wonderful stories and medical insights from Dr. Rankin.  I have this one
as an audiobook and love hearing her read the book.