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Helpful Resources

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Introduction to TMS links

Other useful links

TMS Physician - Dr. Paul Gwozdz

TMS Physician - Dr. Howard Shubiner

TMS Physician - Dr. David Schechter

Self-compassion Psychologist - Dr. Kristin Neff

TMS Author - Steve Ozanich

TMS Speaker - Nichole Sachs

TMS Master Practice - Monte Hueftle

Recommended books

The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain. - John Sarno, M.D.

The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders. - John Sarno, M.D.

The Great Pain Deception - Steve Ozanich

Messages from the Body: Their Psychological Meanings - Michael J. Lincoln, Ph.D.

In an Unspoken Voice: How the Body Releases Trauma and Restores Goodness - Peter Levine, Ph.D.

Self-Compassion - Kristin Neff, Ph.D.

Learned Optimism - Martin Seligman, Ph.D.

Feeling Matters - Michael Eigen, Ph.D.

Reference articles

TMS Equivalents or Mind-Body Disorders
Abbass, A., Lovas, D., & Purdy, A. (2008). Direct diagnosis and management of emotional factor in chronic headache patients. Cephalagia, 28(12).

Eisenberger, N. I. & Lieberman, M. D. (2004). Why rejection hurts: a common neural alarm system for physical and social pain [In this paper the authors demonstrate that the pathways in the brain that are activated by emotional distress are the same pathways that are activated by physical pain.] Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 8,(7). Retrieved October 28, 2011 from

Koo, J. & Lebwohl, A. (2001). Psychodermatology: The mind and skin connection. [There is a condition that involves a relation between the mind and the skin known as psychodermatologic disorders. There are three categories for these disorders: psycho-physiologic disorders, primary psychiatric disorders, and secondary psychiatric disorders. The primary cause of these skin disorders is stress, low self-esteem, depression, and social phobia. This article investigates these disorders and their treatments, including using anxiety-decreasing techniques. This correlates with the mind body approach of TMS because the study suggests that the cause of the skin disorder is not physical, rather it is psychological.] American Family Physician, 64, 1873-1878. Retrieved October 28, 2011 from

Efficacy of Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy and Mind-Body Disorders
Abbass, A.; et al. (2010). Cost savings of treatment of medically unexplained symptoms using intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy by a hospital emergency department. Journal of Academy of Medical Psychology, 34-43

Abbass, A.; et al. (2010). Implementing an emotion-focused consultation service to examine medically unexplained symptoms in the emergency department. Journal of the Academy of Medical Psychology, 44-51.

Abbass, A., Kisely, S., & Kroenke, K. (2009). Short-term psychodynamic psychotherapy for somatic disorders: Systemic review and meta-analysis of clinical trials. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 78, 265-274

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