Quotes and Research

MindBody Therapy shows Promise for Fibromyalgia (Research by Dr. Howard Schubiner)

“What one must then do is develop the habit of “thinking psychological” instead of physical. In other words, I suggest to patients that when they find themselves being aware of the pain, they must consciously and forcefully shift their attention to something psychological, like something they are worried about, a chronic family or financial problem, a recurrent source of irritation, anything in the psychological realm, for that sends a message to the brain that they’re no longer deceived by the pain. When that message reaches the depths of the mind, the subconscious, the pain ceases.”
— John E. Sarno, Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection

“Moskowitz defined chronic pain as “learned pain.” Chronic pain not only indicates illness; it is itself an illness. The body’s alarm system is stuck in the “on” position, because the person has been unable to remedy the cause of an acute pain, and the central nervous system has become damaged.”
― Norman Doidge, The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries from the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity

“Since any investment, be it in something with positive or negative impacts, creates attachments, one of the paths to freedom from painful conditions is to mourn the end of our attachment to known misery.”
― Mario Martinez, The MindBody Code: How to Change the Beliefs that Limit Your Health, Longevity, and Success