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The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain | [John E. Sarno, M.D.]

The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain

Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times best seller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health.... Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause.
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Dr. John E. Sarno's Healing Back Pain is a New York Times best seller that has helped over 500,000 readers. Continuing the research since his ground-breaking book, the renowned physician now presents his most complete work yet on the vital connection between mental and bodily health....

Musculoskeletal pain disorders have reached epidemic proportions in the United States, with most doctors failing to recognize their underlying cause. In this acclaimed volume, Dr. Sarno reveals how many painful conditions - including most neck and back pain, migraine, repetitive stress injuries, whiplash, and tendonitises - are rooted in repressed emotions... and shows how they can be successfully treated without drugs, physical measures, or surgery. His innovative program has already produced gratifying results for thousands of patients. The Mindbody Prescription is your invaluable key to a healthy and pain-free life.

©1998 John E. Sarno, M.D. (P)2012 Hachette Audio

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    Sonia Barton, Australia 04-23-12
    Sonia Barton, Australia 04-23-12
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    "Listen to this book it will change your life!"
    Would you listen to The Mindbody Prescription again? Why?

    Yes, I am going for my second time around listening and I will continue to listen to it until the concepts are second nature. It is healing just to listen to the concepts of this book. I noticed a change within. Dr Sarno's scientific pedigree gives enormous weight to his scientific findings. He guides the listener by the hand through biological and anatomical concepts. This book is a real gem!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mindbody Prescription?

    That I have the power to heal myself. That emotions, though intrinsic to living, important and necessary, if they are out of balance can be very toxic.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The exercises to begin healing the mind and body


    What did you learn from The Mindbody Prescription that you would use in your daily life?

    To become aware of the physiology of emotions and their effect on the body structures.


    Any additional comments?

    Dr Sarno continue to write please. We need to change the outmoded concepts of orthodox medicine

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Mo SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-27-12
    Mo SEATTLE, WA, United States 03-27-12
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    "Desperation led me here; already paying off"

    It's been over 6 months since I started having pain that spread all over my body--hands, elbows, toes, ears... I went to the doctor numerous times, saw various specialists, did every test under the sun..and nothing came out to explain what I was feeling. I started thinking maybe I was imagining the pain altogether.

    With that in mind and with little expectation, I decided to give this audiobook a shot.. Dr. Sarno assured me that the pain is not imaginary but that there is a way to get rid of it and he explained what steps I could take to do so. I know this is probably too early to report for sure, and ideally I'll have the discipline to update my review later on, but one day after finishing listening to this audiobook and applying some of the recommendations, I feel much better---and feel obligated to write a review.

    The performance wasn't the most exciting though I doubt too many people are listening to this book purely for entertainment purposes. I'm guessing most listeners, like myself, have a very strong motivation to absorb the contents...and take the time to believe it. And you'll have a good shot of believing it once you've listened to the 7 or so hours and started giving some of the recommendations a go.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Evelyn Chantilly, VA, United States 06-17-12
    Evelyn Chantilly, VA, United States 06-17-12 Member Since 2007
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    "THE ULTIMATE INSTANT HEALING BOOK"
    Where does The Mindbody Prescription rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    The number one instant healing book I've come across.


    What other book might you compare The Mindbody Prescription to and why?

    Instant Healing by Frank Kinslow and Serge Kahili King were also helpful.


    What about Brian Holsopple’s performance did you like?

    Great narration.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely, I'm now on my 10th time listening to it...at work, at home and on the road.


    Any additional comments?

    Howard Stern was wrong, Dr. Sarno is not just a saint, he's a hero, an angel and a best friend. Wish I came across this book in 2011, the most painful year of my life. I had bursitis, sciatica and neuroma, all on the left side of my body. I had MRI (they said I have herniated disc), 2 epidural cortisone injections to ease the extreme back pain, had the excruciatingly painful nerve conduction study (normal results), 3 injections on my left foot and took all kinds of prescription medications and muscle relaxants which just left me dazed all day. One time I almost ran off the road so I decided all the madness had to stop. I went to a chiropractor and it somehow helped ease the pain but started researching on healing. I came across a couple of instant healing books and they also helped but this book is the ULTIMATE INSTANT HEALING book. I believe in his philosophy and always thought that all my sickness were due to something inside of me so I went inward. This book came at the time when my right shoulder and foot also started acting up. Now I just tell them that their cover is blown and I'm not putting up with this and the pain just subsides in a couple of seconds. I also thank my body for listening to my commands at the end of the day. Last night, I attended a party for a retiring friend at the Pentagon, walked miles and miles then danced the night away later on. NO PAIN!!! I've been talking to friends about Dr. Sarno endlessly. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Joseline PLEASANT HILL, CA, United States 06-08-12
    Joseline PLEASANT HILL, CA, United States 06-08-12
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    "Healed after listening to the 1st chapter"
    What did you love best about The Mindbody Prescription?

    Surprisingly logical, scientific, interesting. It works!!! The best audio book I've ever bought. I will recommend this to anybody and everybody.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Dianne Hastings on Hudson, NY, USA 07-23-13
    Dianne Hastings on Hudson, NY, USA 07-23-13 Member Since 2005
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    "Not helpful to me."

    I ordered this book based on the number of positive reviews. After reading a bit and skipping through chapters to try to find where the positive stuff is, I am perplexed. The author/reader drone on about numerous physical conditions and the theory that they originate in emotional problems, mostly repressed rage. I skipped forward to the chapter that supposedly contained a treatment plan, and did not find anything I could apply to my life.

    I normally find a book that has solid reviews from other readers is engaging. In this case, I am mystified.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Andrei Brasov, Romania 09-13-12
    Andrei Brasov, Romania 09-13-12
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    "A great subject with a mediocre presentation"
    Would you listen to The Mindbody Prescription again? Why?

    I would listen to it again, as the examples in the book help with the healing process, and there's a lot of information that's difficult to process in the first listening.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Reading the book completely obliterated 10 years worth of pain, the only word I can use to describe it is 'incredible'


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    William MONTGOMERY, AL, United States 09-07-12
    William MONTGOMERY, AL, United States 09-07-12 Member Since 2008
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    "A must listen for everyone"
    Where does The Mindbody Prescription rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is the most important book I've ever listened to or read.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The truth the author exposes about dealing with chronic pain saved me thousands of dollars and steered me toward years of peace.


    Have you listened to any of Brian Holsopple’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    NA.


    Any additional comments?

    When a friend told me about this book, I was in the midst of over 12 years of battling back back pain. The last 8 months the pain would almost never let up. I flew to Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. I wanted to have suregery, but they gave me an epidural shot. It was a week or so later that my friend told me about this book.

    It's now a few months later and the book's ideas are helping me defeat my pain. I've returned to doing the physical activities I love. I work out again, but still haven't pushed myself to the limit, as the book tells you to take it slow. If you're suffering from chronic back pain, this book WILL help you HEAL.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA United States 06-30-14
    Amazon Customer San Diego, CA United States 06-30-14

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    If you could sum up The Mindbody Prescription in three words, what would they be?

    Amazing Amazing Amazing


    What other book might you compare The Mindbody Prescription to and why?

    I have read The Matrix and other books..this book works...


    Have you listened to any of Brian Holsopple’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    It was ok....the reader is never the key...its the content.


    What insight do you think you’ll apply from The Mindbody Prescription?

    My thumb was hurting as I was reading the book...I started thinking about what I was in rage about...as I kept on listening and looking internally at what was going on...in 2 hours...the pain was gone...


    Any additional comments?

    The book works..read it...my friend told me about the back pain book...and what it had done for her...read this one...

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    WearingBootsinFlorida Florida 12-24-12
    WearingBootsinFlorida Florida 12-24-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Great book."
    What made the experience of listening to The Mindbody Prescription the most enjoyable?

    Easy to understand. Good advice.


    What does Brian Holsopple bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    I also have the hard copy of this book but hearing helped the information stick with me.


    What did you learn from The Mindbody Prescription that you would use in your daily life?

    Advice on how to address my neck and shoulder pain.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Etienne Teddington, United Kingdom 06-23-12
    Etienne Teddington, United Kingdom 06-23-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Emotions, Disease and Well-Being Bible"
    What made the experience of listening to The Mindbody Prescription the most enjoyable?

    Excellent, book, excellent work! Dr. Sarno is a saint! Through his amazing work, identifying TMS he has changed, is changing and will change the life's of so many people that are suffering unnecessarily because of societies erroneous beliefs about unifying mind and body i.e. the link between emotions and disease. This is the kind of thing that doctors should be taught at medical school. A must read!


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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