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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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  • Mo
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 03-27-12

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.

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  • Cherry
  • PLEASANT HILL, CA, United States
  • 06-08-12

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.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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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

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  • William
  • MONTGOMERY, AL, United States
  • 09-07-12

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?

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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. <br/><br/>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.

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Dr. Sarno changed my life!

I am forever grateful for his books. I suffered from back pain most of my life, but in two weeks after reading Healing Back Pain and this book I was cured. Dr. Sarno's approach not just cured my phisycal body but also made me a more compassionate person towards myself and others. I learnt to deal with my emotions and the stressors of life with the awareness that I am good enough, am doing my best and am not perfect. I no longer judge myself and others, and therefore am a much forgiving and loving person. I highly recommend this and all of Dr. Sarno's books.

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Very helpful content, didn't enjoy the reader

If you found this audiobook, and you're reading this review, you are probably more than a little familiar with the mind-body concept. Dr. Sarno, no doubt, has had many to tractors, and I'm sure that anyone with a deep investment in their pain, would consider the ideas put forth in this book as blasphemy. What I can say as both a listener, and a reader of the hardback version of the book, is that it's definitely worth listening to more than once. The concepts are both simple and difficult. It's a radical change in the way that we think about pain and our own minds. I personally have found this method to be helpful for me (as someone who was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, low back pain, acne in my middle-aged years, nonspecific neck and shoulder pain, as well as a host of other things).
As for my critique of the reader, I didn't enjoy that portion of this very much. There was very little change in the inflection of his voice, there were mispronunciations several times, and because the content was a little dry on its own, having a flat performance just made it that much more difficult to listen to.

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Life changing

My husband told me 2 years ago about Dr. Sarno I ignored it. I have had fibromyalgia for 8 years spent thousands of dollars trying to get rid of it. Nothing helped but this $11.99 audible. It has changed my life I am literally pain free. I recommend this book to everybody especially if you have chronic pain like I did. 5 stars all the way. Penny

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  • Andrei
  • Brasov, Romania
  • 09-13-12

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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It Feels Great To Be Pain-Free

This book answers a lot of questions that I had after I read Healing Back Pain. And takes the concept of TMS well beyond the back. I'm a believer. I've gotten rid of all pain that I've dealt w/for over 20 years. Thank you Dr. Sarno for your work and dedication to making this available.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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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.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Connie
  • 05-02-16

Amazing I can feel my RSI declining

I am a very sceptical person and I can feel my pain diminishing since reading this book the science makes sense, please please read this if you have any RSI pain.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-10-17

Superb incite into the mind connection to body

Having had chronic pain for six months, I'd given up thinking I could heal it. After the first read of this book the pain had reduce by 75%. I'm now seeing a PTSD therapist to work through my issues. Well worth reading.

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  • MICHAEL
  • 02-19-16

Hope it works!

Just starting my journey on trying to get rid of TMS. Seems plausible. Desperately hoping it works.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful