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The aim of the MindBody Learning Zone is to bridge the gap between the lack of understanding of how Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia can all have a MindBody Connection and that when these areas are addressed recovery is more likely.
The MindBody Learning Zone is the brain child of Amanda Collins and Carole Randell, who are both very experienced Practitioners in helping clients with Chronic Pain, Chronic Fatigue and Fibromyalgia.
During their own recoveries they experienced a lack of understanding about the mindbody connection and how addressing this connection can be the key to recovery. Hence the MindBody Learning Zone was born.
The MindBody Learning Zone compliments their one to one sessions with their clients and also shares their knowledge with a wider audience, where everyone is welcome.
Which Term Should I use TMS or PPD?
Many people who have heard about the mindbody (or mind-body) connection are familiar with Dr. John Sarno and his work with Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) and might be wondering why we use the term Psychophysiologic Disorder (PPD).
Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) was the first term that Dr. John E Sarno used in his 1986 book “Mind Over Back Pain.” TMS later became Tension Myoneural Syndrome, and then The Mindbody Syndrome in his later work.
As functional magnetic resonance imaging tests (fMRI) became available for randomized controlled trials it was discovered that learned neural pathways, NOT mild oxygen deprivation, were the cause of these symptoms.
These findings underpin our understanding about how important it is to be educating our clients about how learned neural pathways can become “unlearned” - a concept called neural plasticity.
To gain greater recognition for scientifically valid diagnostic and treatment techniques, the health care practitioners at the Psychophysiologic Disorder Association (PPDA), including several who studied directly with Dr. Sarno, adopted the term Psychophysiologic Disorder (PPD).
It has been used in published clinical research and has become the preferred term among clinicians with experience in this field.
PPD captures the fundamental idea that the mind (psyche) can affect the body's physiology.