Patient Resources

The following is information on neurologic, physiologic and psychologic connections to your symptoms. The resources below describe these ideas and will help you to identify and address the various non-structural factors that may also be related to your symptoms.

The goal is greater understanding of your experience and a path towards more physical, mental and emotional empowerment – aka Health.


Living Proof - Stories of Hope

Recovery from Chronic Pain
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(12:44 min)

The Reign of Pain

Dr. Howard Schubiner
(20:40 min)

Like Mind, Like Body

A podcast about how our emotions affect our health
by Curable

Advances in Pain Neuroscience

Neuroscience is changing the paradigm for diagnosing and treating chronic pain.

Tame the Beast

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(5:00 min)

Pain Neuroscience Education & the MindBody Connection

Why Things Hurt

TEDx Adelaide - Lorimer Moseley​
(14:33 min)

Dr. John E. Sarno

20/20 Segment
(13:36 min)

Neurosomatic Sensitization

Acute pain is commonly caused by damage in the body, but chronic pain is often due to protective neural circuits in the brain. Over time, these circuits get repeated, sensitized and can be associated with triggers.

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While there, be sure to check out the following:

What is Pain

Video Series​
(1:02 min)

Past CIM Events & Classes


All the Rage:
Saved by Sarno

Through interviews with Dr. John Sarno, esteemed patients, and experts, this film invites viewers to profoundly rethink our approach to healthcare.

This Might Hurt

This Might Hurt is a documentary that offers solutions to cure chronic pain. The film follows three chronic pain patients who have spent years searching for answers.

The Wisdom of Trauma

Dr. Gabor Maté gives us a new vision: a trauma-informed society who are not concerned with fixing behaviors, but seeking to understand the sources from which troubling behaviors and diseases spring in the wounded human soul.

Other Helpful Resources

Neural Pathway Pain:
A Call for More Accurate Diagnoses [PDF]

Practical Pain Management
by Howard Schubiner, Mark Lumley, and Alan Gordon
December 2017

Miracles of Mindbody Medicine [PDF]

Healthcare Counseling & Psychotherapy Journal
by Alan Gordon
January 2010

Hidden Stress Screening Test [PDF]

The Psychophysiologic Disorders Association


The Cure for Chronic Pain

Nicole Sachs, LCS

The Art of NVC

Micah Salaberrios

Empowered Beyond Pain

Kevin Wernli, Professor Peter O'Sullivan, Dr JP Caneiro

Tell Me About Your Pain

Alan Gordon & Curable

Crushing Doubt

Dan Ratner

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