- Paperback: 394 pages
- Publisher: Silver Cord Records, Inc.; 1 edition (December 13, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0615462219
- ISBN-13: 978-0615462219
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 302 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,375 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Steven Ray Ozanich Born in Warren Ohio Newton Falls High School Associates and Bachelors Degrees from Youngstown State University Masters Degree in Business Youngstown State University Hobbies: plays acoustic fingerstyle guitar, golf, enjoys comedy, quantum mechanics and matter formation, and American college football.
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I'd experienced pain shifting to different spots in the past, which always eased my mind, but didn't understand why. The pain jumped around and anxiety increased as I stopped believing the pain and symptoms were real, but the information in this book is helping. The acne on my chest disappeared within a couple of weeks. I can now sleep on my left side, since the years of shoulder pain in that position has moved on. Pain in my knees which had disappears after becoming distracted by another diagnosis, suddenly re-appeared. This book made that understandable and less frightening. It's enough to make you laugh through the tears. As someone who is in the obnoxious 20% of healers....with some body pains..... and more stubborn and practiced with others, Steve's book is an informative, supportive and penetrating look at all the aspects of this subject. An incredibly Spiritual book about the power of our Minds and the Subconscious.
Steve held my interest and deep appreciation for his effort to the very end. Yes, repetition is inevitable (and helpful) since symptoms arise for so many reasons, but chapter after chapter exposed reason after reason and it was easy for me to relate to almost all of them on some level. I plan to read Dr. Miller's book next and then take a break from the subject and see how it goes. I am changed forever. Thank you Steve, Dr. Sarno and all the other leading edge beings who contribute to human evolution.
What I love most about this book is that it describes the healing journey of the author who did not heal quickly and easily from TMS. The author goes into a lot of detail to describe the process of TMS, the personality type associated with it and draws from many resources to explain his point. The book is well researched which gives you confidence that the author knows what he’s talking.
He has a good large section describing what you can do to heal yourself which I found it be very encouraging and helpful. The author uses humor throughout the book which at first took me a while to get but then added to my enjoyment of the book. I would recommend that anyone interested in TMS should read this book along with Dr. Sarno's book The Mindbody Prescription.
But old pain is strong, and I knew that despite having a firm intellectual grip on psychosomatosis, it would seem like a religion with ineffectual prayers, unless I worked harder. Steve's book opened me to new ways of doing that work: it's a cross-section of everything intimated by New-Age holism, without being New-Age. There's nothing occult about stress hurting, killing and twisting people into non-people. The Great Pain Deception inventories that truth across time, making it implicit to ourselves once we realize that similar struggles have occurred within ourselves.
I recently bench pressed 500 for reps, training with the current raw bench press record holder. Four years ago, I thought I'd be in a wheelchair at 24. Pain can weave with fear in one impulse, and never leave you again. Or you can become unafraid (hard for me to do) , trust that the body heals, and bench press 500 for reps.
My Mom would call a book like this "chocked full of goodness." I can open to any page and recapture the wisdom that how we feel is what we feel. In that sense, we are our stories.
If you've been given a label like fibro, CFS or beyond, and you've tired of chasing palliative treatment that doesn't work, there's nothing to lose by looking to oneself along the way. You may feel better.
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