Instructor(s)

Physician, Author, Researcher

David Schechter, M.D.

Dr. David Schechter is a Board Certified Sports/Family Medicine Physician practicing in Los Angeles, California. Dr. Schechter has decades of experience with the TMS chronic pain diagnosis and treatment process. He learned under Dr. John Sarno, has written books, lectured extensively, and published research in mind-body medicine. He is in private practice in Culver City and also active in telemedicine.

Instructor(s)

Co-Instructor. Psychologist

Justin Barker, Psy.D.

Dr. Barker is a licensed clinical psychologist who has worked with the TMS diagnosis for many years. He received his Psy.D. at Rutgers University and after healing from TMS back pain decided to do his dissertation research on treating TMS. Dr. Barker uses a combination of treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. He maintains a private practice in Los Angeles and co-leads the weekly TMS healing Group with Dr. Schechter.

Course curriculum

  1. 1
    • MBHJ 1 - Why This Course?

    • MBHJ 2 - Disclaimer

    • MBHJ 3 - Introduction

    • Survey: What have you studied so far?

  2. 2
    • MBHJ 4 - My TMS Healing Journey

    • MBHJ 5 - 40 Years Later

  3. 3
    • MBHJ 6 - Simulated Office Visit

    • Detailing Your History

    • TMS Questionnaire

    • TMS tender points diagram

  4. 4
    • 12 Stages of Healing with 3 Keys

    • MBHJ 7 - The 12 Stages of Healing

    • MBHJ 8 - Evidence for TMS

    • Evidence Presentation. Slides. Notes 2

    • MBHJ 9 - Developing Your Healing Plan

    • Developing Your Healing Plan. Handout.

  5. 5
    • MBHJ 10 - Intro to Dr. Barker

    • MBHJ 11 - Dr. Barker's Healing Journey

    • MBHJ 12 - Using This Material

    • MBHJ 13 - TMS Psychology Overview

  6. 6
    • MBHJ 14 - Anxiety, Fear, & Catastrophizing

    • MBHJ 15 - Perfectionism and Goodism

    • MBHJ 16 - Anger and Rage

    • MBHJ 17 - Sadness and Grief

    • MBHJ 18 - Inner Conflict

    • MBHJ 19 - Defense Mechanisms

  7. 7
    • MBHJ 20 - Thinking Psychologically

    • MBHJ 21 - Play

    • MBHJ 22 - Self-Compassion

  8. 8
    • MBHJ 23 - Guilt and Shame

    • MBHJ 24 - Control

    • MBHJ 25 - Emotional Window of Tolerance

    • MBHJ 26 - Childhood Trauma

  9. 9
    • MBHJ 27 - Forceful Response to Symptoms

    • MBHJ 28 - Challenges, Obstacles, Pathways to Success

    • MBHJ 29 - 7 Lessons of Pain

    • Sample Journaling Exercise: from The MindBody Workbook

  10. 10
    • MBHJ 30 - Intro to FAQ

    • List of FAQ Questions for each section

  11. 11
    • MBHJ 31 - FAQ Part 1 Is It TMS

  12. 12
    • MBHJ 32 - FAQ Part 2 Movement and Exercise

  13. 13
    • MBHJ 33 - FAQ Part 3 Emotional Troubleshooting

  14. 14
    • MBHJ 34 - FAQ Part 4 Daily Healing Routine

  15. 15
    • MBHJ 35 - FAQ Part 5 Understanding How TMS Operates

  16. 16
    • MBHJ 36 - FAQ Part 6 Challenges

  17. 17
    • MBHJ 37 - FAQ Part 7 Resources

    • TMS Resource Guide

  18. 18
    • MBHJ 38 - FAQ Part 8 After Healing

  19. 19
    • MBHJ 39 - Conclusion

  20. 20
    • Feedback survey

  21. 21
    • Reaching the Doctors