Episode 79

Unlearn Your Pain with Dr Howard Schubiner


February 1st, 2022

56 mins 55 secs

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About this Episode

*The information in this podcast is intended for Healthcare Practitioners.

Dr Howard Schubiner is board-certified in paediatrics, adolescent medicine, and internal medicine. He was a full Professor at Wayne State University for 18 years and now works at Providence Hospital in Southfield, MI, USA. He has authored over 60 scientific publications and has given over 250 lectures to scientific audiences regionally, nationally and internationally on topics related to adolescent medicine, ADHD, and stress reduction.

Importantly, Dr Schubiner is the founder and director of the Mind Body Medicine Program at Providence Hospital. This program uses the most current research methodologies to treat individuals who suffer from the Mind Body Syndrome (MBS) or Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS) as described by Dr John Sarno. Dr Schubiner has created a program that uses both meditative and cutting edge psychological techniques to help individuals with chronic conditions, such as fibromyalgia, whiplash, back and neck pain, myofascial pain, TMJ syndrome, tension and migraine headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, irritable bladder syndrome, insomnia, anxiety, and other related conditions.

Tune into this episode to hear more about this program and its potential to resolve chronic pain.

*Highlights *

  1. About neural circuits (8:00)
  2. The value in simplifying information (15:00)
  3. How conditioning influences pain (20:00)
  4. Symbolic pain (26:00)
  5. Pain reprocessing therapy (34:00)
  6. How to reappraise pain sensations (40:00)

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Film Dr Howard mentions: https://www.thismighthurtfilm.com/

Link to paper: Effect of Pain Reprocessing Therapy vs Placebo and Usual Care for Patients With Chronic Back Pain: A Randomized Clinical Trial - https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34586357/

Link to paper: Emotional awareness and expression training improves irritable bowel syndrome: A randomized controlled trial –

Link to paper: Emotional awareness and expression therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and education for fibromyalgia: a cluster-randomized controlled trial

Link to paper: Emotional Awareness and Expression Therapy Achieves Greater Pain Reduction than Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Older Adults with Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Preliminary Randomized Comparison Trial


Break Through With Healing Chronic Pain (Talks at Google) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VyH1laOd2M

Dr Howard’s email – [email protected]