Episodes
This month's Q&A in our Membership Community was SO inspiring and insightful. Each month this fellowship gets together to hang out in an intimate group and ask me anything about their TMS/symptoms/diagnoses/worries/fears and whatever else. This month was so GOOD. Join us for great info on topics such as health anxiety, neck and shoulder pain, vertigo, pelvic pain, classic Sarno back pain, and so much more. There are few things more powerful than being in community when you are doing this...
Published 04/19/24
How great to connect with another Sarno OG! Karen, like me, sat across from Dr. Sarno in his iconic office at The Rusk Center for Rehabilitation at NYU/Langone in New York City back in the day when he was still in practice. His confident and unapologetic style was the inspiration for everything I do and teach, and Karen is right there with me. I have been hearing from Karen for years, as although Sarno was her intro to this work, she credits my contributions for taking her to the next level...
Published 04/12/24
Shit! Sometimes all the best planning is not the best after all. I was traveling for two weeks and made a technical misstep - hence, no pod yesterday. Heartened by the many of you who reached out and asked, "Are you okay?? Where are you?" I recorded a last minute brain dump to offer you a little boost on this lovely Saturday. Much love! -n. BRAIN SCIENCE DEEP DIVE WITH GIGI COCKELL AND ME! (75% full so act...
Published 04/06/24
Alice has had a diagnosis of IBS for as long as she can remember. Even as a toddler she was know to have been suffering, and grew up scheduling her whole life with her IBS in mind. As she grew up and dealt with tremendous grief in her 20's, losing both of her parents, Alice was confronted with clinical depression as well. Her understanding of TMS and my work have changed her life. Today, Alice is thriving in work and at home as a result of it. Join us for a conversation that will enlighten...
Published 03/29/24
Bri really went through it. Her myriad TMS symptoms cascaded into panic attacks so severe that she had to put her entire life on hold (including her marriage), take her kids, and move in with her mother to be taken care of. This is not an unusual story. As I always remind you, although TMS is completely curable with my methods, the pain IS NOT in your head. You are not dramatic, overly sensitive, or making it up. Bri was sidelined pretty severely before learning about Dr. Sarno, and then me....
Published 03/22/24
When I first met Gigi Cockell last year, I had no idea how impactful she would be on my life. I thought she would be yet another precious success story that I could highlight here on the pod, but she quickly became much more. Gigi has her Master's in Biology (she did her studies at Oxford and it shows) and is one of the best out there is explaining the brain science behind TMS. Soon Gigi was teaching beside Lisa and me at The Omega Institute (she'll be back this coming summer June 23-28!) and...
Published 03/15/24
Today in my Membership Community we had a great convo on so many TMS topics. It is the best best to be with this incredible group and get to know them - their struggles and their wins. On our call today we talked a lot about, "What hurts versus what hurts worse." This is a big theme when it comes to all areas of acceptance in recovery from chronic nervous system dysregulation (which causes most chronic illness we see in the world!) Join us for this and other stirring discussions on grief,...
Published 03/08/24
I get so many questions about how to *actually* find a way into a self-compassion practice, and why it's so important. Today on the pod I give you my best thinking on the topic, how to pause and become aware, and why is essential to have self-compassion at top of mind. Until we disrupt our habitual thinking and consider the way we carry on in life, we are in danger of repeating old patterns again and again with no conscious knowledge. I am here to make sure you stay awake - it's the only...
Published 03/01/24
Evie came on the pod originally last year. Her story is one that inspired me deeply, as she recognized and overcame her chronic pain so young. As we open ourselves to the challenge of teaching younger and younger people, it is so important to realize that young and old - we are all the same when we wake up to this life changing knowledge and do the work to rid ourselves of chronic conditions. Sending big love to you as you walk this path for yourself! xoxo n. Producer: Lisa...
Published 02/23/24
I never miss a chance to use my life and my process to help you. The best teaching tool I have is my own lived experience. Today I share an unexpected and painful symptom imperative I encountered: powerful nerve pain shooting from my inner wrist up my forearm. I paused immediately and began to embody the mindset that I teach you here - reminding myself it was TMS and that I was safe - and then proceeded to do the work with patience and kindness for myself. I think you will get many nuggets of...
Published 02/16/24
Laura first came upon this work when she was in the depths of pelvic pain and desperate for a solution. As she moved through her process and embraced the mindset, JournalSpeak, and self-compassion necessary to reset her nervous system and heal, she had a pretty profound realization: The burning mouth and OCD that had both been completely traumatic and devastating in her past were also TMS! She was just trapped in the loop of the Symptom Imperative. Once Laura saw this pattern in hindsight,...
Published 02/09/24
SHARE THIS EPISODE WITH A STRUGGLING TEEN IN YOUR LIFE. Today we have something long overdue in the sense that we’ve been wanting to talk about it for a couple of years, but we knew we had to get it right when we did. Teenagers have never been our target audience, and it’s not because they don’t need these tools as much, and often more, than adults. I hear so often from concerned adults who badly want to help the young people in their lives get relief from chronic symptoms: Anxiety,...
Published 02/02/24
We love getting Speakpipes from our community! Today we highlight one from Suzie in the UK who asks about what to do when physical symptoms morph into anxiety by way of the Symptom Imperative. Great question! This is such a common and natural occurrence, and it's a great opportunity to discuss exactly what's going on here, and what we can do to "wear it loosely" and manage this process with grace. I am THRILLED that Suzie's Migraines and Psoriasis are gone. That is something to really...
Published 01/26/24
WOW. What a great episode. Phil de la Haye is back with his in-depth teaching of Internal Family Systems (IFS). Today we follow up on our previous episode to really deepen your understanding of this amazing transformation work. I am planning to do it myself. Although there are no bad parts (!) there are a lot of really protective aspects of our personalities that contribute greatly to TMS. Join us today as we discuss the many ways to know ourselves, and walk through concrete exercises that...
Published 01/19/24
Today on the pod we feature the second of our series  - Membership Q&A Sessions. The participants in this month's Q&A generously allowed me to make our session today available to you. This is SUCH a great call with topics like Pre-grieving, Energetic Boundaries, The Symptom Imperative, Intuition, Whether or Not to Get Surgery and so much more. The group members asked thought-provoking questions and I loved answering them. If you would like to be part of this amazing community it's...
Published 01/12/24
Happy New Year! Today on the pod we focus on a Speakpipe from Kate. Kate has been dealing with bladder urgency and frequency, and notices that her symptoms are far fewer when there is a "real" emergency going on - times of high stress tend to take the place of her physical issues. This is such a common occurrence and so normal. It all comes back to the brain science. Today we talk about it all -  why you are sometimes spared your symptoms during times of actual emergency, and why they come...
Published 01/05/24
Happy everything! While I'm spending some time with family over the holiday season, here is a great convo I had last year with Scarlett, who is completely symptom free after living with debilitating neuropathy. Sending big love to everyone walking this path! XOOX n. The first time I saw Scarlett in person she burst into tears - not tears of pain and sadness, but tears of relief and gratitude. How amazing is it when we get to cry for this reason? It's just the best. Scarlett's failed surgery...
Published 12/29/23
Today on the podcast we are hearing from Erin, a cancer survivor who is curious as to how we can square the need to eat healthily and regulate our gut microbiomes with this mind/body work. Erin's symptoms are stuck and she is not sure where to go, so I am here to weigh in (no pun intended lol). I have found over years of practice, writing, and teaching, that there is no system more powerful and bossy than the brain/nervous system combo, and without addressing it first, nothing will move....
Published 12/22/23
My loves! Such a treat today. Every month my private membership community does a Q&A hangout with me. It's casual, loving, and fun, and we spend an hour together - they ask about whatever is in their minds and hearts, and I answer! Today they agreed to do a lovely generous thing - to allow our recorded session to be a gift to our global community. The questions are always excellent, and I'm grateful they were willing to share the results of this awesome session with all of you. Join us...
Published 12/15/23
I can't overstate how many emails I get about Long Covid and the most alarming symptoms associated with it - Brain fog and Chronic Fatigue. No case exemplifies these concerns like Gary's. When this episode first aired nearly one year ago, Gary was overwhelmed with gratitude for having TOTALLY recovered from Long Covid with these two symptoms and others having wreaked havoc on his life. Today, (as of our correspondence last week) he is still 100% well. If you haven't heard this one, or even if...
Published 12/08/23
Hello loves, and happy holiday season of insanity! I hope you are hanging in there amidst all the chaos. I am doing my best - at times hanging on by the coattails of the ride - but doing a pretty good job of being present. I wish the same for you. In the meantime, I am hard at work on finishing my manuscript and editing chapters of my new book. This piece, The MindScience of JournalSpeak, struck me as something that everyone could use as they do their best to practice living within the...
Published 12/01/23
HAPPY THANKSGIVING TO THOSE WHO CELEBRATE! It's the time of year we gather to be with family and friends. To some, this is welcome and joyful, to others stressful and triggering. Wherever you find yourself, this episode is for you. There is a fine line between self-regulating and keeping your emotions at bay and repressing them. As humans, we are constantly in a battle between authenticity and attachment. It's so important to be awake and aware of this reality so you are best able to find a...
Published 11/24/23
Guys!! What a fantastic convo with Misha. Not only did she overcome severe IBS and IC (stomach and bladder pain) but she completely eliminated chronic sinusitis and allergies. Though a move to escape her environment, Misha realized that the work was an inside job, and boy did she do it. She "gets it" big time, and opened me to engage in a powerful conversation about the brain science and the reasons we are sick. Such great stuff here - a must listen for sure! xoxo n. Producer: Lisa...
Published 11/17/23
Every so often on this podcast, I do a deep dive into the theories of TMS as founded by Dr. John Sarno, the brain science behind chronic conditions of many kinds, and the work necessary to alleviate it. I believe that a primer once in a while is key in centering each of us in the correct mindset to heal. Join me as we discuss my own story, the ways in which it applies to you and your pain and anxiety, and how to take this life changing work and do it for yourself. Love to get back to basics...
Published 11/10/23