Symptom Imperative

Greetings Friends - Laura Thornton here.

Yes, I know – you’ve had back pain or neck pain or right knee pain for months or years...and now you’re having shoulder pain or it’s your left knee that’s become bothersome. Or your chronic physical pain has disappeared, but “suddenly”, you can’t shake a constant undercurrent of anxiety. What is going on?

Well, let’s turn to the master himself. Dr. John Sarno defined this very common occurrence - of pain and other symptoms moving around - as: the Symptom Imperative and he says this in his book, Healing Back Pain:

"TMS can manifest itself in a variety of locations and it tends to move around, particularly if something is being done to combat the disorder. Patients often report pain in a new location as the old one gets better. It is as though the brain is unwilling to give up this strategy for diverting attention away from negative emotions." - Dr. John Sarno

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How to Stop the Symptom Imperative


The Symptom Imperative is a really big deal. Most people find the mind-body connection through Dr. Sarno…and back pain. However, it’s almost never just back pain. It’s always multiple TMS symptoms moving around and accumulating in the body. 

And so, it feels like you’re playing a never-ending game of whack-a-mole with chronic symptoms. It can be very frustrating, but it doesn’t have to stay that way.  

In this video, I explain that when I cured my back pain, I didn’t realize that the problem was much bigger and also included: eczema, migraine headaches, allergies, and TMJ. But I did discover the process for shutting down all the symptoms and keeping them from coming back. And that’s what I share with you in this video. 

In this video, you'll learn the 3 R's 

 Recognition - How to recognize the Symptom Imperative versus real medical conditions. 

 Rejection - The...

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