News and Updates

Aug 15, 2017

On June 22, 2017 John E Sarno MD passed away. He trained, influenced or mentored many in the PPD community.  A memorial in his honor will be held in the fall of 2017, date to be determined.   Contributions to the John E. Sarno Memorial Fund will help support continuing the research, study and practice of his work. Contributions (with ‘Sarno Fund’ on the notation line of a check) should be directed to The New York Community Trust, 909 Third Ave, New York NY 10022....

Jul 28, 2017

The groundbreaking controlled trial of psychophysiologic treatment methods in a group of patients with chronic back pain has reached 144% of its goal as of Friday, July 28.  The extra funds will enable us to create a short documentary about the study as it is being conducted for future publicity.  We are deeply grateful to our nearly 500 international donors.

Jun 15, 2017

The on-line campaign to fund groundbreaking research into the PPD approach to chronic pain has launched. Brain imaging by one of the world's leading experts will document improvement compared to two randomized control groups.

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May 03, 2017
Beginning May 1, 2017 and continuing until $65,000 is raised, all donations to the PPDA will support an exciting research study to be conducted by the PPDA in conjunction with one of the world's leading pain researchers, Tor Wager, at the University of  Colorado in Boulder.
Aug 17, 2016

PPDA Board Members Howard Schubiner, MD and Alan Gordon, LCSW will present a weekend of professional training in Stockbridge, Massachusetts in November, 2016. Further information can be found at the Kripalu Center website.