Dr. Kirsten Fliegler is a Clinical Psychologist in New York City who specializes in mindbody disorders. She worked closely with the late Dr. John E. Sarno, who popularized modern mindbody treatment and coined the term Tension Myoneural Syndrome (TMS) to describe certain psychogenic conditions.
She gives an overview of TMS and its treatment, examines how personality and environment can affect one’s likelihood of developing chronic pain, and explains why it’s healthier to experience one’s raw emotions, rather than suppress or intellectualize them.
This interview was conducted as part of the mindbody mini-series (episodes 006 - 008).
Music: Lee Rosevere's "Southside" (adapted) (CC BY 4.0)
Camera shutter: soundjay