The Film "All the Rage" is opening soon, about psychosomatic pain and other mind-body disorders. In earlier blogs, I have written about this documentary film, created and directed by Michael Galinsky in collaboration with Suki Hawley and David Bellinson. Michael Galinsky  tracks his history of back pain and his recovery, with the help of John E. Sarno, M. D. You will see interviews with Sarno and celebrity patients like Larry David and Howard Stern.  This film offers a radical rethink of how we approach health care. As a psychotherapist who has treated a number of people with psychosomatic pain and other mind-body disorders, I urge you to see this film. I especially urge all physicians to see it.

The documentary, a work in progress for more than 10 years, features a wide range of integrative medicine practitioners as well as mental health professionals and appearances by celebrities who have publicly acknowledged Dr. Sarno’s help in healing pain.

Ten years in the making, the film is opening in New York City on June 23  at Cinema Village, at 22 East 12th Street . There are screenings Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 1,3,5,7, and 9 p.m. daily. The filmmakers and special guests will be doing a Q & A session after every show. You can click on this link to pre-order tickets now.

Click the link then scroll down to see screening times and purchase tickets). or you can call the theater to pre-order tickets at 212-924-3364 .

In the meantime, the film is playing at festivals across the country in June. If you know people in these areas please take a moment to share the link with them- to invite them 

June 2- Sedona, AZ - Illuminate Film Festival

June 3- Chicago- Chicago Underground Film Festival

June 6- New Haven, CT - New Haven Doc Fest (free screening)

June 10- San Francisco, SF Doc Fest

June 17- Asheville, NC - Grail Moviehouse

There will also be a showing in New Brunswick, NJ, date and time still undetermined. For further information, contact Jeffrey Axelbank, Psy.D. at

Please pass this on to interested people in NY and these other cities.

This is a great film for patients who are dealing with chronic pain and other mind-body disorders, and also for other therapists and physicians to see.  It is especially recommended for physicians who tend to know little about psychosomatic illness. In addition to John Sarno's books on psychosomatic muscular-skeletal pain (Healing Back Pain: The Mind-Body Connection; The Mindbody Prescription: Healing the Body, Healing the Pain; Mind Over Back Pain: A Radically New Approach to the Diagnosis and Treatment of Back Pain, Dr. Sarno's most recent book is The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders, in which he went beyond pain and the muscular-skeletal disorders to address the entire spectrum of psychosomatic (mindbody) disorders. He had started out exploring the muscular-skeletal disorders because as a physiatrist, a physician specializing n Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation,  this was the patient population he knew. But as he studied the charts of these patients, he noticed that many of them also reported other mind-body problems as well. His exploration of these other mind-body disorders gave rise to The Divided Mind: The Epidemic of Mindbody Disorders, which I think should be in theprofessional library of every practicing physician.

Here is the link to the official website of "All the Rage"



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