"When Jon Kabat-Zinn developed the MBSR program, it was a perfect fit, and it was also a way to reach people in great need of healing who would otherwise resist seeing a therapist or attending meditation classes."
People come to therapists wanting answers. How do I feel better? How do I make this situation, this feeling, this pain go away? Many therapists will respond with a question: "What's worked in the past?"
An interview with Alan Gordon, LCSW, pain psychotherapist. "Many of my clients bounced around from doctor to doctor for years, unable to find relief for their chronic pain. Usually they come upon the TMS diagnosis as a last resort, having exhausted every treatment from physical therapy to magnets to South American shamanism."