The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Room 117 2300 I Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Too often — when the body speaks — we don't listen.
John E. Sarno, MD, learned how to listen and taught his patients as well. Over 50+ years in practice at the Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation at NYU, he came to believe that the unconscious mind was activating the autonomic nervous system, and that the repression of unconscious rage was a major contributor to chronic pain in some patients.
Join the GW Office of Integrative Medicine and Health and AIM Health Institute for a free screening of "All the Rage," a documentary about Dr. Sarno's pioneering mind-body approaches to managing psychophysiological pain disorders. After the screening, there will be a discussion and Q&A with filmmaker Michael Galinsky and the following healthcare providers who worked closely with Dr. Sarno.
Andrea Leonard Segal, MD
Fran Sommer-Anderson, PhD
Eric Sherman, PsyD
A controversial figure whose books on chronic pain sold more than a million copies, Dr. Sarno lived long enough to see his work vindicated by the growing understanding of the connection between emotions – including our tendency to put ourselves under extreme pressure and stress – and nontraumatic chronic back pain, gastrointestinal disorders, headaches, and fibromyalgia. He died at age 93 in 2016 shortly before the film's release.