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Mind Body Research Group:
Pioneering Mind-Body Research


We are a multidisciplinary research team based in Boston, MA affiliated with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center - a Harvard Teaching Hospital. We are systematically studying a novel approach to treating chronic pain and other conditions based on the pioneering work of the late Dr. John Sarno. While we continue to seek NIH funding, our research is supported by funding from philanthropic donations and we hope you might consider joining our effort! 

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Our Work

We have developed a 12-week virtual program called Psychophysiologic Symptom Relief Therapy (PSRT) that employs a Sarno-based approach (with our own added innovations) to reducing and/or eliminating chronic pain and somatic conditions. We are currently interested in applying PSRT to the following conditions:

  • Chronic back/joint/neck pain

  • COVID-19 long haul syndrome

  • Repetitive Stress Injury (RSI) 

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

  • Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia (racing heart)

  • Insomnia 

  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome

  • Migraine and other headaches

  • Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) syndrome

  • Unexplained Shortness of Breath




Individuals who SUPPORT OUR WORK will be acknowledged in future publications.

Status: Enrolling 

Target Enrollment: 150
Current Enrollment: 78

Pilot study results


Status: Enrolling

Target Enrollment: 180
Total Enrollment: 25

Pilot study results


Status: Enrolling 

Target Enrollment: 40
Current Enrollment: 6

Planned Pilot Studies
Covid Long Haul
Randomized Trial
Chronic Back Pain 
Randomized Trial
Repetitive Stress Injury
Pilot Study

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Status: Seeking Funding


Click below to support our work!


Our back pain randomized trial publication is 

  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric

  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#10 of 426)

  • Has a high attention score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

  • Featured in 13 News Articles including the Washington Post



We are proud to showcase the results of research undertaken by members of our team. Our work and findings have been showcased in different media outlets.

  • Infinite Loops - Ep.126 — The Mind-Body Connection w/ Liz Wallenstein + Dr. Michael Donnino WATCH HERE

  • Big Think - Chronic back pain: Novel mind-body treatment outperforms other therapies READ HERE

  • MedicalxPress  -  Novel mind-body program outperforms other forms of treatment for chronic back pain  READ HERE

Philanthropic Supporters

We are extraordinarily grateful for the contributions made by the following in support of our research:

Adam D'Angelo

 Jim O'Shaughnessy 


We'd love to hear from you. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions!

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