Are you a persistent pain sufferer looking for relief beyond what you've been able to achieve through the effects of medications, physical therapy, and other common interventions?

Have you struggled with pain for more than a year and believe you have gone as far as you can with the treatments you've received so far?

Have you been told that you need to learn to "live with your pain" because for you it will always be a chronic condition?

As you may know, persistent pain is becoming a health problem of epidemic proportions. Half of the adult population over 50 will develop a chronic pain problem at some point in their later lives. And, as worker's compensation and disability funds continue to dwindle, there is an increasing need for cost-effective treatment that is readily available to all age groups.

The following resources are currently available to assist you in reversing your chronic pain:

Book and CD Set: Freedom From Pain
Book: Reversing Chronic Pain
Teleseminars & Webinars: Ask the Experts About Chronic Pain
Online Programs: Reversing Chronic Pain Tutorial Program
Audio CD: Hypnosis: The Pain Solution
Audio CD: Hypnosis: The Headache Solution
Online Resources: Recorded Radio Programs

To read what others have said about Maggie's approach to reversing chronic pain, click here.


Book and CD Set

Freedom From Pain
by Peter A. Levine and Maggie Phillips, PhD

Freedom from Pain book and CDDiscover your body's power to overcome physical pain. Freedom From Pain is a complete program that targets emotional and physical trauma for a lasting recovery.

“Brilliant, practical, and wise, this is an enormously helpful book. I cannot recommend this work highly enough.” -- Jack Kornfield, author of A Path with Heart

“This book is for everyone who wants freedom from pain. I have read dozens of books on pain relief and the power of the mind for healing, and this is clearly the best to date.” -- Steven Gurgevich, PHD, assistant clinical professor of medicine, Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

For more information and to purchase this book and/or CD visit Sounds True.



Reversing Chronic Pain: A 10-Point All-Natural Plan for Lasting Relief
by Maggie Phillips, PhD

Reversing Chronic PainReversing Chronic Pain offers a dynamic framework for joining body and mind to speed the healing of traumatic pain from the body level up. Each chapter presents a body-centered skill set that can be mastered through a broad menu of practice exercises. The resulting interlinked somatic building blocks help readers shift from physical pain to body awareness, and from unstoppable suffering to heartfelt connection and peace.

Building on the AIDS cocktail approach that reflects the fact that chronic pain is complex and no one tactic is likely to solve the problem, Maggie Phillips presents a 10-1 pain plan comprised of easy strategies based on somatic experience. Even if the reader’s pain is perceived as a “10” at the onset of the program, with 10 being intolerable, the somatic building blocks help shift the pain one point at a time until it gradually diminishes to “1” or even “zero.” Reversing Chronic Pain stresses self-treatment throughout, involving sufferers in attaining lives not simply endured but actively enjoyed.

For more about this book, click here.

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Teleseminars & Webinars

Ask the Experts Monthly Series with Maggie Phillips, PhD

Maggie Phillips offers a series of teleseminars/webinars with leading experts in the areas of pain, stress, anxiety, and trauma. Maggie and the guest speaker present immediately usable treatment strategies from their areas of expertise. For the last 30 minutes of the teleseminar/webinar, the presenters take live questions by telephone or via internet messaging. All teleseminars offer a way to submit questions in advance and recordings of the live event, so live attendance is NOT required.

For more information and registration for current webinars/teleseminars click here.

To view past 'Ask the Experts' seminars click here


Online Programs

Reversing Chronic Pain Tutorial Program with Maggie Phillips, PhD

Designed to further supplement the Reversing Chronic Pain book, the 10-step Online Tutorial Program includes group support, an interactive online community, multi-media presentations, audio practice exercises, and additional information and activities not contained in the book itself.

For more information, click here.



CDs with Maggie Phillips, PhD

Hypnosis: The Pain Solution
Designed for people who are not responding to typical pain interventions, this program of 4 audio CDs will provide you with a thorough understanding of how pain works, and will provide you with the tools to overcome it.

Hypnosis: The Headache Solution
If you are not getting relief from conventional treatments and are using a revolving door of medications with few results, this CD is for you!

Advantages of the Audio CDs:

• Easy to use
• Professionally recorded
• One-year money-back guarantee

To learn more about Hypnosis: The Pain Solution, click here.
To learn more about Hypnosis: The Headache Solution, click here.


Recorded Radio Programs

Visit and look for Show #30 in the Archives on this site to listen to a recorded radio show with Maggie Phillips on Reversing Chronic Pain with Energy Psychology.


What People are Saying...

”I first discovered Maggie Phillips’ approach to chronic pain after friends heard her speak on her visit to Australia. Thanks to modern technology I could go online and do her 10 point program which was great for me as I can not drive, sit for long periods or leave the house much. This program allowed me to learn a new skill each week which is just enough time for it to sink in and be practiced on a daily basis. The teleconferences meant I could speak directly to Maggie and have questions answered and hear how others were coping. I have had severe chronic back pain from spinal degeneration for 7 years now and tried many things. I had discovered some of Maggie’s ideas before but not in a focused and systematic way. ... It gave me a handful of seeds to scatter, some landed on fertile ground some did not. Some grew instantly and others germinated over time. Maggie brings together a forest of natural approaches and allows you to find the ones that work to relieve your pain.Chronic pain is multifaceted and this approach recognizes this, empowering the reader to move out of the pain cycle. In hospital again recently Maggie’s book arrived on my bedside table. I laughed. I guess its time I started teaching these principals to others. It is no ‘cure all magic pill’ but rather hope in a dark place, new choices and freedom from endless suffering.
– Karen Newstead.
G.D.S.E./Dip T/B.A.S.W.

”Before... pain was the enemy and I was fighting with it. Now I am more compassionate towards my pain – I have learned to love my body through pain. I also feel a sense of control I did not have before. My pain levels are lower; I have better response to medications and a better attitude toward self-treatment.”

”I have much more confidence now that I have tools to keep pain from overwhelming me or controlling my life.”

”My attitude and commitment to self-treatment is much stronger now. It really helped that you understand how this struggle with pain becomes all consuming at times and how hard it is emotionally.”

"Your expertise in your area is obvious as you offer what might be most helpful for each of us as pain clients, I sense in my body, the place that I return to when I am lost in my pain, the place that I have made large enough to contain my pain and also my healing and new learning. Now, I can connect to my body with just a breath or a simple movement. My pain and subsequent suffering has changed in a way I do not yet have the words to describe. I am feeling hopeful, grateful and am having very exciting positive responses to all our work."


Maggie Phillips, Ph.D is author of Reversing Chronic Pain: A 10-Point All Natural Paln for Lasting Relief (North Atlantic Books, 2007), Finding the Energy to Heal: How EMDR, Hypnosis, TFT, & Body Focused Therapy Can Help Restore Mindbody Health (W.W. Norton, 2000) and co-author (with Claire Frederick, M.D.), of Healing the Divided Self: Ericksonian and Clinical Hypnosis in the Treatment of Post-Traumatic and Dissociative Conditions (W.W. Norton, 1995).

Dr. Phillips is Director of the California Institute of Clinical Hypnosis, and lives and works as a clinical psychologist in the Oakland Hills above the San Francisco Bay. She has taught at major conferences on hypnosis, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing), and Energy Psychology in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Japan, China, and Malaysia. As the author of numerous papers, articles, and chapters on trauma, dissociation, ego-state therapy, hypnosis, and mindbody healing, she specializes in the treatment of stress and pain disorders in psychotherapy and behavioral medicine. Dr. Phillips has also served as an expert witness in the area of dissociative disorders and posttraumatic stress conditions and provides individual and group consultation for psychotherapists and healthcare professionals.

For more information on Dr. Phillips' teaching and clinical experience and treatment services, see About Maggie.



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