Can more joy, excitement, and enthusiasm mean less tension? We know from personal experience that the happier we are, the less tense we feel. We are calmer, happier, nicer, make better decisions, and make fewer mistakes.

How about pain? Can it actually mean zero pain? Can creating a massive amount of joy, excitement, and enthusiasm eliminate back or neck pain?

There was a time that I would have been hesitant to answer yes to these questions. However, in this book, I will show you how it is not only possible to conquer stress, worry, anxiety, depression, and tension but also become pain-free rapidly so that you can once again run, jump, play, shop, travel, and experience true joy and happiness.

As the author of Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain: A Nine-Step Recovery Plan and the Rapid Recovery coach, for more than twenty-five years I have been helping my readers and clients recover from back and neck pain as well as pain and numbness in other parts of their bodies.

What I have noticed common among them is the tendency to have a number of negative mental and emotional habits. They tend to worry a lot, get stressed easily, suffer from anxiety and depression, have a lot of negative thoughts about themselves and the world around them, fear a bad future, and wonder why bad things happen to them. They wish they could change the past and keep asking questions like, “If that had not happened, this would not have happened?”

I call these negative mental and emotional habits: tension triggers. These mental and emotional habits along with repressed anger and rage can trigger a lot of tension and lead to pain and numbness in the body or what was termed by John Sarno, MD, of New York University, Tension Myositis (Myoneural) Syndrome (TMS).

So in addition to helping my clients live pain-free and active lives again, I help them conquer their tension triggers. I have seen again and again how they have flourished when they applied the proven, effective, and fun strategies I explain in this book.

Case in point: Rachel Bowen, a fitness instructor from Georgia, contacted me to help her recover rapidly from the back, hip, and leg pain. She also had twenty years of anxiety disorder and sleep issues. Here is what happened when she applied the strategies I explain in this book:

“As a fitness instructor back, hip, and leg pain limited my activities. The pain and burning sensation were so bad that at one point I rushed to the emergency room for treatment. I also suffered for twenty years from an anxiety disorder. You can imagine how hard it was to live with all that anxiety and pain. Fred helped me to get rid of my symptoms quickly. In fact, I noticed significant improvements the next day. Now I am pain-free, sleep better, have tons more energy, and once again am teaching all my classes, including kickboxing. Thanks, Fred.” 


How did she do it?


All she did was that every week she applied one simple strategy and developed new positive and empowering mental and emotional habits that transformed her life. She took a few seconds or minutes a day, depending on the strategy, and practiced it daily for a week and then applied a new one the following week.


How effective is it?


A Hollywood actor initially learned about my work through my book Mesh-Free Hernia Repair. Later he read Rapid Recovery from Back and Neck Pain that helped him with his chronic back pain. He contacted me to coach him to better health. He had been plagued with negative thoughts since childhood. I taught him how to stop negative thoughts in one easy step. He told me in our following session how this strategy had helped him stop the negative thoughts completely and allowed him to finally finish the manuscript for a movie. This strategy did for him what years of cognitive therapy, psychoanalysis, and other therapies had not. Easy, fun, effective, with quick results.


What can it help?  


If you are experiencing any of the following, you can expect major improvements in

  • Negative thought patterns

  • Worrying

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Self-pity

  • Self-criticism

  • Pessimism

  • Daily stress

  • Tension Myositis Syndrome (TMS)

  • Catastrophizing

  • and other negative thoughts or negative emotional habits


How can you benefit?  


Once you apply one or more of the empowering strategies in this book on a daily basis you will

  • Feel happier

  • Stay calmer

  • Have more energy

  • Think more clearly

  • Sleep better

  • Become more resilient

  • Have more confidence

  • Be more productive

  • Make better decisions

  • Make fewer mistakes

  • Enjoy better relationships

  • And become more optimistic, positive, and accomplished


How does it work?

All you need to do is to take a few seconds or minutes a day, depending on the strategy, and practice it for one week and then add a new one the following week until you have applied all five strategies. These strategies are so effective that you will notice an immediate impact! They take very little time and give great results, just like my Nine-Step Rapid Recovery plan!


It’s that simple!


So what are you waiting for? Dive right in and transform your health and your life. And remember, “Life does not come with a remote. So get up and change it!”

Begin Here

To begin, please complete the tension triggers questionnaire. Rate each category from 1-10. After you apply the strategies in this book rate each category again and see how much you have improved. My clients have seen fifty to eighty percent improvement in just four weeks. You can complete it at


I look forward to hearing from those readers who want to share their experiences by writing to


Now get ready to transform your health and your life.

Easy Steps.