May 9, 2022
There isn't one path to healing. There can be dozens but
when you are in the thick of it you only care about what works
So you might decide, you have stuff to do, you don't have time
for introspections, give me the pill.
And it might work for you. Until it doesn't. Or your symptoms
change. Or your anxiety expresses itself as anger. Or overeating.
It can happen that you do meditation. You monitor your
nutrition. You run a mile a day.
And your symptoms still make you feel like a scared, helpless
person. Treatment isn't always linear.
You might need to mix it up.
In this episode a look at two books that are very different
from each other. Both offer a path to healing and treatment. It
might work for you, it might not.
But these are accessible options to consider.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention
Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or
text “START” to 741-741.
Brown University Robert J. & Nancy D. Carney Institute for
Brain Science, a news article about Mechanical Affective Touch
For those of you that want to check out the trial evaluation there
is an open article Mechanical Affective Touch Therapy for Anxiety
Disorders: Effects on Resting State Functional Connectivity on
Science Direct that gives the
details of the trial testing and results.
The ABCS of Coping Using CBT to Manage Stress and Anxiety by
James Cowart Ph.D. published by Crown House Publishing
. You can
visit the publishers web site or order the book via your favorite
Author Matt Haig 2014 post on Reasons to Stay Alive
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