Excellent detailed advice!
Obviously you have professional hands-on experience in the holistic
mental/physical health field.
--- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Kristy McClain <healthypl...@...>
Happy New Year Anthony..Dave..All, :) You bring up a good point. I
agree that some conditions, like OCD and others, often have an organic
origin. Though such conditions benefit the most from a bio /psycho /
social treatment program. We all must 'start where we are'. I sense
that Dave is seeking some specific instructions, which seems reasonable.
Trying to do too much at once is overwhelming. I do come from a
holistic health perspective, and I do not usually recommend drugs or
high-tech interventions as a first model of therapy. That said, my
husband is a neuro-surgeon, and his dad, (though retired now) is a
psychiatrist. I will recommend once again, that seeking a comprehensive
medical evaluation is the best place to begin. Finding the right
integrated medical center and health care team that is right for Dave--
is the first step. --Seek out a practioner that is qualified
medically, and has relevant certifications and experience --Insist on
a thourough initial meeting wherein you can explain your symptoms, your
concerns and goals, and your own needs and beliefs-- such as a desire to
include zen training /meditation /breathwork/ yoga and so on in your
care-- if that is true for you --Document your activities in writing
The most important thing is to do something--even though it seems
overwhelming for you --Ask for assistance in organizing such a plan
--And yes-- you can certainly start with 10 minutes of meditation or
similar practice to begin with. Having a timed tape is likely to be
very helpful, as it offers set boundaries Start the New Year with a
commitment to resolve this problem with the help of qualified and caring
professionals. It can change your existence in a very postitive way.
But you must "act" to get anything done. If you find it impossible to
do this by yourself, seek out a friend / neighbor/ professional
organization for OCD, and ask them to guide you , or help you organize
a plan. But no one can take that first step for you. Call someone, and
get started.. Take care..