As every one said, Dave's course of action is up to him. However I find it interesting that the suite of mindfulness based stress training has a study showing OCD is a treatment that benefits from MBSR, which despite all the loosey goosey stuff associated with the English term mindfulness is actually training in seated meditation.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B7XMW-4J9X14X-3&_user=10&_coverDate=03%2F31%2F2006&_rdoc=1&_fmt=high&_orig=search&_origin=search&_sort=d&_docanchor=&view=c&_searchStrId=1595289280&_rerunOrigin=google&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=33da0b0b63afd454cdd9a3cb1f9b8584&searchtype=a Thanks, Chris Austin-Lane Sent from a cell phone On Jan 2, 2011, at 23:55, "ED" <seacrofter...@yahoo.com> wrote: > > > > > > Excellent detailed advice! > > Obviously you have professional hands-on experience in the holistic > mental/physical health field. > > --ED > > > > --- In Zen_Forum@yahoogroups.com, Kristy McClain <healthypl...@...> wrote: > > > > 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.. > > > >