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Anxiety Rx: A New Prescription for Anxiety Relief from the Doctor Who Created It

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I have read this book twice now and I have only just commenced my journey incorporating the ABC practice into my daily life. Over the years, in addition to self-flagellation, my ego dragon fed me enticing fantasies of rescue, which Kennedy associates rightly with victimhood. It came as no surprise that my first marriage landed me in a domestic violence refuge and my second marriage was emotional unavailable.

My dad has always lovingly helped me with my own anxiety and I have learned more about relieving it from him than from any other means bar none.

This deeply insightful and ultimately practical book gives the reader a new and natural prescription to healing, using an approach Dr. If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried every traditional therapy under the sun (CBT, medications, counseling, the list goes on…) and still can’t escape from anxiety. This book has helped me see everything I needed to understand these feelings and gain a deeper understanding of myself.

On the one hand, when I downloaded my kindle highlights and notes from this book, it totaled 9 pages, so obviously I got a lot of insights out of this book, and I think they will be helpful to me for a long time. My father was schizophrenic and bipolar, and the chaos and pain of his illness created tremendous alarm in my system. It was really hard for me to finish this book because the first two sections were extremely repetitive. his science is rooted in outdated Freudian Id, Ego, Superego and he pulls a few quotes from Carl Jung. For me, the takeaway is a complete paradigm shift: my anxiety is not something to get rid of, just the concern of my younger self(ves) to be attended to.This read will have you realising that there are experiences that you still carry, consciously or unconsciously, through no fault of your own, they're not your burden to carry anymore, and you can effectively reparent the younger self, thus discharging the experience and allowing space for new thought and behaviours. I have degrees and advanced training in medicine, neuroscience, and developmental psychology, but much of what I’ll share with you came out of my experiences in very unscientific places. After years of trying different therapies for his crippling anxiety without success, Dr Russell Kennedy had an epiphany: anxiety does not start in the brain. What is in this book has changed my life very much for the better, and I know it will do the same for you. I am so thankful for this book, i dread to think of where I would be now without it as things were only getting worse.

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