Many programs and approaches used daily to assist those strugglers with addiction, depression, anxiety. Ptsd, and other mental health interruptions presume incurable disease. Yet, research over the last 4 decades in cognitive behavioral therapy and positive psychology have shown a different light. Much like the day a man broke the 4 minute mile in running, the undoable was done and others are running as fast. Work by Drs. Aaron Beck and Martin Seligman have broken mental health science into territory of healing and health.
So why do we continue to do what we have always done and get the same results? Change comes slow. Old school resists new strength. That is a tale of mankind. We discover new venues and hold fast to what we know for long seasons.
In this area, it can be sad. A Struggler stays under longterm depression, when solutions to interrupt and build a new and hopeful life are passed over. Another misses days without anxieties and stressful mental stretching because there is not a recent trained positive psychology practitioner in the area. Some grasp incurable disease model because that is all they know and all they have been taught.
We are committed to get the word out. It will take more decades of declaring healthful and hopefhopeful living is within reach of most. Nothing works for everyone, right? But no road will take you there if you don’t know where you are going. Go toward health, hope, and healing.
These are not spiritual solutions, though the research points to evidence that you should include spiritual components in any approach to overall mental health. I believe in Spiritual solutions and scientific mental health solutions. Spirit and science work powerfully together, there is no conflict. Truth is truth.
Get the word out. Encourage and inform those you love. Ask your physician, psychiatrist, psychologist, social worker, therapist would CBT or posite psychology be for you. The world is no longer flat.