The Instinct to Heal

The Instinct to Heal: Curing Depression, Anxiety and Stress Without Drugs and Without Talk TherapyThe Instinct to Heal: Curing Depression, Anxiety and Stress Without Drugs and Without Talk Therapy by David Servan-Schreiber
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow. Very interesting introduction to alternative therapies for depression, anxiety, and stress. It covers EMDR and acupuncture, and a topic new to me: heart coherence. Basically your heart beat becomes coherent when you experience warm fuzzy feelings of love and affection. It has been used, for example, to help people with a history of cardiac incident to lower their stress level and regulate heart rate.

There was also extremely interesting info on nutrition-something I have really neglected in past depression treatment. Exercise is covered, too, and also, there are some chapters on improving your communication with others to decrease stress.

This has done a lot to improve my understanding of ways to treat depression and anxiety. Next, I want to read “The Anatomy of an Epidemic”, which is about the epidemic of mental illness in the U.S., and the damage that psychotropics are doing to us. Completely fascinating.

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2 thoughts on “The Instinct to Heal

  1. that IS fascinating. stress and anxiety are more of a factor in my life than i would like to admit. is the book available on kindle?

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