I have recently purchased and partially digestest the Lindem Method for over-coming anxiety, and while the number of success cases seems promising, the method its self seems hugely, hugely un-promising to me. I wanted to try and get some outside perspective on it, in case I've simply recieved it wrong, so if you have any familiarity, or better yet, success with the product, please share your insight.
My issue is that TLM claims to get the better of your anxiety, you much reset your amygdala to a lower level of response - that you've taught it to be over-sensitive, and this is what elicits your strong reactions to trivial things. Fine - good. What I don't get is how diverting yourself extensively is supposed to "reset" the amygdala to some kind of cured level.
That's the core of resetting it, as far as I've understood - start a can food drive, join a book club, do things you have never done before and have it consume your every waking moment so you no longer give your Amygdala re-inforcement for its incorrect setting.
Personally, I feel like I've often gone weeks or months without much spare thinking time or any sense that I'm anxiety stricken. My Amygdala doesn't change its setting, as far as I can tell. I still develop anxieties over little things.
I have tried to re-evaluate my notion of "self-distraction" but I can see no new understanding of it that causes me to believe forcing myself into constant diversion, every day, for however long, is going to change anything. I would love to believe it, but I just can't reconcile agreement or understanding.
Any and all responses are appreciated.