The Linden Method

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   Posted 5/6/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   

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. 

Thank you.

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   Posted 5/6/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello and welcome. I have not used the Linden Method but I do know some of our members have. Hopefully they will respond to you.


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   Posted 5/6/2010 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
That sounds like a wonderful idea - find things to distract you. It's just what to do when you have no free time, or worse, transportation to get to desired destination? That is my problem with this solution. But if you have the means, then it definitely sounds like something that would help. When I used to have money to see a counselor, that was actually one of the suggestions she had for me. So I'd definitely give that a chance to help you cope with your mind.

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   Posted 5/7/2010 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Many members here swear by the Linden method
i hv never tried it either but as was said im sure those that hv will post to you
stay well n keep posting
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