I can take ownership of my mind, stress, and pain!
Written by Casey Hersch, MSW, LCSW
As you know, I am a licensed clinical social worker specializing in autoimmune disease and trauma. It is important for me to understand and learn new ways to reduce trauma, stress, and negative emotions. This is a critical component to healing. Not only do I need this support in my personal life, but it is very important in my clinical work helping others.
I recently started working with John Leonard, Ph.D. the developer of a unique educational program that teaches people how to directly control their mood states, stress and pain using language commands. Once the process is learned over the phone the work is done at home by the client producing both state changes leading to trait changes, even changes in charged memories that can be erased with a single command.
Our sessions have been over the telephone, exclusively, and very effective. While his approach is educational and non-psychological (no history, no diagnosis, no differential treatment, not content dependent, etc.) his approach has helped me reduce trauma, manage stress, decrease anxiety, and work with my body's natural tendency towards health and balance. It is empowering because I am in charge of my own healing as I tailor the approach to fit my own unique needs.
It is a simple technique, doesn't involve a reliving of the past trauma through talk therapy, and is empowering for the consumer because there are skills one learns that become integrated into daily life.
If you are interested in learning about his work, here is his website
I am really impressed with his patient driven approach and it has great value for trauma, anxiety, and for folks dealing with the stressors of autoimmune disease/chronic illness.
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