Compassionate insight into the "addictive personality"
I downloaded and read The Answer Model, A New Path to Healing (2010), by John Montgomery and Todd Ritchey, this weekend and found much of what it offers as being very helpful and probably quite true. I highly recommend reading it. It basically suggests that nearly all mental/psych dysfunction is related to addiction to the neuro-chemical effects of feeling states that evolved long ago to enable the human species to survive and procreate in a hunter-gatherer society context. We are essentially suffering from a mismatch between our biological design and the world we have created for ourselves which makes it extremely difficult to achieve and maintain internal homeostasis (equanimity). Montgomery's series of 6 short articles in Psychology Today entitled The Embodied Mind also provides a good overview of his viewpoint and approach: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-embodied-mind
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