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, and found much of what it offers as being very helpful and probably quite true. 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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