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Is there anything you would change about this book?
More balance with stories about people who required long term effort to find wellness.
Would you recommend They Can't Find Anything Wrong to your friends? Why or why not?
No, it's rather vanilla and doesn't really offer much substance.
Would you listen to another book narrated by Paul Aulridge?
Probably not. Depends on the book, though. I prefer a narrator who talks with me and doesn't read at me.
Any additional comments?
If you are new to the concepts of illness from emotional or mental causes, this might be a good place to start. Otherwise, it is a very simplistic view, almost naive, at changing thoughts and beliefs creating better health. There isn't much substance to how to remedy illness and a lot of stories about patients who had an epiphany of insight and their problems just disappeared. Not saying that doesn't happen, but it would have been more balance to include o e of the stories about people who really hard to put work into changing over a long term.
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The entire book is just hours and hours of stories that go like this. Meet Bill. Bill has been struggling with pain in his _____ for years. After extensive tests, they could not find anything wrong with Bill. I suggested Bill had stress illness. After talking to Bill about his life and digging deeper into his (self esteem, or childhood, or family issues). We concluded Bill's stress was caused by someone at his work, or his childhood, or dealing with his parents. After taking care of that, Bills pain in his ______ dissolved. Then Repeat, repeat, repeat all the way to the end of the book.
He briefly talks about keeping a stress inventory which is writing all the things down that bother you then reorganizing from greatest to least bothersome and start working on them. He advises seeking counseling and treating the brain with care like any other organ in your body by doing so.
I agree 100% with the author, I was just bored... it was like I was saying "ok, I got it, now give me a "How To".... the "How To" never really panned out.
If you want more confidence in understanding the Mind / Body connection I would highly recommend reading works from Dr. John Sarno (although he can be a little wordy, just skip over the scientific jargon and get to the How To parts. Also Steven Ozanich. Also, find yourself an EMDR and or BSP therapist. It will do wonders.
Self-Disclosure: I read this book on a recommendation and am trying to educate myself on all the credible literature in this field so I can teach it one day.
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