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Help with learning SR

Posted by
Jonathan on January 06, 2003 at 13:30:56:

Hello,

I have read about SR and am VERY interested in it. My hurdles (which may sound like excuses, but I think they are valid at this point in time) are the following:

1. I have severe ADHD accompanied by depression and am taking Aderall XR 20mg and Lexapro daily. The meds seem to be helping with my mood, but not my distractibility.

2. My job is extremely time consuming, and I do wish to move to a less stressful position, but that is not monetarily feasible right now. Maybe in a year or two. (I am in the IT field, and cannot afford a decrease in pay right now).

3. My schedule is flexible, but I have no "regularity" as far as a set schedule of any kind. I wish to learn SR and begin using it on a regular basis, but I do not have the discipline/patience to do it on my own, particularly with my erratic schedule. With my ADHD, I cannot focus on something long enough unless someone forces me to...

Is there anything available that can (inexpensively) help me to accellerate the learning process? I looked into the Silva Method, but it is kind of expensive($300-$400 for a weekend training), and I am not willing to spend the money if I don't know for a fact that it will work.

Thanks,

Jonathan



Re: Help with learning SR

Posted by Happygal on January 06, 2003 at 19:48:32:

In Reply to: Help with learning SR posted by Jonathan on January 06, 2003 at 13:30:56:

Hi Jonathan,

Try using a calendar or making a chart and keep track of whenever you do it. Tell yourself each morning, "If I do nothing else today, I will do my SR practice twice," and mark it down on the calendar so you are certain you have done it.

It might be helpful to exercise for a little bit before doing the practice. Even walking in place or going up and down stairs a few times may help.

Try "linking" your practice to regular events in your life, such as getting up in the morning, and eating lunch, or dinner.

Best wishes,
Happygal



Re: Help with learning SR (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 07, 2003 at 10:26:35:

In Reply to: Help with learning SR posted by Jonathan on January 06, 2003 at 13:30:56:

Hi, Jonathan.

Listen to Happygal.

However, I think there is something else you should read before putting all your efforts into SR--much as that would help you. Ask your library to get you a copy of a little booklet "Diet, Crime & Delinquency" by Dr Alexander Schauss (It was published by Parker House in 1981 and is only 100 pages long (5X8 paperback).

Let us know what you learn.

Walt



Re: Help with learning SR (Archive in brain chemistry.)

Posted by
Jonathan on January 10, 2003 at 02:21:19:

In Reply to: Re: Help with learning SR (Archive in brain chemistry.) posted by Walt Stoll on January 07, 2003 at 10:26:35:

Walt,

Thanks for the reply. I found a used copy on amazon, and if I can't get it at the local library, I will buy it. I will also reread your book, which I bought and read cover to cover about a year ago....maybe this time more of it will stick....that is if I can stay focused long enough! ;-)

Cheers,

Jonathan

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Re: Help with learning SR

Posted by
Jonathan on January 10, 2003 at 02:23:36:

In Reply to: Re: Help with learning SR posted by Happygal on January 06, 2003 at 19:48:32:

Happygal,

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take them into consideration, of course it is very difficult when you cannot seem to wake up in the morning, to set any kind of routine. It doesn't help that I am a night owl...it is currently 2am...maybe one day I'll get all this stuff straightened out.

Cheers,

Jonathan



Re: Help with learning SR

Posted by Happygal on January 10, 2003 at 09:11:02:

In Reply to: Re: Help with learning SR posted by Jonathan on January 10, 2003 at 02:23:36:

Hi Jonathan,

Keep trying different things until you find what works for you.

I've had lots of trouble staying focused too -- the thing that helped me for that was to write down the instructions for what I needed to do and then when I couldn't think clearly, follow the written instructions! Marking off my daily practice on a chart helped me be certain that I did the practice.

Just keep going and don't give up. You will find your way.

Best wishes,
Happygal

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