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The essence of Mr Beck's method, and the extent of his revelation, is that depression is caused by habitually looking forward or backward in time. Therefore, dwelling purely in the present will yield your cure. Bingo! ALSO - Did You Know - your sub-conscious mind is basically running the show?
Now, is it just me, or does this all sound ever-so familiar? If not, perhaps this recording would be useful to you - or perhaps you would do better looking at Eckhart Tolle or Carl Jung. Either way, you'll find no further insights in Beck's "original" method. Bit of a nerve, really.
What you DO get however, is a great many anecdotes about the authors' own experience of panic attacks (interesting enough, but not exactly useful), some advice about tapping various parts of one's anatomy to ward off a looming panic attacks, a long Paul McKenna-style guided meditation/relaxation/hypno-whatsit (with lashings of washy "New Age" synthesizer), several plugs for the authors other work and some disclaimers at the start (a particular highlight). And that's about it.
Not to say this won't work for you. If all this sounds appealing, it might. And Beck's method may even inspire you to endure 21 days of washy synths...
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How I wish I would of had this tool in my arsenal a long time ago. I WAS naturally an axious person, who spent too much time in the future and dragging out the past. I have lsited to this audiobook every day since I purchased it. Now when my mind tends to go arry, something in my brain triggers a response that will bring me back to the present moment. Something which it was capable of doing in the past. I love my life even more so now that I can control the anxiety and uneeded trips down the bad memory lane. Thank you so much Craig, Audible, and all those that gave good reviews which is the reason I selected this book.
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If you could sum up The Now Method in three words, what would they be?
Informative, Cognitive, Empathetic
What other book might you compare The Now Method to and why?
Beck Diet, because of its focus on the brain and what you are thinking. I have no idea if the authors are in any way related but I have been curious.
What about Craig Beck’s performance did you like?
He is empathetic, knowing how panic feels. There's nothing worse than having someone try to help you having zero clue of what you are feeling. It's a comfort to know he's been through the same.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Yes, it isn't that long which fueled me in the first place to just sit and listen.
Any additional comments?
I'm not going to say this is a cure all. I haven't completed listening to the end 10 minute track for 21 days.
However, I will say that his explanations of our brains way of coping has made me understand at a much greater level and I admit, I have been a bit calmer than my normal anxious state.
6 of 6 people found this review helpful