I bet you thought I’d forgotten all about the Recovery Formula anxiety program, right?
My anxiety has been off the charts the past couple of weeks and I tend to hate everything that has to do with anxiety during that time. Even coping strategies and the like. I didn’t want to do my final review with that kind of mindset.
The recovery formula is probably a really great tool for some people. It’s not for me though.
The whole program appears to be based on mindfulness and thought training. Which is awesome for some of you, like I said. I however do not have the patience or the attention span to sit with my thoughts and experience them without judgement.
I guess I am going to be a little jaded here.
As I watched the rest of the videos that were included in the free trial, I found myself getting bored. I also laughed quite a few times but that’s just me. The idea that I can have a thought and just calmly and quietly “look” at it and then swipe it away, doesn’t work for me.
I’m a creative person. I use my thoughts every day, hour, minute and second to my advantage. I analyze every thought that comes to mind because it helps me with my writing process. It’s just how I’m wired as well. I found myself spending more time reminding my brain to move on to the next thought than I did actually moving on. (Remember that snowball effect I wrote about earlier?)
There were the repetitive statements about changing your thinking and how if you just “think” about something you want hard enough you’ll eventually wish it into existence. Couple that with the thirty minutes here and twenty minutes there of pausing the videos to write a list of things you wanted out of life, and I soon became quite sure of one thing in particular: I’d die of old age before I ever got through the program.
Yes, I realize that I’m starting to sound very negative here but I can’t help it. The woman’s way of treatment just wasn’t for me. I could think of other ways to be combating my anxiety and learning how to cope rather than listen to her repeat herself essentially in every video only with different words. Make sense?
So, like I said…
It’s not for me but that doesn’t mean it’s not for somebody out there. Honestly though I think anyone could find the same information, if not more, just Googling about ways to deal with their anxiety.
I don’t even know if this woman has a degree in anything. Does that matter? Well, yes and no.
Yes, because for $78 I would like to be getting information from someone who studied about techniques on anxiety and has dealt with a plethora of mental illness’. Even if it’s just the thought of her having a degree that works, then so be it. The power of suggestion is a wonderful thing in certain situations.
No, because I’ve dealt with anxiety and panic attacks for a very long time. From what I’ve learned from my psychiatrist, books and therapists over the past 15 plus years, I could essentially record my voice and charge money as well to help you overcome your anxiety. I certainly don’t feel qualified enough though to charge money for giving you an outline of how I manage. At least not $78.
In conclusion, does Recovery Formula really work? I don’t know. It might for some people. It worked for the lady teaching it. Or maybe it didn’t and she’s trying to give hope to others. I’ve no doubt that she has her moments and days where even she can’t swipe a thought.
My final thoughts? It’s not worth the money.
I’ll take my chances and keep plugging along with what I’m doing right now.