Prescribing self-help books to improve mental health

General Practitioners in England are now free to try a drug-free, thought-based approach – prescribing self-help books – to improve the mental health of their patients.

Hear more about this in a short Christian Science Press Room video by Eric Bashor.

If you can’t play the video below, you can view it by clicking here.

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3 thoughts on “Prescribing self-help books to improve mental health”

  1. I think this is a great angle. If you can find a way that works, then use it! I use a workbook by Richard Quis to get things rolling in our groups, and it has been a great resource. Thinking Anew: Harnessing the Power of Belief. It’s been a real asset as far as self help goes in the situations we deal with, worth a look! Great video and post! Good luck with it!

  2. Spirit , perception,mind soul are the most abused and fiercely trodden words.
    Its funny that we can actually not perceive anything,what we call perception is actually knowledge of the thing perceived.
    my two pertinent questions here are
    1 can we point out where is the mind or soul….can we confirm their existence, if we ignore all that has been told
    2.Do we have a purpose in life?
    Is there anything apart from the thoughts and the body????(no qoutes….ask yourself and reply)

    If the answer to any of these is yes, than one is not being honest to oneself…….and will continue perpetuating the conflict ..forever

    1. Reply to vikas khanna:
      These are deep issues indeed. I think most would agree that it is difficult to measure or verify with the physical senses that which is spiritual. Jesus once answered a similar question by referring to the wind as an example of that which we cannot physically see and yet can discern its presence. I find that both of these questions begin to be answered for me as I learn and experience more of my connection with the divine. As to the long-term ramifications of this, perhaps for now we can amicably agree to disagree, if need-be. Thank you for visiting this blog. ~Bob

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