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Caring for people who are starting Adaptation Practice: Ap

This advice is for families, doctors, psychologists and anyone else concerned about people learning and practising Adaptation Practice: Ap. They might be severely stressed, anxious or depressed, or have been diagnosed with any of a large and growing number of so-called mental illnesses. This can be alarming and frightening for all concerned, not least for those who are suffering.

Offer support – don’t undermine anyone doing Adaptation Practice

It is perfectly understandable that you should be concerned about someone you care for and want them to feel better and enjoy life. Most of us are frightened and don’t know what to do when someone is so stressed, anxious or depressed that they can’t function normally. Their fear is contagious. It can easily make us become desperate ourselves. You might try Adaptation Practice yourself and see how different it is from conventional ways. Then you might see how Ap deals with the causes of these conditions – which conventional ways cannot do. You can see what the person you care about is learning to do. It is not easy. Please don’t undermine what they are doing. Try your best to support them in doing the Practice. And, above all, please try not to encourage them to turn to conventional approaches unless it is really necessary.

There is no quick-fix

I have worked for years in psychiatry and psychology and Adaptation Practice is the only approach I have heard of that actually deals with the causes of psychological problems. The causes of conditions like depression, anxiety and stress are so deep that there could not possibly be a quick-fix for them.

Many people starting Ap might seem to be getting worse for a short time. This is because they are learning to face their emotions instead of trying to get rid of them or run away from them. They might cry more than before. They might complain of more emotions. This is normal and will pass as they grow stronger and learn to tolerate and bear how they feel.

Encouraging people to try to get rid of unwanted emotions, to get away from them or to numb themselves to them with drugs is counterproductive in the long run. As difficult as it might be, you could help them by trying to support them and reassure them that they will feel better.

Should they talk about their worries and difficulties?

If they are starting Adaptation Practice, they are learning how to cope with their moods and feelings by not thinking and talking about them. Talking about their worries, fears and other unwanted feelings and thoughts, might get the pressure off their chest, it might give vent to that emotional pressure that’s built up in them, but the effects are short-lived and it will not help long run. In fact, it will be counterproductive. By training in Adaptation Practice they are learning not to think and talk about their worries and problems. They have chosen to train in Adaptation Practice; please let them do it by themselves, without comments or advice and without suggestions that will undermine them.

 Should they take antidepressants, tranquillisers or sleeping pills?

It is better to try to avoid these drugs if possible.

Ap is safe, effective and reliable for people who are depressed, anxious, stressed and suffer from related conditions. There are no side effects and no addiction. Ap is not toxic to the brain or any other organ. No one has committed suicide or murder while training or practising Ap. Once people learn Ap they can do it for the rest of their lives.

Please ask

If you would like to know more about Adaptation Practice and you can’t find adequate answers on the website, please feel free to contact me at https://www.adaptationpractice.org/contact.

Thank you.
Clive Sherlock

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