Hello, I’m Jennifer
Like you, I trusted my doctor and suffered a chemical brain injury from the benzodiazepine that I took as prescribed.
Now seven years off the drug, I educate people worldwide about benzos, as well as help them learn to cope with withdrawal symptoms.
If I can be of any help to you, please reach out.
I’m here for you,
Jennifer Leigh, PsyD
You’ll need the Ashton Manual
Learn more about benzo withdrawal from the leading expert, Dr. Heather Ashton
A spiritual approach to practicing acceptance
New class forming Monday, November 5.
Acceptance is the workhorse for recovery. But how do we practice acceptance, especially when we are suffering so much?
This four-week class will help you learn to
center yourself in acceptance and gratitude.
Lessons posted Monday-Friday on a member’s only page. Follow at your own pace.
Morning videos about the lessons posted in the Acceptance secret Facebook group.
Wednesday at 12 P.M. Pacific, online through Zoom, thirty-minute office hours with Jennifer to ask questions, share thoughts and feelings about the lessons.
Class lessons and the Facebook group will remain open after the class ends.
Cost of the workshop is $55.
“I highly recommend the acceptance workshop. It is worth ten times the price you are paying for it. It is so valuable, that I am taking it again. Lisa M.
“Bringing acceptance far beyond its most basic definition, Jennifer explores its facets with clarity and purpose. I found her compassion and empathy, along with her sharing her own experiences, incredibly powerful. I’ve discovered that to truly understand and cope with this journey, it will take more than resting my tired brain and body; I must practice acceptance in order to build a healthier life. John S.
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Devotions for spiritual inspiration
written by Jennifer Leigh
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Intrusive thoughts are a classic benzo withdrawal symptom. I hated most of my benzo withdrawal symptoms—they were all tortuous, painful, and frightening. But I really, really, hated my intrusive thoughts. Not only were they vile, twisted and ugly, they were also...read more
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