The Acceptance Workshop Begins Today

The Acceptance Workshop Begins Today

Monday, June 17th Today is the beginning of the Acceptance Workshop. It will for four weeks. You’ll find coursework on my benzowithdrawalhelp.com website Mondays-Fridays. You can read whenever it is best for you. I’ll go live Monday through Thursdays at 10...
Acceptance And Support

Acceptance And Support

Acceptance is THE KEY. Doctor Paul Ohliger wrote the following, “And acceptance is the answer to all my problems today. When I am disturbed, it is because I find some person, place, thing, or situation-some fact of my life unacceptable to me, and can find no...
When The Patterns Change

When The Patterns Change

“This is a new pattern.” Every week I receive a phone call from someone in the benzo community who is experiencing a change in their usual symptom pattern and they are concerned. They want to know what it means—is healing close at hand, or are they falling...
Walking The Old Hood

Walking The Old Hood

It was my litmus test— that stretch of pavement between me and the Starbucks on Broadway. It was what, a half a block away? Maybe a little less. I’d walked through the public parking lot that connected my street to Starbucks’ back door. On the days I could...
Coming Up For Air

Coming Up For Air

I’ve always been an over-achiever. Maybe it’s just my DNA—the drive to push, push, push to get things done. Or, maybe, it’s a reaction to my childhood trauma driving me to get everything done, and done well (perfectly?) as quickly as possible....
Is It In Your Head?

Is It In Your Head?

I don’t mean “Are you imagining it!” I mean it literally. Do you have withdrawal symptoms in your head? Boy, I sure did! And they can be really scary. Let’s take a look at some of the “usual suspects” so we can not be afraid of...
When Hope Fades

When Hope Fades

I thought it would be so easy. Happy hour had become a habit over the years, in part fueled by interdose withdrawal from the clonazepam I took as prescribed. I didn’t correlate the buzzing and burning inside of my chest, or the increased pulse, or...
Mornings With Jenn

Mornings With Jenn

The video support group starts today! I’ve been so busy with my big move from Nevada City to Healdsburg, that I don’t have a blog for today’s post. So I thought I’d use this time to remind everyone that the video support group, Mornings With...
Do You See What I See?

Do You See What I See?

Good timing. Winter is my favorite time of the year. Life slows down and we turn toward each other as the holidays come into view. Every year I fixate on one Christmas carol, humming it over and over. This year, it was “Do You Hear What I Hear?” sung by...