The Answer Model: A new path to healing describes an exciting new model of human behavior that is also a powerful method of healing, psychotherapy, and personal growth. The Answer Model - which is based on cutting-edge research in neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology - suggests that nearly all of us develop unconscious biochemical addictions to our own pain and emotional distress. Because states of emotional distress release stress hormones that act in the brain much like addictive drugs, the model suggests that people develop literal addictions to states such as anxiety, hurt, regret, and self-pity. The Answer Model has been shown to be extraordinarily effective in treating a wide range of psychological and physical ills, including drug addiction, sex addiction, alcoholism, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, chronic pain, and chronic depression. This book will show you how the most powerful biological force operating in the cells of your brain and body - the drive towards psychological and physical balance, or homeostasis - can lead you not only to optimal physical and emotional health, but also to the highest creative, artistic, and spiritual experiences. The Answer Model was co-developed by John Montgomery, a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Santa Monica, California, and Todd Ritchey, an addiction specialist from Vancouver, British Columbia.
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About the Author
Todd Ritchey is an addiction specialist with over a decade of experience as an interventionist, counselor, and mentor. He has treated families and couples dealing with substance abuse, relationship issues, and a variety of other painful conditions and circumstances. The Answer Model method has proven to be extraordinarily effective for his clients. Todd lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife of twenty-four years and their three children.