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The Recovery Method

About the Recovery Method

The Recovery Method is a system of cognitive behavioral techniques for controlling behavior and changing attitudes. People who practice the living skills detailed in the Recovery Method learn to change their thoughts and behaviors; changes in attitudes and beliefs follow.

Neuropsychiatrist and University of Illinois Professor of Psychiatry Abraham Low, MD, developed these self-help techniques. These technqiues are explained in Low’s book Mental Health Through Will Training, Manage Your Fears Manage Your Anger, Selections From Works by Dr. Low and other materials developed by Dr. Low. You can buy these books in our online bookstore.

Although many people solely use the Recovery Method for their needs, it is not intended as a substitute for professional care, but rather as an adjunct to it. The system and meetings offer the training and advice necessary for applying the Recovery Method to everyday life.

There are three parts to the Recovery Method:

  1. Attending Recovery meetings and giving four-part examples.
  2. Reading Dr. Abraham Low, MD. books.
  3. Practicing the Recovery tools in your daily life.

What the Recovery Method Helps

The Recovery Method helps people manage feelings or impulses which impair the ability to live a normal life. These feelings and impulses include:

  • Anger/outbursts
  • Anxiety
  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Borderline personality disorder
  • Compulsions
  • Conflict resolution
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Eating disorders
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of low self worth
  • Fears
  • Insomnia
  • Light-headedness
  • Mood disorders
  • Obsessions
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Palpitations
  • Panic
  • Panic attacks
  • Poor self image
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Shyness
  • Sleep problems
  • Social anxiety
  • Social phobia
  • Suicidal tendencies
  • Stress
  • Sweats
  • Tremors