Recovery from withdrawal syndrome is gradual, inconsistent, and can take a long time. In the meantime, you can use psychotherapeutic techniques to lessen your anxiety about your condition, deal with long-standing emotional issues, and cope with symptoms.
Many of the symptoms of withdrawal syndrome arise from autonomic nervous system dysfunction. The best way to treat this is to allow your nervous system to repair itself, to return to its "factory-installed" state.
Meanwhile, the distressed nervous system itself can generate intense uncomfortable feelings -- see Neuro emotions
Here are topics about psychotherapeutic techniques you might be able to use to help the recovery process along.
MEDITATION AND MINDFULNESS
Easing your way into meditation for a stressed-out nervous system
Mindfulness and Acceptance
Good links for anxiety/worry
Inhabiting our bodies in meditation http://wp.me/p5nnb-aSX
Meditation can heal the brain which can heal the mind and body
Mindfulness, Meditation, and Prayer After Brain Injury
Pranayama Breathing for Anxiety and Depression
COGNITIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY
Free online Cognitive Behavior Therapy lessons
Best CBT techniques for anxiety, depression, or getting through a wave?
Blaming yourself for mistakes? Try this.
Shame, guilt, and self-criticism
HELPING YOURSELF BY HELPING OTHERS
The Magic of Helping Others
OTHER TYPES OF THERAPEUTIC TECHNIQUES
"Change the channel" -- dealing with cognitive symptoms
Behavioral Activation Therapy: Getting out and doing things helps depression
"Forest bathing" reduces cortisol, aids mood, immune system
Virtual "forest bathing": Guided imagery for stress relief
EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques)
Neuroplasticity and limbic retraining
Reframe stress to become more resilient
UNUSUAL AND OVERPOWERING EMOTIONS
Non-drug techniques to cope with emotional symptoms
Shame, guilt, regret, and self-criticism
Uncontrollable crying spells during and after withdrawal
Coping with with irritation, anger and rage
Early-morning waking with panic or anxiety
Fear, terror, panic, and anxiety
Rebuilding self-confidence, accepting anxiety
Health anxiety, hypochondria, and obsession with symptoms
OCD: obsessive thoughts, compulsive behaviors
Anhedonia, apathy, demotivation
Edited by ChessieCat, 09 October 2016 - 02:24 PM.