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Effectors Anonymous

People gather in groups about effective techniques when they want to recover from something, this instead of gathering on trauma source
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Some people want to recover from something. Rather than grouping around that something (chocoholics?, flunking out of college? relationship abuse?). Groups could form around any one of the coping strategies that have strong quantitative support from psychology-as-a-quantitative- science.

We will imagine that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) utilizing the specific technique of "exposure desensitization" is quantitatively described (published) as more effective than Effexor.

Rather than a group of people all talking about chocolate in a room you would have a group of people getting together and talking about “exposure desensitization” and describing actual things they are doing with that technique.

There is a kind of index site to live get togethers called Meetup.com. Meetup.com could have or index these complimentary therapist-free groups.

To my perception, different people have different personalities, and tests like the Big Five can profile these personalities. I think it is possible that the live get- togethers would assist the extroverts and the people low on conscientiousness, to stick with their recovery plan longer. That makes it a kind of "quantitatively measurable recovery support" group.

This could also have the benefit of popularizing what, according to quantitative research, works. I am imagining two people who want to recover from different things saying "I hear denial (as a tested practiced mechanism) works! I'd try the denial group but the densensitization group is like twice as effective!"

beanangel, Jan 06 2019


       This is a great idea - and far more healthy and honest an approach than focusing and segregating on the source of injury - and while there might be some cases where mixing might be problematic (say bringing together an anger management cohort with domestic violence survivors) this is probably limited to more socially themed groups, rather than medical or clinically themed societies.
zen_tom, Jan 07 2019

       Not sure the answer is to desensitize. Isn't that the effect of opioids?
4and20, Jan 09 2019

       One thing an effector group might do is to mention what works when a person starts the group. They might get a response like, "nicotine? Varenicline has more than 90% effective after 6 months, CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy is only 30%" So the desensitizers would also hear what things desensitization works on.
beanangel, Jan 09 2019


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