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The war for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. Until you learn how to control your mental focus, it will be extremely difficult to win the battle for a positive mind. Controlling your mental focus isn't that difficult. The hard part is controlling it persistently and consistently. If you are going to win the battle against depression, you will have to discover the power of positive focus and use every tool at your disposal to develop and maintain a positive mental focus.

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Developing An Outward Focus That Results In Inner Healing


The Road To Recovery

There is no single cure for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. There are lots of ways to get better, and even more ways to get worse. PTSD is not a single disorder with a single cause, and what works for one person may not work for another.

How you deal with PTSD depends significantly on the resources you bring to bear on the problem. If your inner resources are extensive and strong, the road to recovery may be short and straightforward. If you lack inner resources, recovery will be more challenging, and the journey will be arduous and long.

Winning the battle for a positive mind may be the hardest thing you ever do. But you need to understand that it is possible to win the battle.

Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking

Make no mistake about it. You can win this battle, but you have to do things right to push the odds of recovery in your favor.

If you think that you can develop a positive mind while focusing on your inner pain, you are sadly mistaken. A negative mental focus never produces a positive mind. A destructive focus never results in a constructive outcome.

Some people require medication to get them over the hump of despair, depression, anxiety, and agitation. Others need therapy by trained professionals to get them on the right track. Support groups may be just what the doctor ordered. Even talking with your pastor, family, and friends may make a huge difference in how quickly you recover.

There is no single path you must take on the road to recovery. The important thing is that you move forward and that you don't stop along the way. This is a journey that never ends, because your life keeps getting better and better. There is no limit to how good your life can become if you keep moving forward. You may not feel like you are much right now, but that is not what is important. It's not where you have been that is important; it's where you are going and what you become that really counts.

The name of the road to recovery is called an "Outward Focus."

Inward focus makes you sick, and an outward focus starts the healing.

The hardest thing for a wounded warrior to do is to stop focusing on his own wounds and to start helping others heal their wounds. When you focus on your inward pain, your life becomes a living hell full of despair, resentment, and limitations. The instant you focus on other people's pain and start helping them, your own healing begins.

The circle of healing and love works best with an outward focus. When you open your heart and mind to love and pass that love on to hurting people, two persons get healed. You get healed, and the other person gets healed as well. The more love you let into your heart, and the more you pass on to others, the faster you are healed.

The more you focus on your inner pain and misery, the more it increases, and the worse you become. It's almost as if your healing resources evaporate in front of your eyes. If you want to sink into the pit of depression and despair, all you need to do is to continually focus on your own problems. What you focus on expands, and there is a one hundred percent chance that misery will expand into your life.

Conversely, the more you focus on the needs and healing of others, the quicker you are healed.

I would be lying if I told you it is easy to look past your pain and develop an outward focus.

I vividly remember when I was run over by the Mac Truck of Life in a car accident and nearly died. When my body screamed in pain, it was hard to focus on anything else. But eventually the pain subsided, and I developed an outward focus that made recovery possible.

People who have PTSD are uniquely qualified to help other people who also suffer from PTSD.

When I had two broken legs, a broken shoulder, five broken ribs, a punctured lung, and a chest tube in place, I wanted to punch anyone in the face who came to my bedside and said, "I know how you feel." If they did not have two broken legs, a broken shoulder, broken ribs, and a chest tube, they clearly did not know how I felt. If their body was not screaming at them in pain, they definitely did not know how I felt. I have been down that road, and whenever I meet someone in the ICU with a broken body, I can honestly say, "I know how you feel." My prior injuries make me uniquely qualified to talk to other people who have massive traumatic injuries.

If you have PTSD, you are an authority on PTSD because you have been there and done that. The important thing is to move forward with an outward focus so that your PTSD becomes an asset that you use to help other people.

It's time to fight the good fight. It's time to marshal your resources, stand on your unique qualifications, and move to a higher level. It's time to stop focusing on your inward pain. It's time to adopt an outward focus. It's time to be a positive warrior in the battle against PTSD.

If you want to learn more about winning the battle for a positive mind, read Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking. And if you want to learn how positive spirituality can help you develop a healthy heart and mind, read Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love.

If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.


Only The Truth Can Set You Free

Jesus said, "You shall know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

To the extent that spiritual belief helps unravel the twisted thinking and distorted emotions associated with depression, to that extent, spirituality has a place in the treatment of depressive illness. Only the truth can set you free from the cognitive distortions associated with depression. The truth really does set you free.

God designed your mind so that it would function best when it is under the influence of his love. When your mind is full of thoughts consistent with his love, your thoughts are healthy, and your mind is exactly the way God means for it to be.



God designed your heart so that it would experience healthy emotions when it is dominated by his love. When your heart is full of emotions that are consistent with his love, your emotions are healthy, and your heart is exactly the way God means for it to be.

A healthy heart and mind free from twisted thinking and distorted emotions are the holy grail in the treatment of depressive disorders.

It's impossible to be depressed when God's love controls your heart and mind. The reason is simple. Twisted thoughts and distorted emotions wither in the presence of God's love. They literally cannot survive when your heart and mind are full of God's love.

God designed your mind so that your thoughts create your emotions, and that's why cognitive therapy is so effective. When you striaghten out your twisted thinking, your distorted emotions naturally disappear.

Nothing is more powerful than God's love. When all else fails, when the hand of flesh falls limp, God's love remains unfettered and unstoppable. When his love comes in the front door, misery, despair, and depression head for the emergency exit.

God's love has enough power to heal your heart and transform your mind. Nothing can do what God's love can, and nothing can do it as well. Furthermore, the positive effects last for eternity. You have a new mind and healed emotions, and the cure lasts forever.

God's love isn't a pipedream that promises one thing and delivers another. The final test of all forms of treatment is whether it works. And it must work on the hard cases just as well as it does on the easy ones.

When all therapies have failed and fallen by the wayside, God's love endures. It never gives up and never surrenders to despair. Nothing is too hard for God. He created the human heart and mind, and He knows everything that can go wrong. He doesn't need to do research or ask anyone for advice. You don't have to wait for someone to discover the cure. God already has the cure for what ails you. He is the powerhouse of unconditional love and has an endless supply that will restore health to your heart and mind. Real power is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. All you need to do is max out on his love.

When twisted thinking and distorted emotions threaten to take over your life, read Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking and follow that up with Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love. Those two books will point you in the right direction and give you the power to make the trip.

If you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you.



Positive Thinking Doctor

Dr. Dave is the Encourager In Chief of the Positive Thinking Network. He believes there are no limits. There are only limiting beliefs. Dr. Dave is committed to make a positive difference in your life. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind, and Dr. Dave and the Positive Thinking Network have the resources to turn your life in a positive direction. It's time to develop a persistently positive focus so that you can have a consistently positive mind. It's time to change your world.


Positive Buzz

Positive Buzz is your portal to the Positive Thinking Network. It's where you go to get a concentrated dose of all things positive. If you want to explore the world of positive thinking, Positive Buzz is a great place to begin, and you will keep coming back for more. Today is a good day to get a positive buzz going in your mind. Visit Positive Buzz and get a new way of thinking and feeling.

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Maximum Strength Positive Thinking

Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what to say when you talk to your mind, and what to say when your mind talks to you. You have a lot of things to discuss with your mind, and Maximum Strength Positive Thinking tells you what you should be talking about. You don't need to spend years searching for empowering ideas that make it possible to live your dreams. It's already right here in a self-talk format. The Law of Positive Self-Talk states, "You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind." If you don't like what you hear when your mind talks to you, you have the power to change the message. Although the wheel of change turns slowly, it always turns in the direction of what you put into your mind. When you fill your mind with positive self-talk and more than one-hundred Power Graphics, your life improves by leaps and bounds. Maximum Strength Positive Thinking is now available in eBook Format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Make your life better today by putting Maximum Strength Positive Thinking into your mind.

Maximum Strength Positive Thinking - David J. Abbott M.D.

Programmer's Manual For Your Mind

The Programmer’s Manual for Your Mind contains the tools you need to reprogram your mind with a positive operating system. It’s your Personal Tool Kit that shows you how to change the way you think and feel. Your mind is actually being programmed all the time without you being aware that it’s happening. The problem is that someone else is doing the programming. Make no mistake about it. If you don’t program your mind, other people will. Whether you like it or not, you are engaged in mortal mental combat, and your mind is ground zero. If you let your culture, the media, the government, and politicians do the programming, you will be in real trouble. You will not be running your own mind. They will be running it. You will not be living your dreams. You will be living theirs.The Programmer's Manual for Your Mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Start reprogramming your mind today using the tools found in the Programmer’s Manual for Your Mind. Remember, if you want to have a positive mind, nobody can stop you.


Owner's Manual For Your Mind

The Owner's Manual for Your Mind contains thirty-one Change Principles that empower you to make a life. You no longer worship at the altar of security, content to only make a living. The Change Principles show you how to make a life. Don't timidly tiptoe through life waiting to go for your dreams. You have only one life. The clock is ticking, there are no timeouts, and there is nothing to wait for. Today is the only day you can make your dreams happen. Seize the day. Live as if you are a great person. Renew you mind with positive and empowering thoughts. Achieve excellence in at least one area of your life. Adopt zero tolerance to negative thinking. Don't accept any limitations. Never quit working on your dreams. The Owner's Manual for your mind is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble. Don't just make a living. Instead make a life using the thirty-one Change Principles found in Owner's Manual for Your Mind. There are no limitations. There are only limiting beliefs.

Owner's Manual for Your Mind - David J. Abbott M.D.

Zero Tolerance To Negative Thinking

Overcoming depression is hard, perhaps the hardest thing you will ever do. But if you want to have a mind free from depression, nobody can stop you. Your emotions are a reflection of your thoughts. When you change your thoughts, your emotions automatically follow. You don't have to battle the negative and twisted emotions echoing in your mind. Instead you need to learn how to change the way you think, and your emotions will naturally take care of themselves. The challenge you face in depression is to change the way you think. If you want to change the way you think and feel, you are going to have to change your inner dialogue. You are going to have to talk to your mind in a different manner. A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The battle for a positive mind is fought on the battlefield of focus. In order to break the back of depression, you will have to learn how to persistently and consistently control your mental focus. Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.

Zero Tolerance to Negative Thinking - David J. Abbott M.D.

Real Power: Maxingout On God's Love

God is love and works by love. The power and presence of God in my life is love. Every time I see love, I see God's hand at work. Every time I feel love, I experience God's presence and power. When my mind is full of thoughts consistent with God's love, my thoughts are healthy, and my mind is exactly the way God means for it to be. When my heart is full of emotions consistent with God's love, my emotions are healthy, and they are exactly the way God means for them to be. There is no limit to how good my life can become when I open my heart and mind to the power of His love. God loves and accepts me the way I am, but He loves me to much to let me stay that way. He loves me from the top of my head to the tip of my toes, and it does not get any better than that. For the rest of my life I will max out on God's love. Real Power: Maxing Out on God's Love is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.

Real Power: Maxing Out On God's Love - David J. Abbott M.D.

Positive Christian Self-Talk

Positive Christian Self-Talk is as much about God as it is about you. The self-talk contained in this book is designed to change your life. You learn to think the way that God thinks and speak the way that God speaks so that your self-talk has real power. It's time to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with your life. It's time to speak your new life into existence. Jesus said, "As you believe, so shall it be done unto you." Jesus was talking about positive expectations. You don't get what you want, you get what you expect. It doesn't matter if your expectations are positive or negative, you still get what you expect. If you want positive self-talk to work in your life, all of your self-talk must be forged in the fires of positive expectations. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life changing experience. Positive Christian Self-Talk points your life in the right direction and gives you the power to make the trip. Positive Christian Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.

Positive Christian Self-Talk Blue Book

Quantum Self-Talk

Too many people have a false model for change. They try to change their life by trying to change their life, and that is the recipe for failure. They are skipping all the steps that make change possible. Big changes don’t involve tweaks. They involve jumps. This book contains quantum self-talk that you need to have in your mind so that you can make a quantum leap to the next level. One hundred Power Graphics make it easy to put positive self-talk into your mind. The power of positive repetition is immense, and when your mind starts repeating quantum self-talk back to you, hang on tight, because you are ready to make a quantum leap to the next level. You have thousands of quantum leaps to make in your life, and quantum self-talk is a great place to start. Happy quantum leaping. Quantum Self-Talk is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.


Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book

Many people believe change is impossible. Most of the time they are confusing personality with personal behavior. The basic human personality is relatively constant over time, but human behavior can and does change. Personal change happens when people change the way they think. I have numerous patients formerly addicted to meth, cocaine, heroine, and alcohol, who escaped their addictions without ever going to rehab for treatment. They simply arrived at a point in their life where they no longer wanted to be prisoners of their addictions. They had experienced enough misery to last ten lifetimes, and they said no more. They changed their belief about who they are and what they can do with their life, and they became a different person who was chemical free. I am grateful to those patients, because they proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that people in the worst circumstances can and do change. Because of them, I am committed to helping people change their lives one belief at a time using positve self-talk. Positive Self-Talk Yellow Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.


Positive Self-Talk Gold Book

Mark Twain wrote, “Life does not consist mainly, or even largely, of facts or happenings. It consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that is forever blowing though one’s head.” Mark Twain was right. Life consists mainly of the storm of thoughts that blow through your mind. The events of life can be trivial, tragic, and even monumental in nature, but the events themselves have little power. It’s the storm of thoughts about those events that controls our lives. Surviving the storm of thoughts is how we spend most of our time. No matter what we do, the storm still blows, and to a significant degree shapes our lives. Surviving the storm is something we do every day all day long. An entourage of thoughts accompanies each event in our lives. Those thoughts can be positive, negative, or most likely, something in between. Those thoughts are the battleground where we come to our agreement with life. Those thoughts define who we are and what we can do. You need to learn how to control the storm of thoughts blowing through your mind. Positive Self-Talk Gold Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.


Positive Self-Talk Silver Book

You can change who you are by changing what you say when you talk to your mind. Just be sure you are speaking a language your mind understands. Your brain speaks to you in its own language, and if you speak to it in the same way, it immediately responds in a powerful fashion. That’s why change proceeds most rapidly when you talk to yourself using the language of the mind. If you don’t speak the language of the mind, you may as well stop talking until you learn it. The three most powerful components of the language of the mind are images, sounds, and emotions. When my brain wants to get my attention, it does not send a text or an email. It blows me away with sights, sounds, and emotions. If you want to get your brain’s attention, you need to do the same thing. Send a message full of sights, sounds, and emotions. Start speaking the language that your mind understands. Positive Self-Talk Silver Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.


Positive Self-Talk Purple Book

Living small serves no great purpose. Living as if you are a great person is a powerful idea that changes lives, and those who take it seriously change their world. Living as if you are great means you live as if your dreams are possible and work each day to make them happen. You act as if you cannot fail. In order to live as if you are great, you have to think the way great people think, talk the way great people talk, and act the way great people act. Great people think, talk, and act their dreams into existence. If you ever become great, it will be because you think great thoughts, repeat great self-talk, have great expectations, and act as if you cannot fail. Some people wrongly believe that change is impossible. Leopards don't change their spots, and zebra stripes are forever. But people are different. People change their stars. They change their stripes, and their spots disappear in an instant of time. That instant happens the moment they develop positive expectations and believe they have the power to change. Positive self-talk and positive expectations can take you anywhere you want to go. Positive Self-Talk Purple Book is now available in ebook format at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.

Positive Self-Talk Purple Book - David J. Abbott M.D.

Positive Self-Talk Red Book

A persistently positive focus creates a consistently positive mind. The same is true of your self-talk. It must be persistent, positive, and specific to have maximum impact. Lack of persistentce has laid more dreams to rest in the cemetery of failure than any other cause. There is zero chance that you will succeed on your first attempt. If your dreams are great, You will fail again and again on your way to the top. Before you can be great, you have to be good. Before you can be good, you have to be bad. Before you can be bad, you have to try. Millions of people stop at try. Thousands get stuck at bad. Hundreds quit at good. A few go all the way to great. If you don't have persistence, you willl never make the trip from try to bad to good to great. Positive Self-Talk Red Book helps you develop a persistently positive focus so that you can develop a consistently positive mind. More than one-hundred Power Graphics contain powerful thoughts that you need to have in your mind. Positive Self-Talk Red Book is now available at Amazon, iTunes, Kobo and Barnes and Noble.

Positive Self-Talk Red Book - David J. Abbott M.D.


Positive Newsletter

The Positive Newsletter is straight up positive thinking. Each newsletter contains at least one powerful idea that you need to put into your mind and make a part of your life. The newsletter is short and sweet so you won't have to waste valuable time trying to find the good stuff. The wheel of change always turns in the direction of your mind, and it's time to turn your life in a new direction. Your mind is waiting to hear from you, and you need to send it a positive message.


Positive Christian Newsletter

When it comes to newsletters, one size does not fit all. Some individuals want a newsletter with a Christian flavor, while others want one with a secular flavor. The Positive Christian Newsletter is for those who want to organize their lives around positive Christian principles. If you want to get in agreement with God about who you are and what you can do with God's help, this newsletter is for you. It's time to jump into God's ocean of love and have a life transforming experience. For your entire life, you will sink or swim in God's ocean of love.


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