Hi everyone, Plum posted a link in another thread about a book. See bellow the link to the free PDF. The book is "Mental Health Through Will - Training", written by Abraham Low. I didn't hear about this book until recently (a few days ago). I understand that this is a well known book for veteran TMS members here. I wanted to open this thread and post citations from the book. You all can comment about the ideas from the book. And ask questions. Maybe veteran TMS members could answer the questions and so on. I just read the first 2 chapters about 50 pages but found them very very useful. In my opinion this is the best book for TMS-ers. Link to the book: https://www.bookyards.com/en/book/details/17328/Mental-Health-Through-WillTraning (Mental Health Through Will-Traning by A Low Abraham - Free PDF books - Bookyards) Citation from the book, the end of Chapter II: ...You see here why our patients, prior to being trained in Recovery techniques, struggle against acquiring insight. They don't like it. They don't like insight because it deprives them of the excitement, drama and vitality of soul stirring and heart warming fights. Fights provide the stir of action that is so sorely missing in the fears, confusion and helplessness that characterize the lives of our patients. Fights give them the sense of living that has fled from the boredom of their daily existence. They offer the opportunity to display vigor, strength, decision, eagerness, determination, all of them elements which are painfully lacking in a drab routine of hopelessness and paralysis of will. Our patients want agitation and stimulation, not equilibrium and peace. They want exhilarating theories, not balancing realities. They crave the use of force, not the adjustment of sensations, feelings and impulses. If you tell them that their unbridled tempers will upset health and disturb peace their verbal or mental reply is: "I shall rather disturb peace and lose health than give up temper." It is the crowning glory of Recovery that it was able to reverse this formula and to make patients adopt the principle that temper must be eliminated because it is the sworn enemy of peace and health. This radical change in attitude was beautifully demonstrated by Tillie in an encounter which she had with the same neighbor several months later when, challenged to a fight, she "smiled and refused to get into an argument." She "was sore but the after-effect lasted just a short time." Behavior was finally guided by the realities of peace and health, not by sentimental cravings for excitement and intellectual considerations for fictitious theories.