Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Posted March 16, 2013

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Get Well With Your Mind

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The best solution for people with difficulty managing mood swings, anxieties, and impulsivities is not a pill. It's the power of their thoughts harnessed effectively with the goal of maximizing positive outcomes in all aspects of their lives.

With the proper set of psychological tools, one can learn to stabilize emotional states amidst stress and chaos, navigate difficulties and obstacles in one's life path, effectively communicate with others and strengthen relationships, and eliminate self-sabotaging behaviors.

This past year I have been developing, with Dr. Pam Popper (, "Emotional Wellness 101." It was initially designed for people who want to stop taking psychiatric medications but are afraid that they will be unable to do so due to discontinuation side effects or that they will be unable to manage their symptoms and be unable to cope once off their medications.

The premise was: If they had a set of tools that they could use to manage their emotions, anxieties and impulses, they wouldn't need to rely on medications. And so that became the focus of "Emotional Wellness 101" -- Create a psychological toolkit that would enable people to be their own therapist and stabilize their brain chemistry with their thoughts rather than a pill. So that's what we did.

It's a powerful toolkit comprised of cognitive therapy tools, positive psychology tools, spiritual tools, communication tools, stress management tools and support group tools. And the beauty of it is: You don't have to be on medications to get tremendous value out of this toolkit. It is for anybody who wants to improve the quality of their emotional life and manifest a more balanced and abundant physical existence.

Dr. Pam Popper and myself are in the final stages of fine-tuning the program. I expect it to launch within weeks. If you want to hear more about it, please listen to the BlogTalk radio conversation I had with Coach Rea Wilke which can be accessed HERE. There is also a podcast of an interview I did with Dr. Pam Popper at


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