“The creation of something new
is not accomplished by the intellect
but by the play instinct
acting from inner necessity.”
— Carl Jung
Weird and Wacky in a nutshell.
The Weird and Wacky Library is a world where addiction is overcome, bipolar disorder is cured, and stress gives your hair body, increases your income, and invariably involves one of twenty positive emotions. It’s awash with cartoons, artwork, poetry, unusual math equations, and a flare of the bizarre. It’s about survival skills. It’s also about alter egos, fiction-writing, puzzles that grow your brain, and (under the right light) coloring that waxes on enlightenment. If you’re looking for an evidence-based but totally different approach to recovery, you’re in the right place.
Unfortunately the library is on the empty side. The author created the damned place before she had the goods, but that’s okay. We’ve got lots of books and booklets on the way.
Coming summer 2019:
WW booklets. Packed with artwork and humor, these unusual booklets accompany the reader through the more challenging moments in their lives, ranging from tobacco cessation to starting treatment for substance use disorders. Tentative themes include “How to Feel Useful,” “Problem-Solving 101,” “Beating Panic Attacks,” and “New Psych Meds You Didn’t Know About.” Ranging from 5 to 40 pages, handbound, decorated with a pretty ribbon or stamp or whiff of good-smelling cologne, and sent directly to you via snail-mail, WW booklets will be available for purchase online soon.
WW Journaling. A Journaling Journey. Don’t ask. It’s a good idea in the making, or maybe it isn’t, but the author is passionate about the idea, and that’s what counts. (This resource will be free)
E-books. It’s unclear how these e-books made it into the WW library, as they lack weird, and they certainly lack wacky. Topics include “How to Socialize, for People Who Don’t” and “Why You Should Never Befriend a Psychiatrist Writer.”
Coming in 2020-2021:
The Journey in Recovery, a WW Addiction Workbook. Balancing standardized medical treatment and creativity, the WW Workbook takes the reader on a four-month journey through a world where relapse prevention, cognitive rehab, creativity, and God-Knows-What-Else meet… the humor is very particular, the art rather odd, but you’ve got to see it to know it. It has great worksheets for providers to use with clients, but it’s organized and written for people in early to late recovery. For those who follow the Book, there’s a 12-step worksheet imbedded in every section. For those who crave something different, WW offers alter egos, invention, story-writing, and dozens of puzzles. Somehow it all makes sense. Here are sample pages.
You can find out more by visiting the Journey into Recovery Workbook page.
Remember that the information found in this website is not meant to be a substitute for personalized medical care. It isn’t meant to and doesn’t provide professional diagnosis, services, or treatment. Everyone is unique; the ideas you find here may not apply to your situation. If you seek diagnosis and/or treatment for any psychiatric condition, please make an appointment with a mental health professional. Thanks.