MAKE IT TO MIDNIGHT
A book that uniquely explores ways to free yourself from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts
A Powerful and Insightful Book
A Supportive Community for Living
"I'm Still Alive!"
"A message delivered at the right time in my journey"
"Hope for the Future"
"A path to recovery"
"A must read"
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jim Denning, LPC, LCDC
Licensed Professional Counselor
Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
Certified Accelerated Resolution Therapy Specialist
Master’s Degree in Counseling
Master’s Degree in Ministry
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics
Former Technical Trainer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Senior Microsoft Trainer/Consultant
Former Prison Minister
Jim Denning became a counselor because for 30 years he suffered with the following issues:
Major Depressive Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
In his own words: “No one could tell me why. Why was I, a successful, healthy and intelligent man, unable to overcome these issues? I started studying the brain and how it works and I found my answers. I had no intention of becoming a counselor but after “fixing” me I felt I had to. I went from a deep depression to being annoyingly happy. You can too. Promise me and yourself this: before you decide to end your life, just pick one person who would miss you and tell them your plan. Don’t do it for you . . . do it for them. If they are your friend or family, do not rob them of the blessing of helping you. Do not sentence them to a life of wondering what they did not do that they could have done to help you “make it to midnight.”
Jim Denning on Accelerated Resolution Therapy
"The brain has two components. We have the emotional brain, which is the one that doesn't understand time and it reacts emotionally to things. That's what gets triggered, and once the trigger is hit, the thinking brain is kind of offline at that point. So what we're able to do is, in a controlled, safe environment, address those issues. The eye movements desensitize the amygdala so you can actually process those things rationally."
"Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
In the Press
In A.R.T., a trained therapist has the patient perform eye movements that relax the brain by imitating what happens during REM sleep. While the patient is in this relaxed state, the therapist has the patient visualize a traumatic memory, guides her or him through it, and helps the patient retrain his or her body to have a different, more relaxed physical response to those memories.