Some recent discussion on this forum has prompted me to reflect on the way that AMN Easier should be administered.
Long-standing members will know that I was encouraged to start the forum after meeting the founders of HealthUnlocked in 2010. AMN Easier was one of the first on the platform. I remember when we had about 30 members - now it’s over 900.
Most of us on this forum have never met face to face and therefore don’t really know one another. We are a large cross-section of people of different ages, living around the world. But we all have one thing in common - AMN.
None of us can understand other forum members perfectly so it’s impossible to know exactly why they might say the things they do. We are here to help people understand AMN and offer support and possibly therapeutic solutions. That's all. We try very hard not to judge people because of how they deal with AMN, unless something is preventing them from progressing. If it works for you then that’s good and we want to hear from you.
No therapies or treatments are off-limit to talk about unless we have concerns that they may be harmful.
There are published guideline for how AMN Easier should be used: Please read them and make sure you support them:
Here are my own thoughts on the subject:
Be generous in the way you view other members’ posts. They may not use language you would use, or say it in the way you might have said.
It’s OK to challenge or disagree with other members’ approaches to dealing with AMN, but not OK to be derogatory to them or say their approach isn’t worth anything.
When giving advice, remember you are giving it from a limited perspective: it’s either your personal experience of what works for you; it may be because of some factual, evidence-based source that you have become aware of; or perhaps it’s based on a view that you believe is shared by others. In any case, if you can be clear where your information comes from, so much the better.
Above all, we need to be team players. We are on this journey together.
I won’t belabour the point any more. Good posting everyone.