Where wild minds come to rest
Well i just finished the retreat and i have to say i do feel better but no cured. My MD instincts aren't as disruptive as they were before. EG my common triggers are when i get angered from things like News Talk Radio and technical difficulties w/ technology and these triggers have less sway over me now. Same with listening to music. I haven't been pacing back and forth yet but only time will tell i do again.
I don't think there is any other better therapy for MD than practicing being mindful of the present moment 6 hours(give or take) a day for a month. The average day consisted of roughly 30 min meditation sessions from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. After each meditation session we had a walking meditating session for 10 minutes to mix it up , get the blood pumping a little and practice applying meditation to being active. At 4:30 pm we had tea time with the other 30+ participants. Sometimes we could socialize by talking but most of the time we had to observe silence(not talking) so we communicated through notes. Every other day we had individual/group meetings w/ our meditation instructor. There were a couple hours of talks each day about how the Buddhist philosophy applied to meditation so if your you a theist you might not be comfortable at this retreat. Food was A+.
I particularly liked the half hour tea times because socializing is another one of my triggers. After tea time was over we went straight back to our cushions to meditate right when my MD would kick-in if in the outside world.
I'd highly recommend a Dathun to anyone with MD. Post a question if you have one.