Emotional Flatlining (Anhedonia) Brain Training Program
Have you stopped feeling anything positive?
Are you emotionally numb?
Have you lost interest in everything and everyone?
Discover How Others Have Gotten Their Full Range of Feelings Back without Medication or Diet Changes and How You Can Too!!
Hi – I’m Jackie Kelm, and in 2013 my life was devastated by emotional flatlining. I felt absolutely nothing positive. I lost interest in everything and everyone. I could not enjoy hobbies, vacations, getting together with friends – even food had no pleasure. And worst of all I felt absolutely no love or connection with anyone, including my own children.
I felt like a zombie – numb to everything. My life felt pointless.
This went on for months before I finally pushed myself to look for answers. (I didn’t even have the motivation to get better.) I talked to doctors, changed my diet, tried supplements and other alternative approaches, but nothing worked. I was desperate to get my life back from the clutches of anhedonia – the medical term for this emotional black hole.
Finally, a year later, I FOUND THE ANSWER while researching the brain and emotions. What I found was that doing a specific set of exercises restored my full range and depth of feelings. I was able to climb out of the black hole!
If you are experiencing any of these effects of Emotional Flatlining (Anhedonia) like I did, there’s hope:
- I couldn’t care less about my children, my husband, my cat, and all the people in my life I used to love.
- I had no interest in going on vacation, hanging out with friends, watching shows I liked, or doing anything I used to find enjoyable.
- I was numb to sunsets, cute animals, flowers, and all the other things I used to find beautiful or that made me feel good.
- I had to push myself to do anything. I had no motivation whatsoever.
- I often found it hard to focus, concentrate, and follow conversations.
- I had difficulty remembering.
The worst part was that no one understood what I was going through. They kept telling me I was depressed, but I had struggled with depression for many years and this was different. I was told to “focus on good things,” which was enraging because it didn’t matter what I focused on, thought about, or did. My brain could not produce a positive emotion any more than a broken faucet can produce water.
I could still feel negative emotions like anger, sadness, or frustration, but none of the good ones. But at the same time, I couldn’t feel grief – because you have to care about someone to grieve their loss, and I could not feel the emotion of caring. It was devastating and felt completely hopeless.
If you can relate to this these experiences then the Brain Training exercises that I developed may be able to help you feel again and get your life back!
I wasted a lot of time and money trying things that didn’t help, and while that was frustrating and expensive, the worst part is that I became more and more hopeless each time I tried something that didn’t work. I felt completely alone and began to believe there was no answer and I would have to live with this the rest of my life.
It’s been my life’s mission ever since I overcame flatlining to help others, because I don’t want one more person to suffer alone.
That’s why I took all the best exercises that worked for me and others and created the Emotional Flatlining Brain Training program, to help people just like YOU to get their life back!
Here’s just some of what those who successfully completed the brain training program have been able to achieve:
- They were able to get their full range and depth of positive feelings back without medications, supplements, or diet changes.
- They were able to feel loving and connected to friends and family just like before.
- They regained interest in all the things they used to enjoy doing.
- They returned to their full level of enjoyment in intimacy (See the FAQ below for PSSD)
- They recovered their ability to focus, concentrate, remember, and follow conversations.
- Their enjoyment and interest in food, music, and pleasurable activities returned.
- Their life was meaningful again!
I Tried Everything Before This:
“Before finding Jackie’s program I tried pretty much everything. I was on depression medication, I tried acupuncture, massage, therapy, everything under the sun and I didn’t see any results from the other programs I tried before. I personally have noticed really great improvements in my life after going through this program because it works. It helps restructure your brain to the point where you can feel again…. this is going to give you your life back… Jackie has done a great job of research and putting things into her program that are proven to help and I don’t know where I’d be without it.” – Past Participant
You may be thinking, how does Jackie have an answer to this when no-one else does?
Honestly, I wondered the same thing for years! And from what I have found, there are three reasons I have identified:
First, there is something similar being done in neuroscience research now for people with anhedonia using a technique very similar to the one I created. It’s called PAT or Positive Affect Treatment. You can search on it at PubMed to learn more.
Next is that I struggled with anhedonia and depression myself, so I was able to see they are distinct conditions while the medical community continues to diagnose and treat them as the same.
Third is that I have been coaching people for over 15 years on how to improve their life through my business called Appreciative Living, and already understood a lot of the underlying mechanisms of positive emotion and how to create training programs to increase it.
Finally, I am an engineer and have been studying neuroscience, and was able to understand it well enough to figure out what was going on and create a brain training program. I think the very unusual combination of all three of these factors has allowed me to not just find an answer, but also create a program that works.
Here’s What the Program is, AND What it’s Not!
- This program is not a quick fix. It will take time for your brain to rewire.
- This program is not for people on medications that cause or contribute to emotional flatlining (anhedonia).
- This program is not for children under 18 unless approved by a parent.
- This is a brain training program with a set of simple daily exercises that rebuild the neural pathways for positive feelings.
- This program is educational, explaining what is going on inside your brain, and how and why brain training can work to help you overcome flatlining.
- This program is a support system to help keep you motivated to do the exercises and keep moving forward.
The 16-Week Emotional Flatlining Brain Training Program Provides the Same Exercises, Education, and Support that has Helped Others Get Their Feelings Back.
I Really Am Getting BetterI’m finally starting to see that I really am getting better…I’m actually interested in things… The other day I had a moment where I actually felt good for quite a while. I don’t think I had had a moment like that in a long time. I almost felt like I wanted to cry because it was just so nice…Thursday when I was on my way to work waiting for the bus, I just felt very good overall. I was just really enjoying myself there. I felt pretty happy.”
Here’s What’s in the Home Study Brain Training Program:
#1 Weekly Step-by-Step Recording.
Each week for 16 weeks you will receive a recording where tell you exactly what to do and how. I also share helpful tips and info, and give you questions for reflection. It’s like a virtual coaching session.
#2 Weekly Exercise Instructions & Templates
Each weekly recording has a corresponding workbook and set of exercise instructions and templates that make it clear and easy for you to understand what you need to do that week. You can use the templates each week or write in a journal if you prefer.
#3 Past-Participant Coaching Recordings
Each week you’ll be able to listen to coaching recordings I have done with past participants who got their feelings back. Many find it comforting to hear how others progressed, and that they are not alone.
#4 Mid-Week Motivational Videos
Each week I’ll send you a short 3-5 minute video to help keep you motivated and on-track with your exercises.
#5 Guided Imagery Recordings
The program includes guided imagery audio files you listen to, that simply guide you to relax and picture your brain healing and restoring lost function. I created these to specifically target thinking related to the brain rewiring to produce feelings again.
#6 Emotional Support Area
In the membership site there is an emotional support area to help when you’re struggling to keep up with your exercises or feeing down. It contains tips for getting through difficult times, along with videos and recordings of me coaching others who struggled with different things at different times.
#7 Cancellation Policy
If you purchase the home study program and decide it is not right for you, email us before the 4th week and we will refund your money less a $35 USD administrative fee. I want you to feel confident and safe in ordering.
Here’s What’s in the LIVE COACHING Brain Training Program:
Note: Jackie is not offering the Live Coaching Program at this time. Email Admin@AppreciativeLiving.com to find out when it will be offered again.
#1 Everything above plus Live Coaching with Jackie.
You’ll get to talk to me (Jackie Kelm) one-on-one for 30 minutes each week for 14 weeks. Thee program is 16 weeks long, but there are typically 2 weeks we need to cancel for vacations, holidays, or other reasons. In addition, calls need be scheduled between 9am-5pm Eastern Time, Monday -Friday.
#2 Cancellation Policy
The cancellation poolicy is different for the live program because it involves Jackie’s time. You will have unlilmited access to the program for 8 weeks, and 7 coaching sessions. If you do not see any improvement by that time, you may cancel and receive half your money back.
Program Is Easy
The Program is so easy to do, and the exercises are so deceptively simple that it’s hard to believe they are creating deep and profound change. It really took me about 15-20 minutes a day and the program is very flexible so you can work it into your busy schedule, however works best for you. The other great things about the program is that there is no change in diet, no drugs, no physical exercises that you need to do. Just the daily written exercises which are so easy to fit into your everyday life.”
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Is This Right for Me?
There are two important things you need to know in deciding whether this program is right for you.
First, while the program is easy to do, it can be hard to keep up with the exercises when you have no motivation. People with depression who have done the program with approval from their doctor can have an even harder time staying “motivated,” but if they do the exercises the program can work just as well for them.
Second, I want to manage your expectations. It takes time for your brain to rebuild feeling pathways. After 16 weeks most people have about half their feelings back and have to keelp going beyond 16 weeks to get them all back.
Finally, here is an excerpt from a woman at the end of 16 weeks who was about halfway back so you get a sense of what this is like:
Real Laughter…Listening to music again…
We were just walking around and talking and laughing at everything and it was real laughter… and I was listening to music again on purpose, and singing along… and there was one day last week where I was kind-of feeling like “old me” — I was on-top of things at work, at home, with myself, and then I had exercised and I was reading and I meditated for longer than 10 minutes for the first time in a long time. And in my meditation I felt this thing I hadn’t felt in so long and I started to cry. It was so crazy I didn’t even know–I was like, why am I crying? And I had to think about it before I could realize that they were tears of happiness… And I’ve been absorbed into this world of coding. It’s been crazy. I don’t even remember the last time I was so focused on something. I was focused, and interested, and doing things, and so much of it was coming back to me. I was actively looking for resources to learn more and thought, oh my gosh, this is crazy!”
Here’s what you will receive:
The Emotional Flatlining HOME STUDY Program Includes 16 Weeks of:
- Weekly Exercise Instructions & Templates.
- Weekly educational recordings on flatlining and how to overcome it.
- Past-Participant Coaching Recordings for each week.
- Mid-Week Motivational Videos.
- Guided Imagery Recordings.
- Emotional Support Area.
- 3-Week money-back guarantee less $35USD.
The Emotional Flatlining LIVE SUPPORT Program Includes:
- Everything above.
- 14 weekly private 1-1 calls with Jackie Kelm for 30 minutes to help you do the program.
- Cancel after 8 weeks & 7 calls to recieve 50% back.
LIVE SUPPORT with Jackie Kelm:
NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME.
If you purchase the home study program and decide it is not right for you, email us before the 3rd week and we will refund your investment less $35 USD. If you purchase the Live Coaching Program, we will refund half your money after 8 weeks and 7 coaching sessions if you decide the program is not right for you.
What Happens After You Order?
Access the Members Only Area
After you order, you will receive an email with your unique login to the members only area. You will find short videos on everything you need to know and do.
Start the Program
Your Week 1 materials will be ready for you. We suggest you start right away. There is no need to wait for the live call with Jackie if you purchased that.
If you puchased live support, you will get a separate email on how to schedule calls with Jackie at a time that works for you.
What Are You Waiting For?
If someone asked me my advice about doing the program I would say:
Don’t hesitate. Jump right in. What are you waiting for?
The opportunity is there to take back your life,
your emotions, the highs, the lows,
that full spectrum of color in the rainbow.
Don’t be content to live with grey.
The whole rainbow is there for you.
And your life will be so much better for that.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
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Does This Program Work for Everyone?
Why do you charge money for this program?
How Long Will I Have Access to the Materials?
You will have lifetime access to the materials.
How Much Time Will the Program Take?
- 15-20 minutes each day to do the exercises.
- About one hour a week to listen to the weekly virtual training sessions and exercise instructions.
- 3-5 minutes once a week to watch the optional mid-week motivational video.
- Additional time if desired to watch optional videos, visit the Emotional Support area, listen to additional coaching sessions, or read articles etc.
When Can I Do the Program?
After your order, you will be sent a confirmation email to confirm your address. Your Week 1 program materials will be availabe on the day you confirm your email, and each week on that same day you’ll get the next week of materials. Although the materials are available that day, you can still choose to do them any day you wish.
What if I don’t live in the US?
I’ve had people from all over the world participate in past programs and this is designed to be done anywhere in the world. The materials, calls, and Facebook Group are all online and communication is all done through email. Everything is in English.
Shouldn’t I Be Seeing a Mental Health Professional for This?
Yes. I am not a doctor and this is not therapy or medical advice. Have your therapist or doctor reivew this program and agree it is right for you.
Can I Get Emotional Flatlining Again After I Get My Feelings Back?
The short answer is “yes.” It has happend to others and they used the program a second time to get their feelings back. After I got my feelings back fully I went through a difficult time several years later and noticed that my feelings were flattening again. I did the exercises again and was able to get back to full feeling much more quickly than the first time. So while it’s possible to slide back, it’s not something to be afraid of as long as you have the tools and are willing to use them. This is also why I provide lifetime access to the materials as I want you to have them if this should happen to you.
What if I'm on Medication?
Medication is the only thing that has gotten in the way of some people getting better with the program and it is different for everyone. One person can get feelings back with the program while on an SSRI while another can’t. The psychotropic medications tend to be the worst as it seems a lot of them can actually cause anhedonia. It can be very dangerous and difficult to come off these medications, so never do so without medical approval and guidance.
What Happens After 16 Weeks?
After 16 weeks you will have plenty of tools to continue on your own to get back to full feeling and all the materials will be available to you for the lifetime of the program..
Does the program include email support?
There is no email support for either program. This keeps the costs as low as possible. The live coaching offers you an opportunity to get all your questions answered on the calls, and everyone in the home study is eligible for up to two 45-minute private coaching calls with Jackie at a reduced rate. Click here for details: Live Coaching with Jackie
How does the live coaching program work?
The Live Coaching Program includes 14 one-on-one calls with Jackie over Zoom. The calls are meant to support the live program, not replace it. The first call will be one hour long, and the remaining 13 calls will be a half hour. Calls will be scheduledd at the same day and time each week based on what works best for you and Jackie between 9am-4pm EST. The live program is not always available, only when Jackie has time to offer it. Email Admin@AppreciativeLiving.com to find out more about the Live Coaching Program.
Does this help PSSD?
I’m not going to spell out what this stands for so the site doesn’t get blocked, and try to address it without using any other words that will block it. For those of you who know what this is, if you also have flatlining, then the program will help with this too. I believe that PSSD in flatlining is caused by the lack of neurotransmitter flow, so once the neurotransmitters start flowing again, everything else comes back along with it. People can return to full levels of enjoyment and function with intimacy from doing the program. If you don’t have emotional flatlining, then there could be something else causing your PSSD, in which case I’m not sure this would help.
More Success Stories from Program Participants
“My base feelings are back 100%. I was around 19 years old when I developed anhedonia, and I just healed it at almost 31. I went my entire adult life in flatlining, so do not let this discourage you! Also don’t let the simplicity of the program fool you! I know it seems too simple to be true. You’ve tried so many things – counselors, medication, maybe even retreats, meditation, etc. – how could simple exercises of thinking good things fix this seemingly unfixable problem? It does! It works! I only spent 15 minutes per day on the exercises. I was completely flat and then became completely healed.”
“I have been doing this program for about 5 months now and it has changed my life dramatically. Every week I am getting better. Before joining I was totally flat with zero emotion in all areas of life. I understand this program sounds too good to be true but it actually works. Many of us who have completed the program have all felt the same emotions and skepticism but we pushed through and completed it. In the beginning I was about a 1 in the emotional scale but after a couple months I was 5 or 6. I truly started to believe in this program when my love for music and my family started to appear. Thank you for jackie and all she has done for me the program truly works.”
I Can Notice a Big Difference
I’ve had anhedonia about 5 1/2 years now. The first thing I tried was going to a doctor and getting medicine and then also trying a therapist but it really didn’t do much at all. And then there were a few people every once in a while I met online who had tried different vitamins or supplements. I tried plenty of those but even those never helped much if even any at all. And now I can notice a big difference in a lot of my typical habits and behaviors. Recently especially I’ve loved just being outside…Also recently I’ve gotten excited about the idea of going back to school and considering different career paths I may take. I notice it’s a lot easier to talk with some friends and family and play with my dogs, so even if I’m not 100% back, it’s pretty blatant that I’m miles away from where I was. Funny enough…my anxiety issues I know have helped cause a lot of the flatlining issues I’ve had, and after a while I started using a lot of the techniques Jackie taught us for flatlining to help with my anxiety and my self-esteem and self-image issues. And it just all kind of went away. It was really a great way to help get over those issues as well with the flatlining.”