Foreword Introduction PART one Addiction and Mindfulness . Addiction . Mindfulness . Mindfulness and the Treatment of Addiction . Waking Up: Mindfulness in Early Recovery . Going Further with Meditation Practice PART Two Recovery and ...
Author: Lawrence Peltz, MD
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life’s challenges, as well as greater self-compassion. Here, Dr. Lawrence Peltz, who has worked as an addiction psychiatrist for nearly three decades, draws from his clinical experience and on the techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to explain the fundamental dynamics of addiction and the stages of the recovery process, and also gives us specific mindfulness exercises to support recovery.
Mindful recovery from trauma emphasizes the actual felt experience of directing attention and care to our sensations in this moment, and encourages balanced attention between traumarelated feelings and a broader array of thoughts, ...
Author: Rachel Goldsmith Turow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
How mindfulness can help trauma survivors move to places of healing. Trauma touches every life, but the way that we hold our pain makes a difference. Mindfulness Skills for Trauma and PTSD provides user-friendly descriptions of the many facets of traumatic stress alongside evidence-based strategies to manage trauma symptoms and build new strengths. This book is a valuable resource for trauma survivors, health professionals, researchers, mindfulness practitioners, and others seeking new pathways to recovery and resilience. It is normal to feel anxious or depressed after trauma, and to have upsetting thoughts and memories. Instead of fighting our feelings and blaming ourselves for what are actually common responses to trauma, mindfulness practices can help us tolerate and decrease distress, cultivate kindness towards ourselves and others, make wise choices, navigate attention, improve relationships, and relax—capacities that reduce trauma symptoms and advance our overall well-being. Practicing the small stuff can help us with the big stuff. As we learn to notice our breathing, walking, minor frustrations or daily activities with curiosity and care, we build inner resources to skillfully handle past trauma, as well as current and future challenges. Mindfulness practices can transform self-blame into self-respect and self-compassion. We can also match specific mindfulness skills to particular trauma symptoms. For example, “grounding” with the five senses can help us when we feel overwhelmed or spaced out, and loving-kindness meditation can alleviate self-criticism. With this book, you will explore scientifically supported mindfulness practices, plus “In their own words” sections that illustrate the skills with personal stories demonstrating how mindfulness practices have helped others recover from trauma. “Research highlight” sections showcase fascinating scientific studies that form the basis for the book's approaches. As we practice effective strategies to handle a full range of experiences, we can each find new sources of hope, connection, and peace.
Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) Breathing Space The London Buddhist Centre 51 Roman Road Bethnal Green London E2 0HU Tel: 0845 4584716 www.breathingspacelondon.org.uk Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP) Action on ...
Author: Catherine Lucas
Mindfulness lends itself particularly well to recovery, partly because it is a potent tool for self-management, but principally because it can be approached both as a secular or spiritual practice. The Twelve-Step approach of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is unquestionably spiritual, with its emphasis on a Higher Power, and has been hugely successful. Some consider spiritual transformation essential for lasting sobriety. Not everyone, however, wants to pursue this path. The mindfulness practices can then be used in their own right, in a more secular context, and still be beneficial. My stance will, however, be mainly transpersonal. As Christina Grof, author of The Thirst for Wholeness: Attachment, Addiction and the Spiritual Path, says: ‘The success of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the many Twelve-Step fellowships that have modelled themselves after its program attests to the power and importance of the spiritual dimension in the understanding and treatment of addiction.’
Mindful recovery: A spiritual path to healing from addiction. New York, NY: Wiley. Teresa JacobsStewart's book specifically considers how mindfulness could be broughtinto the 12step programme for addiction: JacobsStewart, ...
Author: Meg Barker
This book breaks new ground by relating mindfulness to all of the other therapeutic approaches, across all the common presenting problems in counselling & psychotherapy. Mindfulness is increasingly recognised as an effective therapeutic treatment with positive research outcomes evaluating its success. Meg Barker responds to our growing consciousness of mindfulness approaches, considering how its principles can inform everyday therapeutic work. The book: - covers ways in which mindfulness approaches complement each therapeutic approach, as well as any potential conflicts and tensions that might arise - spells out how a mindfulness approach would understand - and work with - common presenting issues, including depression, anxiety and addiction - brings together work on mindfulness from across psychotherapy, science, and philosophy - suggests possible future directions in mindfulness, particularly those which emphasise the social component of suffering. This engaging and accessible book will appeal to all counselling and psychotherapy students, as well as any therapist looking to complement their own approach with mindfulness theory and practice. Meg Barker is a senior lecturer in psychology at the Open University.
How to Create a Mindful Recovery Plan after an event: 1. Restorative/Resting Pose: Following your event, allow your heart rate to return to a normal rhythm and make your way into restorative pose. Sit directly next to a wall and lay on ...
Author: Colleen M. Hathaway DC
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
This quick read book is an excellent resource for any athlete hoping to learn the basics of mindfulness and mental performance tools. A simple read and an endless resource to help you tap into your inner awareness. Once you train your mind to be in the present moment your efficiency and athletic potential increase exponentially.
Consider the suggestions below and create your own mindful recovery plan. 1. First, consider getting into a restorative pose (see image): Following your event, allow your heart rate to return to a normal rhythm, and then make your way ...
Author: Kristine M. Eiring PhD
Publisher: Balboa Press
This book is for athletes who want to build a strong mental practice as part of their overall training program. Many athletes understand that the mental aspects of training and competing are just as important as the physical aspects. The concepts in this book are designed for all athletes and can be used for building your own individualized mental training program as it relates to your sport.
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Author: Jeff Wilson
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.
Information is power, so use this information to take care of yourself and your recovery today. 7–10 signs: We applaud you for being honest and aware of how you are doing. Being aware that you are having a problem with depressive ...
Author: Rebecca E. Williams
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Break the addiction cycle once and for all with this powerful and compassionate workbook—now fully revised and updated! If you struggle with addiction, know that you are not alone. Addictive behaviors are often the result of loss—the loss of a job, the death of a loved one, or even the end of a romantic relationship. If you’re like many others, you may have turned to drugs, alcohol, or other troubling behaviors to avoid the pain of loss. But this only delays the healing process, and can ultimately lead to a destructive cycle that leaves you feeling trapped. So, how can you break free? This second edition of The Mindfulness Workbook for Addiction will help you identify the root of your addictive behaviors while providing healthy coping strategies to deal with the stress, anxiety, and depression that can come from experiencing a loss. With these powerful mindfulness exercises and lifestyle tips, you will be able to replace addictive behaviors with healthy behaviors to begin healing. This workbook will help you: Determine the function your addiction is serving Develop healthy coping skills for dealing with loss Accept your thoughts and emotions Avoid addiction “triggers” Heal broken relationships and build a support system No matter the loss, the mindfulness skills in this workbook will allow you to process your grief and replace your addiction with healthy coping behaviors.
The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself from Destructive Thoughts and Emotions, by Christopher K. Germer. New York: Guilford Press, 2009. Mindful Recovery: A Spiritual Path to Healing from Addiction, by Thomas Bien and ...
Author: Sarah Bowen
Publisher: Guilford Press
This book has been replaced by Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention for Addictive Behaviors, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-4531-5.
Peaceful mind: Using mindfulness and cognitive behavioral psychology to overcome depression. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Press. ... The mindful way through depression. ... Mindful recovery: A spiritual path to healing from addiction.
Author: Ronald D. Siegel
Publisher: Guilford Press
Offers advice for achieving happiness and dealing with life's obstacles through mindfulness, with strategies for cultivating this state of mind and setting up a formal daily practice routine.