The Two Levels of Change Required for Successful, Sustained Recovery

The Two Levels of Change Required for Successful, Sustained Recovery

Successful, sustained recovery requires two levels of change: awareness and action. Without awareness, the ability to take necessary action is limited. And yet, as essential as awareness is, by itself it is of limited value. During the early to mid-twentieth century, it was not uncommon to treat addiction exclusively with psychoanalysis or other forms of…

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Mindfulness and Meditation: Their Roles in the Chronic Pain Recovery Process

Mindfulness and Meditation: Their Roles in the Chronic Pain Recovery Process

Through mindfulness and its associated practice of meditation, people develop a greater capacity to face uncomfortable, painful thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations, learning simply to accept the pain, anxiety, anger, or sadness and let it pass, without obsessing on it or needing to change it. Research has demonstrated that the practice of mindfulness meditation leads…

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Recovery from Addiction – Practice Makes Perfect

If translating awareness into action means learning the approaches and techniques that work, and then practicing them with persistence and dedication (and it does), consistency and repetition are key. Through daily repetition, multimodal recovery practice deepens the conscious and unconscious memory tracks that guide me further in the direction of health, healing, and wholeness. Neural…

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