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 more than two 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.
©2013 Lawrence A. Peltz (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
This amazing book is the best 12 step mindfulness book out there. I would know, because I've read many of the popular ones! The content is so well developed in connecting mindfulness to recovery that it's short of transformative.
The book's narrator talks faster than I think is best for a book like this that you really need to absorb. I slowed down the reading for better processing. That is the audio book's only drawback. I would highly recommend!
The missing piece when the physical addiction is not the problem anymore.
Addiction is the sum of a long series of moments, that at some point constituted the present, and finally add up into what is called addiction. And this book points to those moments and how to deal with them.
By analyzing the "present" one can find also deeper roots of what has caused or is causing the addition.
For me this book is a master peace. I'm going to hear it again because I don't want to miss any detail.
A must read for anyone struggling with addictions or even just everyday life. I'm going to start listening to is again straight away. Lawrence Peltz needs his own podcast. There's a lot of people of there that this book could really help
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