Psychology of Addiction

Learn how addictive craving arises from unresolved trauma, and why meditation strengthens recovery

Psychology, Modern Trauma Theory & Meditation

What Will You Gain in Psychology of Addiction? 

Unpack modern trauma theory

Learn how the body holds on to painful memories

Understand the mechanisms of craving

Explore the natural desire to escape our suffering

See why meditation aids recovery

Discover the practices that support healing

Learn from expert Mind Trainers

Hear from therapists and meditators in recovery

A female psychologist meditating on how to overcome addiction

A practical exploration of addiction and recovery

This 8-day course is for anyone suffering from trauma or addiction as well as professionals looking to deepen their understanding. Explore the causes and conditions of addiction and recovery. Hear from Dr. Stephen Dansiger, PsyD about how his personal experience has informed his mindfulness-based therapeutic methods and meditation teachings.

  • See how addiction is rooted in a survival instinct gone astray
  • Understand that addiction has a cause, and thus also has a cure
  • Discover why meditation is particularly supportive for recovery
  • Learn specific meditation practices that can help with addiction
  • In meditation, recognize patterns and find a clear path forward
  • Apply mindfulness teachings to your own or another’s recovery

Ways to Get Started

Whether you choose an individual course or bundle, or gain full access to all our courses with a Premium Membership, our progressive online mindfulness courses make learning authentic meditation easy, accessible and fun.

Psychology of Addiction


Billed once

Understand the symptoms and causes of addiction and how meditative intervention helps recovery

Two-Course Bundle


Billed Once

Psychology of Addiction AND Addiction, Forgiveness and Recovery. For those on recovery and their supporters.

Mindworks Premium Membership

$225 / year

Billed annually

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Mindworks Premium Membership

$25 / month

Billed monthly

Gain full access to all journeys, courses, live events and features with a premium membership


Your Psychology of Addiction Trainers

Get to know the meditation teachers and life coaches who will lead you to through this course.

Dr. Stephen Dansiger teaches meditation and addiction recovery at Mindworks

Stephen Dansiger, PsyD

PsyD, MFT, therapist and meditation teacher

Reverend Joseph Rogers is a specialist in addiction recovery and teaches meditation to aid recovery

Reverend Joseph Rogers

Chaplain and Meditation Instructor for Recovery

Vinny Ferraro teaches meditation from the heart on Mindworks

Vinny Ferraro

Meditation Teachings from the Heart

Bart Mendel is the architect of Mindworks progressive meditation system.

Bart Mendel

Founder and Chief Meditation Officer

Stephan meditates with Mindworks

Stephan – Consultant

Mindworks is hands down the best meditation site! The combination of thoughtful guided meditations with an excellent and diverse combination of speakers make the Journey thoroughly enjoyable and without exaggeration a life changing experience. I highly recommend that everyone should make the most of it!

Mindworks has instilled truly transformative changes in my personal and professional life

Chris – Fund Manager

I’ve found that Mindworks has instilled truly transformative changes in my personal and professional life and relationships. It’s intelligently designed by experienced meditators, with short, carefully interwoven guided learning segments that are both joyful to use and immediately rewarding. I couldn’t be more pleased with my Mindworks experience and highly recommend it to everyone.

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