Addiction

The Psychology of Addiction

2019-02-13T14:36:48+00:00By |

The intersection between modern trauma theory, addiction & mindfulness The problem of addiction is not just a problem for people struggling with addiction. It’s a problem of the ages, and at one point or another, just about every person involved with addiction—especially those in recovery—comes to a point where he or she looks around and [...]

How to Live in the Present & Overcome Fear

2019-02-13T06:08:18+00:00By |

Overcoming the Fear of Now: A Journey from Addiction to Meditation Regardless of where we come from or who we are, we all have our own path to live. I was born into a family of meditators. I had a wonderful upbringing and caring, loving parents and yet I still found the need to rebel. [...]

Forgiveness Meditation Practice

2019-02-13T06:03:45+00:00By |

Healing relationships is key to addiction recovery Without relationship, there is no practice, there is no recovery. Finding a way to heal relationships and the pain that can get in their way is core to our recovery. That’s why we begin our meditation by recognizing what was done and the pain that it caused. If [...]

Alcohol and Meditation

2019-02-13T06:10:41+00:00By |

Like other forms of addiction, addiction to alcohol causes great harm to those who are dependent and everyone connected to them. While there are many possible definitions of addiction and alcoholism, one that may sound familiar comes from Alcoholics Anonymous. It proposes that alcoholism is a threefold disease comprised of a physical allergy that triggers [...]

Loving-kindness in Meditation

2019-01-31T18:39:23+00:00By |

Meditation changes our relationship to pain What is loving-kindness meditation?  While there are many different types of meditation, there are specific practices that we call loving-kindness where we actually train our hearts and minds to wish for well-being for others — “may all beings be at ease”. This is a universal, healthy desire that we [...]

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