Ordinary Recovery Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety

ISBN-10: 159030828X
ISBN-13: 9781590308288
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/12/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that ad­dictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander's unique approach uses mindfulness, story, and meditation to help alcoholics and others learn to come back to the present moment and find healing there. Emerging scientific research suggests that mindfulness (a nonjudgmental awareness of our moment-to-moment experi­ence) can help prevent addiction relapse. Ordinary Recovery is a revised edition of Alexander's book Cool Water, with a new foreword, a new preface by the author, updates throughout the book, and a new resources section.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Something's Happening Here
Breakdown, Ordinary Recovery, and Autumn Prayers
Coming Home
Off the Cushion and Out the Door
My Liver, My Mind, My Self
Mindfulness
Psychedelic Cheeseburgers and Shimmering Pines
Making Stew
Stepping Off the Hundred-Foot Pole
Breathing Room
Rage at the Short Hills Mall
How to Build a Cathedral
Breathing Room
Rapture
God's Will
... And the Power to Carry That Out
Blood in the Steel
I May Not Be Much, but I'm All I Ever Think About
Breathing Room
Keep Coming Back
How to Wash Dishes
Already Broken
Lenny and the Three Stooges
Breathing Room
Get (It) Together
Breathing Room
The Healing Buddha
Afterword
Resources

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