Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life

ISBN-10: 1590309189
ISBN-13: 9781590309186
Edition: N/A
Authors: Lawrence Peltz
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Book details

List price: $22.50
Publisher: Shambhala Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/12/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Mindfulness is a quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is. Mindfulness is tremendously useful in the addiction recovery process, Dr. Lawrence Peltz explains, 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.Drawing on his experience as an addiction psychiatrist and on the techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction, Dr. Peltz, who is the medical director of the Bournewood Caulfield Center, a drug and alcohol treatment facility in Woburn, Massachusetts, has written an informative and inspiring book about how mindfulness can be a critical component in recovery from drug and alcohol addiction.This book is for recovering addicts, their families, and the professionals who treat them. It explores the fundamental dynamics of addiction and the stages of the recovery process, including patient stories. Dr. Peltz also explains what mindfulness is and how to use it to support recovery, including practical exercises and techniques. He reviews the recent scientific research on the benefits of mindfulness for mental health in general and for addiction recovery specifically.

Foreword
Introduction
Addiction and Mindfulness
Addiction
Mindfulness
Mindfulness and the Treatment of Addiction
Waking Up: Mindfulness in Early .Recovery
Going Further with Meditation Practice
Recovery and Treatment
Chaos and Exhaustion: What's Bringing You?
Conflict in Recovery
The Path of Mindful Recovery
Mindfulness, Addiction, and Psychotherapy
Mindfulness and Medication
Challenges to Recovery
Addiction, Recovery, and the Body
Working with the Body: Cravings and Urges
Working with the Body: Pain and Aversion
Working with the Body: Energetic States
Working with Feelings and Emotions
Working with Mind States
Authority amid the Full Catastrophe
Compassion
Addiction, Trauma, Mindfulness, and Recovery
Notes
Acknowledgments
Resources
Index

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