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Alcohol Recovery: The Mindful Way

Alcohol Recovery: The Mindful Way

by Catherine Lucas

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Overview

Mindfulness lends itself particularly well to recovery, partly because it is a potent tool for self-management, but principally because it can be approached both as a secular or spiritual practice. The Twelve-Step approach of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA) is unquestionably spiritual, with its emphasis on a Higher Power, and has been hugely successful. Some consider spiritual transformation essential for lasting sobriety. Not everyone, however, wants to pursue this path. The mindfulness practices can then be used in their own right, in a more secular context, and still be beneficial. My stance will, however, be mainly transpersonal. As Christina Grof, author of The Thirst for Wholeness: Attachment, Addiction and the Spiritual Path, says: ‘The success of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and the many Twelve-Step fellowships that have modelled themselves after its program attests to the power and importance of the spiritual dimension in the understanding and treatment of addiction.’


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ISBN-13: 9781847094308
Publisher: SPCK (Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge)
Publication date: 01/19/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 664 KB
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Catherine G Lucas is an accredited mindfulness trainer who has been delivering mindfulness courses to the National Health Service and Ministry of Defence since 2007, working with soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as well as with civilians. She is author of Coping with a Mental Health Crisis: Seven steps to healing, Sheldon Press 2015, and founder of the Spiritual Crisis Network, a UK charity that works with people in mental and emotional distress.

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