Description : For writers, artists, musicians, and creators in every field, this book offers a complete addiction recovery program specifically designed for the creative person. Full of explanations and exercises, this book presents ways to use your own innate creative abilities in service of your recovery and at each stage of the recovery process. Topics include: the biological and developmental risks unique to creative people; the special personality traits that can inform the recovery process; ways to approach your recovery much like your art; and exercises that promote your creativity and art that aid the recovery process. This book gives a clear picture of the relationship between creativity and addiction and lays out a complete program so that you can live a fully creative and addiction-free life. To find out more about one of the authors, visit his website: www.ericmaisel.com.
Description : Creative Recovery: Alcohol Abuse Treatment and Recovery Workbook, by Recovery Buffet is a guide through recovery from addiction to alcohol or the activity of drinking beer. This is a workbook that will help recovering addicts who are in their early stages of recovery to establish balance and a healthy lifestyle. Creative Recovery is a practical daily guide through the world of alcohol use and abuse and addiction treatment. With a lot of compassion for yourself and a vision for your future, Recovery Buffet offers a platform to for you to create the future you desire. Creative Recovery is for those who are in recovery from suffering from compulsive alcohol use. Do you understand that alcohol addiction can be as controlling of any other addiction? The process of staying clean and sober and becoming unhooked from any compulsive behavior is a daily activity. As said by many professionals in the addiction field, the question is not "Why the addiction?" but "Why the pain? What pain is your alcohol addiction bandaging? With a focus on personal recovery, Recovery Buffet takes us through the proven essentials of daily alcohol addiction recovery and treatment. This is a groundbreaking journey to freedom from addiction using simple and practical, proven solutions for individuals, families, and communities dealing with alcohol and other substance use and abuse. This recovery workbook will be especially useful if you are in recovery, gone through addiction counseling or therapy, attend 12 step meetings, or any other way of recovery. This is a great workbook to help you overcome your cravings while creating a healthy lifestyle so that you can live the life you've always wanted. Creative Recovery provides practical help, comfort, and hope.
Description : When breast cancer returned the third time, Pasha Hogan turned to self-reflection to answer questions about engaging in a meaningful life. She invites readers to use her journey to inspire and to 'live beyong the small version of ourselves'.
Description : Recovery from substance abuse can be one of the most difficult endeavors for a person, but art therapy can provide healing on all levels. In this one-of-a-kind workbook by Whitney Nobis, MS, those on the path to recovery will have the opportunity to explore the twelve steps in a new way-through their creative sides. Each step has multiple reflective questions and art projects for readers to work through to uncover hidden thoughts important To The healing process. And the best part-you don't have to be an artist to reap the benefits of art therapy. Take a step toward healing with the Art of Recovery.
Description : "Sigmund Freud believed that regression to primitive behavior was a pathological escape from reality. However all religions, in some manner or another, have urged their adherents to return to a simple way of being. Some have declared child-like behavior to be a high form of holiness. So is religion pathological or not? Or better yet, how and when does religious regression support psychological growth, and when does it not?" "The Recovery of Self is a pioneering study of regression in religious experience. It maintains that certain kinds of regression offer opportunities to confront unresolved childhood processes and repair them. Just as an artist may be put in touch with his or her primal self during the creative process, so a religious seeker can journey backward into primitive modes of being and recover there a sense of original unity which, when carried into the present, can be redemptive and transforming."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : This book emphasizes the integral connections between imagination, creativity, and spirituality and their role in healing. First, the author highlights the work of a neglected yet important psychoanalyst, Marion Milner - a painter and undeclared mystic - expanding her work on creativity, mysticism, and mental health. Second, she explores imagination and creativity as expressed in fostering hope and in spiritually-oriented therapies, particularly for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders - offering practical application of studies in imagination and the arts. Raab Mayo concludes that both creativity and the potential for transcendence are inherent in the human psyche and can work as allies in the process of recovery from mental illness.
Description : For the millions of people who have uncovered their creative selves through the Artist's Way program-a workbook and companion to the international bestseller. Alife-changing twelve-week program, The Artist's Way has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. Now, for the first time, fans will have this elegantly designed and user-friendly volume for use in tandem with the book. The Artist's Way Workbook includes: - more than 110 Artist's Way tasks; - more than 50 Artist's Way check-ins; - a fascinating introduction to the workbook in which Cameron shares new insights into the creative process that she has culled in the decade since The Artist's Way was originally published; - new and original writings on Morning Page Journaling and the Artist's Date-two of the most vital tools set forth by Cameron in The Artist's Way. The Artist's Way Workbook is an indispensable book for anyone following the spiritual path to higher creativity laid out in The Artist's Way.
Description : Why doesn't self-help help? Cultural critic Micki McGee puts forward this paradoxical question as she looks at a world where the market for self-improvement products--books, audiotapes, and extreme makeovers--is exploding, and there seems to be no end in sight. Rather than seeing narcissism at the root of the self-help craze, as others have contended, McGee shows a nation relying on self-help culture for advice on how to cope in an increasingly volatile and competitive work world. Self-Help, Inc. reveals how makeover culture traps Americans in endless cycles of self-invention and overwork as they struggle to stay ahead of a rapidly restructuring economic order. A lucid and fascinating treatment of the modern obsession with work and self-improvement, this lively book will strike a chord with its acute diagnosis of the self-help trap and its sharp suggestions for how we can address the alienating conditions of modern work and family life.