Description : Too often, clients with substance abuse and addiction problems achieve sobriety only to relapse shortly after. As a clinician in the addiction treatment field, you are undoubtedly familiar with this common scenario, and it can be a source of extreme frustration. To make matters worse, clients may see their relapse as evidence of personal failure and inadequacy, and as a result, they may resist more treatment. What if you could break this cycle and help clients maintain their progress? Mindfulness-Based Sobriety presents a breakthrough, integrative approach to addiction recovery to help you treat clients recovering from substance abuse and addiction using mindfulness-based therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention therapy. Research has indicated that mindfulness-based therapy is highly effective in treating emotion dysregulation, stress, depression, and grief—all emotions that lie at the root of addiction. Motivational interviewing is helpful in treating addiction because it helps clients learn to change the behaviors that cause addiction. And finally, relapse prevention therapy teaches individuals with addiction to anticipate and cope with potential relapse. This book combines all three of these highly effective treatments. This powerful manual was developed by Gateway Foundation clinicians in order to better fulfill the mission of reducing substance abuse and co-occurring mental health problems. The book provides two curricula: an outpatient treatment curriculum and a residential treatment curriculum. Both are user-friendly and can be implemented in an open group format, which means that you can say goodbye to the days of tailoring one-on-one treatment to fit a group setting. The integrative approach outlined in this book will help your clients conquer substance abuse by identifying their own values, strengthening their motivation, and tackling other mental health problems that may lie at the root of their addiction. Furthermore, the book’s strong emphasis on relapse prevention means that you can help clients stay on the path to sobriety.
Description : Is your addiction taking control of your life? Daily Sobriety Booster is a self-help platform to help you finally overcome drug and alcohol addiction, once and for all. This Relapse Prevention Workbook is designed for people in recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction who have a history of relapse, or fear they might relapse. Many people who struggle with compulsive behaviors want to stop using, but they are continually overcome by their cravings. Daily Sobriety Booster is a framework that helps them clarify their vision of recovery and prevent relapse long term so that they can start living the life they've always wanted. If you struggle with addiction, Daily Sobriety Booster is a powerful relapse prevention workbook that leads to eventual successful recovery. Whether you are just starting out or well advanced in your recovery, this addiction recovery workbook will help your rewire your brain and change your thinking patterns, eventually influencing you to overcome your addictions. This is a very personal evidence-based workbook using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), self-motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors. On the long road to recovery from any compulsive behaviors, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and prevent relapse long term. These CBT and mindfulness-based type strategies are strategically positioned to help you create and walk your own unique recovery path. The book can be used on its own or concurrently with rehab, addiction counseling, therapy or recovery coaching. It also makes a strategic sobriety gift and recovery resource for loved ones in recovery and professionals treating addiction. Daily Sobriety Booster is a workbook that helps people in recovery to get clear about their vision of recovery and prevent relapse long term so that they can start living the life they've always wanted. If you're ready to make long term to permanent changes toward your recovery, Daily Sobriety Booster can help you beat your addiction and get back to living a full, meaningful life.
Description : Integrative Sexual Health explores beyond the standard topics in men's and women's health, drawing on a diverse research literature to provide an overview of sexual biology and sexual dysfunction, diverse lifespan, lifestyle and environmental impacts on sexual function, integrative medicine solutions to sexual problems, and traditional eastern and western treatment approaches to healing sexual difficulties. This comprehensive guide written by experts in the field provides clinical vignettes, detailed treatment strategies for mitigating the side effects of both medications and sexual dysfunction associated with medical illness and poor lifestyle habits, and extensive further reading resources. Integrative treatment modalities not typically consulted in mainstream medicine, such as traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurvedic medicine, aromatherapy, and botanical medicine, are presented with the best evidence, in a clinically relevant manner. Part of the Weil Integrative Medicine Library, this volume is a must read for the specialist and non-specialist alike who wish to address sexual problems using an integrative medicine approach, and acquire tools to maintain lifetime optimal health and vitality that supports healthy sexuality. Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle; it emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. Series editor Andrew Weil, MD, is Professor and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Weil's program was the first such academic program in the U.S., and its stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."
Description : Master's Thesis from the year 2007 in the subject Guidebooks - Self-help, Psychology, , course: Masters of Counselling Psychology, language: English, abstract: The construct of mindfulness has become a very strong influence in current changes to interventions in the area of stress reduction, depression relapse and is now seen as relevant to addiction relapse prevention. This paper explores some of the background materials pertinent to the construct and inclusion of mindfulness in treatment. Models of addiction and addiction relapse prevention are then explored leading to the current dynamic modelling. Finally the model of Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, which has been proposed by a number of authors, is explored. A proposed manual to integrate the previous work in relapse prevention while supporting it with a current model of mindfulness, will give shape to this emerging reality building on existing relapse prevention programs and mindfulness-based therapy.
Description : Weaving Complementary Knowledge System and Mindfulness to Educate a Literate Citizenry for Sustainable and Healthy Lives contains 24 chapters written by 33 authors, from 9 countries. The book, which consists of two sections on mindfulness in education and wellness, is intended for a broad audience of educators, researchers, and complementary medicine practitioners. Members of the general public may find appeal and relevance in chapters that advocate transformation in a number of spheres, including K-12 schools, museums, universities, counselling, and everyday lifestyles. Innovative approaches to education, involving meditation and mindfulness, produce numerous advantages for participants in schools, museums, and a variety of self-help contexts of everyday life. In several striking examples, critical stances address a band wagon approach to the application of mindfulness, often by for-profit companies, to purportedly improve quality of education, in contexts where learning has been commodified and ideologies such as neoliberalism have been mandated by politicians and implemented by policy makers. In different international contexts, Buddhist roots of mindfulness are critically reviewed by a number of authors. Chapters on wellness focus on complementary practices, including art therapy, Jin Shin Jyutsu, Iridology, and yoga. Foci in the wellness section include sexual health, prescription drug addiction, obesity, diabetes, cancer, and a variety of common ailments that can be addressed using complementary medicine. New theories, such a polyvagal theory, provide scope for people to become aware of their bodies in different ways and maintain wellbeing through changes in lifestyle, heightened self-awareness, and self-help.
Description : While mindfulness meditation has been used in clinical settings as an adjunctive treatment for substance use disorders for some time, there has been limited empirical evidence to support this practice. Mindfulness-Related Treatments and Addiction Recovery bridges this gap by reporting the findings of studies in which mindfulness practice has been combined with other behavioural treatments and/or adapted to meet the needs of a variety of client populations in recovery. Therapies used as interventions in the described studies include Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), and Mindfulness-Based Therapeutic Community (MBTC) treatment. The book offers a glimpse into the many ways in which mindfulness strategies have been applied to various facets of the recovery process including stress, craving, anxiety, and other relapse related factors. Preliminary evidence, while not conclusive, suggests that mindfulness-based therapies are effective, safe, satisfying to clients, and that an individual, at-home mindfulness practice can be potentially sustained over time, beyond the intervention duration. This book was originally published as a special issue of Substance Abuse.
Description : 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.
Description : Hijacking the Brain provides the first-ever scientific explanation for the success of Twelve-Step programs. Hijacking the Brain examines data provided by recent rapid growth in the fields of neuroscience, neuroimaging, psychology, sociobiology and interpersonal neurobiology that have given us new, dramatic insights into the neural and hormonal correlates of stress and addiction, cognitive decline with addiction, as well as for the relative success of Twelve-Step Programs of recovery. Addiction is recognized by experts as an organic brain disease, and most experts promote Twelve-Step programs (AA, NA, CA, etc.) which invoke a 'spiritual solution' for recovery. To date, no one has described "why" these programs work. 'Hijack' tells us why. In 'Hijack,' the role of 'working The Steps' for reducing stress and becoming emotionally centered is discussed in depth. A full chapter is devoted to the rewarding and comforting physiology of meditation and the spiritual experience. The author uses examples from animal sociobiology, as well as sophisticated human brain-imaging studies, to demonstrate that empathic socialization and altruism are instinctive and 'naturally rewarding' and, along with Step Work, act as a substitute for the 'synthetic rewards' of drugs of abuse. 'Hijack' does not challenge the Steps or the Traditions of Twelve-Step programs. The sole intention of Hijacking the Brain is to 'connect the dots' between an 'organic brain disease' and a 'spiritual solution' with sound physical, scientific evidence. Avoiding strict scientific language as much as possible, 'Hijack' is written for the layperson and abundantly illustrated.
Description : In the past 20 years meditation has grown enormously in popularity across the world, practised both by the general public, as well as by an increasing number of psychologists within their daily clinical practice. Meditation is now used to treat a range of disorders, including, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, chronic pain, and addiction. In the past twenty years we have also learned much more about the underlying neural bases for meditation, and why it works. The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice explores the practice of meditation and mindfulness and presents accounts of the cognitive and emotional processes elicited during meditation practice. Written by researchers and practitioners with considerable experience in meditation practice and from different religious or philosophical perspectives, he book examines the evidence for the effects of meditation on emotional and physical well-being in therapeutic contexts and in applied settings. The areas covered include addictions, pain management, psychotherapy, physical health, neuroscience, and the application of meditation in school and workplace settings. Uniquely, the contributors also present accounts of their own personal experience of meditation practice including their history of practice, phenomenology, and the impact it has had on their lives. Drawing on evidence from both research and practice, this is a valuable synthesis of the ways in which meditation can profoundly enrich human experience.
Description : Is your addiction taking control of your life? Daily Sobriety Check Up is a self-help platform to help you finally overcome drug and alcohol addiction, once and for all. This Relapse Prevention Workbook is designed for people in recovery from alcohol or other drug addiction who have a history of relapse, or fear they might relapse. If you struggle with addiction, Daily Sobriety Check Up is a powerful relapse prevention workbook that leads to eventual successful recovery. Whether you are just starting out or well advanced in your recovery, this addiction recovery workbook will help your rewire your brain and change your thinking patterns, eventually influencing you to overcome your addictions. This is a very personal evidence-based workbook using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), self-motivational interviewing, and mindfulness-based relapse prevention to help you move past your addictive behaviors. Many people who struggle with compulsive behaviors want to stop using, but they are continually overcome by their cravings. Daily Sobriety Check Up is a framework that helps them clarify their vision of recovery and prevent relapse long term so that they can start living the life they've always wanted. These CBT and mindfulness-based type strategies are strategically positioned to help you create and walk your own unique recovery path. The book can be used on its own or concurrently with rehab, addiction counseling, therapy or recovery coaching. It also makes a strategic sobriety gift and recovery resource for loved ones in recovery and professionals treating addiction. Daily Sobriety Check Up is a workbook that helps men and women in recovery from alcohol abuse to get clear about their vision of recovery and prevent relapse long term so that they can start living the life they've always wanted. On the long road to recovery from any compulsive behaviors, you need as many tools as possible to help you stay sober and prevent relapse long term. Prevent your impending relapse, stop your addictions and improve your life starting today. If you're ready to make long term to permanent changes toward your recovery, Daily Sobriety Check Up can help you beat your addiction and get back to living a full, meaningful life.