practice not powerless
humanness not diseased
skills not pills
Teaching people how to be more skillful with themselves – to stop crashing and burning, and to be a little more playful in the process, is the greatest practice I can offer.
*Research shows that after one year, a mindfulness-based program proved better than standard cognitive-behavioral relapse prevention, and a conventional 12 step program in reducing drinking and drug use. JAMA Psychiatry May 2014
AIM: Moving beyond the disease model and finally learning to lead lives of our own choosing.
CORE STANCE: Addiction is a learned habit (mental, physical, emotional, chemical, environmental, and all that jazz) that can be unlearned. We find value and worth in learning to be more skillful in our individual humanness.
Addiction is anything that takes us away from experiencing the reality of our lives, and we now choose to bravely show up to the beautiful mess of being human.
Addiction includes and is not limited to: substances, behaviors, and distractions (spending, sex, food, relationships, codependency, technology/media), and mindsets (self-doubt, fantasy & negative loops).
FOUNDATIONS of RECOVERY: Honest self-confrontation (#Nofilter), respectful consumption/moderation (#soberish), minimalism, mindfulness, silence, stillness, sober realities, personal leadership, appreciative practice, service, self-respect, sexuality, body vitality, character development, practice, practice, practice – and some good old fashion direct life experience.
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