The Gift of Fulfillment

Author: Michael Dinneen
Publisher: Central Recovery Press, LLC
ISBN: 1937612317
Format: PDF, Kindle
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An easy-to-follow plan for living that has changed the lives of millions, based on the time-tested Twelve Steps of recovery.

Gifts of Sobriety

Author: Barbara Cole
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9781592857630
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Why try?" we sometimes ask ourselves when faced with the uncertainties and hard work of recovery. But the answers are all around us, in the rich and spirited lives of those who have made the journey before us, each one a member of the joyful possibilities that await. These possibilities come alive in Gifts of Sobriety, a book that gives immediate meaning to the Big Book's promise: "We are going to know a new freedom and a new happiness." In this book Gifts of Sobriety, those who have freed themselves of alcohol or drug addiction share the gifts that sobriety has given them. Their stories are, in turn, a gift-for those who have made the journey and for those who, just embarking, seek gladdening news of the good life to come. Barbara S. Cole, for many years a drug and alcohol professional with the Betty Ford Center, now works as a psychotherapist in private practice. She lives in Studio City, California.

Recovery of People with Mental Illness Philosophical and Related Perspectives

Author: Abraham Rudnick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191655007
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It is only in the past 20 years that the concept of 'recovery' from mental health has been more widely considered and researched. Before then, it was generally considered that 'stability' was the best that anyone suffering from a mental disorder could hope for. But now it is recognised that, throughout their mental illness, many patients develop new beliefs, feelings, values, attitudes, and ways of dealing with their disorder. The notion of recovery from mental illness is thus rapidly being accepted and is inserting more hope into mainstream psychiatry and other parts of the mental health care system around the world. Yet, in spite of conceptual and other challenges that this notion raises, including a variety of interpretations, there is scarcely any systematic philosophical discussion of it. This book is unique in addressing philosophical issues - including conceptual challenges and opportunities - raised by the notion of recovery of people with mental illness. Such recovery - particularly in relation to serious mental illness such as schizophrenia - is often not about cure and can mean different things to different people. For example, it can mean symptom alleviation, ability to work, or the striving toward mental well-being (with or without symptoms). The book addresses these different meanings and their philosophical grounds, bringing to the fore perspectives of people with mental illness and their families as well as perspectives of philosophers, mental health care providers and researchers, among others. The important new work will contribute to further research, reflective practice and policy making in relation to the recovery of people with mental illness.It is essential reading for philosophers of health, psychiatrists, and other mental care providers, as well as policy makers.

Ethics of Health Care

Author: Benedict M. Ashley
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 9780878403752
Format: PDF
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Emphasizes the Catholic tradition in health care ethics without separating it from the broader Christian tradition. The third edition incorporates issues that have arisen since the 1994 second, and is somewhat differently arranged. Appended are the 2001 Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Facilities and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder

Author: Johanna Kandel
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 1488780862
Format: PDF, Docs
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Do you wish you could be happy with yourself, just the way you are? Get rid of the voice in your head that tells you that you'll never be good enough? Make peace with food and your body? There is life beyond your eating disorder—and you deserve to enjoy every minute of it. Johanna Kandel, Founder and Executive Director of The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness, struggled with her eating disorder for ten years before finally getting help. Now fully recovered, Kandel knows firsthand how difficult the healing process can be. Through her work with The Alliance—leading support groups, speaking nationwide and collaborating with professionals in the field—she's developed a set of practical tools to address the everyday challenges of recovery. Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder is your ultimate guidebook for the journey back to health, filled with the hope, insight and tools you need to: · Stop self sabotage and sidestep triggers · Quiet the eating-disordered voice · Strengthen the healthy, positive voice · Let go of all-or-nothing thinking · Overcome fear and embrace change · Stay motivated and keep moving forward Complete with inspiring true stories from others who have won their personal battles with eating disorders, this book provides the help you need to break free from your eating disorder and discover how wonderful life really can be. [author photo TK] Johanna S. Kandel founded The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness in 2000, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eating disorder prevention that provides essential resources to those struggling with an eating disorder. An active member of The Eating Disorder Coalition and National Eating Disorders Association, Kandel speaks frequently nationwide, and has appeared on NBC Nightly News and The Today Show, among others.

A Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles

Author: Patrick J. Carnes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1592859976
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Renowned addiction expert Patrick Carnes, PhD, author of A Gentle Path through the Twelve Steps, outlines twelve guiding principles to help those in recovery develop an essential skill set for life. Twelve Steps. Twelve Traditions. And yes, Twelve Principles. The Steps outline the actions that lead to extraordinary healing. The Traditions exist as guides to the functioning of the Fellowship. Embedded in both is a series of Principles by which to measure your progress.Anyone who lives a Twelve Step way of life will recognize the principles passed on in A Gentle Path through the Twelve Principles. They have existed among fellowships as a hidden curriculum of fundamental truths about recovery for decades, but never before have they been distilled into a succinct set of values that, when practiced, help each of us to develop an essential skill set for life. The principles--such universal touchstones for human self-realization as acceptance, awareness, responsibility, openness, honesty, courage, commitment, and meaning--are concepts that enable a deep inner study and focus to make a new life happen in recovery.Recovery means reengineering your life with a focus on renewal. The Twelve Principles are designed to help you get there.

Practice These Principles

Author: Ray A
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781432776954
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Most of us in long-term recovery know the Steps so well that we could easily rattle them off from memory, wrapping up our recitation with the familiar and practice these principles in all our affairs. But what are these principles? Exactly what principles are the Steps calling us to practice? Which principles do we practice when working a particular Step? Faced with any number of situations in our daily affairs, how readily do we discern the principles involved, and how well then do we live them out? In AA practicing these principles is the fulfillment of the 12 Steps. It is the programs prescription for the good life, a life of spiritual growth and emotional sobriety that we share with our fellows, helping to bring healing to the alcoholic and to others who suffer in our midst. Yet, though crucial to recovery, many of us are not really sure what these principles are, and their connection to the Steps remains a gray area, in AA and probably in other fellowships as well. This uncertainty spills over into another and related gray area: the relationship between the spiritual, the moral, and the emotional in recovery, and how these are tied to character growth. Because these links too are unclear, emotional sobriety remains a distant and elusive goal for many of us long after we have stopped drinking. We may be sober (or clean, or otherwise abstinent), but our lives are at best manageable and tolerablesometimes not even that. Practice These Principles brings clarity to the relationship between Steps and principles, offering a comprehensive understanding of what these principles are and how we can practice them in our daily affairs. Its purpose is to help us work the Steps in all their fullness so that we can grow in character, achieve spiritual and emotional healing, and see the Promises fulfilled at last in a life that is happy, joyous, and free. - From the back cover

The Ten Golden Rules

Author: M. A. Soupios
Publisher: Hampton Roads Publishing
ISBN: 9781612830940
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Living the good life doesn't require a lot of money or even any faith. The Ten Golden Rules condenses the wisdom of the ancient Greeks into 10 memorable and easy-to-understand rules that, if lived by, can enable modern readers to have rich, meaningful lives. Each chapter examines a rule:1. Examine life2. Worry only about those things under your control3. Treasure friendship4. Experience true pleasure5. Master yourself6 A void excess7. Be a responsible human being8. Don"t be a prosperous fool9. Don’t do evil to others10. Kindness to others tends to be rewarded All chapters begin with a quote from one of the great Greek philosophers who inspired the rule, followed by a story or explanation of the rule and its importance in life, and end with teaching points on which to meditate and reflect. Any reader searching for meaning will return to this simple, slim volume again and again to find tried-and-true wisdom that spans the ages to speak to us today.

Mindfulness and the 12 Steps

Author: ThŽrse Jacobs-Stewart
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9781592859870
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With the artistry of a memoirist, Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart draws on her personal story and an impressive range of knowledge in psychology, spirituality, and the Twelve Steps to show us the way out of the morass of pain and confusion that addiction creates. Mindfulness and the 12 Steps is moving and inspiring, full of practical guidance. --KEVIN GRIFFIN, author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery FOR THOSE OF US IN RECOVERY, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps offers a fresh approach to developing our own spiritual path through the Buddhist practice of mindfulness, or bringing one's awareness to focus on the present moment. We can revisit each of the Twelve Steps, exploring the interplay of ideas between mindfulness and Twelve Step traditions--from the idea of living "one day at a time" to the emphasis on prayer and meditation--and learn to incorporate mindfulness into our path toward lifelong sobriety. Through reflections, questions for inquiry, and stories from Buddhist teachers and others who practice mindfulness in recovery, Mindfulness and the 12 Steps will help us awaken new thinking and insights into what it means to live fully--body, mind, and spirit--in the here and now.

Soul Recovery

Author: Ester Nicholson
Publisher: Agape Media International Llc
ISBN: 9781401943110
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Ester Nicholson's foundational process that she's termed Soul Recovery unlocks the code of dependence as it manifests in substance, relationship, and behavioral addictions, among others. As you're guided through a 12-week process of study and practice, the author courageously shares her inspiring journey that has ultimately led to a new life of wholeness, fearlessness, and power. Using examples and daily practices, she reveals the 12 keys that saved her life and the spiritual technology that will bring you serenity and carry you to your dreams. The Soul Recovery process works deeply with life paradigms and practices to create a soul-centered awareness that's so profound that disease; addictions; and everyday problems related to attachments, expectations, and limiting beliefs are dissolved in the face of it. A fascinating read, Soul Recovery tells the gritty story of a recovering substance abuser who rose to great career heights while falling into a personal abyss, only to find her way back with newfound glory and purpose. Its powerful lessons and practical, easy-to-use exercises can be used by people of all ages and from all walks of life.