Category: mindfullness

Mindfulness Meditation: The Workout for Your Brain

Mindfulness Meditation: The Workout for Your Brain

Many people have discovered the benefits of mindfulness meditation. It is a tool that is used by people who want to relax or get clarity, and it is a tool used by people with mental health issues, and everyone in …

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Can I Become Independent in My Sobriety

Can I Become Independent in My Sobriety?

Substance use can be all-consuming. Before we realize it, our entire lives revolve around obtaining our substance of choice, and the next chance we will have to use it. Beginning our recovery journey can feel amazing, just to be free …

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Taking Time to Be Present

Taking Time to Be Present

You need to call that client. Check on the status of that report. What was it that your mom wanted for her birthday? That is coming up next week. Did you remember to take the trash out this morning? What …

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Staying Strong in Times of Crisis

Staying Strong in Times of Crisis

As we go through our lives, there are always going to be crises, whether on a personal level or even on a global level. Our minds and bodies naturally respond to crises in different ways. The stressors that are created …

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Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome

When residents enter into treatment, often they fear the physical withdrawal symptoms and forget about the emotional and psychological withdrawal symptoms that can make long-term sobriety so difficult.   These emotional and psychological symptoms comprise the second stage of withdrawal, …

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Creativity And Problem Solving At AToN Center

At AToN Center the residents create beautiful floral arrangements as part of a mindfulness and meditation exercise. The exercise illustrates the unique way each individual approached problem solving. Residents find the opportunity to tap into their creativity, to embrace nature …

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WHEN

I was recently given an assignment by my sponsor/coach to write on the acronym WHEN. The assignment was to give a word to each letter and explain why you choose that word. I was able to see how using the word …

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Low Frustration Tolerance

Low frustration tolerance is a belief that one is incapable or unwarranted  in managing feelings or situations that are uncomfortable or difficult. This type of thinking can actually increase the level of actual discomfort.  It is important to realize that mild …

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Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention

At AToN Center we get to practice Mindfulness together in group and look at how it can be used in daily life and in high risk situations. Mindfulness is moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations, and surrounding environment, characterized …

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Relax

Why is relaxation so important for those in recovery from addiction? There are many benefits from practicing relaxation in recovery including stress reduction, physical relief, quieting the mind, and connecting within. All will help with relapse prevention. Many individuals use …

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