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 substances to unwind and relieve the stress or avoid the difficult situations that tend to pile up in our lives if left unattended. Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention is a practice taught at AToN Center that allows our residents to explore how taking time to get centered and grounded can bring about a sense of well being and serenity.
When we learn to manage stress and cope with cravings as well as fully connect with the self we can walk with more confidence in recovery and feel prepared for the challenges life throws our way. Give yourself a gift: Relax… Take it all in… And let go… Just Breathe.
Kristin Colton CATC II
AToN Center 888-535-1516