Tag: meditation

Yoga for Healing

Yoga for Healing

When certain activities are trendy, we may have a hard time taking them seriously. However, sometimes, popular opinion gets it right. The “trend” of yoga dates back to over 5,000 years ago. While it has roots in spiritual practices, it …

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Healing With Nature

Healing With Nature

Something appeals to us about a beautiful sunset, the waves constantly rolling into shore, or a peaceful spot in the forest surrounded by stoic trees, with the sunlight gently filtering down. Humans have long enjoyed a connection with nature that …

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Why is Yoga a Part of Recovery?

When we begin our recovery, some things are obvious. We obviously need to go through detoxification as we become sober. Therapy makes a lot of sense, we have been through a lot. Meditation can be very calming and help us …

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The Healing Powers of Meditation

Are you tired of being a slave to substances? Do you want to remember what it feels like to feel good again? Do you have physical issues that have been caused b substance use? In addition to the physical demands …

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How Will Mindfulness Help Me?

One of the most powerful ways to impact our recovery is to change our state of mind. Mindfulness is being in the present, feeling our bodies and what is happening now. Rather than allowing ourselves to be distracted by past …

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Breathwork meditation

Breathwork

Breathwork is an Ancient Active Breathing Practice used for healing blocks or stuck energy by moving the breath through physical, emotional or spiritual challenges. The breath bypasses the intellect and takes you on a journey where you are able to …

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Bored to Death, Addiction Recovery

Bored to Death

Boredom is something of a lost art form. From an evolutionary perspective, boredom’s design triggers creativity and imagination, your brain compensating for a lack of stimulation in the environment with a spike in internal activity. But, as the technology boom …

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Meditation, a Practice of Listening

Meditation, a Practice of Listening

Inhale through the nose, hold for a count of 4, exhale through the mouth… When we sit quietly and focus on the breath we might also add a feature of asking for guidance. If we are able to then stop …

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Self-love Addiction Recovery

Self-love Addiction Recovery

Developing love for the self is a process encouraged in recovery from substance use disorders, as well as individuals with mental health issues. Many people enter treatment with difficulty in how they view themselves due to shame over past behavior, …

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Meditation to Help Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorders

Meditation to Help Psychiatric Illness and Substance Use Disorders

The following Abstract from Harvard Review of Psychiatry, evaluates the importance of using Meditation to help co-occurring disorders.  This 2009 study is on the earliest studies that suggest the many benefits of using Meditation in conjunction with evidence-based medical uses …

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