meditation Tag

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 of the last 25 years...

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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 and listen to what comes, to...

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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, a history of trauma, and...

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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 to help co-occurring disorders. Three particular...

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