The Wellness Recovery Connection

The Wellness Recovery Connection
Author: John F. Newport, Ph.D
Publsiher: HCI
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2004-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780757302138
ISBN 13: 0757302130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wellness Recovery Connection Book Review:

A leading wellness advocate offers a step-by-step holistic plan for the 50 million people in recovery – a personalized blueprint for adding years to their life and life to their years. Includes a foreword by leading relapse prevention expert Terence T. Gorski. Based on over thirty years in the trenches as a wellness professional and counselor, John Newport, Ph.D. shares the missing dimension in recovery and the reason why the majority of people battling alcoholism and drug addiction fail to reap the full benefits of recovery and optimal health: They don’t adopt a wellness-oriented lifestyle. Newport breaks down the nebulous concept of wellness into 7 steps, and gives people in recovery – and their families – specific tools to design their own blueprint for optimal health, including: Nutrition: nutritional hazards associated with alcoholism and drug addiction, and how to lay a sound nutritional foundation for recovery. Exercise: role of exercise in preventing relapse and enjoying optimal health, with tips on how to get started. Stress Management: practical tips on stress management and meditation, specifically geared to people in recovery. Spiritual Needs: tips on how to manifest your unique sense of central purpose, and how this will help you stay clean and sober and move toward optimal health. Social Supports: how to develop a strong social support system, sexuality in recovery, and more. Conquering Substitute Addictions: including nicotine addiction, caffeine addiction and junk food binging. Health Care: why our health care system is "wired backwards", and how recovering people can effectively work with doctors and other health care resources. A must read for people in recovery, and treatment professionals.

The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer

The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer
Author: Harold H. Benjamin
Publsiher: TarcherPerigee
Total Pages: 270
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001697916
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wellness Community Guide to Fighting for Recovery from Cancer Book Review:

Outlines methods cancer patients can use to maximize the power of the mind to strengthen the immune system and hasten recovery, including visualization, exercise, nutrition, and enhanced personal relationships

Recovery the Road Ahead

Recovery the Road Ahead
Author: Ph D Nate Lowe,M. S. Boone
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 0557571073
ISBN 13: 9780557571079
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovery the Road Ahead Book Review:

Recovery The Road Ahead was written for alcoholic/addicts who struggle with addictions. It is a step-by-step guide that supports individuals in early recovery. The first year of Sobriety is the most crucial time for an individual who struggles with addictions. This guide has proven results for those who used it.

The Tucson Tragedy

The Tucson Tragedy
Author: John Newport
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 9781432776077
ISBN 13: 143277607X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Tucson Tragedy Book Review:

This is a fast reading, riveting book that portrays the human side of the January 8, 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and 18 others and the healing that is taking place. Written by a Tucsonan living a few blocks from the site of the shooting who is an ardent fan of Gabby , The Tucson Tragedy takes readers right to the scene and into the hearts and minds of the victims and their families, the heroes, the suspected assailant and everyone else impacted by this heart-breaking tragedy.Without politicizing or sensationalizing the event and its far-reaching ramifications, this book renders a soul-searching treatment of the underlying dynamics and lessons to be learned from this ghastly event. Dr. Newport does an excellent job of portraying the creation of a community of healing out of the ashes of this tragic shooting?ǪThis is truly a book written from the heart. - From the Foreword by Rabbi Stephanie Aaron, Gabrielle Giffords' spiritual advisor.

The Law of Sobriety

The Law of Sobriety
Author: Sherry Gaba,Beth Adelman
Publsiher: Health Communications, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-09
ISBN 10: 0757315151
ISBN 13: 9780757315152
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Law of Sobriety Book Review:

Offers a new style of addiction recovery for creating and maintaining a life filled with joy and purpose, using seven action steps to make recovery about the new life to be embraced instead of about the addiction itself.

No More Letting Go

No More Letting Go
Author: Debra Jay
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307418251
ISBN 13: 9780307418258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No More Letting Go Book Review:

“Detachment” has been the standard message of most addiction literature for the last twenty years. The conventional wisdom offered to an addict’s loved ones has been to let the addict “hit bottom” before intervening. Now intervention specialist Debra Jay challenges this belief and offers a bold new approach to treating addiction that provides a practical and spiritual lifeline to families struggling with alcohol or drug abuse. In No More Letting Go, Jay argues that the traditional advice of “letting go” too often destroys both the addict and the family physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Jay contends that addiction is everybody’s business–not just the addict’s–and addiction doesn’t have the right to trump the welfare of a family. In short, highly accessible chapters written with warmth, understanding, and compassion, Jay weaves together philosophical and religious thought; new science on the brain function of an addict; the physical and psychological impact of addiction on family members; and poignant, real-life family stories. No More Letting Go is a powerful, informative guide that provides comfort, hope, and practical advice to anyone affected by a family member’s addiction.

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts
Author: Gabor Maté, MD
Publsiher: Knopf Canada
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2009-04-03
ISBN 10: 0307371735
ISBN 13: 9780307371737
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts Book Review:

In this timely and profoundly original new book, bestselling writer and physician Gabor Maté looks at the epidemic of addictions in our society, tells us why we are so prone to them and what is needed to liberate ourselves from their hold on our emotions and behaviours. For over seven years Gabor Maté has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Maté’s patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Maté looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Maté sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. —from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts

Sex in Recovery

Sex in Recovery
Author: Jennifer Matesa
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 220
Release: 2016-09-01
ISBN 10: 1616496622
ISBN 13: 9781616496623
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex in Recovery Book Review:

Healthy sexuality within the context of recovery is rarely talked about openly, in part because the larger culture restricts the space required to name our experiences in open, honest ways. Matesa gives us that space by bringing the language of recovery to this more hidden part of our healing, allowing us to truly “practice these principles in all our affairs." Sexuality in the context of recovery is rarely talked about openly, in part because our broader culture may inhibit us from sharing our true experiences. For some, the prospect of sober sex feels like uncharted waters—in the past, we’ve rarely had sex without first numbing ourselves with drugs and alcohol. What does it mean to have an intimate relationship in sobriety? Exploring that question deepens our recovery journey.With this groundbreaking work, Jennifer Matesa uncovers the challenges real people encounter when they start taking their clothes off—without drinking or using in order to do so. Providing readers “a meeting between the covers,” Matesa blends first-person accounts bravely shared by diverse members of the recovery community, insights from experts, and her own perspectives. The result is a book that creates a space for a vital, new dialogue about sexuality and intimacy. As we find a common language for this more hidden aspect of our healing, we can truly “practice these principles in all our affairs.”

Sober Curious

Sober Curious
Author: Ruby Warrington
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 0062869051
ISBN 13: 9780062869050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sober Curious Book Review:

Would life be better without alcohol? It’s the nagging question more and more of us are finding harder to ignore, whether we have a “problem” with alcohol or not. After all, we yoga. We green juice. We meditate. We self-care. And yet, come the end of a long work day, the start of a weekend, an awkward social situation, we drink. One glass of wine turns into two turns into a bottle. In the face of how we care for ourselves otherwise, it’s hard to avoid how alcohol really makes us feel… terrible. How different would our lives be if we stopped drinking on autopilot? If we stopped drinking altogether? Really different, it turns out. Really better. Frank, funny, and always judgment free, Sober Curious is a bold guide to choosing to live hangover-free, from Ruby Warrington, one of the leading voices of the new sobriety movement. Drawing on research, expert interviews, and personal narrative, Sober Curious is a radical take down of the myths that keep so many of us drinking. Inspiring, timely, and blame free, Sober Curious is both conversation starter and handbook—essential reading that empowers readers to transform their relationship with alcohol, so we can lead our most fulfilling lives.

The Five Longings

The Five Longings
Author: David Richo
Publsiher: Shambhala Publications
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2017-04-18
ISBN 10: 0834840871
ISBN 13: 9780834840874
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Five Longings Book Review:

Identifying the things you long for can reveal deep truths about yourself. The Five Longings can show you how to work with these desires to live in a happier, more satisfying way. If you’ve ever had a vague sense that something’s missing from your life, congratulations: That longing for something better is a sign of being fully human, fully alive. But what’s even more wonderful, according to Dave Richo, is that when you identify and carefully examine the things you long for—like love, meaning, freedom, happiness, and growth—you not only discover deep truths about yourself, but you also find that the things you long for were never really “missing” at all. He provides enlightening advice and practices for accessing just this kind of profound self-discovery , illustrated by a wealth of examples from depth psychology, religion, and literature. Our longings in fact point to the presence of something transcendent in us, he shows. In seeking something better, we are seeking that which we already are.

The Worry Control Workbook

The Worry Control Workbook
Author: Mary Ellen Copeland
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780760723371
ISBN 13: 0760723370
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Recovery and Wellness

Recovery and Wellness
Author: Catana Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 180
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 113640791X
ISBN 13: 9781136407918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovery and Wellness Book Review:

Learn to harness the process of recovery from mental illness for use in the transformative healing of your OT clients! This informative book for occupational therapists describes the Recovery Model from theoretical and experiential perspectives, and shows how to use it most effectively. It examines the major constructs of the model, describes the recovery process, offers specific OT approaches to support recovery, and provides guidelines for incorporating wellness and recovery principles into mental health services. This unique book you will show you: how recovery--in this case from schizophrenia--can be used as a transformative healing process the challenges and benefits of a dual role as a mental health professional and a consumer of mental health services the story of one occupational therapist’s journey of discovery in relation to her own mental illness why treating mental illness as a medical problem can be counterproductive to recovery three different teaching approaches--the executive approach, the therapist approach, and the liberationist approach--and how they lead to dramatically different outcomes the vital relationship between occupational therapy and recovery and wellness--with an enlightening case study how to use the Adult Sensory Profile to evaluate and design interventions for sensory processing preferences a system for monitoring, reducing, and eliminating uncomfortable or dangerous physical symptoms and feelings how to establish partnerships between mental health researchers and persons with psychiatric disabilities

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good
Author: Deb Baker,G. Alan Marlatt, Ph.D.
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2008-12-02
ISBN 10: 1440697302
ISBN 13: 9781440697302
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Changing Old Habits for Good Book Review:

Kick bad habits - for good! Nearly everybody has at least one self-destructive habit they can't eliminate, from spending too much time online to eating too much ice cream. Changing an old habit is no easy business and more than 90% of people relapse within a year. This one-of-a-kind guide helps readers separate good habits from bad, evaluate the risks and benefits, prepare themselves for change, and make the change - for good. ?Dr. Marlatt is a groundbreaking author at the top of the relapse prevention Field ?This book shares the latest research on kicking old habits for good


Author: Tommy Rosen
Publsiher: Hay House, Inc
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-10-21
ISBN 10: 1401946860
ISBN 13: 9781401946869
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

RECOVERY 2 0 Book Review:

"The feeling was electric-energy humming through my body. I felt like blood was pouring into areas of my tissues that it had not been able to reach for some time. It was relieving and healing, subtler than the feeling from getting off on drugs, but it was detectable and lovely, and of course, there was no hangover, just a feeling of more ease than I could remember. I felt a warmth come over me similar to what I felt when I had done heroin, but far from the darkness of that insanity, this was pure light-a way through." - Tommy Rosen, on his first yoga experience Most of us deal with addiction in some form. While you may not be a fall-down drunk, anorexic, or a gambling addict, you likely struggle with addiction in other ways. Workaholism, overeating, and compulsively engaging with technology like video games, texting, and Facebook are also highly common examples. And if you don't suffer from addiction, chances are you know someone who does. Through more than 20 years of recovery and in working professionally with others, Tommy Rosen has uncovered core elements of recovery and healing, what he refers to as Recovery 2.0. In the book, he shares his own past struggles with addiction, and powerful, tested tools for breaking free from the obstacles that stand in the way of a holistic and lasting recovery. Building off the key tenets of the 12-Step program, he has developed an innovative approach that includes • Looking at the roots of addiction; your family history and "Addiction Story" • Daily breathing practices, meditation, yoga, and body awareness • A healthy, alkaline-based diet to aid with detox, boost immunity, increase vitality, support your entire recovery, and help prevent relapse • Discovering your mission, living on purpose, and being of service to others Recovery 2.0 will help readers not only release their addictions, but thrive in their recovery.

Addiction Attachment Trauma and Recovery The Power of Connection Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology

Addiction  Attachment  Trauma and Recovery  The Power of Connection  Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology
Author: Oliver J. Morgan
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0393713180
ISBN 13: 9780393713183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Addiction Attachment Trauma and Recovery The Power of Connection Norton Series on Interpersonal Neurobiology Book Review:

A new model of addiction that incorporates neurobiology, social relationships, and ecological systems. Understanding addiction is no longer just about understanding neurons or genes, broken brain functioning, learning, or faulty choices. Oliver J. Morgan provides a fresh take on addiction and recovery by presenting a more inclusive framework than traditional understanding. Cutting- edge work in attachment, interpersonal neurobiology, and trauma is integrated with ecological- systems thinking to provide a consilient and comprehensive picture of addiction. Humans are born into connection and require nourishing relationships for healthy living. Adversities, however, bring fragmentation and create the conditions for ill health. They create vulnerabilities. In order to cope, individuals can turn to alternatives, “substitute relationships” that ease the pain of disconnection. These can become addictions. Addiction, Attachment, Trauma, and Recovery presents a model, a method, and a mandate. This new focus calls for change in the established ways we think and behave about addiction and recovery. It reorients understanding and clinical practice for mental health and addiction counselors, psychologists, and social workers, as well as for addicts and those who love them.

The Depression Workbook

The Depression Workbook
Author: Mary Ellen Copeland,Matthew McKay
Publsiher: New Harbinger Publications Incorporated
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2001
ISBN 10: 9781572242685
ISBN 13: 157224268X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Depression Workbook Book Review:

From best-selling author Mary Ellen Copeland comes the second edition of The Depression Workbook,which includes new, research-based self-help strategies for taking charge of depression and developing a wellness recovery action plan.

Recovery of People with Mental Illness Philosophical and Related Perspectives

Recovery of People with Mental Illness  Philosophical and Related Perspectives
Author: Abraham Rudnick
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2012-08-30
ISBN 10: 0191655007
ISBN 13: 9780191655005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Recovery of People with Mental Illness Philosophical and Related Perspectives Book Review:

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.

Resources for Extraordinary Healing

Resources for Extraordinary Healing
Author: Emma Bragdon
Total Pages: 265
Release: 1988
ISBN 10: 0962096008
ISBN 13: 9780962096006
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Resources for Extraordinary Healing Book Review:

Sixteen million Americans (5% of our population) are crippled by serious mental illness according to the National Institute of Mental Health. A lead article in Reuters News in August 2011 reported that 40% of people (201 million) in the European Union are mentally ill or have brain disorders. The numbers of mentally-disabled-from tots to seniors- needing supplemental income supplied by their governments is swelling at an alarming rate. In the USA it's 6 times what it was in 1955. Can one recover from serious mental imbalance? How? These questions are increasingly important to emotionally disturbed people and the governments supporting them. It's crazy, but top research psychiatrists now admit "We still don't know the cause of most mental illness; indicators show it is not a 'broken brain' that can be fixed by medications." Resources for Extraordinary Healing exposes a new paradigm about the causes of mental disturbances and maps pathways to full recovery. An effective model of care from Brazil that has been developed since the 1930s is described. The treatment addresses biological, psychosocial, and spiritual issues- not separately, but together. The collaborating healthcare team is made up of medical doctors, psychiatrists, medical intuitives and spiritual healers. Trained volunteers bring compassionate understanding and companionship. It is more cost-effective than our system. Compelling stories point to accessible resources in the USA that are similar to what Brazil offers. Contact information is well organized, making this book an excellent guide and an inspiring reference for patients, their families, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and healthcare providers. It will be of value anywhere people seek information, compassionate care, and illuminating perspective on recovering mental health.

Total Recovery

Total Recovery
Author: Gary Kaplan
Publsiher: Rodale
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-05-06
ISBN 10: 162336275X
ISBN 13: 9781623362751
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Total Recovery Book Review:

About 100 million Americans live with some form of chronic pain—more than the combined number who suffer from diabetes, heart disease, and cancer. But chronic pain has always been a mystery. It often returns at the slightest provocation, even when doctors can't find anything wrong. Oddly enough, whether the pain is physical or emotional, traumatic or slight, our brains register all pain as the same thing, and these signals can keep firing in the nervous system for months, even years. In Total Recovery, Dr. Gary Kaplan argues that we've been thinking about disease all wrong. Drawing on dramatic patient stories and cutting-edge research, the book reveals that chronic physical and emotional pain are two sides of the same coin. New discoveries show that disease is not the result of a single event but an accumulation of traumas. Every injury, every infection, every toxin, and every emotional blow generates the same reaction: inflammation, activated by tiny cells in the brain, called microglia. Turned on too often from too many assaults, it can have a devastating cumulative effect. Conventional treatment for these conditions is focused on symptoms, not causes, and can leave patients locked into a lifetime of pain and suffering. Dr. Kaplan's unified theory of chronic pain and depression helps us understand not only the cause of these conditions but also the issues we must address to create a pathway to healing. With this revolutionary new framework in place, we have been given the keys to recover.

The Wellness Seed

The Wellness Seed
Author: Hillary Polednik
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 1794898875
ISBN 13: 9781794898875
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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