Meditation and mindfulness in addiction recovery

Meditation and Mindfulness in addiction recovery

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THE ART OF “SITTING” Meditation and mindfulness in addiction recovery, or “sitting,” needn’t be complex or esoteric. It is an essential part of recovery from depression, addiction and dis-ease. It is, as the name implies, merely sitting with a few simple guidelines. We would speak of “our 11 o’clock ‘sit’” or that our “meditation sit’ might consist […]

a good liar

You’re probably a good liar?

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Call Now 082-442-4779 or email INTRODUCTION TO TRUTH If you are an addict you’re probably a good liar. I like myself I like myself I like myself…..” What I really want is to be happy with myself. I’ve been doing the Steps and it helps, but I guess maybe my problem is that I’m not really sure who […]

Individualized Drug Addiction Rehab Centre

Healing in our Drug Rehab Centres

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Pathways Drug and Wellness Recovery Centre Most of our work is done by referral. Pathways counsellors are registered addiction specialists. We offer an intensive programme that is time honoured. The Pathways Plett brand has been built through one successful relationship after another with clients have have come to our drug rehab centres to end a […]

shame and powerlessness

Shame and powerlessness

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Call Now 082-442-4779 or email Healing Addiction though Shame and powerlessness Two words that both put people off right there and then, and also attract a huge amount of negative criticism. It’s frequently cited by critics of 12-step groups as a tool used to disempower, or even brainwash, members. And then there is shame. Shame […]

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Changing through addiction

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Making changes through addiction Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. — George Bernard Shaw Change is inevitable. Making changes through addiction is also just as inevitable. Staying addicted is not an option. It always ends in death, or a stay in an institution or a hospital. Make […]

willingness in recovery

Developing willingness in recovery

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Treating Addiction as a quest for wholeness Call Now 082-442-4779 or email Willingness in recovery from Drug Addiction Openness and willingness in recovery, along with Honesty are said to be prerequisites or foundations of 12 Step recovery. And of course we need to develop a relationship to a Higher Power of our own understanding. […]

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Treating Addiction

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Treating Addiction as a quest for wholeness Call Now 082-442-4779 or email Why are some behaviours potentially addictive?  This question deserves some explanation.  Remember what most chemically dependent people like to do most, which is “to feel good all the time”. It is their hope and wish that their drug use allows them to […]

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August Recovery Motivation

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Food for thought recovery motivation The idea that people just give up their addiction, and automatically live happily ever after, is a myth. Normally they have tried everything to motivate them to live a normal, successful life emotionally and socially. Normally this motivation is not enough. This is because there will have been a reason […]

The price of enabling your child


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WHEN HELPING BECOMES HARMFUL         “Enabling an addict can be a difficult habit to break. For the addict to realize the consequences of their behavior, their loved ones must stop enabling drug abuse. Thus, addiction is a family disease. This is sometimes the only way an addict will ever truly recover” What is enabling? You […]