Posts Tagged ‘mindfulness’

A Mindful Approach to Addiction Recovery

Self-Management Begins with Intention -Charles A., SMART Recovery® Facilitator SMART Recovery is about actively managing your self and directing your actions. What do you intend to actively do today… or ‘NOW’… to manage your addiction recovery? We have the power of choice, but in order to realize this power, forming intentions and doing the work [...]

Navigating The Road To Recovery

How can you prevent relapse? Henry Steinberger, Ph.D. Relapse prevention is essential in recovery from chemical and behavioral addictions. Why? Because addiction has been found to reoccur more often when steps are not taken to cope with the cravings, urges, peer pressures, situational cues, bodily discomforts, neuro-biological changes, and other factors which pave the way [...]

Can You Think Your Way Out of a Drink?

How “decision fatigue” can affect your recovery Julie Myers, Psy.D., MSCP Recent research on the topic of willpower shows that we, as human beings, have limited decision making capacity. That is, in any given day, we may simply run-out of the mental energy that is required to make decisions. Researcher Roy Baumeister, PhD calls this [...]

The Wisdom to Know the Difference

An Acceptance & Commitment Therapy Workbook for Overcoming Substance Abuse ~Kelly Wilson, PhD, and Troy DuFrene Reviewed by Don Sheeley, SMART Recovery ® Facilitator Saratoga Springs, New York Learning about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) this summer, and using this workbook in particular, helped me deepen my recovery and broaden the foundation of safety and [...]

Our Psychological Landscape

Hank Robb, Ph.D. speaks on Our Psychological Landscape. “As humans we have the opportunity to live our lives as best we can, to choose the directions we go, to be where we are, to do what’s important.” Our Psychological Landscape from SMART Recovery® on Vimeo. When traveling, it is nice to have a map of [...]

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