12 More Stupid Things That Mess Up Recovery: Navigating by Allen Berger Ph. D.

By Allen Berger Ph. D.

Recovery from habit is frequently in comparison to a trip the place you meet new humans, rejuvenate your brain, physique, and spirit, and examine new issues approximately your self that offer you wish for the long run. yet like several trips, there also are pitfalls that could jeopardize your sobriety.
With his renowned booklet, 12 silly issues That reduce to rubble Recovery, Allen Berger has proven many of us how you can confront self-defeating ideas and behaviors which can sabotage their sobriety. during this sequel, Allen promises the instruments you must paintings via twelve pitfalls that you're more likely to come upon in your route to long term restoration. even if you're dealing with relapse, studying to beat complacency, or taking accountability in your emotions and activities, this publication will equip you to beat essentially the most universal relapse dangers as you're making your trek alongside “the highway of chuffed Destiny."

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It seems like we’re doing something. But rigidity is really just another way of being passive—we’re letting the “path” tell us where to go, rather than evaluating our circumstances, looking inward, and determining what we need next in life. Rigidity, intolerance, passivity, emotional dependency—they are part of the same messy nest of unproductive attitudes that limit our growth and thwart our ability to deal with life on life’s terms. Real strength and responsible action grow from flexibility and humility, not rigidity.

Inward searching helps resensitize us to that imperative. So be still, and take the time to listen to yourself. Meditation and especially mindfulness practices are a great way to practice this important faculty. org) and other related sites. Author Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart relates the practice specifically to recovery in her book Mindfulness and the Twelve Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment (Hazelden, 2010). Develop an attitude of patient experimentation When we experiment, we don’t know what the outcome will be.

Finding Your Path in Recovery So now we know what passivity looks like and how it sabotages recovery. It manifests itself in the belief (insistence, really) that someone else—our sponsor, therapist, or magical fairy godmother—can fix our problem. There’s a corollary, too—the belief that there is only one path to recovery, when in fact there are many. If we think about it, these two are really the same thing. That all-purpose one path is simply a substitute for the idea that someone will rescue us.

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