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Mindfulness in The ASCENT Approach

By |2021-02-12T13:11:02-04:00February 10th, 2021|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , |

Engaging in Your Life, Nurturing Your Spirituality & Reconciling a Paradox in Mindfulness for Couples in Recovery As a meditator, recovering addict, and mindfulness oriented therapist, the fourth and fifth practices in The ASCENT Approach--Engage in Your Life and Nurture Your Spirituality--meld into one core project, which in turn lays a foundation for the final component [...]

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7 Simple Self-Care Activities to Build Your Mental Strength

By |2019-04-15T14:42:23-04:00April 1st, 2019|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , |

By: Brad Krause, You’ve probably seen articles all over the internet touting the importance of self-care. Studies have shown that self-care is associated with improved mental health control and adherence to routines that promote wellness. Self-care is especially important for those in addiction recovery. Here are some simple self-care activities that can help you build [...]

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The 5 S’s of Addiction Recovery Part 5: Substitution

By |2019-04-01T13:12:11-04:00March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Addiction Recovery|Tags: , , , |

This blog addresses the fifth  factor "substitution," which is integral to anyone's addiction recovery. Whether your goal is abstinence or moderation and harm reduction, these five factors (structure, supervision, spirituality, social support and substitution) are essential components of successful and healthy drug and alcohol and other addiction recovery.  What follows is Teddy Kradzinski's personal account through [...]

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Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR)

By |2020-03-18T16:52:29-04:00October 3rd, 2017|Categories: Mental Health|Tags: , , , , |

Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy for Addiction Recovery (MBCT-AR): Coining the Terms There has been a burgeoning resurgence in innovations in mindfulness based cognitive behavioral therapies and treatments over the past decade.  These treatments and approaches have become extremely popular among therapists, treatment professionals, and individuals seeking greater awareness of themselves, [...]

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