In an age where our lives seem to be accelerating, stress naturally seems to be increasing. It is no wonder that so many of us are craving avoidance and escape. Millions of people around the world suffer from addictive behaviors. When caught up in the cycle of addictive behavior, there is an inability to accept whatever is being felt in the present moment and the mind is constantly wandering onto the next ‘fix’. In the present moment, distressing thoughts and emotions can feel like unwanted guests that we can’t seem to get away from. In our fight to avoid this distress, we actually amplify stress and uncomfortable emotions such as sadness, frustration, irritation, shame, or guilt. This often leads us into a state of mindlessness or auto-pilot, where we are unaware of our environment and more susceptible to triggers, cravings, and urges.
Mindful Solutions for Addiction and Relapse Prevention has been created to provide practical tools that help us effectively become more aware of the triggers, cravings, and urges that keep us entangled in our addictions. No matter the challenges we face, it’s no secret that we all get caught up in habitual cycles of being and doing that keep us suffering. These educational and experiential albums unveil a coalescence of age old wisdom with practical psychological principles to help us break free from old patterns and give us the tools to live the lives we want.