Topics: craving, maintaining sobriety, relaxation
Relaxing in Recovery
There’s not much point in pretending that all those years of dousing the brain with toxins hasn’t left its mark.
Topics: early recovery, relaxation, stress, tools for recovery
The Colors of Serenity
We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.
Topics: maintaining sobriety, mindfulness, relaxation, tools for recovery
It’s just an extremely effective way to establish a reasoned, rational sense of self that is unaffected by crisis and conflict.
Topics: mindfulness, Recovery Without God, relaxation, spirituality
Building Your Recovery Routine
There may be new practices specifically to support recovery — taking up yoga or meditation, a sport or hobby, or making important changes in diet or exercise.
Topics: early recovery, maintaining sobriety, physical health, relaxation
Getting a Good Night’s Sleep in Early Recovery
For most of us, sleep problems are related to the recovery process itself, and the complex changes that occur as the brain heals following considerable abuse
Topics: early recovery, maintaining sobriety, prescription medications, Recovery Tools, relaxation, tools for recovery
Dangerously Close to Relapse
Sober Chrystal talks about the moment when her five years of sobriety hung in the balance and nearly went over the cliff.
Topics: Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, anxiety, mindfulness, Recovery Tools, relapse, relaxation, stress, tools for recovery
The Stress Toolbox
Doesn’t mean we can expect to solve the problem right away, just that we’ve done something that moves us in the direction of a solution — and gives us permission to relax for a while.
Topics: Recovery Tools, relaxation, tools for recovery
Slips and How to Avoid Them
Treatment generally includes identifying high risk situations and making a plan for dealing with them. Benny knew his sales meetings were high-risk; he just wasn’t willing to give them up without a trial. Three slips later, he acknowledged reality.
Topics: anxiety, barriers to recovery, emotional issues, maintaining sobriety, Recovery Tools, relapse, relaxation, tools for recovery
It helps to think of anxiety as simply a part of our body’s natural response to stress. It’s a protective response with both physiological and psychological aspects.
Topics: anxiety, Recovery Tools, relaxation, tools for recovery