Addictive substance use is, by its very nature, a form of “compulsive” behaviour. By the time that an individual begins to recognise that this behaviour is producing more negatives than positives in their life, there is also the recognition of its compulsive quality: “I want to stop, but I can’t”. The completely natural response to this can include feelings of shame, helplessness and self-hatred; the very feelings that also naturally in turn lead to further substance use in an endeavour to escape those feelings. This is a “vicious circle” that can only resolve itself by EITHER a descent into an ever-accelerating loss of health & well-being, OR by entering into a process of recovery.
Recovery is not simply a process of controlling or desisting from substance use. Its also an entrance into a greater level of self-awareness of those factors within our personality, thoughts and feelings, that compel us into substance use in the first place. By become more aware or mindful of these, they lose their power over us and help us to make more informed choices for a happier & healthier life. We are able to offer a range of tools that can help us become more mindful and self-aware.
Audio-video tracks that train us to become more aware of our thoughts, feelings and sensations in this moment.
Simple and quick mental exercises to increase self-awareness and aid recovery.