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Recovery is a journey, and it’s a journey that requires support--from friends, mentors, therapists, and family. These books can’t take the place of the real human beings needed in the process, but they can be valuable elements of your support network just the same, providing much inspiration, insight, and knowledge.

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  1. Hunger, Hope, and Healing

    Hunger, Hope, and Healing

    A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship to Your Body and Food

    • by
    • Sarahjoy Marsh
    Yoga philosophy and practice is increasingly being used in therapeutic settings with great efficacy to help treat eating disorders. In this book, Sarahjoy Marsh, a yoga teacher, counselor, and meditation teacher, offers a program using the tools and philosophy of yoga for addressing addiction—specifically, food addiction, disordered eating patterns, body image issues, and emotional eating. She educates the reader about both the nature of addiction and the philosophy of… Read More

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  2. The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

    The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery

    A Practical Guide to Regaining Control over Your Life

    • by
    • Lawrence Peltz, MD
    Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life’s… Read More

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  3. Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives

    Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives

    Guidance and Reflections on Recovery from Eating Disorders

    • edited by
    • Aimee Liu
    Full recovery from an eating disorder is possible. Despite what you may have been led to believe, most people with anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder are able to completely restore their health and well-being. But how does this happen? Author Aimee Liu has woven together dozens of first-person accounts of recovery to create a break-through roadmap for healing from an eating disorder. Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our… Read More

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  4. Ordinary Recovery

    Ordinary Recovery

    Mindfulness, Addiction, and the Path of Lifelong Sobriety

    • by
    • William Alexander
    The key to ongoing freedom from alcoholism or any other kind of addiction is right before us, here and now, in the ordinary and perfect present moment. The problem is that addictions are often the result of our efforts to escape living in the present in the first place. Bill Alexander’s unique approach uses mindfulness (a nonjudgmental awareness of our moment-to-moment experience), story, and meditation to help alcoholics and others… Read More

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  5. Enough!

    Enough!

    A Buddhist Approach to Finding Release from Addictive Patterns

    • by
    • Chonyi Taylor
    All of us are caught up in addictions—big or small. Enough! presents a practical path that releases us from the grip of negative habits and addictions that block a full and meaningful life. We can learn how to undo our habits and addictions, but to do this we have to first find their triggers. With the right techniques, we can disarm them and learn more effective ways for dealing… Read More

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  6. Mindful Eating

    Mindful Eating

    A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food

    • by
    • Jan Chozen Bays
    The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues.Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all… Read More

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  7. To Buy or Not to Buy

    To Buy or Not to Buy

    Why We Overshop and How to Stop

    • by
    • April Lane Benson, PhD
    Are you a shopaholic? Do you use shopping as a quick fix for the blues? Do you often buy things that you don’t need or can’t afford? Do your buying binges leave you feeling anxious or guilty? Is your shopping behavior hurting your relationships? Have you tried to stop but… Read More

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  8. Creative Recovery

    Creative Recovery

    A Complete Addiction Treatment Program That Uses Your Natural Creativity

    • by
    • Eric Maisel,
    • Susan Raeburn
    For writers, artists, musicians, and creators in every field, this book offers a complete addiction recovery program specifically designed for the creative person. Full of explanations and exercises, this book presents ways to use your own innate creative abilities in service of your recovery and at each stage of the recovery process. Topics include: the biological and developmental risks unique to creative people; the special personality traits that can… Read More

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    $24.95
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  9. At Hell's Gate

    At Hell's Gate

    A Soldier's Journey from War to Peace

    • by
    • Claude Anshin Thomas
    In this raw and moving memoir, Claude Thomas describes his service in Vietnam, his subsequent emotional collapse, and his remarkable journey toward healing. At Hell's Gate is not only a gripping coming-of-age story but a spiritual travelogue from the horrors of combat to the discovery of inner peace—a journey that inspired Thomas to become a Zen monk and peace activist who travels to war-scarred regions around the world.… Read More

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  10. Witness to the Fire

    Witness to the Fire

    Creativity and the Veil of Addiction

    • by
    • Linda Schierse Leonard
    In Witness to the Fire, Linda Schierse Leonard, Ph.D., explores the dark and fiery journey of transformation from the bondage of addiction to the freedom of recovery through creativity. A Jungian analyst, Leonard studies the relationship of creativity and addiction in the lives of writers such as Fyodor Dostoevsky, Eugene O'Neill, Jean Rhys, and Jack London, as well as the experiences of ordinary men and women. Leonard… Read More

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