Tag Archives: self-compassion

Preventing Impending Relapse: 6 Immediate Interventions


One of the fundamental skills for those in recovery is learning to put on the brakes when sliding down a slippery slope into relapse. When tiredness triggers, emotions internally eat away, and circumstances crowd their mind with maddening thoughts, what … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes for Relapse & Recovery (Revised)


The holidays can feel like a minefield for those in recovery. More-so than other times of the year, disastrous dynamics go hand-in-hand with the celebrations of the season. For this noteworthy reason, partners and addicts alike can benefit from preparing … Continue reading

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Dealing with “Demons”: Healing from a Shame-Based Identity


Do you ever feel like there is a horrific “beast” inside of you? Have you thought that something is deeply wrong inside, experiencing disconnection from those around you? Do you maintain a beautiful exterior life while “demons” of  shame haunt … Continue reading

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“The Procrastination Pit” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley


Last night my family and I went out to celebrate a major milestone; the completion of a project that was years in the making. The nature of this so called “project” was unique. It was birthed four years ago, when … Continue reading

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“Essential Recovery Tool: The Self-Compassion Break” by Forest Benedict, MA, SATP-C


Self-compassion is gaining momentum in the addiction recovery field as an effective intervention with multiple benefits. Over a hundred journal articles point to conclusive results that self-compassion is “predictive of psychological well-being” (Dr Kristin Neff) in many areas. You may … Continue reading

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