What people using the Advanced Recovery Tools say:
I spent thirty years chemically dependent, using psychedelics, cocaine and alcohol. Now, as a recovering addict, I know the importance of useful information. The practical, psychological and physiological knowledge contained in this book is imperative in the search for better living. David H., 7 years clean and sober.
I grew up in an abusive home characterized by mental illness. My mind and body froze from the trauma. Although I cleared many of the issues and blocks using standard recovery approaches, The Spiritual Recovery Manual's advanced recovery tools dramatically accelerated my progress. I felt like I was rocketing forward, while others were almost standing still. If you are in recovery, there is no greater gift you can give yourself than to read this book. S.O., San Diego, California.
Once the urge to drink or use subsides, there is still a need to transition into a workable, spiritual lifestyle that suits the individual and his or her 12-Step recovery program. This book provides the leverage for that change. Steve F., 8 years sobriety
The yogic techniques Williams describes in "The Spiritual Recovery Manual" are practical and surprisingly down-to-earth, presented in a way that tends to resonate with everyday experience. These subtle mental and physiological roots of recovery provide valuable models for recovery not available in traditional, "Western" addiction/dependency literature. I found this toolset to be of real use in issues around being an adult child of an alcoholic parent, not only in the strict definition of recovery as it's traditionally understood, but -- and this is the great gift of the book -- in taking my recovery to a broader, and more profound level, towards spiritual enlightenment: the "Total Recovery" with which the book culminates. I hope this book gets into the hands of people in recovery, and particularly that it's read by recovery professionals: I think "The Spiritual Recovery Manual" represents a paradigm shift in thinking about recovery. Doug G.
An important recovery resource. I am a therapist and bodyworker. I have found 'The Spiritual Recovery Manual' very helpful, both as a professional resource and to recommend to my clients. This book is dense with practical steps people in recovery can take to heal themselves though diet, bodywork, and meditation. It goes further than most self-help books in that it ties personal recovery into healing in the world-wide context. Even though the author does not hold back his criticisms of Western approaches to healing, his book is very accessible, understanding and supportive of both healers and those on the healing journey. I believe other therapists, bodyworkers and healers of all types would benefit from knowing about the book. Therapist in Wisconsin
A former monk and longtime teacher of meditation, yoga, and Vedic medicine,
Patrick Gresham Williams offers a very Maharishi-esque program for applying
Ayurvedic principles to one's recovery efforts. The Spiritual Recovery
Manual is quite readable, well organized, and, on the whole, worthwhile.