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 a better living.
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 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.
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.
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 is 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 is read by recovery professionals:
The Spiritual Recovery Manual represents a paradigm shift in thinking
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 through 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 criticism 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.
Impressive and reader
friendly...a solid, practical, user-oriented guide to achieving enlightenment
and rebuilding a great personal life.
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,
The Advanced Recovery ToolsThe Spiritual Recovery Manual describes practical knowledge and techniquesadvanced recovery toolsin fifteen areas:
Chapters: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Resources: Addiction Mental Health Advanced Recovery Tools
alanon living with an addict a gentler approach for women in recovery
Step 11 (meditation and prayer) non 12 step recovery
Table of Contents Introduction Index Reviews Ordering Information Natural Drug Detox