Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction

Atria Books/Beyond Words #ad - Used by both recovering addicts and their families, Mackenzie’s book is a message of hope and reminds us that sobriety is a lifelong journey of the spirit that allows us to lift ourselves up even when we stumble and fall. Using her own life experiences as examples of proven recovery methods, she shares the tools and holistic approaches that are available to help you on your journey to recovery.

Now, delivered with warmth and candor, she presents the wisdom she gained from her own personal journey through addictions and her understanding of practical treatment from her work as a rehabilitation counselor. Treatment is not “one-size-fits-all” and Mackenzie encourages addicts and their support networks to research the methods that most effectively address their individual physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.

Hopeful Healing: Essays on Managing Recovery and Surviving Addiction #ad - Actress and author of the courageous new york times bestselling memoir high on Arrival, Mackenzie Phillips—Hollywood’s go-to person on substance abuse and a visible and outspoken advocate for addiction awareness and education—brings her knowledge and voice on the subject of recovery for the first time, and shares her experiences for those who are trying to overcome addiction.

As the daughter of lead singers of the 1960s band The Mamas and The Papas, Mackenzie Phillips grew up in a dysfunctional environment and subsequently battled a near-fatal drug addiction.


High On Arrival: A Memoir

Gallery Books #ad - When mackenzie was a teenager, talented, Hollywood and the world took notice of the charming, precocious child actor after her star-making turn in American Graffiti. Born into rock and roll royalty, flying in learjets to the Virgin Islands at five, making pot brownies with her father's friends at eleven, Mackenzie grew up in an all-access kingdom of hippie freedom and heroin cool.

And as an adult, she has paid dearly for a lifetime of excess, working tirelessly to reconcile a wonderful, terrible past in which she succumbed to the power of addiction and the pull of her magnetic father. She was on her way to a reunion for one Day at a Time, the hugely popular 70s sitcom on which she once starred as the lovable rebel Julie Cooper.

By exposing the shadows and secrets of the past to the light of day, the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth -- to stay. As her astounding, and often tender life story unfolds, outrageous, the actor-musician-mother shares her lifelong battle with personal demons and near-fatal addictions.

Within minutes of entering the security checkpoint, Mackenzie was in handcuffs, arrested for possession of cocaine and heroin. By the time mackenzie discovered how deep and dark her father's trip was going, it was too late. It was a kingdom over which her father, as a spellbinding, presided, the legendary John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, often in absentia, visionary phantom.

High On Arrival: A Memoir #ad - She overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles again and again and journeys toward redemption and peace. As a young woman she joinedthe nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome her father created for himself and his fellow revelers, and a rapt TV audience watched as Julie Cooper wasted away before their eyes.


Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time

Atria Books #ad - Surprising, recalling the comforts, and empowering, her close relationships with her parents and brothers, and problems of her television family, the stress and worries of being the wife of a rock star, Losing It takes you behind the scenes of Valerie's acting career and marriage, friendships, uplifting, and the joys of motherhood.

Here are the ups and downs of teen stardom, tormented musical genius, of her complicated marriage to a brilliant, and of her very public struggle with her weight. From marital turmoil to the joys of a new career, from being named among Penthouse's ten sexiest women in the world to overhearing whispers about her weight gain in the grocery store, raises a terrific kid, this is Valerie's inspiring journey as she finds new love, and motivates other women as a spokesperson for Jenny Craig.

Like many women, valerie often remembers the state of her life by the food she ate and the numbers on her scale. From wholesome primetime in america's living rooms, Valerie moved to late nights with the hardest-partying band of the decadent eighties when she became, at twenty, wife to rock guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

Losing It: And Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time #ad - We all knew and loved valerie bertinelli years ago when she played girl-next-door cutie Barbara Cooper in the hit TV show One Day at a Time, and then starred in numerous TV movies. Funny and candid, and to overcome career insecurities and relationship problems, Valerie recounts her attempts to maintain a healthy self-image while dealing with social pressures to look and act a certain way, all of which will be familiar to the hundreds of thousands of women who struggle every day with these same issues.

So despite her celebrity, honest, Valerie's voice is so down-to-earth, and appealing that you'll feel as if you're talking with a girlfriend over coffee. Now: actress, single working mother of teenage rock star, and weight-loss inspiration to millions.


The Miracle Morning for Addiction Recovery: Letting Go of Who You've Been for Who You Can Become

Hal Elrod International, Inc #ad - It’s this. The difference between an “orchid” personality and a “dandelion” one— and how whichever you are determines how you behave and react. You’re about to begin a miraculous journey. Why if addicts don’t fix the gut, they can stay stuck. The five-minute five-Step Snooze-Proof Wake-Up Strategy.

Using this simple miracle morning practice, you can now transform any area of your life…all before 8:00 a. M. Now’s your time, your Miracle moment. Why who you’re becoming is more important than your current state. Your Miracle Morning. The miracle morning book series includes all of the titles below and doesn't have to be read in any particular order.

The Miracle Morning for Addiction Recovery: Letting Go of Who You've Been for Who You Can Become #ad - Book 1: the miracle morningbook 2: the miracle morning for real estate agentsbook 3: the miracle morning for salespeoplebook 4: the miracle morning for network MarketersBook 5: The Miracle Morning for WritersBook 6: The Miracle Morning for Parents and FamiliesBook 7: The Miracle Morning for EntrepreneursBook 8: The Miracle Morning for Transforming Your RelationshipBook 9: The Miracle Morning for College StudentsBook 10: The Miracle Morning Companion PlannerBook 11: Miracle Morning Millionaires.

It doesn’t take a genius or psychic to know that addiction can be fatal. How the opposite of addiction isn’t sobriety. How the six-minute Miracle Morning can be the remedy for an overly packed schedule. Six of the most timeless, proven personal development techniques on the planet.


Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions

Henry Holt and Co. #ad - Brand speaks to those suffering along the full spectrum of addiction—from drugs, and sugar addictions to addictions to work, caffeine, digital media, stress, bad relationships, alcohol, and fame. Here he provides not only a recovery plan, but an attempt to make sense of the ailing world. Brand understands that addiction can take many shapes and sizes and how the process of staying clean, sane, and unhooked is a daily activity.

He believes that the question is not “why are you addicted?” but "what pain is your addiction masking? why are you running—into the wrong job, he’s a therapy regular and a practiced yogi—and while he’s worked on this material as part of his comedy and previous bestsellers, he’s started his own men’s group, the wrong person’s arms?"Russell has been in all the twelve-step fellowships going, the wrong life, he’s never before shared the tools that really took him out of it, that keep him clean and clear.

Recovery: Freedom from Our Addictions #ad - A guide to all kinds of addiction from a star who has struggled with heroin, sex, fame, food and eBay, alcohol, that will help addicts and their loved ones make the first steps into recovery“This manual for self-realization comes not from a mountain but from the mud. My qualification is not that I am better than you but I am worse.

Russell brandwith a rare mix of honesty, and compassion, humor, comedian and movie star Russell Brand mines his own wild story and shares the advice and wisdom he has gained through his fourteen years of recovery.


Long Way Home

Knopf #ad - But by the age of thirty, he has taken a hellish dive: he's become a drug addict, a thief, and--after a DEA drug bust--a convicted drug dealer sentenced to five years in prison, with another five years added to his sentence while incarcerated. On the surface, his life seems golden. Until: he begins to reverse his savage transformation, to understand the psychological turmoil that has tormented him for years, but eventually deeply satisfying and successful, and to prepare for what will be a profoundly challenging, reentry into society at large.

Sparing no one in his sphere--least of all himself--Cameron Douglas gives us a raw and unstintingly honest recounting of his harrowing, and, in the end, remarkable, inspiring life story. His parents are glamorous jet-setters, his mother a beautiful socialite, his father a superstar, his grandfather a legend.

Long Way Home #ad - . From the scion of hollywood royalty--son of michael douglas, grandson of Kirk Douglas--a moving, often shocking, ultimately inspiring memoir detailing his struggle to regain his dignity, humanity, and place in society after many years of drug abuse and almost eight years in prison. Cameron douglas is born into wealth, privilege, and comfort.

Eventually he will spend two years in solitary, nonetheless, where he manages, to hold fast to the brutal ethos of prison survival.


My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean

Hachette Books #ad - But on christmas eve 2011 all of that changed when, high on Oxycontin, she stupidly "brandished" a bread knife on her husband and was promptly arrested for "felony domestic violence with a deadly weapon. Within months, divorced, she found herself in the psych ward--and then penniless, and looking at 240 hours of court-ordered community service.

Soon, smoke it, or have sex with, if you could snort it, she did. For two years, assigned to a hollywood boulevard "chain gang, " she swept up syringes and worse as she bounced from rehabs to halfway houses, all while struggling with sobriety, sex addiction, and starting over in her forties. Smart and charming, with Daddy's money to fall back on, she sort of managed to keep it all together.

But at 24, she started dabbling in meth in San Francisco and unleashed a fiendish addiction monster. In the tradition of blackout and permanent midnight, a darkly funny and revealing debut memoir of one woman's twenty-year battle with sex, drugs, and alcohol addiction, and what happens when she finally emerges on the other side.

My Fair Junkie: A Memoir of Getting Dirty and Staying Clean #ad - . In the tradition of orange is the new black and jerry stahl's permanent Midnight, Amy Dresner's My Fair Junkie is an insightful, and shamelessly honest memoir of one woman's battle with all forms of addiction, hitting rock bottom, darkly funny, and forging a path to a life worth living. Growing up in beverly hills, the most expensive summer camps, Amy Dresner had it all: a top-notch private school education, and even a weekly clothing allowance.


Recovery-The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice The Art of Spiritual Living

SkyLight Paths #ad - Twelve step recovery is about freeing yourself from playing God, and since almost everyone is addicted to this game, Twelve Step recovery is something from which everyone can benefit. From the introductionin this hope-filled approach to spiritual and personal growth, the Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous are uniquely interpreted to speak to everyone seeking a freer and more God-centered life.

Deepen your capacity to live free from addiction—and from Self and Selfishness"Twelve Step recovery is much more than a way to escape the clutches of addictive behaviors. Drawing on the insights and practices of christianity, Hinduism, Taoism, and Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, he offers supplementary practices from different religious traditions to help you move more deeply into the universal spirituality of the Twelve Step system.

Recovery-The Sacred Art: The Twelve Steps as Spiritual Practice The Art of Spiritual Living #ad - This special rendering makes them relevant to those suffering from specific addictions—alcohol, sex, drugs, such as anger, shopping—as well as the general addictions we wrestle with daily, food, greed, gambling, and selfishness. Rami shapiro describes his personal experience working the Twelve Steps as adapted by Overeaters Anonymous and shares anecdotes from many people working the Steps in a variety of settings.


Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction

HarperOne #ad - Viewing addiction as cravings in the mind and body, Levine shows how a path of meditative awareness can alleviate those desires and ease suffering. Bestselling author and renowned buddhist teacher noah Levine adapts the Buddha's Four Noble Truths and Eight Fold Path into a proven and systematic approach to recovery from alcohol and drug addiction—an indispensable alternative to the 12-step program.

While many desperately need the help of the 12-step recovery program, the traditional AA model's focus on an external higher power can alienate people who don't connect with its religious tenets. Refuge recovery is a systematic method based on Buddhist principles, which integrates scientific, non-theistic, and psychological insight.

Refuge Recovery: A Buddhist Path to Recovering from Addiction #ad - Refuge recovery includes daily meditation practices, written investigations that explore the causes and conditions of our addictions, and advice and inspiration for finding or creating a community to help you heal and awaken. Practical yet compassionate, levine's successful Refuge Recovery system is designed for anyone interested in a non-theistic approach to recovery and requires no previous experience or knowledge of Buddhism or meditation.


EMDR Toolbox, Second Edition: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation

Springer Publishing Company #ad - It is also recommended for any professional interested in the treatment of complex disorders… Jim Knipe is a highly gifted professional and this is the result of many years of experience and practice. Dolores mosquera, ms, amazon reviewthis innovative resource for therapists trained in Standard EMDR delivers a powerful set of EMDR-based “Tools” - useful strategies for helping difficult-to-treat clients with complex emotional problems.

Praise for the first edition:“Reading this book has given me a whole host of new ideas about working with complex and dissociative clients. It describes new discoveries that promote effective ways of structuring therapy sessions and refines original treatment procedures that can facilitate and safely accelerate therapeutic progress.

The book provides an overview of the principal issues in treating these complex emotional problems and describes highly effective methodologies with a wide variety of clinical presentations that originate in or include disturbing traumatic memories. The second edition reflects the author’s ongoing efforts to design treatments that can significantly extend the therapeutic power of methods based on an Adaptive Information Processing model.

EMDR Toolbox, Second Edition: Theory and Treatment of Complex PTSD and Dissociation #ad - Bolstered by supporting theory and current research, the book also discusses how the concepts and vocabulary of other models of dissociation translate directly into EMDR's Adaptive Information Processing AIP language. New to the second edition:describes new strategies and refinements of standard methods for treatment of clients with complex emotional problemsincludes two completely new chapters, and case studiesdiscusses each intervention in detail, verbatim therapy scripts, and new applications of “Loving Eyes” proceduresIncludes ebook with the purchase of print versionKey Features:Written by an EMDRIA-designated “Master Clinician”Delivers successful treatments alternatives for difficult-to-treat clientsProvides a theoretical framework to guide assessment and treatment of clients with complex PTSDIncludes specific AIP tools, client drawings, “Internal Healing Dialogue” and “Case Example: treating the problem of ‘attachment to the perpetrator’”Provides new case examples on childhood sexual abuseOffers new sections on treating chronic defensive shame, the importance of “fast” vs “slow” thinking processes, illustrating the nuances and variation in different applications .

Robin logie, emdr uk & ireland“a brilliant and accessible book…The information in this book will revolutionize EMDR treatment with complex trauma/dissociated clients.


The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game

Bayview Books #ad - Drawing from research and concepts from computer science, artificial intelligence, quantum physics, video games, and referencing both speculative fiction and ancient eastern spiritual texts, Virk shows how all of these traditions come together to point to the idea that we may be inside a simulated reality like the Matrix.

The simulation hypothesis is the idea that our physical reality, far from being a solid physical universe, where we all have multiple lives, is part of an increasingly sophisticated video game-like simulation, consisting of pixels with its own internal clock run by some giant Artificial Intelligence.

Philosophers and mystics of all traditions have long contended that we are living in some kind of “illusion “and that there are other realities which we can access with our minds. Encompassing the history of religions, philosophy, pop culture, physics and computers, Virk draws connections which show this theory is not only feasible but probably correct.

The Simulation Hypothesis: An MIT Computer Scientist Shows Why AI, Quantum Physics and Eastern Mystics All Agree We Are In a Video Game #ad - The simulation hypothesis, renowned mit computer scientist and Silicon Valley video game designer Rizwan Virk, by best-selling author, explains one of the most daring and consequential theories of our time. Whether you are a computer scientist, the simulation hypothesis touches on all these areas, or a spiritual seeker, a video game enthusiast, a fan of science fiction like the Matrix movies, and you will never look at the world the same way again!“The Simulation Hypothesis by Riz Virk lays out both the technical aspects of computer simulation and the mystical reasons why we can take Philip K.

Riz virk’s book, relying his unique experience designing digital games, results in a stunning reappraisal of what it means to be human in an infinite universe. Jacques vallée, venture capitalist, author of forbidden science, former NASA and Stanford Research Institute scientist “The Simulation Hypothesis is one of the few that could convince me that I probably live in a simulated universe.

Simulation theory explains some of the biggest mysteries of quantum and relativistic physics, such as quantum indeterminacy, parallel universes, and the integral nature of the speed of light.