Sober for 60 days (VIDEOS).

Tuesday, October 27, 2015. New York City – I used to drink alcohol in the past. It was a problem. I needed to stop drinking. Today, I have 60 days without drinking alcohol. Having a glass of wine, a beer, etc. is OK, but if I feel that I need to use alcohol to run away from my inner pain, then it’s time to stop running and heal my childhood wounds.

I was a victim as a child, but not anymore. As an adult, I was still feeling like a victim. I needed to let go my victim mentality and be grateful.

My parents did not teach me how to love myself unconditionally because they did not know. My parents did the best that two wounded adult children could do. I can learn how to love myself as I am now.

I am healing and taking care of my inner child now. I am learning to let go my toxic shame. I am learning to let go habits that are not helping me. I have the power within me to change. I am learning to be with myself. I am learning to have a relationship with myself. I still have work to do, but I feel much better now.

Author John Bradshaw, says in his book Healing the Shame that Binds You: “The more I drank to relieve my shame-based loneliness and hurt, the more I felt ashamed. Shame begets shame. The cycle begins with the false belief system shared by all addicts: that no one could want them or love them as they are. In fact, addicts can’t love themselves. They are an object of scorn to themselves. This deep internalized shame gives rise to distorted thinking. The distorted thinking can be reduced to the belief, “I’ll be okay if I drink, eat, have sex, get more money, work harder, etc.” The shame turns one into what Kellogg has termed a “human doing,” rather than a human being.”

John Bradshaw – Healing The Shame That Binds You (6 videos).

“For the past four decades, John Bradshaw has combined his exceptional skills as the role of counselor, author, management consultant, theologian, philosopher, and public speaker, becoming one of the leading figures in the fields of addiction/recovery, family systems, relationships, Spiritual and emotional growth, and management training. John brought the phrases dysfunctional families and inner child into mainstream society. His dynamic training and therapies are practiced all over the world. A much sought out speaker, John has truly touched and transformed the lives of millions. He was elected by a group of his peers as ‘one of the most influential writers on emotional health in the 20th Century.’”_John Bradshaw

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) – Steps 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 – Back to Basics. 4 videos.

The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) 12-Step recovery program is a free treatment program for people suffering from alcohol abuse and addiction.

The 12 Traditions of AA are a set of guidelines for how the organization should function. They were developed by the early members in response to problems as they arose.

I have been attending 12 steps program meetings. If you are interested in attending a meeting, you can find a AA (Alcoholic Anonymous) meeting in area here, find a SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) meeting here, find a NA (Narcotics Anonymous) meeting here, find a SIA (Survivors of Incest Anonymous) meeting here, find a FAA (Food Addicts Anonymous) meeting here. I wish you the best in your recovery.

Non 12-Step Addiction Recovery | Epigenetics-Neuroplasticity | Neurogenesis | Neuroplasticity.

“Dean Taraborelli, founder of The Sanctuary at Sedona, presents compelling new science on the treatment of addictions and co-occurring disorders. You can overcome addictions, depression, anxiety.

Scientific discoveries in biology and neuroscience have provided new data that show that it is possible to change our genetic expression, create new neural networks and grow new brain neurons throughout our lifetime. This is a huge revolutionary, or more to the point, evolutionary, paradigm shift in our understanding of how our bodies and minds can heal. This presentation will discuss the sciences of Epigenetics, Energy Psychology, Neuroplasticity and Neurogenesis and their impact on addiction treatment. This discussion will provide a brief overview of Radical Transformation® an efficient and effective holistic 4-Step Program to aid people in recovery from addiction, codependency, and other self-destructive behaviors. It is now substantiated by science that the mind, body, and spirit are all interconnected, thus the possibility of complete and sustainable recovery is significantly increased when your entire being is treated, not just one part of yourself. Therefore if a client has symptoms manifesting in the mind, there must be a related imbalance in the physical body and/or energetic body. Radical Transformation® directly addresses the mind, body, spirit connection with a specific protocol that deals with each of these aspects.”_Dean Taraborelli

The ACOA Wound: The Empty Hole Inside.
“As an ACOA have you ever felt a hole inside your stomach or inside your heart. This hole creates emptiness and pain for those who grew up in alcoholic/addicted families. Jerry Wise, MA, MS explains this “hole” and offers hope and recovery for those who suffer with it.”_Family Tree Counseling

“How To Stop Negative Self Talk” with Lisa Nichols & Marci Shimoff.
“What lies do you tell yourself? Learn how to stop negative self talk and replace these self-destructive lies with the truth in this exclusive It’s All About Women interview between Lisa Nichols and Marci Shimoff.

Lisa Nichols is the best-selling author of “No Matter What”, a popular public speaker, a powerful coach, and a charismatic teacher. Lisa has reached millions, both nationally with her powerful message of empowerment, service, excellence & gratitude.”_It’s All About Women

Paul Ferrini – Cultivating Open Heart and Open Mind.
“Paul Ferrini is the author of over forty inspirational books on love, healing and forgiveness. His books have been translated into numerous languages and his work is well known and appreciated abroad.

Paul’s unique blend of spirituality and psychology draws from the wisdom traditions of both the east and west. His teaching is heart-centered and experiential. It goes beyond self- help and recovery into very the heart of healing.”_The God Light

How to Get Unstuck from Your Story | Oprah’s Lifeclass | Oprah Winfrey Network.
“Having one story in your mind about yourself can trap you in a world of pain. So how do you become unstuck? Watch as relationship expert Iyanla Vanzant shares three steps to help you tell a new story.”_OWN

Iyanla Vanzant Defines Pain | Oprah’s Lifeclass | Oprah Winfrey Network.
“Pain isn’t just a physical ache. Watch as Iyanla Vanzant shares her definition of pain and how it can manifest itself, and reveals how we can all stop the pain.”_OWN

“Iyanla Vanzant is one of America’s most profound spiritual leaders and acclaimed empowerment legends. Her body of work spans over three decades to include 15 published books, 5 New York Times best sellers (translated into 23 languages and with sales exceeding 8 million copies), CDs, television, radio and on stage performances.”_Iyanla Vanzant

When you don’t forgive: August 23 & 24 2013! Unlock the Mystery of Relationships.

“In 1986, Michael Bernard Beckwith founded the Agape International Spiritual Center, a trans-denominational community of thousands of local members and global live streamers. Highly regarded for its cultural, racial, and spiritual diversity, the late Coretta Scott King wrote to Beckwith, “I greatly admire what you are doing to bring about the Beloved Community, which is certainly what my dear husband worked for and ultimately gave his life.”

Dr. Beckwith is a sought after meditation teacher, conference speaker, and seminar leader on the Life Visioning Process, which he originated. Three of his most recent books—Life Visioning, Spiritual Liberation, and TranscenDance Expanded are recipients of the prestigious Nautilus Award.”_Michael Bernard Beckwith

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