Download e-book for iPad: Mindfulness and the 12 steps: living recovery in the present by Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart
By Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart
Lately, humans of various social and non secular backgrounds have embraced the Buddhist philosophy of mindfulness, or bringing one's understanding to target the current second, to counterpoint their psychological and non secular lives. via her adventure as a counselor, a founding member of a Twelve Steps and mindfulness team, and a girl in restoration, Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart found a couple of parallels among the perform of mindfulness and that of operating the Twelve Steps, from the assumption of dwelling "one day at a time" to the emphasis on prayer and meditation. Mindfulness and the 12 Steps offers these in restoration with a brand new source and clean point of view for constructing their very own religious direction. whereas revisiting all of the Twelve Steps, readers discover the interaction of rules among mindfulness and Twelve-step traditions and discover ways to comprise mindfulness into their course towards lifelong sobriety. Reflections and questions for inquiry are complemented by way of tales from Buddhist lecturers and individuals of her mindfulness restoration workforce, in addition to by means of the author's own tale of restoration as a practising Buddhist. Mindfulness and the 12 Steps may also help wake up new considering and insights into what it capacity to dwell fully—body, brain, and spirit—in the the following and now.