How Spirituality Guides The Road To Recovery.
Recovering in order to stay sober is a life-long journey whether you are spending your first day in sobriety or decades. Dr. Stephanie Carroll of the California School of Professional Psychology conducted a study and later wrote an article that was published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs saying that spirituality can help addicts in the recovery process. This is because there is significant correlation between the amount of time that one takes to recover and spiritual practices such as meditation, praying, communing with nature, and reading spiritual material. Spirituality can be belief in a higher power such as the Universe, Mother Earth, surfers or even the ocean and not necessarily belief in God as stated in a 12 step program.
Meditation as a spiritual practice can help a person learn how to stay focused and grounded as well as help them manage their stress by providing calming experience. Meditation helps pathways of the brain to rewire and create new connections which is an effective way of dealing with daily stressors hence it has some psychological importance. There are many forms of meditation that one can choose from in consideration of their recovery process with the main forms being mindfulness, spiritual, movement, and mantra.
One can also make their recovery process faster by use of visualization techniques. This techniques are preferred by successful people such as athletes and CEOs when they are seeking for balance in recovery. Visualisation in addicts’ works by helping them stay motivated with clearer goals that they have set to achieve. It can be used to alleviate stress, create a real feeling of joy and comfort as well as recharge the positivity in a person hence suitable for a stressful day.
Yoga can be used to cope with addiction since it is able to replace artificial highs from the drugs with natural ones from the endorphins released through physical movement and through the focus required for yoga. When one practices yoga, they are able to shift their perspective, connect with the community and release stress.
In conclusion, different spiritual practices will help you attain sobriety by guiding you through the recovery process and providing the encouragement that you may need to keep up with building your life skills. If the recovery process does not go as expected even after trying the spiritual methods, Quantum Healing Hypnosis Technique (QHHT) session is recommended for those with the struggles. QHHT helps the addict to overcome their current struggles so that they can be able to achieve their goals.