How Spirituality Guides The Road To Recovery.
Whether a person is on their first day or have spent years in sobriety, recovering from addiction is a long process. Spirituality was listed as an effective way to help a person in recovery in an article written by Dr. Stephanie Carroll of the California School of Professional Psychology and published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. The study showed that there is considerable correlation between the length of time for 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 helps the person in recovery learn how to stay focused and grounded as well as help them manage 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. meditation forms include mindfulness, spiritual, movement, and mantra hence one can choose whichever that suits their recovery best.
Visualization is a spiritual technique that one can use to speed up the recovery process. 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. If one has had a stressful day, they can try visualisation to relief the stress because it helps to alleviate stress, create a real feeling of joy and comfort as well as recharge the positivity in a person.
Yoga is a wonderful spiritual coping mechanism that helps a person to overcome addiction by replacing artificial highs 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, whatever spiritual method you use will lead you to the road of recovery as well as encourage you to continue to build the life skills that you need in order to make the most out of your life of sobriety. 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. It encourages a person to overcome their current struggles and achieve their goals.