The Insanity of Addiction

How would you define insanity? For most people, they are reminded of the quote, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, and expecting different results.” While this quote often brings about the controversy as to what insanity is, it does, however, do a good job of describing addiction. Why? Substance abuse gets […]

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Secrecy and Shame in Addiction

Facing the truth is painful, confusing and often terrifying; therefore, secrecy and shame are often prevalent in the depths of addiction. Many addicts live a life of dishonesty because they can’t bear the idea of being labeled as an addict, so they lie to themselves and others to pretend the problem does not exist and […]

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5 Relapse Triggers to Expose and Embrace

Addiction recovery is anything but a straight line. It is a long, winding path, with ups and downs, successes and disappointments, and relapse. Addiction relapse is when someone returns to using their substance(s) of choice and/or doing a problematic behavior. While the term “relapse” carries a heavy implication of failure, relapse is very common and […]

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Addiction and Shame

For those who are recovering from addiction, recovery is half the battle. Shame, guilt and depression make up the other half. Shame is a common feeling to experience when going through recovery. However, shame does not have to stop you from getting the help you need to save your life. It is important to understand […]

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Soul Retreivals

A soul retrieval is a powerful spiritual practice that heals soul loss. Soul loss can occur whenever we have trauma in our life. For example, we may experience soul loss if we are in an accident, undergo a serious operation or if we suddenly lose a close friend or relative. In shamanic practice, it is […]

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Let’s Talk About Energetic Interference

Energetic interference is characterized by a person becoming affected and even overcome by energy which is not his or her own. In shamanic terms, energetic interference refers to a possessing entity or energy that does not have a definable physical body.  In our work together, this refers to energetic interference as a spirit possession, but […]

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Side Effect

Side Effect Any accompanying or consequential and usually detrimental effect: Shamanism sees addiction not as an infection or disease, but rather as a side effect of a harmed soul. Addiction manifests itself as behaviors offering temporary relief but long-term negative consequences that one is unable to give up. These behaviors are an imbalanced and ultimately […]

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Understanding of Depth Hypnosis

If you are a regular reader of mine, then you are familiar with my story. For those of you who are new, I have been able to use Depth Hypnosis to move past emotional triggers where addiction stems from. Depth Hypnosis has helped me become deeply at peace with myself. Heal from my alcohol addiction […]

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Self–Medication

noun  self–med·i·ca·tion \-ˌmed-ə-ˈkā-shən\ “Medication of oneself especially without the advice of a physician” In stressful occasions do you turn to alcohol or drugs? “Drowning in your troubles” by turning to a case of beer or bottle of wine on a rare occasion may be innocent. When it becomes a habit is when it’s turned into […]

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Loneliness and Addiction

Loneliness noun \ˈlōn-lē-nəs\ From the outside, someone who is battling alcohol addiction does not seem lonely but rather the “life of the party” each night out, but that is simply a façade. The gnawing feeling of loneliness as alcohol dependence develops, the deeper the disconnect from family and friends. Our basic needs for survival include to […]

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