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Jun 11, 2018

Recovering from trauma and addiction requires, as Neil Douglas-Tubb puts it, a resuscitation of the soul. In this episode of Books and More with Lenore we talk about Neil's book Experience has Taught us: Searching for the Willingness to Change, the first five steps

In this episode, we touch on: 

Emotional pain
Minnesota model
Jack Kornfeld
Thoughts not real
Ego resists change
Trusting gut
Time magic elixir
How to peel off the crust that forms on the soul
Trauma work
Spiritual work
Learn to care for deeper self
Abandonment core issue in codependency
Super achievers
Low level chronic depression
Hanging on to past is like carrying a ghost on your back
Turning trauma and terror into experience strength and hope
Normal isn’t necessarily healthy
Create opportunity to see things differently
Letting go of control
Coping mechanisms
Reservations - tricks to stay the same
Quitting smoking
Shame cycle
Resisting change
Survival tools
Recovery as a spiritual experience
Near death experience
Who am I? Who do I think I am?
Drag wonderful down to match self-esteem
You can’t think your way into a new way of acting
Action first
Exhausting to lie to ourselves
Making amends
Soulful recovery
Three layers of Self-forgiveness