Certified as an evidence-based intervention by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), and listed on the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs (NREPP).Seeking treatment for substance abuse or addiction is half the battle--staying sober is the other. In this important book, physician Stanley Block and addiction specialist Guy du Plessis present a powerful, easy-to-use program for overcoming addiction utilizing the mind-body bridging modality.
If you're recovering from substance abuse, you know that every day is a new battle. In fact, staying sober is one of the hardest aspects of addiction recovery, and many people end up relapsing. If you've tried traditional treatment but are still struggling to stay on the path to sobriety, you may be ready for a new approach.
In Mind-Body Workbook for Addiction, Stanley Block, MD, Carolyn Bryant Block, and founder of the popular Integrated Recovery Program (IRP), Guy du Plessis present an innovative and clinically proven mind-body bridging technique to help you stay sober, manage emotions and stress, and ultimately build a better life. Inside, you'll find easy-to-use self-help exercises to help you uncover addiction triggers, stay grounded, and prevent future relapse so you can finally heal.
Mind-body bridging is a proven-effective method of self-help that teaches you how to regulate strong emotions such as anxiety, anger, worry, and stress--all emotions that lie at the core of addiction issues. You'll learn how to become aware of your negative thoughts, experience them without pushing them away, and then use your physical senses to become more grounded and relaxed, rather than turning to alcohol or drugs for relief.
If you're ready to finally gain control of your addiction and stay sober, this book has the potential to change your life.
About the Author
Stanley H. Block, MD, is adjunct professor of psychiatry at the University of Utah School of Medicine, and a board-certified psychiatrist and psychoanalyst. He is a consultant on the medical staff at US Army and Veterans Administration Hospitals. He lectures and consults with treatment centers worldwide, and is coauthor of Mind-Body Workbook for Stress, Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, Mind-Body Workbook for Anger, and Come to Your Senses. He and his wife, Carolyn Bryant Block, live in Copalis Beach, WA. Find out more about his work online at http: //www.mindbodybridging.com. Carolyn Bryant Block is coauthor of Bridging the I-System, Come to Your Senses, Mind-Body Workbook for PTSD, Mind-Body Workbook for Stress, and Mind-Body Workbook for Anger. She is codeveloper of mind-body bridging. Guy du Plessis, MA, is a faculty mentor in the School of Behavioral Sciences at California Southern University, faculty member at the Wayne Institute for Advanced Psychotherapy at Bellarmine University, a board-certified counselor, and specializes in addiction treatment and research. Du Plessis has worked in the addiction treatment milieu for over fifteen years as a counselor, head of treatment, program and clinical director, and researcher. He is author of the book An Integral Guide to Recovery, developer of the Integrated Recovery Program, and has published numerous academic articles in the fields of addiction studies, theoretical psychology, and philosophy. Rich Landward, LCSW, MPA, is assistant professor in the College of Social Work at the University of Utah. He specializes in using mind-body bridging to treat post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and substance use in children, adolescents, and adults. Foreword writer Robert Weathers, PhD, holds a PhD in clinical psychology, and is currently the full-time academic effectiveness coordinator at California Southern University. His recent university work includes developing curriculum in their new, nationally approved Addiction Studies Certificate program, as well as mindfulness-based, graduate-level clinical training coursework.