Download Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of by Gerald G. May PDF

By Gerald G. May

Show description

Read or Download Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions (Plus) PDF

Best addiction & recovery books

Lust, Anger, Love: Understanding Sexual Addiction and the Road to Healthy Intimacy

Wow. i ultimately comprehend why i'm a intercourse addict. i used to be organize by means of a tense previous. Maureen Canning does a very good activity of aiding us comprehend this behavioral illness. it's not every body who can so empathetically draw the image of what lifestyles as a intercourse addict is like.

As an addict herself, she is ready to lend such palpable compassion to her sufferers.

This is a needs to learn for somebody attracted to knowing and/or relocating throughout the traumas that retain us caught in damaging behaviors.

The Chemistry of Joy: A Three-Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom

It is a great booklet even if you be afflicted by melancholy or now not. every person will get off-center occasionally, and it is a nice clarification as to realizing your specific traits and the way to accommodate them while (or sooner than) they take place. nice point of view on tips to use Western medication competently and the way to include substitute treatments.

Gambling as an Addictive Behaviour: Impaired Control, Harm Minimisation, Treatment and Prevention (International Research Monographs in the Addictions)

Offering the newest conclusions concerning the mental approaches resulting in impaired strength of will, this ebook demanding situations the present harm-prevention coverage of "responsible playing. " The authors current the newest and evolving examine into playing, demonstrating the mental variables that govern the erosion or upkeep of strength of mind over playing habit.

Pharmacology, Doping and Sports: A Scientific Guide for Athletes, Coaches, Physicians, Scientists and Administrators

The paintings of dope testers is continually being obstructed by way of the advance of ever harder-to-trace new varieties of banned elements. businesses akin to the World Anti-Doping organization and the usa Anti-Doping business enterprise are pioneering cutting-edge techniques designed to maintain festival on the maximum point reasonable and secure, and needs to make sure that their drug checking out laboratories adhere to the top clinical criteria.

Additional info for Addiction and Grace: Love and Spirituality in the Healing of Addictions (Plus)

Example text

In short-term situations this seems to make sense. Some good things are done because of addiction. If someone is hungry, it is indeed better that they be fed by someone who is attached to doing good deeds than that they starve because someone else is “free” to choose not to feed them. But consider this hypothetical second person for a moment. If he or she were really free from attachment, there would be no reason not to feed the hungry one. Love, the core of our creation, would call it forth spontaneously.

I can’t handle it, and I’m too tired to even go on fighting. ” There may be some 48 / Addiction and Grace grace in this admission of defeat, but it is still misperceived by the addicted person. If the person is sophisticated in the language of Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous, she is likely to try to convince herself that this, finally, is the rock-bottom surrender that will somehow save her. But the “higher power” to which she is surrendering is not God; it is the addiction itself. ” This embittered, cynical reaction still has a depressive quality, but it seeks to preserve some vestiges of self-respect by bringing everything in life down to its own sense of worthlessness.

Virtually all body functions take place as a result of shifting balances among chemicals that have opposing effects. The body makes chemicals that stimulate the activity of glands and organs, and opposing chemicals that inhibit that activity. What actually happens in the body at a given time depends upon these balances. Nasal secretions are no exception. Certain natural body chemicals cause nasal congestion by increasing nasal secretion, while others cause decongestion by inhibiting secretion. The balance between these opposing natural chemicals determines the condition of one’s nose.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.39 of 5 – based on 33 votes