Originally published in 2018
This book is a collision between Eastern and Western approaches to addressing Addiction Recovery. Manifestation is a literary document that includes over 10 years of experience in the professional assessment and counseling of addicts pursuing recovery.
-elements of resistance that fuel addiction
-dynamics of change
-identification of misconceptions about the recovery process
-exploration of a holistic approach to place the condition in remission
-enhance awareness on external and internal barriers to change
-principles of change and awareness reform
-insight on the process of self-redefinition
Part I explores the resistance themes experienced by recovering addicts, describes the significance of the initial wound and its establishment of the avoidance craving.
Common avoidance manifestations are described in detail: ego, denial, codependency, resentments, reservations, and expectations. The last segment in Part I of this book, helps the reader increase personal awareness on various categories of relapse traps.
Part II introduces the reader to securing “THE AIM” in recovery and establishing a Commitment Statement. Segments on Self-Assessment and the Awareness Inventory will support the establishment of a deeper understanding on internal change dynamics.