Inside The Minds of Addicts and Alcoholics

Posted on January 31, 2012. Filed under: self growth, Treatment of Addictions | Tags: , , , , , , , |

What goes on inside the minds of addicts and alcoholics? You would be surprised at the pain hidden behind many a smiling face. The vicious and unrelenting mental cycles that drive people to substance abuse would be too much for the majority of us and I have come to be in awe of what these folks are dealing with more often than people know.  You can’t resolve it with casual rationale because there is nothing casual or rational about it. No one should have to go through this alone. No one. Ever. The endless cycle of pain, blame, shame, and self abuse would drive anyone to escape via the nearest toxic brain shushing substance! No one could ever punish an addict or alcoholic more than they themselves. No one.

What most of us do not understand is that these folks are all around us and they may not be self applying the labels of alcoholic or addict, yet they are border-line “in trouble.” They may be suffering through grief or loss of a loved one – through death or divorce. Financial issues and increases in costs of living, along with loss of employment,targets new victims daily. Too many folks are self-medicating and overusing and abusing prescriptions while either drinking more often, or combining alcohol and medications.  They may be depressed and not know why yet desperate for some kind of help other than the traditional route which has not or is not working for them right now. Some are in therapy, yet still at a loss. Too often they have not even reached out for therapy being of the “I can handle this” mindset.  Then again, they might be ready and looking quietly or actively, and really want to find the a way to break free of the destructive cycles before it is too late. One too many close calls at home or at work being the catalyst for a sense of desperation creeping into their awareness.

The good news is that there is help available from many caring sources readily available. Intervention done by caring family and friends is described by clients as welcomed and appreciated since they often don’t know how to make the dire urgency of their need known to those who really want to help.

In addition, for those who are ready, we offer private, anonymous, caring, non 12 step, residential, holistic help that is life changing and completely customized to the individual.  Everyone is different and their needs are different. There are no group sessions and the only time there is more than one client at a time is when discussed and agreed upon and the maximum is two people.  All clients are referrals and carefully screened for readiness, commitment, current status, history and sincerity. We become your family for 30-60 days and you become a member of ours. For most people the time needed is 30-45 days and 60 for some.

This program is like an extreme esteem makeover: life edition. We designed it based on the Core Health Program and work we have done with participants and clients over the years. The program is unique and restorative. It is extensive and intense. It is effective.

Pure Core of Health

We are currently offering our program in Costa Rica and will be returning to Sarasota, Florida in early March. Our first available opening is June 2012. Request information and details at Treatment of Addiction. We will email and arrange a phone meeting at an agreeable time for all.

There is a truth about who you are and it is unchanged by what you go through.When you surround yourself with healthy, happy people it is easier to take back your pure core of health. We look forward to facilitating that journey with you.

Pura Vida!

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What Is Wrong With Drug Addicts and Alcoholics – Replacing Labels With Truth

Posted on January 6, 2012. Filed under: Treatment of Addictions | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

What is wrong with drug addicts and alcoholics? That is the question most non-addictive personality types usually ask when baffled by such destructive behavior as demonstrated by their addicted friends and family. The truth is that addiction is baffling for those who have never walked that path. In our advanced, one of a kind program for treatment of addiction, we ask a different question. We ask, what is right with these individuals and how can we learn to help them through the unspoken messages of their painful and self destructive behavior?

Given that all addicts know that their periods of relief are brief, expensive, and shame inducing; why do they do it? Obviously, there is no simple answer, OR IS THERE?  That is a question we have asked of more than sixty addicts who said that they use because “it makes them feel better at the moment. It makes them feel so much better than the way they felt before they did it,” and it makes them feel connected to everything rather than unbearably lonely and separate from everything and everyone. That is very telling and especially so because of the shame and personal disappointment most feel as soon as they detox and get back on track, however briefly.

Unfortunately, it is usually only days or weeks before their will to stay clean and sober is once again overrun with the seemingly unbearable and desperate urge to use again immediately and they really don’t care if it kills them.  In fact, they will often tempt fate with the carelessness of supply, source, or even amount, and scoff at the idea that they might have died. Many addicts have gone into coma only to have been discovered by loved ones who got them to the hospital before they died. Others have gone into coma among strangers who walked away and left them to die, too fearful or drugged to face reality or the law while under the influence of illegal substances.

So what is going on here? What is the truth about the people who choose substance abuse over the natural high of a healthy life where one does not require chemical fixes to deal with daily living and emotional peace of mind? What are they really addicted to? Is it the drug (heroin, cocaine, crack, Vicoden, etc.), the alcohol, the abuse, the sex, the shopping, the shame or the failure?  I do not believe so.  People get addicted to that which makes them feel good, empowered, powerful; connected to God, the world and everyone in it – even if only for minutes. They want that feeling as often as they can get it. BUT.  The big BUT right here and now. BUT they are looking for it outside of themselves; separately from themselves, because they can’t believe that they already have it inside and they refuse or do not know how to go within. Too many things have gone wrong. Too many wounds have never healed. Too many lies, too many disappointments all beg the question “what is wrong with me,” and the answer seems to be “everything is wrong and nothing is right.” Anything that confirms that horrible and sad belief sends them running to the next drunk, high, crash, or even suicide, as my own family has experienced.

Alcohol and drugs promise the fastest ride on the highway to heaven only it always stops there just briefly before making a beeline to hell. If you do what you always did, you will get what you always got. Even addicts see the truth of that statement.

So we show them what is RIGHT with them. We use their own bodies, minds, spirits, hearts, and energy to make it possible for them to help themselves with our expert guidance. We lead them to the truth that no one else could show them EVEN IF they could see it. We help them experience it too, and we measure the difference so that they can see it, feel it, measure it, and document it themselves, as they improve day by day. Every step of the way, the painful past and hurtful memories gently disappear.  Without the anger and blame there is no resistance and no magnetic negative energetic record to attract more of the same. In many ways, it is like being reborn and rediscovering your pure inborn core of radiant health and perfection.

Do you ever wonder…

“Who were YOU before the world left its imprint all over you?”

Come to Costa Rica for sixty days and let’s find out. Peel off the false labels that have become your identity. You are not an alcoholic and you are not an addict. Do not worry. It is true.We will see who you really are and you will discover your inborn core of pure health that no one can take from you ever again once you know it is there. You will own it.

The truth is that addicts are addicted to finding a way, any way, to feel good, to feel right, to feel powerful and in control, as often as they can. They do not care anymore what it takes and it is even worth dying for when they are at that point. 

At Nueva Vida Health and Wellness Retreat in Costa Rica, we do not ‘rehab’ you and send you back just to have you fall down again and come right back for more. Just be clear that you have to take the time and you have to do the work and we are here to help you succeed AND we won’t stop until you do.

If you are reading this and need help for someone you love … call me or Michael. Make it the last time you need Treatment of Addiction. Call us and let us answer your questions about who we are and what we do. Now is time for YOU.

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Grand Master David Harris Energy Tool SRC4U Video

Posted on February 23, 2011. Filed under: Core Health Workshops, Energy, Essentially Energy Workshops, Grand Master David Harris Healing | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Back in 2009 I wrote about Grand Master David Harris, the man with the Qi hands.  As evidenced in Meet Grand Master David Harris, it is obvious that I am an enthusiastic fan and ardent admirer of the world renowned Grand Master of 4 martial arts forms.  While I do not fully understand all the details, as a Core Health Facilitator, I have had several opportunities to interact with Grand Master David over the years as he is on the Board of Core Health Consultants and we have become friends.

At the Core Health Facilitator Christmas Party this past December 2010, Grand Master David Harris and ***Grand Master Ashida Kim were there. They  unveiled this newest energy tool and were so generous as to gift the Core Health Facilitators and associates with a free version of his new internet program  SRC4U which I promptly went home and began using that very night.  As you can well imagine, I could not wait to get online and plug in.  I   used it free for about a month with clear and visible results and I benefited enormously. SRC4U is to energy measuring what Hummingbird wings are to flying. I used the program for several energetic corrections that made me feel much stronger and far more calm, peaceful, naturally happy and physically fit. I also used it on my daughter for various issues and the change in her is quite clear. Everyone sees the difference. What a tool!

Truthfully, regarding SRC4U: It is very difficult for me to explain how, but you know what? When I get on a plane to go to my destination, as long as I get there I really do not need to understand aerodynamics. I just want to arrive!

When you go to the SRC4U website, you will see that there are several versions with different options and priced differently. Bless the SRC4U team and advisers because they made an Ultra Lite version that is free for all indefinitely. They also made one with all the bells and whistles that is more expensive – and no it is not 20k though I think it should be! When you use it a few times you will see what I mean and the Premium version has a two week free trial period which I feel is absolutely generous! I have built this version into my budget and will be getting one in a few months but in the meantime I am using the free version and loving it! You will find a million uses for it. I run the program while I am working at the computer or cleaning, studying, meditating and working. I do not have to babysit the program. I also have friends send me their lists by email. I copy and paste them into the program box and they are benefiting as well. How awesome is that???

We were part of an enthusiastic and well received presentation at Rejuvenations Center in Sarasota last night featuring Grand Master David and his team.  We feel  privileged to be with Grand Master David and to help get the word out about SRC4U. This product, seven years in the developing, is changing lives and it comes from the GM’s team of people with the highest ethics, clarity, and desire to empower people to help themselves. I respect that the most of all. There will be other presentations and in other places, so stay tuned!

Along with the SRC4U, we were gifted with Grand Master David’s newest DVD entitled Qi TV for FREE. This energy tool is one I run often in my home when I am tired and need a boost and have no time to sleep.  Of course, I run it often, so I sleep deeply at night and am rarely tired now. See how it makes you feel.


If you are interested, there are several other segments of Qi TV for FREE on You Tube and 93 other videos from the GM of Shun Shen Tao Qi gong and his team.

***By the way, Grand Master Ashida Kim is a living Ninja Master and Author. If you love the martial arts or want to introduce your children to the martial arts these two men are the finest and living models for your children. I am blessed to know them and to benefit by their commitment to making the world a better place by using their knowledge for helping rather than harming.


Bless you. Thank you.

Alexandra

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Science and Spirituality Go Hand In Hand

Posted on October 20, 2009. Filed under: Life, self growth | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Videos by Dr. Mercola with Dr. Bruce Lipton clearly demonstrate some of what is going on in the world of science today.

What are you doing to awaken, to expand your thinking and beliefs about life on this planet?  My intention is to draw your attention to some of the leaders in the field of energy and human behavior. This is fascinating stuff!

Have you heard of Dr. Bruce Lipton yet? Have you read his books or watched his videos? If not I suggest ~ from the entirety of my heart and mind ~ that you do so. Remember I told you back in 2007 on my blog at http://babyboomerlife.blogetery.com about Dr. David R. Hawkins? I put a link there to audios of him speaking about his research.

Well, little did I know back then that I would be involved in a certification program to become a Certified Facilitator for Core Health which is based on Dr. Ed Carlson’s work with the research of several amazing scientists on human biology and behavior. Those scientists are, Drs. David R. Hawkins and Bruce Lipton, to name of a few. Not  forgetting Dr. John Diamond, Gregg Braden and others.

Like, for example, mainstream internet health guru Dr. Mercola.  Dr. Mercola has been bringing science, health, spirituality and beliefs together more and more over the last couple of years in his public work.

This video and many others on YouTube are of prime importance in your life if you are the type of person who is always asking “WHAT” and “WHY?”
It is fast becoming clear, even to many scientists and doctors, that you can’t separate science and spirituality. They go hand in hand. We are spiritual beings living a physical life and it is in every cell and atom. It is what gives the cells life.  Our beliefs about everything effect who and what we are and how we live our lives right down to our very health.

This is cutting edge science made palatable for the average who person wants the information without the scientific jargon. You don’t have to be a PhD. to understand it AND it really is fascinating stuff.

Really. Watch as many Bruce Lipton and David R. Hawkins videos as you can. This is where science and spirituality not only meet but marry! It is great stuff. I promise!

Did you see my previous post about Grand Master David Harris? What do you think all his work is based on? It is all this stuff and he doesn’t even have to think about it. He just DOES IT! When you learn about energy and begin to really understand that everything is first and foremost energetic, it changes the way you see everything.

I have been on this track for years but it became very clear to me a few summers ago when I ran my God-daughter’s flower shop for a summer season, that it is all about the energy, the Source  – the I AM Presence – that no spirit – no life.

That summer we had to prepare and deliver flowers to the local funeral home daily and I would see people laid out who only a few days or weeks before had been standing in the store purchasing flowers or whom I had spoken to and delivered flowers  for.  Once I got over my discomfort and began to stop resisting and just be with the situation I was able to feel things I’d never felt before. I could feel who they’d been and how they lived; what they believed and how it impacted their lives in so many ways. The interesting thing was that no matter what they thought or how they lived, when the spirit removed itself from the body all I saw was an inanimate shell of what had been this amazing and interesting person creating their unique life. Whether they were conscious of it or not didn’t matter. It was what it was until it was not.  I could tell a lot about their beliefs from the way their families handled illness, dying and death.

Doesn’t that make you want to know more, to be more, to live consciously every day that you have? Doesn’t it make you want to choose your life and change the things you don’t like as best you can? Can you feel that this life is an opportunity to experience so much more than we realize until it is almost too late? That is how it affects me.  It motivates curiosity and expansion.  It moves me to break down self created walls that limit me.

Another interesting thing is that I have experienced how challenging  it can be to live in your home town if  you don’t subscribe to the beliefs of your family.  You almost take on their limited thinking by default or you may have to work endlessly to avoid a natural default that aligns with  their thinking.

Either way, you find yourself having to really clear about what you believe and what you think and how you adhere to your own truth as opposed to being unduly influenced and drawn into others more limiting attractor fields.

The words “know thyself ” and “to thine own self be true” become ever more important with this understanding.

Science and Spirituality are- like everything else in life-  facets of the same jewel.

Namaste’

Please share your experiences or comments.

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Meet Grand Master David Harris (videos)

Posted on October 18, 2009. Filed under: Grand Master David Harris Healing, Law of Attraction, Life | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Shen Technique Video 1

Grand Master David Harris is a martial artist who has expanded what he does with martial arts to include restoring spiritual and emotional balance which often results in bringing physical and mental balance to its natural state. Not only that; he teaches you how he does it and he teaches for free on YouTube so you can watch it over and over again until it all makes sense. This is his ShenTechnique. Shen is all about energy, as you will see.

Of course, as with anything else, it helps if you are open minded and willing to receive the information. What he does works whether you believe it or not. Like all truth, it does not depend on individual belief for validity. The truth is the truth is the truth- no matter what you believe. What is important is your willingness and ability to allow the results for long lasting impact. We can discuss that at another time.

Fortunately for me, Grand Master David Harris is a personal friend and I have experienced his martial doctoring. He is a member of Dr. Ed Carlson’s advisory team on Core Health. Also, before I met him some very reputable people recommended that I experience his technique for myself. He is the real deal. You and I can learn so much from him and how it all applies to ourselves. It may come in handy one day for helping someone else.

I love his videos because he keeps it simple and immediately useful and available to all who take the time to watch and understand. I highly recommend these tutorials if you have any interest in martial arts or martial healing. It is an art and we can all be our own healing artists.

There are several series of videos on different martial techniques for restoring whole natural health. I have learned and applied some of them myself. I have also attended and received sessions with Grandmaster David and I know what he did for me and others.

If you are in Florida, so is Grand Master David. It is worth the drive. He is booked about two or three weeks in advance or just watch and learn. He is a very spiritual man with a deep love for the Lord and it is there in his work. He is a channel for the Divine and he also knows what he is doing and what his purpose is. For your own benefit or that of a friend-check it out. There are 4 in this series and I have posted the first 2. You will find the others on YouTube-of course!

Shen Technique Video 2

When I first started to study martial arts myself I truly wish there had been someone like Grand Master David around to teach me. I eventually dropped out of it then began to study Qigong with my husband who is a very experienced practitioner. It is an honor to be aligned with a teacher like GM David. Mostly I am simply grateful that he is here and available to us and that I had the honor of being introduced. It is one of the many life changing events I have been blessed with since moving to Florida.

If you are the type of person who is inclined, as I am, to take responsibility for your physical, spiritual, emotional and energetic health then you will be amazed at the power of the techniques Grand Master David uses.

A martial arts student and competitor since early childhood, his competition videos demonstrating how he became the Grand Master are very powerful. You will see him in action and that says it all.

Talk about the Law of Attraction in action!

Best of all is that Grand Master David has taken his attention off the use of martial arts as force and power in the negative sense and has redirected his energies to martial arts for healing and wholeness. Though still a young man, GM David has spent most of his life learning and creating techniques and programs for healing. He is the kind of teacher I want for my family. He is a teacher and mentor in the truest sense of the word. Some say he performs miracles.

Enjoy the videos!

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