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Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment by [Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart]

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About the Author

A counselor and woman in recovery, Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart, MA, LP, is the founder of Mind Roads Meditation Center, which integrates contemplative practices from both East and West and is home of the Saint Paul, Minnesota, chapter of Twelve Steps and Mindfulness meetings. She is also the author of Paths Are Made by Walking: Practical Steps for Attaining Serenity.

From Publishers Weekly

Part meditation guide, part self-help book, Jacobs-Stewart's effort delves into the ways in which spirituality and mindfulness can coincide with effective recoveries. "In our addictions, we were never here in the moment. We wanted to be gone. Now we are learning to wake up to the joy of being alive." The author, a psychologist and founder of the Mind Roads Meditation Center, takes readers through her own recovery and attempts to guide them through theirs. She shares her personal history: she comes from four generations of "Irish alcoholics... way back to the 'old country.'" She talks of her pain, loneliness, drug addiction, and the decision to get professional help in her mid-20s, which proved a major step. Jacobs-Stewart (Paths are Made by Walking) also shares her encounters with Buddhism, providing details of meetings with monks, and includes instructions on how to maximize mindfulness daily, suggesting exercises that can help to clear minds and calm nerves, but her aim is often better than her execution. Though her own stories give the discussion personality and heft, her advice to readers bogs down with jargon, making her volume at times difficult to get through.
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Product details

  • Publisher : Hazelden Publishing; 1st Edition (May 20, 2010)
  • Publication Date : May 20, 2010
  • Language: : English
  • ASIN : B00BS03LB6
  • File Size : 998 KB
  • Word Wise : Enabled
  • Print Length : 204 pages
  • Text-to-Speech : Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
  • X-Ray : Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader : Supported
  • Lending : Not Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.7 out of 5 stars 145 ratings