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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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"With the artistry of a memoirist, Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart draws on her personal story and an impressive range of knowledge in psychology, spirituality, and the Twelve Steps to show us the way out of the morass of pain and confusion that addiction creates. Mindfulness and the 12 Steps is moving and inspiring, full of practical guidance."
--Kevin Griffin, author of One Breath at a Time: Buddhism and the Twelve Steps and A Burning Desire: Dharma God and the Path of Recovery
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 184 pages
  • Publisher: Hazelden; 1 edition (April 23, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592858201
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592858200
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.8 x 8.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #64,286 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I am a psychologist and I read Mindfulness and the 12 Steps and loved it. I read it through fast once and then read it again. Not only is it packed with wisdom but
Therese is a very good writer. Her personal struggles added so much to the experience. It is a gift for anyone who is interested in healing past wounds and deepening their understanding of themselves and their connection to others.
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I have read several books on recovery and Mindfulness is one of the best. It combines the wisdom of Buddhism with the 12 steps of AA and really puts into perspective what living a sober life is all about. I love reading books on recovery written by recovering alcoholics and this book is no exception. The author tells her own story in a funny yet heart-breaking way while teaching the reader that in order to truly be happy in sobriety, you must find the peace within yourself; a feat that any recovering alcoholic knows is not always easy to do. This book really puts it all together, without lecturing or preaching. I highly recommend to anyone who is really looking to find that serenity we all seek in sobriety.
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For those of us who are baffled by the notion of a personal relationship with a God of our understanding, and all the attendant superstitions which would put us individually at the center of a universe in which the deity gives us direct intervention and guidance, this is the perfect book.

Many have complained that 12 step recovery programs are shame driven and while stating emphatically that they have no opinion on outside issues, find plenty of patronizing if not down-right disparaging things to say about non-Judeo-Christian-believers and scientists who contemplate the universe and the atom. I have long been disappointed with the idea which recurs throughout the 12 steps and the 12 traditions, that spirituality is contingent on believing in this personal relationship with a God of our understanding, which even Catholics will see as a Protestant idea, and that if you fail to get that you will suffer and die. It actually says it in Tradition 1, just to set the tone right from the get go. Some of us have had to make do with inanimate manifestations of the power of nature, or the fellowship, as a temporary higher power, faking it till we make it. Then I discovered Buddhism which not only states it has no opinions on outside metaphysical speculations one way or the other, but also replaces notions of shame and confession with the bigger sky of opportunity based on behavior modification, and an unending contemplation of loving-kindness and compassion not just to others, but to our own "character defects.
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Our sangha, Dharma Bum Temple in San Diego, hosts a weekly meditation and 12-step discussion meeting using the AA Big Book, this book, and :One Breath at a Time by Kevin Griffin.. (See review). Both books use the same general framework, framing each chapter as a step in 12-step recovery, interlacing each chapter with autobiographical experience, Buddhist thought and meditation practice, and 12-step work/experience. "Mindfulness" is the shorter of the two books, written from a woman's perspective, and a Hazelden publication (which usually means you'll find it in a Serenity Shop, more closely hewn, perhaps, to AA 12-step foundational literature). Her story is gripping and motivational and her style of interweaving Mindfulness Meditation throughout makes it easy for a beginner's mind to follow while the more experienced in either 12 step work, Mindfulness Meditation Practice, or both, find within it an enriching broth that blends and boosts both practices within.
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This is one of the best books I've read on Recovery. The lady has it down. I go to a lot of Buddhist 12 step recovery meditation meetings and this is very popular. Came well packed and in a timely manner.

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Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment contains eleven chapters relating to how a recovering person can live for today and not worry about the future, or regret the past. This book would be best for a person brand new to recovery, a person that wishes to strengthen the quality of their recovery, a person returning to recovery, or a person who has become stagnant in their recovery. Recovering people have to learn how to live again, while being freed from the grips of their addiction. Therese Jacobs-Stewart does a wonderful job in writing a book that shows how to return to life by taking baby steps back into the real world. Hazelden has published so many useful books for recovering people. I have read several Hazelden books and this is one of my favorites. It's so practical and easy to apply to one's life. I ordered my used copy of Mindfulness and the 12 Steps: Living Recovery in the Present Moment for just a fraction of the retail price. I'm pleased to say that the book arrived in great (almost new) condition just five days after my order was made.
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