Why ‘White Knuckling it’ doesn’t help when you want to stop being addicted

Debra03The day you STOP is the day the work begins. Reshaping your life is a process of continuous improvement and attention to the small matters that bring a difference every day.

Many times when we are ready to get sober, we focus on putting down the substance for the last time or changing our behavioral patterns. Once we have made that decisive action, we tend to think the hard work is done.

As we persevere to stay sober, life offers us challenges that directly affect our best efforts to stay clean and healthy. These challenges seem to be bigger than they really are. This is due to our white-knuckle approach to our sobriety. We are holding on for dear life and we fail to pay attention to the moment-by-moment process of self-care.

evolutiontrain-dafd4efe-e80a-42ce-bcd9-c324e6a345a6-v2Self-care is something we may think is not a big deal, but if we do not pay attention to what makes us balanced, our health, our sobriety, suffers. To stay sober we must take stock on a daily basis of what we must deal with emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually an
d sexually.
Many times we stuff our feelings. We don’t tend to our physical body with good food, water and rest. We get stuck in our old beliefs about who we are and how life should be. We blame God or disconnect from spirit because we have made our life hard. We shut down our sexual energy or use it to feel powerful. These are some of the ways that we get out of balance in the five aspects of who we are. Being balanced and attentive to our needs is the basis of self-care.

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I have been sober…

I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

Stacy

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2016-08-08T00:02:50-07:00

Stacy

I have been sober from alcohol and drugs for 27 years. But I decided that I wanted more for my life and needed help. APP helps me carry a deeper awareness, which provides me greater freedom.

What did the APP give to me?

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Deborah

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2016-08-08T00:13:18-07:00

Deborah

What did the APP give to me? There are effective ways to see the patterns and deal with them.  I always thought life happened to me. I now engage with life.   I am more responsible for my healing and myself.

Why APP?

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why?

I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

Deanna

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2016-08-08T00:13:42-07:00

Deanna

Why APP?  I just had a wheat intolerance, didn’t I?  Then why did I eat a whole loaf of bread at a sitting or sneak back to the kitchen for a bit more cold pizza.  Why? I needed help.  APP’s community support, weekends of teaching and ceremonies taught me how I used comparison and judgment to stay small.   Then I learned to reassemble my life with self-care, self-love, and self-worth.

I highly recommend…

I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

Steven

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2016-08-08T00:14:14-07:00

Steven

I highly recommend the program and Debra as a teacher. I began APP with the goal of getting sober from alcohol, which I have for 8 years now.  I received so much more than I expected: more confidence, more enjoyment of life, more will power and strength of mind.

In April of 2011…

In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

Dave

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2016-08-08T00:14:33-07:00

Dave

In April of 2011 I began the APP Program. The hard reality I faced was that I was addicted to suffering.  The APP Program provided for me the tools, opportunity, and support to both save my own life, and radically transform it. APP is the single most challenging thing I have ever done. It is also the single most valuable investment I have made.

Thanks to APP…

Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

Tim

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2016-08-08T00:14:56-07:00

Tim

Thanks to APP, I am responsible, accountable, sober, present, and fully engaged in life and my community.   APP provided me with the framework, support and leadership to uncover the beliefs and the fear that fed my sabotaging beliefs and self-destructive behaviors. APP helped me forgive myself and showed me the value and necessity of taking responsibility for my choices.

In my experience…

In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!

H.R.

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2016-08-08T00:15:16-07:00

H.R.

In my experience of the APP program, the ceremonial process gave me the space to really find my own way and my own answers. This wasn't just about stopping my behaviors... this was about learning to love myself more deeply. I'm forever changed and grateful for this process and for Debra's strong guidance!
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