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Mindfulness and the 12 Steps

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In recent years, people of diverse social and religious backgrounds have embraced the Buddhist philosophy of mindfulness, or bringing one's awareness to focus on the present moment, to enrich their mental and spiritual lives. Through her experience as a counselor, a founding member of a Twelve Steps and mindfulness group, and a woman in recovery, Thérèse Jacobs-Stewart dis

ebook, 208 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
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Karen Sofarin
I love this book. It really makes the 12 steps jump for me and I get so excited about the process while conceptualizing things this way. LOVE IT!
Steve Woods
When I first picked this book up I thought it was going to be pretty light weight. The easy personal style was deceptive. The author has managed to weave the imoprtant teachings of Buddhism into her story and to show how they might be applied to a person with the habit patterns developed by practising addicts, alcoholics or adult children of same. She effortlessly weaves the 12 steps through it all in a way that is totally non confronting and readily accessible. Some understanding of the basics ...more
I would probably give this a 4.5, but as I can't, I like to round up. This was just what I needed. I have been going to a weekly recovery meditation meeting for a short while now and this book helped solidify some of the concepts I have been hearing. I struggle with the idea of a Higher Power in my life and though I'm still not sure exactly what that meants for me, I feel closer to an ideal. I'm a new convert to practicing mindfulness and will read this again slowly as I work through the Steps f ...more
Compassionate, wise, and practical. Mindfulness and 12 step work are very compatible approaches to practical living. The author makes the the case very persuasively and elegantly.
Such a wonderful guide to fusing the 12 steps and Buddhism in your daily life. This is a book I will read again and again.
Maritza Regalado
Loved this book! New way to experience the steps and mindfulness!
A kinder gentler approach.
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