We are not powerless over our addictions, nor are we helpless victims of heredity, a disease, a spiritual malady, or a slew of character defects that require the intervention of a “higher power,” and a lifetime of meetings to control. This is not my opinion, but the result of decades of scientific research into addiction, and the simple fact that 75% of all addicts recover on their own without formal treatment or self-help groups. We learn to become addicted, and we can learn to make the changes necessary to our beliefs, thoughts, and feelings, that will relieve us of the burden of our addictions and self-defeating behaviors for a lifetime, not just a day-at-a-time.
The objective of this web site is to empower you to take advantage of your brains’ natural ability to rewire itself, its neuroplasticity, to overcome your self-defeating behaviors, and reach your full potential.
Three years have passed since the publication of Powerless No Longer, and it’s time to make some long-overdue changes. Despite my best efforts to keep the book a secret, it continues to sell. Each and every month I’m amazed by the number of copies that are purchased all over the world, in either electronic, hard copy, or audio format.
A lot of this has been due to the decision by SMART Recovery® to place the book on its “recommended reading list,” and it’s a good thing they did because that’s about all the marketing it has been subject to. That is going to change, beginning now. Continue reading →
Researchers estimate that that 90% of those who recover from addictive behavior experience at least one relapse along the way. We can increase the odds in our favor through awareness of the warning signs, along with the process of examining … Continue reading →
I was reading some back issues of The Writer magazine today, and I encountered the following suggestion, attributed to Eric Maisel, a psychotherapist who works regularly with writers: “Listen closely to yourself and dispute the thoughts that don’t serve you—even … Continue reading →