Meditation to help Addiction

Meditation is talked about a great deal out here on the blogs that I read and follow as a way of quieting the mind when the urge to escape takes over and it is something that I have been trying to learn and practising for a few years.

iTunes has many meditations that you access for free and the one that I like is called The Meditation Podcast with Jesse and Jean Stearn.ย  All of their meditations are good but there is one which is specifically designed for addiction: Episode Nine – June 2007 – Addiction

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/nine-addiction/id200323953?i=56490201&mt=2

They have a full series of meditations on many subjects so their whole podcast series is worth a look ๐Ÿ™‚

15 thoughts on “Meditation to help Addiction

  1. Thanks for this, I am going to try the podcast. Meditation, or mindfulness, is said to help with depression as well and I really need to try it, but haven’t managed somehow. x

    1. Hi Billie ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog! There are lots of meditations, including mindfulness meditations, on iTunes and I’m sure if you search you’ll be able to find one specifically for depression. The one’s I’m doing on a daily basis for the course at Cambridge are from http://www.mindfulselfcompassion.org Tara Brach seems to be a name that comes up a great deal around the sober blogs when looking at mindfulness and self-compassion so try her too xx

    1. Mastering relaxed alertness, so you don’t nod off, can be a bit tricky Prim and I still really struggle with it too! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  2. Funny that I read this before I go meditate!! meditation is something I try to do daily (i don’t, but I try!) and it just helps center me. I don’t need to be perturbed or anything like that to meditate, but it certainly helps to square me up at times!

    Thanks for sharing the info!

    Paul

    1. Hey Paul Firstly how did the marathon go yesterday?! I agree it is a good daily practice and I was listening to Tim Ferriss interview Tony Robbins recently and he said that the one daily practice that 100% of the people that he talks to do – is meditation (first thing in the morning too, which I don’t!) Hope you’re not too sore today xx

  3. Oops, managed to hit return before finishedโ€ฆ
    I’ll have to give this a go. Have tried a bit of meditation, it is new to me and appeals a lot, but I’ve a feeling I don’t really know what I’m doingโ€ฆ am looking at starting a kind of “introduction to meditation” course next month. Thanks for the link ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    1. Hey MTM To be honest it’s one of those things that is really simple and yet really difficult to do but that is part of the experience – seeing all these thoughts scud across your mind when you’re trying to create a bit of space! The introduction to meditation course sounds good and I did one too a few years back at the local Buddhist centre ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

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