Reprogramming your source code to clear the frequency of addiction.
There is a movement of people in the world who have realised that approaching addiction from a holistic stance is a far more healthy and successful process. Incorporating diet, meditation, breath-work, and yoga into a recovery programme can truly help people to thrive once more, so claims Tommy Rosen who created Recovery 2.0 for this very reason. Working alongside a twelve step programme Rosen has successfully helped thousands of people to recover from addictions worldwide.
We are all affected by the culture we live in, and addiction, or addictive persuasions are all around us, all the time. As a species we find difficulty in breaking habits, but not so much hardship in creating them. Being affected by an addictive culture results in many of us falling into the habit of negative thinking, behaviour and emotion that we struggle to stop repeating; this is what Rosen named the ‘addiction frequency’. “It is the frequency we wake up to every single day, and, if left unchecked, will leave us feeling disconnected, lonely, unworthy, and hopeless”, he claims. It is this frequency which pushes us towards finding ways to alter or “fix” the way we feel. This hiding mechanism that we develop can push us towards a lonely existence – lonely even from ourselves as we avoid dealing with issues and self-awareness.
Tommy Rosen suggests that there is a simple method to free ourselves from this form of suffering. Breaking out of the addiction frequency comes in the form of simply ‘changing the channel’. To recognise and come to terms with the idea that we have control, it is our choice, and that we can at any time take that control and change our lives, is essential. The change then needs to be maintained, which is where the holistic methods come in.
If we refrain from change we become stuck in the frequency of addiction, and therefore remain vulnerable to other addictive behaviour and relapse. Tommy Rosen’s work indicates that long-term sustainable recovery is very possible using his techniques. First he outlines that we need to delve deep and locate the problem’s core, the roots of the addiction. If we get to know our own path, the journey we took to get to this point, then very often the cause of our behaviour can be pinpointed. From childhood scars to our environment, even diet. He also truly believes that to partake in a twelve step addiction programme is essential to recovery, we need to remove the toxic influence from our lives, and this must be done with support – a community if you will that fully backs the process and changes incurred. This is a transformative process, and not one that happens overnight – depending on the individual, at some point their energy (or frequency) will feel restored and ready to continue on this new path.
The next step is an honest exploration of what it means to reach rock bottom; once you’ve recognised that, the only way is back up. We need to come face to face with our true selves, only then can we move onwards in recovery. Rosen found that many people, including himself, were successful in their twelves steps, but then what? There needs to be something more to work with. This is where Rosen graciously offers that something more in the form of yoga philosophy, meditation and diet; all of which are key elements that when incorporated effectively into our lives can affect our physical and mental health immensely, making life simple and happy once again.
Most addicts have become so due to some form of trauma in their lives. Help is needed to recover from both the addiction as well as that trauma. This needs to be treated with care and compassion, not looked at as sinful and antisocial behaviour.
Addiction can prevent us from becoming who we were meant to be, not to mention who we want to be. Rehabilitation is not an easy feat, and Rosen would advocate for centres or counsellors to include the steps he strongly believes in to achieve better results. The twelve steps are the essential basis to recovery, but the holistic side treats the mind, body and spirit to maintain new strength, awareness and purpose to continue on the recovered, more elevated path.
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