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  Cravings are movements of energy that come and go within restful presence.  Nothing more! Because of their temporary nature, they initially have no power to harm us.  They only gain power when they arise—unseen.  To say that a craving arises unseen means we don’t see it as a temporary thought that carries with it a […]

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There is a direct correlation between body contraction and addiction. The correlation is so direct that, when a certain contraction in the body (throat, chest, stomach, or pelvic area) is released, the addiction tied to that contraction tends to release. There is very little scientific research backing up this idea that body contraction is related […]

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    Addiction and compulsion often has two sides. These sides could be called craving and aversion. Should and shouldn’t. These two sides show up as the belief in a command/craving/urge to engage and the command /aversion/revulsion not to engage in the addictive or compulsive activity. This belief in both, equally, binds one. Each side […]

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At the Kiloby Center for Recovery and here on our site, www.naturalrestforaddiction.com, we have a firm conviction that we are on the cutting edge of addiction treatment.  The facilitators of Scott Kiloby’s Living Inquiries employ several tools designed to dismantle what Scott calls “The Velcro Effect,” which is the combination of mostly unconscious words, mental […]

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At the Kiloby Center, we are working with new, experimental ways to relieve suffering.  Many of our clients participate with us precisely because nothing else has worked.  They are truly at the end of their ropes, having been in addiction or even in recovery or involved in spiritual methods for years.  For this reason, we […]

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Our work at the Kiloby Center for Recovery centers on an advanced mindfulness approach I developed called Natural Rest for Addiction.  This method is based on helping clients relax into the natural peace and joy of the present moment and inquiring into and releasing painful thoughts, emotions and sensations. After being involved in many different […]

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    Ken Wilber stated in one of his books, “Sex isn’t bad, only bad sex is bad,” as a way to speak to how some spiritual/religious traditions and other therapeutic models make sweeping statements that condemn sex as a whole. Sex is made into a dirty and wrongful act.  This is a topic worth […]

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When we opened the Kiloby Center in Palm Springs, we quickly learned of all the regulations that apply to any addiction treatment or substance center in California.  One of the regulations requires the Center to measure, in a quantifiable or objective way, the results or success of a particular program.  The kind of inquiry we […]

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One of the issues many recovering addicts face is a fear of going outside their comfort zone.  For example, 12 step programs work so well in many ways. The steps are designed to bring about a freedom from addiction and from the various issues that trigger it.  The 12 step program provides a great mutual […]

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  I, and the staff at the Kiloby Center, love living and working in Palm Springs, California. Every day we wake up wondering how we got so lucky to be helping people recover from addiction in such an extraordinarily beautiful and interesting place as Palm Springs. Palm Springs is a Mecca for Recovery. We share […]

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