Category Archive: 'Mindfulness' :

    By Scott Kiloby   Many mornings, I wake up, go workout (three times a week) and then go eat breakfast at one of my favorite local spots. I enjoy the quiet peace of early morning, before most people are out of bed and before the world gets noiser and busier. Breakfast is a […]

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    It’s hard to truly understand just how unique the Kiloby Center’s approach is until you are actually participating in our program. First, the Center is the only U.S. addiction treatment center that focuses primarily on mindfulness. That, alone, makes the Center unique. In addition, the particular type of mindfulness used at the Center […]

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        By Fiona Robertson   We’ve all done it. We behave in a way that feels painful, or is destructive, or that we think we shouldn’t, and we resolve to behave differently in the future. We believe that the way to change behaviour A is to take up behaviour B. And what […]

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        Recent studies have shown that older adults (those aged 65 to 79) are using drugs and alcohol at an epidemic rate and it’s exacerbating their existing medical problems. But doctors aren’t addressing the drug use, and it’s not being addressed in mental health or medical communities. We have seen this substance […]

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Scott Kiloby has known for years that a lack of mindfulness (i.e., a lack of present awareness) is a cause of addiction.  He lived in enslavement to his thoughts of past and future for 20 years, extremely addicted to drugs, alcohol and a host of other substances and activities.  He has been writing about the […]

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Although mindfulness has been around for thousands of years, it is primarily a product of the East (Asia, India). Mindfulness is now the new buzz word in addiction treatment in the West (U.S, Europe). Research and studies indicate its effectiveness not only for addiction but also for many other conditions. The Kiloby Center for Recovery […]

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Mindfulness is different than other recovery programs and therapy.  Mindfulness, when used in addiction treatment, involves watching thoughts in a nonjudgmental, dispassionate way and feeling emotions and sensations more and more without trying to change, get rid of, or neutralize them.  Other programs try to change thinking and change emotions and sensations.  To understand the […]

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Studies have shown that mindfulness is one of the most powerful ways to decrease stress, addiction, anxiety and depression.  Mindfulness diminishes the need to react to every outside stimulus that you encounter.  It makes us less defensive.  It provides a sense of ongoing peace and well-being. Mindfulness is the basis of our work at the […]

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