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BIG NEWS! The Kiloby Center is expanding! We will soon be accepting non-addiction clients looking for a truly revolutionary and immersive mindfulness program.   For six years, the Kiloby Center has built a strong reputation worldwide for helping substance abuse clients recover and stay sober. This January, we’re expanding our work to include those people not battling addiction, […]

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by Chad Sewich Trauma comes in so many shapes and sizes, it’s hard to really define it sometimes. I was bullied as a child. I carried all that baggage into adulthood and for years I was unaware. Looking back from my perspective now, I could easily be tempted to say that the bullying I dealt […]

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When it comes to addiction, or really any habits that we’d like to break, using mindfulness to change our cravings and desires continues to show huge promise. It  helps us bridge the gap between what we know and what we feel and end up doing. In our minds, we all know that drinking heavily or […]

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“Stop thinking of people who are sober or not. That’s a duality that we have to get over.”  -Scott Kiloby  A Problematic Approach The abstinence model of recovery isn’t working – and hasn’t been for a long time. Traditional treatment centers, the criminal justice system, and the mental health field are shifting as experts recognize […]

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“Passing thoughts can become toxic beliefs. Beliefs become dogma. And sometimes, especially for those carrying around the addict identity, dogmas become death sentences.” Unconsciousness and Toxic Beliefs When we start to experience true awareness, it becomes clear that this is our natural state. We also begin to notice how radically off-track unconsciousness has driven our emotional, […]

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  At least 60 percent of North Americans have experienced at least one traumatic event in their life. Many of those people will go on to develop PTSD which can be debilitating, leading to stress, job loss, family issues and the inability to enjoy life. Unfortunately, the majority of those affected will not seek help, […]

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  THE STIGMA OF ‘USING’ Our society has a long tradition of judging and vilifying addicts. This stigma is apparent in everything from the shame inherent in the 12 step model to the approach of our criminal justice system. The New Model of Recovery is about approaching addiction from a totally different perspective. For too […]

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If you are a type four on the Enneagram, you may identify with the ‘Individualist’ identity. Fours tend to see themselves as tragically unique; possessing a fundamental difference from others. This can translate into isolation and loneliness. Consequently, a common deficiency developed by type fours is the “I’m Alone” story. Because a core desire of […]

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  There are many opinions on whether addiction is a disease. It certainly runs in families and is seemingly hereditary, but does that mean a person is destined to become an addict? The answer is no, as we have free will, but that doesn’t mean some people are more predisposed to becoming addicted to a […]

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If you are a Type 3 on the Enneagram  or ‘The Achiever’, the “I’m not good enough” story may resonate particularly strongly with you. Threes are always taking on new challenges and projects, and may find it hard to just sit and be. The drive for accomplishment is ever-present. Oftentimes threes equate value with success. […]

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