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If you research the reputable sources on the Internet or other media, you’ll find a pretty extensive list of potential causes for addiction. Some blame it on our DNA. Some say it has to do with the breakdown of the family at an early age. Some pin it exclusively on social or “nurture” factors. Some […]

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If you are addicted to alcohol, drugs or some other substance or activity, is the answer just to stop or is there some other recovery or transformation that is needed in order to truly heal ourselves? Addiction is like a coping mechanism.  For whatever reason, something we are experiencing feels like “too much” and so […]

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Visit the Natural Rest website:   www.naturalrestforaddiction.com.   The book was released January 1, 2014 FOREWORD TO SCOTT KILOBY’S NATURAL REST FOR ADDICTION FOREWORD WRITTEN BY JEFF FOSTER What is spiritual awakening? And how is it relevant to recovery from addiction? There are so many books on the subjects of self-improvement, self-help, spiritual awakening, and addiction recovery […]

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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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New scientific research from the University of Western Ontario shows that the same part of the brain responsible for aversion/anxiety may be responsible for addictive cravings.  The researchers indicated that by targeting only those memories associated with aversion/anxiety and cravings, people could greatly benefit and recover from PTSD and addiction.  To read about this research, […]

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Every time an addiction winded down in my life, I had the same insight.  It was winding down precisely because there was more immediate, direct awareness on the sensation or emotion driving the craving whenever it arose. I remember the first time I noticed this phenomenon.  I was sitting in a restaurant a few years […]

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Virtually every recovery program talks about the need for readiness.  Readiness, according to most programs, involves initially the willingness to quit a substance.  It’s sometimes called “hitting rock bottom.”  Certainly quitting is a good start.  But it’s not necessarily what readiness is really about, especially with Natural Rest for Addiction.  In our program, readiness involves […]

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The Living Inquiries are used by Scott Kiloby and facilitators at the Kiloby Center in Palm Springs, California and by over 80 facilitators who work online with people all over the world.  Although thousands of people are aware of this work, there are still misconceptions about it.  Some believe the inquiries are only for addiction […]

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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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