Library Resources with addiction

An addiction to something (eg. opioids, fats, sugars, salts, cigarettes, coffee, alcohol, etc.) or a compulsion (eg. gambling, shopping, working, sex or love addictions) is often an unconscious attempt to soothe trauma - fear, loneliness and shame that's frozen in unconscious memory. The addiction or compulsion is a substitute for what we really need. It is an endless craving that's never enough. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 01/2020
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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In listening to what our emotions tell us, and embracing what we do not know, we begin the path of courage. Even though our culture tells us not to, revealing our imperfections is where we can deeply connect. Living our lives more courageously honest, can shift us towards inspiring one another. Read on for how some people experienced this in coming together to transform one woman's heroine addiction.

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  • Skill Level All Skill Levels
  • Duration 4 - 6 minutes
  • Production Date 07/2017
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Physical distancing is opportunity to creatively to meet your needs in new ways. In this containment, with very few cues from others and the environment you now have a rare opportunity with less external distraction to rethink what's truly supportive -- and make significant changes to the less noticable habits of mind, standards and "should's". Applying questions and noticing certain symptoms can support. Read on for more.

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  • Skill Level Intermediate Skill Level
  • Duration 5-9 minutes
  • Production Date 04/2020
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Articles

This exercise explains four stages of the "Need Cycle": Fulfilled, Emerging, Urgent, Satisfying. It asks us to consider, connect and identify needs, feelings and where we are in the Need Cycle. Then it prompts us to remain mindful of the need for sustenance as we move through the cycle, noticing the subtle shifts in your physical sensations and emotions.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 3 - 5 minutes
  • Production Date 1/2020
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  • Points 4
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Trainer Tips

This article outlines a four-part transformation process to help us recognize what's giving rise to our suffering and resentment -- and transform it into more freedom, creativity, and choice.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 5 - 8 minutes
  • Production Date 02/2017
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  • Points 2
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
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Miki Kashtan hosts Living Room Radio Show on KPFA Radio 94.1FM in Berkeley, California, USA. Listen as she works with guests of the show to deal with some of their personal struggles.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 15 minutes
  • Production Date Circa 2007
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio

Miki Kashtan hosts Living Room Radio Show on KPFA Radio 94.1FM in Berkeley, California, USA. Listen as she works with guests of the show to deal with some of their personal struggles.

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  • Skill Level Beginner Skill Level
  • Duration 15 minutes
  • Production Date Circa 2007
  • Premium Members Premium Members
  • Points 1
  • Multi Trainer Num 1
Published in Audio

In this compelling dialogue, veteran CNVC Certified Trainers, Susan Skye and Mary Mackenzie, discuss the intrinsic needs present in addictive behaviors, and how Nonviolent Communication aligns with the 12-step programs’ process for treating addiction.

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