Brain Mapping in Holistic Alcohol Addiction Treatment It comes as no surprise that alcohol has a profound impact on your brain. But conversely, so does recovery – in a way that can actually be seen using a technique called brain mapping. This new technology in the...

Addressing the damage that alcohol abuse and harmful behavioral patterns have caused to your brain is an important part of the integrated, mind-body-soul-spirit recovery process. But since your brain functions in multidimensional, complex ways, healing it requires a multifaceted approach. Here are three ways we...

What we call our ‘spirit’, or life force, manifests in us physically as an electromagnetic field that connects us to the energies around us via our central nervous system. Since the nervous system is profoundly impacted by addiction, healing from addiction requires attention to this...

 Watch Kelley Alexander’s Opening Address at the 2019 Embracing Bliss Conference in Sedona, Arizona Kelley Alexander, JD is the co-director of The Sanctuary at Sedona. Her story of transformation has been both fascinating and inspirational to thousands of people. Her pioneering work at The Sanctuary assists those...

Addiction, in many ways, is a symptom of modernity – a result of our culture’s emphasis on individuality over the collective whole and our loss of connection with ceremonial healing practices that were once readily available to us. That’s why, when taking an alternative approach...

Attitudes toward addiction have undoubtedly evolved in recent decades. We now largely understand addiction as a mental health issue – one that is not the fault or choice of those suffering in its hold. But while we see addiction’s physical, psychological and emotional impacts, one...

Many people desperately want to stop drinking, but are understandably concerned about the withdrawal symptoms they’ll experience when they quit. We take a look at how withdrawals work, the effects they can have on the recovery process and alternative solutions for withdrawing safely and comfortably...

As incredible as life is, it also entails its fair share of suffering. Family pressures, work-related stress, relationship issues, societal expectations and the toxicities we so often encounter in modern society can easily lead to conditions like anxiety, depression and mood instability. And for many,...

Conventional wisdom has long held that alcoholism is a genetic disease, and there is some truth to this. A wide range of genetic factors and inherited traits may make some people more prone to alcohol addiction – according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information,...