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...

Depression affects more than just your mental health; its causes, symptoms and solutions involve all parts of your being: your mind, body, soul and spirit. While mainstream medicine offers a one-dimensional answer to treating its symptoms, alternative depression treatment methods employ insightful approaches to addressing...

While depression is commonly known as a clinically diagnosable illness, it wasn’t always perceived this way. In fact, the term “depression” wasn’t used to classify this condition until the mid-1800s. Rather than viewing depression as a set of symptoms that we should alleviate, perhaps it...

Treating depression holistically and sustainably requires a multifaceted approach that addresses it in all the areas in which it exists. Fortunately, there are plenty of alternative depression treatment techniques available for doing just that. Here’s a look at a few with proven-successful results:  1. Functional Medicine Functional...

Contrary to popular belief, addiction recovery is a blessing. It’s a challenging, deeply transformative experience that has extraordinary power to refine us in the fire of its trials. It opens the door to an inward journey of epic proportions. Here are just some of the...