Don’t Fight the Battle Alone – Online Mindfulness Training
Ending an addiction can be a lonely business. First there is the loneliness that comes from fighting a battle that nobody understands. You can see your mistakes, but it is much harder to explain why you are the way you are, and why it is so difficult for you to change. Of course, things are made so much worse by the shame that forces you to hide things.
Then there is the loneliness of just not even having anyone to talk to. You may have started out using drugs so as to be able to have more fun with friends, but what happens when something like alcohol becomes your best friend, or maybe even your only friend? This leaves you facing the hardest battle of your life alone.
The worst kind of loneliness is being alone with your thoughts. It may feel like your own mind has unfriended you is it bounces between wanting to quit and craving for more.
Some Battles You Can’t Win Alone
You have been told all your life to fight your own battles, but when you confront an addiction, it means going to war with yourself. Your foe has an unfair advantage because it knows all your weaknesses. You understandably want to be able to solve your own problems, but this doesn’t work so well when you are the problem – or at least a part of you is.
Going it alone often involves frustration and disappointment until eventually you lose all hope of being able to change. It can mean your chance to live that better life that deep down you know is out there waiting for you is lost. You just become another depressing statistic.
You Don’t Need to Face This Alone
If you were launching some business venture tomorrow, wouldn’t you want the best people on your team? Imagine if Ringo Starr had decided not to join The Beatles, so he could focus on his solo career. Permanently ending an addiction means creating a new life, so doesn’t it make sense that you would enlist the help of the people that are most likely to help you achieve success?
Of course, you have to be choosy about who joins your team. It needs to be people who understand what you’re facing and what needs to be done to achieve your goals. Ideally, you want someone who has already traveled this path, so that you can truly feel understood.
How Online Mindfulness Training Can Help You
Mindfulness is all about developing a new relationship with your thoughts and feelings. This is the key to freedom from addictions, negative mental states, chronic worry, social discomfort, and a loss of purpose in life.
I have been offering online mindfulness training since 2007 and have created a program specifically designed for success in this format. It is the same path I took to end a two-decade addiction to alcohol and deal with my mental health issues (anxiety and depression). I have now worked with thousands of people both online and offline, so I have a good idea of what works and what doesn’t.
Some of the things we cover in these sessions include:
Please also check out the rest of the Hope online counselling team by clicking here. We are sure to have someone who is the right fit for you.
The good news is Hope Rehab Thailand is accepting international clients again. Thailand is prioritizing medical tourism visitors for licensed facilities like Hope. The first step is to get in touch, and we will start your medical visa application. If you require immediate help, we suggest online counselling by one of the therapeutic team. Some of our Counsellors offer independent online professional counselling and coaching. On the next page you can select a counsellor of your choice.
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