Sober Starting Today Workbook: Powerful Mindfulness and CBT Tools to Help You Break Free from Addiction (Paperback)

Sober Starting Today Workbook: Powerful Mindfulness and CBT Tools to Help You Break Free from Addiction By Deborah Sosin, Christopher Germer (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Deborah Sosin, Christopher Germer (Foreword by)
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A clear, compassionate guide to lasting sobriety.

If you're struggling with problem substance use, you're not alone. Addiction to drugs and alcohol is one of the most serious medical, psychological, and social issues facing our society today. And asking for help takes courage. Drawing on effective mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) strategies, Sober Starting Today Workbook offers a compassionate pathway for getting sober--and staying sober.

With this workbook, you'll learn how to avoid triggers, manage urges and cravings, identify alternatives to using, balance difficult emotions, and deal with challenging social situations. Along the way, you'll also strengthen your mind-body connection as you practice mindful breathing and grounding activities, learn powerful self-compassion techniques, and explore healthier eating and sleeping habits. If you're ready to live a life free from the painful consequences of substance use or addiction, this workbook can help you get started, right now.

Packed with relapse prevention strategies to help you:

  • Create a supportive, safe network
  • Move past toxic or enabling relationships
  • Better understand your thoughts and feelings
  • Celebrate your strengths and passions
  • Look toward the future with hope

"If you long to free yourself from the trance of addiction, this brilliantly organized workbook will guide you with compassion and clarity."
--Tara Brach, PhD, author of Radical Acceptance and Trusting the Gold

About the Author

Deborah Sosin, MSW, LICSW, is a writer, editor, and licensed independent clinical social worker specializing in mindfulness and addictions. From 2004 to 2022, she was an outpatient clinician at Sameem Associates in Newton, MA. She also served as a clinical supervisor at the North Charles Institute for the Addictions, and was on the clinical faculties of the MSW programs at Boston College, Simmons College, and Boston University. A graduate of Smith College School for Social Work, Deborah holds an advanced certificate in mindfulness-based psychotherapy from the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy. Her picture book, Charlotte and the Quiet Place, won several national awards. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, Salon, Cognoscenti, and numerous other publications. Deborah lives in the Greater Boston, MA, area. Foreword writer Christopher Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist, lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and codeveloper of the Mindful Self-Compassion program with Kristin Neff, which has been taught to more than 250,000 people worldwide. He is coauthor of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and maintains a small psychotherapy practice in Cambridge, MA.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781648482762
ISBN-10: 1648482767
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication Date: March 1st, 2024
Pages: 200
Language: English