Meditation in Addiction Recovery

Meditation need not be a mysterious thing reserved for the holy. Meditation is for the common man. Step eleven speaks about meditation, and it is an essential teaching in most all major religions. The forms of meditation are many and include:

  • Being still
  • Walking
  • Dancing
  • Art
  • Breathing
  • Awareness
  • Concentration

How do we use Meditation in Addiction Recovery at Arrowhead Lodge?

Meditation training starts with breathing exercises and builds from there. Meditation can done be in a group or solo. It may include music or not and is practiced indoors and out.

Some of the benefits of meditation include:

  • Awareness
  • Quicker recovery of brain functions
  • Improved sleep
  • Tranquility
  • Improved physiological functions
  • Better concentration
  • Decrease in symptoms of depression
  • Reduction in anxiety symptoms
  • Relapse prevention
  • Better coping skills

As an Arrowhead Lodge client you will learn how to meditate in a style that works for you. You will find that meditation brings a deep sense of calm and serenity and therefore offer a lasting and effective solution for one’s life stressors.

Meditation and Alcoholics Anonymous

The 11th step of twelve step programs specifically refers to “prayer and meditation” as a way to improve one’s awareness of the Divine. The benefits are many for only 5 minutes or more of practice a day.


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