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Rebuilding Your Spiritual Health

When we were drinking alcohol and using drugs, we often felt a sense of disconnection from our spirituality. When we take on a program of recovery that focuses on healing our mind, body, and spirit, we can be sure that we are addressing all the necessary components of our well-being. Spiritual life does not mean we have to burn incense, sit in the lotus position, or recite mantras. Rather, it simply means we regain our connection with a higher power of our own understanding.

Our path to rebuilding our spiritual health will look different for each individual. According to the University of California, Riverside, “the path to spiritual wellness may involve meditation, prayer, affirmations, or specific spiritual practices that support your connection to a higher power or belief system. Yoga and meditation can also help you develop spiritual wellness.” UCR also explains that compassion, love, forgiveness, altruism, joy, and fulfillment are ways in which we can enjoy and continually improve our spiritual health.

Spirituality and fostering a spiritual connection is an effective tool at our disposal for maintaining sobriety. The University of New Hampshire explains, “Spirituality allows us to find the inner calm and peace needed to get through whatever life brings, no matter what one’s beliefs are or where they may be on your spiritual journey.” With the sense of peace and serenity that comes with sobriety and recovery, we are much less likely to feel overwhelmed in our day-to-day to live, allowing us to avoid seeking drugs and alcohol as a way of coping with our problems.

There are a variety of things we can do to improve our spiritual health. One effective way is to make an effort to change our thinking from negative to positive. According to the University of Kansas, “Once you start viewing things in your life in a positive manner, you will find yourself thinking differently and refocusing your mind to a happy, healthy place.” By doing our best to eliminate negative thinking and changing our perspective about certain things and situation, we can become more relaxed and better able to handle any stressful situation that comes our way. Other practices for improving our spiritual health include prayer, meditation, yoga, or even just taking the time to think about our spiritual life and what it personally means to us.

Your life can become one of peace of mind and serenity in recovery. You can make the courageous decision to seek help now and begin building a life of happiness, joyousness, and freedom in sobriety. Resilient House, located in beautiful Shreveport, Louisiana, brings together behavioral health and addiction specialists, holistic expert, and spiritual so to help you heal your mind, body, and spirit and build a brighter future. For information about treatment options, please call today: (833) 242-6431