In addiction treatment and recovery, you learn why you became addicted and how to live a life without the drugs or alcohol that controlled you. As you go through treatment, you will also learn that, as an individual, you are connected to others around you and to the universe as a whole. This type of spiritual awakening can help you grow into a life of fulfillment and happiness. Spiritual coaching and life coaching services guide you through the process of moving your life forward after addiction.
Difference Between Spirituality and Religion
You may be hesitant to work with a spiritual coach in addiction treatment and recovery because you identify spirituality with religion. There are significant differences, however. Religion is a specific set of beliefs, often accompanied by an organized group and practices that enable individuals to put those beliefs in place.
Spirituality is an individual belief in something greater than yourself, belief in a connection to those around you and to the world as a whole. Spirituality can give you a sense of happiness and peace, as you gain perspective about your life. There are many ways to experience spirituality that are all unique to you. It could even relate to a specific religious practice but does not necessarily need to do so for you to gain the benefits of the experience.
Research has shown that a sense of being spiritual can help you cope with challenges in your life as you experience benefits to your mental and physical health and well-being. You may experience a sense of connection to a higher power as well as a sense of connectedness to the world, its people, and nature.
The Importance of Spiritual Coaching
In addiction treatment and recovery, you may be searching for meaning in your life. You have been dependent on drugs or alcohol for a long time and are now learning to live a fulfilling life without the harmful substances. Spiritual coaching can help you find your way as you learn how to achieve fulfillment and to cultivate happiness and passion in your new life.
In recovery, you need guidance when searching for a sense of alignment, as you let go of your past and of the hold that the addictive substances had on you. Spiritual coaching will guide you through the steps of showing up for yourself, standing in your own truth, and discovering what makes you truly happy.
Life Coaching in Recovery
In a recent study of over 9,000 people who had participated in addiction treatment and who considered themselves to be in recovery, personal growth was identified by almost 99% of the individuals as being an essential part of their recovery. They identified important elements of their growth as “being honest with myself,” “handling negative feelings without using alcohol or drugs,” and “being able to enjoy life without alcohol or drugs.”
These study participants viewed their recovery from addiction as a continuous process of growth and development. The majority of the individuals also saw it as having a spiritual dimension. Life coaching can be an integral part of your success as you learn how to develop new skills and make progress in your new life in sobriety.
The Four Agreements
Spiritual coaching in your addiction treatment and recovery can help you let go of the suffering that keeps you from living a full and engaged life. An important roadmap for spirituality in recovery has been developed by Don Miguel Ruiz. Based on ancient wisdom, Ruiz’s The Four Agreements “reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering.”
The agreements that you make with yourself can transform your life to a new experience of love, freedom, and true happiness.
The Four Agreements are:
- Be impeccable with your word.
- Don’t take anything personally.
- Don’t make assumptions.
- Always do your best.
CONTACT BRC RECOVERY FOR HELP
At BRC Recovery, we focus on total holistic well-being, strengthening your mind, body, and spirit. When you need help with mental health or substance use issues, we offer the spiritually-based treatment you need to truly heal. Contact the professionals at BRC Recovery when you are ready for real change for your life. We offer proven treatment options that will empower you to reclaim your life.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we offer a safe, clean environment so you can continue receiving the highest quality of care. To learn more about our services and to get the help you need, please call BRC Recovery at 1-866-291-2676 to speak to our team.