“Unless we become fully aware of the drivers of our addiction, we will continue to live a life in which ‘choice’ is an illusion.”
Great review on Maté’s book ‘In the Realm of the Hungry Ghosts: Close Encounters with Addiction’.
The Biodynamic approach can address those matters underpinning addiction. It is Biological, Psychological, Neurological, Social and Spiritual. It’s fascinating; it’s deep; it’s rich; it’s magnificent and painful in the same instant. Addiction can be life preserving, until such time as a person has had enough and looks for help to deal with it.
Each journey is different, unique and can be excruciatingly beautiful.
This book is on my reading list and I’m a big Maté fan.
Gabor, M (2009), In The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts, Toronto: Vintage.
Garrett, L. (2012), Spirituality and Health, 2012, September-October