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Atheists in Recovery podcast will address the spiritual and scientific belief systems of people in long term recovery in order to deconstruct limiting thought patterns, and introduce new behaviors and routines you can use.

Atheists in Recovery Adina Silvestri

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Atheists in Recovery podcast will address the spiritual and scientific belief systems of people in long term recovery in order to deconstruct limiting thought patterns, and introduce new behaviors and routines you can use.

    Guided Ketamine Therapy: new hope for depression and anxiety

    Guided Ketamine Therapy: new hope for depression and anxiety

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
     
    Kristen describes her deepest roots and her mother’s influence on shaping her future identity. How to use technology to remove barriers for mental health.  Ketamine as a dissociative and what that means for our treatment. How is Ketamine different from the traditional medications we take to reduce depression & anxiety.  When adding a psychedelic treatment you are going deeper within and finding out the root cause of the issue versus a flattening of symptoms that occurs with SSRI’s. Kristen talks about the neurobiology of Ketamine which is so interesting (says Adina!).  Kristen on Ketamine and how it creates this embodied experience: “Once you see something, it’s hard to unsee.” What happens after each treatment or “journey” to keep the new learning from fading away. Kristen talks about integration as a three step process to develop new habits: 1) Journaling, 2) Bulletting the key takeaways & streamlining the information 3)Committing to engaging once a day from the key takeaways list. Kristen goes through the safety of a telehealth guided Ketamine treatment.  
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    A.I.R. Survey Please take this 45 second survey to help direct the future of the AIR podcast.  Mindbloom.com  
    For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening!
     
    Leave an honest review on ITUNES.  Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  
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    • 35 min
    How to Face Your Anxiety Head on: the power of brainspotting

    How to Face Your Anxiety Head on: the power of brainspotting

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
     
    What is anxiety? And why is brainspotting perfect for resolving anxiety? Brainspotting as a dual attunement process. We look at a case study with Raphael. What the outcome was after Raphael’s first brainspotting session. What are the challenges with brainspotting for Raphael (and especially in our western culture). Where is Raphael now? Brainspotting is not a magic elixir but it does go much deeper than talk therapy.    
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    A.I.R. Survey Brainspotting.com Internal Brainscan exercise  (google sheets) Elizabeth Stanley Episode 82  
    For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening!
     
    Leave an honest review on ITUNES.  Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  
    Subscribe to the A.I.R. newsletter where you will learn to identify patterns of dysfunctional thinking, change the dysfunctional thinking into something more positive, and find hope in recovery.  
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    • 14 min
    (Encore) Drinking and Anxiety: What’s the Connection

    (Encore) Drinking and Anxiety: What’s the Connection

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
     
    Why Adina feels the word Anxiety is overused in our society What is an Anxiety disorder What are the genetic and environmental factors that contribute to Anxiety disorder Learn about “Brad” and his recent relapse What is the relationship between alcohol and anxiety How do we build an anxiety tool kit? Adina goes through an exercise called R.A.I.N. that she uses in her therapy practice Another exercise called “after the R.A.I.N.” Adina shares an example of what a “future self” looks like and why it’s important to detach from one’s ego Why Adina thinks incorporating this mindful awareness practice is an essential part of your recovery tool kit    
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
       
    Episode 33 How to Find Self-Love and Self-Acceptance in Recovery Episode 50 Let’s Talk About The Spirituality Question: Q and A with Adina 40 Million Adults struggle with Anxiety Disorder Headspace App Tara Brach R.A.I.N. A.I.R. ITUNES page   
     For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening!
     
    Leave an honest review on ITUNES.  Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  
    Subscribe to the A.I.R. newsletter where you will learn to identify patterns of dysfunctional thinking, change the dysfunctional thinking into something more positive, and find hope in recovery.  
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    • 13 min
    (Encore) How to Quit Drinking Cold Turkey

    (Encore) How to Quit Drinking Cold Turkey

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
    How Mishka’s “second hand smoke” of religion had helped him develop in the world. How living a Godless life impacted his recovery.   Why Mishka “reluctantly” self-identifies as an Agnostic. What are the key takeaways from the book- one of the tools is quite similar to AA. Why Mishka says you need to “pay your taxes” when in recovery. What Mishka says about crying and “losing one’s shit” and how to feel the feelings. Mishka talks about what is different about now vs. then (prior to sobriety). Why Mishka wants us to embrace the duality of human nature. What’s Mishka’s message to the A.I.R community.  
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    Cold Turkey: How to Quit Drinking by Not Drinking Foreword by Jeff Bezos @mishkashubaly Mishkashubaly Top Memoirs That AIR Recommends  
    For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening!
     
    Leave an honest review on ITUNES.  Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  
    Subscribe to the A.I.R. newsletter where you will learn to identify patterns of dysfunctional thinking, change the dysfunctional thinking into something more positive, and find hope in recovery.  
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    • 31 min
    (Encore) Sex & Love Addiction, Co-dependency: Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places

    (Encore) Sex & Love Addiction, Co-dependency: Looking for Love in All The Wrong Places

    Welcome to today’s show! 
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN
     
    How D.J.’s earliest roots were “tangled, buried, diseased and complex.” Learn why D.J. thought he was adopted (even at a young age) because things were “just so bad.” D.J. talks about his fearful experience of spirituality growing up and how God would not “show up for” him and he had proof that God was not showing up.  D.J. feels all of what he went through led him to the person he is today-a healer. D.J.’s recovery journal began when he felt like “giving up” but then went to Al-Anon and discovered his husband wasn’t really the issue and that he was the issue. D.J. feels he is “not a bad person” he’s just been to hell and back. And survived. When working the 4th & 5th steps, D.J. was tasked with outline all the things he accomplished prior to getting sober. And D.J. felt this was what broke him. How D.J. was sending people to 12 steps before he started getting help and going to 12 step meetings. What was so “serene” about being in these 12 step meetings and finding a sponsor. What behaviors D.J. engaged in that contributed to his recovery.  What is Co-Dependency and what do healthy boundaries look like. What message D.J. has for the A.I.R. community.  
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    Djburr.com @djburr1022-Twitter  TheDJBurr-Instagram I Just Wanted Love: Recovery of a Codependent, Sex and Love Addict   D.J.’s Book  
    For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening!
     
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    • 32 min
    (Encore) How Decluttering Your Life Can Positively Benefit Your Recovery

    (Encore) How Decluttering Your Life Can Positively Benefit Your Recovery

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
     
    How Michael’s deepest roots shaped her identity in the world How Michael took some interesting routes to get to where she is today in the decluttering space What are some practical questions to get us started with evaluating our belongings An exercise in mindfulness What’s the first step in the purification process for individuals in recovery Why it’s important to create a plan along with expectations for our first purifying session How we can bring in things to support this process (e.g. a ritual) An exercise called, a mindful walk through How can we create an environment that is supportive of our recovery How has Michael changed from the start of her podcast until now  
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    @letspurify-Instagram @letspurify-Facebook letspurify.energy  
    For more info, head over to atheistsinrecovery.com and subscribe to our email list. And thank you for listening!
     
    Leave an honest review on ITUNES.  Your ratings and reviews really help and I read each one.  
    Subscribe to the A.I.R. newsletter where you will learn to identify patterns of dysfunctional thinking, change the dysfunctional thinking into something more positive, and find hope in recovery.  
    If you enjoyed today’s episode, please share it with friends, family, and other professionals by using the social media buttons on this page.  

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

galflorida ,

Fantastic Creative Podcast Good Variety

This is great source of inspiration. I just love her interview style, variety of guests and the solo episodes. Very nice tone of voice. Good tempo. Sign up for the newsletter on her website!

Michael-HomeEnergyCoach ,

Amazing source of support

I love this podcast. Adina provides unique perspectives for people in the recovery community. Such a needed resource!

Elizabeth Cush, LCPC ,

such a great resource!

Adina makes recovery and urges a non-shameful experience. She shares resources for those whose personal beliefs might not align with the traditional 12-step program. She’s accessible and real! I’d definitely recommend this podcast!

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