47 episodes

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

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 8 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.

    Beyond Freak Out: How to Win The Battle Against Your Inner Demons

    Beyond Freak Out: How to Win The Battle Against Your Inner Demons

    Beyond Freak Out: How to Win The Battle Against Your Inner Demons
    Recovery under Quarantine 
     
    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
    How to know if you’re a “fighter” in relationships A tool that Adina loves in dealing with the “freakout” during Covid-19 or at anytime How it’s important to recognize and allow the difficult feelings instead of running from them We visit with Russell and learn how he uses S.T.O.P. to address his inner demons How Adina’s college sport and kickboxing days prepared her for dealing with pain   
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    Anger Management (Founders) School Now Enrolling A.I.R. Private Facebook Group   
     
     
    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.

    • 13 min
    How to Increase Resilience in Recovery

    How to Increase Resilience in Recovery

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
    The path that led to Julie identifying as a “seeker” amidst a structured group of “spiritually wounded” individuals Julie had a foundation of 12-step recovery but also guided her recovery in holistic ways Why it feels so hard  “like moving through mud” to access resources online Why Julie feels one has to get clear about their recovery goals The one question she asks to help identify one’s recovery goals When living in homes with other people, those individuals cannot give us peace and security What do Cabs in Times Square have to do with our thoughts and feelings What can we do to connect with ourselves and tools on how to identify our feelings It’s okay to not know how we’re feeling right now and to give ourselves some grace What’s Julie’s message to the A.I.R community  
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    www.colewelness.com @Cole_Wellness Imago Therapy The Gifts of Imperfection by Brene’ Brown A.I.R. Private Facebook Group   
     
     
    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.

    • 43 min
    How to Overcome Your Cravings Using Mindfulness

    How to Overcome Your Cravings Using Mindfulness

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
    Dr. Eddie’s path that led to his practice as a Zen Buddhist Why he feels so many people miss out on addiction treatment due to not being able to afford specialized care and what he’s working on to change that Why change based tools (like certain therapies) tend to not work and how acceptance based strategies (e.g.serenity prayer) can work in a world where we have problems we can’t simply change Why lapses or relapses are reflective behaviors and how mindfulness can help How we can use Mindfulness based stress reduction to overcome the experience of craving  What is Urge Surfing and how does it help with cravings How Mindfulness changes the mind (not the physical structure) and lays down new tracks in the brain for new associations and to ramp up areas that will inhibit using drugs How Mindfulness can help with changing our reward values and dopaminergic reward system Why it’s important to start a mindfulness practice in these challenging times What Dr. Eddie’s message is to the A.I.R. community  
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention Urge Surfing MP3 deddie@mgh.harvard.edu @davideddiephd A.I.R. Private Facebook Group   
    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.

    • 38 min
    Understanding Grief and Loss: Recovery under Quarantine

    Understanding Grief and Loss: Recovery under Quarantine

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
    How her spirituality was “shaken” but not lost after the death of her only son What is grief? Diane talks about the common myths of grief What are some things we can do to deal with grief and loss under quarantine We get clear about meaning making and why we try to seek it in religion, relationships, step work, etc... We learn everything we think is normal about grief, becomes abnormal, and everything that we've believed to be abnormal in grief becomes normal Atheists and Rituals:Why do we need them? We learn how to find support and meaning as an Atheist-A roadmap for meaning What Dee Dee’s message is to the A.I.R. community  
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    Elizabeth Kubler Ross 5 Stages of Grieving A.I.R. Private Facebook Group   
     
     
    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.

    • 44 min
    5 Ways to Connect with Your Therapist Online

    5 Ways to Connect with Your Therapist Online

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
     
    How to increase your mental health resilience through music Why Adina feels therapy doesn't have to stop when you’re at home Why you should schedule a session when you know you have time to yourself Find a spot where you are most comfortable Why Adina doesn’t feel you should worry about appearances How to avoid distractions during your session Why grounding yourself is beneficial to your overall session  
     
    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    Paul Rudd’s Escape from Virtual Island Day One-Journal App Pandemic Resource Page Episode 18: Music in Recovery Coronavirus Online Therapy Virtual Recovery Meetings Online A.I.R. Private Facebook Group   
    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.  

    • 10 min
    Technology and Addiction Recovery: do online communities work?

    Technology and Addiction Recovery: do online communities work?

    Welcome to today’s show!
     
    WHAT WE’LL LEARN:
     
    Brandon self-identifies as a cultural ethnic Jew and as he has aged- a focus on spirituality What is Recovery Related Use of Online Technology (R.O.O.T) Why Brandon feels recovery is a fundamentally social process What is the difference between general interest sites vs. recovery interest sites (e.g. In The Rooms; Sober Grid) That online technology is not only for emerging adults but for middle adulthood and mature adults Individuals in a lower socioeconomic status are more likely to use R.O.O.T than those of higher socioeconomic lines What are the benefits of using R.O.O.T (and the challenges) What can you do as a participant to get the most out of online recovery communities Brandon talks about the benefits of listening with intent during social isolation


    RESOURCES MENTIONED
     
    Expanding the reach of alcohol and other drug services: Prevalence and correlates of US adult engagement with online technology to address substance problems Connections App Prescription Digital Therapeutic to Help Treat OUD & SUD | reSET-O & reSET Recovery Research Institute @BrandonBphd A.I.R. Private Facebook Group   
    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.

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

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!

Froggygirl229 ,

Something for everyone

Adina’s Atheists In Recovery podcasts are interesting, diverse, and all inclusive of the many pathways towards recovery. They are a creative way to provide insight into the roads being forged and travelled by people healing from their addictions. Great for those in recovery who are interested in information about how others are recovering using less traditional tools as well as professionals looking for how colleagues are approaching treatment. Very thought provoking and well done.

Naz Mo ,

Very informative podcast

This podcast is a great resource for anyone who is trying to navigate life after recovery. The content provided in this podcast is based on accurate scientific findings combined by Dr. Adina's years of clinical experiences. I highly recommend this show.

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