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Achieving Personal Transformation Through Spirituality and Core Change
As a patient out of rehab, achieving change is a delicate, yet life-changing commitment involving various steps. After patients have left rehab, one of the biggest challenges they face is committing to core change. Finding the motivation to commit to a life of core change takes motivation, dedication, and focus, in addition to other traits in order to get clear on your new path. Patients deserve to make a positive change in their recovery.
The fear of life after addiction and anxiety about a new life can deter people from making core changes. Letting the fear of change stop you from growing into a more fulfilling life is giving your fear too much power. Taking back control of your life and maintaining it is key to long-term sobriety.
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Finding Your Motivation for Core Change
Transformation can be identified as activities, ideas, and actions which help someone achieve positive self-development and growth, connect with a life purpose, and live a more fulfilling life. Understanding the motives behind overcoming addiction and maintaining one’s life of sobriety is central in identifying and maintaining core change. Committing to a life of change after an addiction shows courage and the willingness to take control of one’s life.
Each patient’s goal in achieving core change is unique. Some patients in recovery may change for societal reasons, or to please a family member; however, most patients in recovery use personal reasons to stop addiction. Some may want to achieve overall self-awareness in their journey, while others may have been encouraged to seek therapy by friends and family. Regardless of the motive, each patient should ensure it is sincere and personalized to their liking.
Creating a Wellness Plan for Transformation
Finding motivation can begin with self-honesty. Asking questions for growth and making a list of aspirations (including short-term and long-term goals) will create a central focal point for core change. Exercising the power of choice to stick to a new life will create momentum and the self-reliance needed for daily growth.
Incorporating daily rituals such as prayers or passion-based routines will give the patient something exciting to look forward to each day. Exercising and eating a balanced diet can be incorporated into wellness plans to enhance a life of purpose. If a patient needs help determining dietary needs, consulting a nutritionist for ideas can be useful.
Living in the Present Moment for Core Change
Accepting addiction as a chapter in one’s past as well as making peace with the present moment are great ways to spiritually and emotionally thrive. Here, patients let go of the past and discover ways the present moment is all that matters. Self-forgiveness and self-compassion are powerful ways to practice present-moment core change and find a new identity living for today.
Creating a Peaceful Life for Transformation
While in rehab, patients may have already found holistic treatments they can use to reduce feelings of anxiety caused by detox. Many facilities are introducing practices such as meditation and yoga to encourage feelings of relaxation. Patients can maintain these practices as they go into the world, significantly reducing relapse while enhancing tranquility.
Creating a low-stress life helps a patient post-recovery to maintain their well-being. Knowing triggers and avoiding negative people and places that causes stress encourages positive growth. Social groups, such as church groups or families, can also inspire patients to live a life that is best for them while integrating spirituality.
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Support for Transformation
Finding local support groups for help may aid the patient as individuals focus on specific goals. 12-Step groups, such as Alcoholics Anonymous or Narcotics Anonymous, offer patients a sense of community, support and understanding of spirituality. With these groups, patients can develop spiritual practices by acknowledging a Higher Power, adding more meaning to their lives.
Making a Contribution
Studies suggest patients in recovery thrive when they are being of service to others. Volunteering, for example, creates social connection between the patient and members of society, and contributing to society can boost their self-worth. The patient can reflect on groups to be part of, including personal development groups, church groups, and 12-step programs, creating legacy in the process of sobriety.
Helping You Gain Transformation Through Spirituality and Core Change
If you are struggling to achieve or maintain transformation, know you are not alone. There is help available. Contact a treatment provider today.
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