Resilience is defined as the ability to recover from troubling times. We have all had troubling times. They come.. Life would not be life without troubling times.
We in recovery have dealt with plenty of troubling times. We are turning to numbing substances, processed foods. In recovery, we develop other coping skills.
This week we’re going to talk about resilience. Can make or break your recovery program. Resistance can make or break an entire life! When we finish my food for a long time, problems might have proven up. This would be expected. Processed foods makers tired. From a place of tired, there’s just no way that we can be working through problems all the time.
Research shows us that people who have survived processed food addiction generally had traumatic childhoods. There is a special name for this: Adverse Childhood Experiences or ACE. ACE can be verbal, emotional, physical, or sexual abuse aimed at any household member. It can be the presence of addiction or prison in a household. Research shows that food addicts are more likely to have endured ACEs than other populations. So childhood trauma is normal for us.
Children have a remarkable ability to keep going under very difficult circumstances. The brains of children have a wonderful talent. They can contain an ACE and put it in a protective bubble. The child doesn’t suffer thereby. This is really important because it means the child can carry on. The child will keep surviving. If the child really knew how desperate things would be and for how long, they could give up and perish.
The heavens want children to survive. In adulthood, this insulated bubble can start to leak memories. It’s important to be around people who understand how this happens. You can learn how to recognize when you’re in a childhood memory and how to move back into the safety of adulthood.
We spend a lot of time in the ARC childhood experiences. We know that if we can talk through these experiences and watch other people share similar experiences, we reduce the stress of these memories. When we are less stressful, we are more resilient. If we are still experiencing the pressures of childhood, and we piled it was on top of the stresses, it won’t take much to know if it’s down. A little bit of difficulty in life can seem like you’re just too much on top of what we’re already carrying
In the recovery support rooms, ACEs are turned into strengths.. What was intended for our harm we turn to our good. We weave gold from straw. We pull into consciousness again and again how resilient we were then. We use the experiences to remind us of how resilient we are now.
Not only do they not fix our problems, but they also create problems.
Only addictive thoughts can persuade us to use processed foods to cure a problem.
Visualizations are a crucial tool in creating resilience. Often how you see yourselves is are. If something comes against us and we start thinking about soaking up the bright shining sun, we will feel better.. If we see ourselves as invincible, then we will feel and act that way.
Then we are. If we sear houses in touch with him because we are surrounded by powerful moment, then, we are untouchable. If we sear so so strong. Then we bounce right back from struggles.
You really for a way to develop resilience is to be in the group that is working consistently towards being overtaken be if someone is in such a group. And I have trouble, bring the problem into the group, I’m talkative. It is remarkable how well this works to bring people out of the three space and into the consummate have an area.
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