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September 12th 2011:RECOVERING SPIRITUALITY: Achieving Emotional Sobriety in Your Spiritual Practice

Dr. Mathieu will discuss an important concept, critical for the addiction recovery community, called spiritual bypass. Originally coined by John Welwood, spiritual bypass is a defense mechanism addicts may use to avoid their feelings by engaging in spiritual practice. People who experience spiritual bypass find that no matter how much they immerse themselves in yoga, philosophy, religion, etc. they still feel unfulfilled, sad and/or angry. Find out how to recognize this behavior in your own life, and the subtle difference between using your spiritual practice to check in, or to check out.

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Ingrid Mathieu

Ingrid Mathieu, Ph.D., holds a master's in transpersonal psychology and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology. As a psychotherapist and writer, she is interested in emotional sobriety, holistic health and authenticity. Since 2004, she has been working with substance dependent clients and their families. She maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills, CA and writes a blog for Psychology Today called Emotional Sobriety.
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