Stack (2006) My Recovery Zone: An Expressive Journal for Myself

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Pamela J. Stack. 1st ed. Charles C Thomas Pub Ltd; 2006.


This book can be used as a recovery tool that is specifically designed to help the reader deal with feelings while providing a safe place to practice relaxation that centers and reflects on recovery. The lines and shapes create boundaries and structures confusion, anger, pain, grief, and joy. This gives an outlet to express these feelings rather than avoiding or repressing them. The affirmations in this book are an integral part of each design to focus attention on the growthful messages when moving through the process of recovery. Recovery happens in stages that are different for each person, and we must unlearn old, negative messages and learn to replace them with new, positive thoughts. There are pages that provide directives to explore some issues creatively, and the reader will view these pages as experiments and opportunities for self-expression. This also helps to practice using the right side of the brain and to look at things creatively. Applying color is an expressive act, and planning specific times for relaxation or meditation will assist in expressing feelings in different ways. Art can be a bridge to frozen memories, forgotten images, the inner child in every person;and part of recovery is learning to see yourself and the world around you.


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