Tommy Rosen {on overcoming addiction}

This week, we're talking about addiction. There are a myriad of things we can be addicted to - from the more obvious addictions like alcohol or drugs, to the more insidious, seemingly 'socially-accepted' addictions, such as caffeine, cellphones, or social media.  In this episode, we discuss some of the ways you can begin to become more aware of your addictive habits, and how you can use that awareness, along with some self-compassion, to begin to overcome them. Our guest, Tommy Rosen, joins us to share his wisdom about moving through addiction and feelings of resentment, and to offer his advice on where to turn when you're unable to find the satisfaction or validation you're craving in the external world.  Tommy breaks down the top major categories of addiction, and riffs with us about the way our level of awareness informs our ability to deal with and overcome addiction and much more.  

About The Guest

Tommy Rosen is a yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert who has spent the last two decades immersed in recovery and wellness. He holds certifications in both Kundalini and Hatha Yoga and has 25 years of continuous recovery from drug addiction.
Tommy is one of the pioneers in the field of Yoga and Recovery assisting others to holistically transcend addictions of all kinds. 
Tommy is the founder of the Recovery 2.0 Global Community, the Recovery 2.0 Online Conference series and the Recovery 2.0 Group Coaching Program. He leads Recovery 2.0 retreats and workshops internationally and presents regularly at yoga conferences and festivals.
Tommy’s first book, Recovery 2.0: Move Beyond Addiction and Upgrade Your Life, was published by Hay House in 2014. 
Tommy and his wife, yoga teacher, Kia Miller, live in California where they teach yoga and grow organic vegetables in their backyard.

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Top Three Takeaways:

  1. It's important to remove the stigma around the term 'addiction,' and to remove our emotional judgments of guilt and shame around any addictions we may be struggling with. 
  2. Look inward. Look at the pains, patterns, and emotions underlying any addictive behaviors you may have. 
  3. You're never stuck completely. Reach out for help if you need it. Recovery is possible.

Links You'll Love

  • Tommy's website  
  • Recovery 2.0
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