Mar 22, 2021
What do you do if you know you need to change your relationship with alcohol, drugs or other substances, but the 12-step emphasis on spirituality doesn’t resonate with you? In this episode of Woman Worriers, host Elizabeth Cush and her guest, Adina Silvestri, talk about hypnotherapy and other resources to support recovery from addiction.
“If you’re always saying ‘I’m an addict’ or ‘I’m an alcoholic,’
then there’s really not a lot of room to grow or change.”
— Adina Silvestri
This is a stressful, traumatic time. Isolation helps reduce the spread of the coronavirus, but it comes at a cost. Many of us are turning to old survival skills, reaching for a drink or a drug or something else outside ourselves to cope. People are struggling with addiction or relapse, and overdose deaths are skyrocketing. If you feel yourself falling back into old patterns, know that you’re not alone and that support is available. In this episode of the Woman Worriers podcast host Elizabeth Cush, LCPC, a licensed professional therapist and founder of Progression Counseling in Annapolis, Md., welcomes Adina Silvestri, EdD, LPC, a certified clinical hypnotherapist and host of the Atheists in Recovery podcast, for a conversation about the role of trauma in addiction and the work of healing old wounds. They also talk about hypnotherapy and other alternatives to 12-step programs and explore science and spirituality in recovery.
The full show notes for episode 151 can be found here.