Thursday, 23 April 2015

Recovery resources - urge surfing and mindfulness techniques for resisting cravings

Mindfulness is all the rage these days. I'm trying to meditate and I think it's helping me in my recovery. 

Urge surfing is a different way of dealing with cravings and it comes from a mindfulness background. 

This short audio clip (8:33) is a guide through dealing with a craving. Perhaps you can download it to a personal player and carry it with you. It's been useful to me. 

Urge surfing clip  

And this article is a popular guide to urge surfing in more depth, including a short practical guide to putting it into action. 

Urge surfing guide 

I hope these help.