Dissolving the Link Between Addiction, Trauma and Shame

Dissolving the Link Between Addiction, Trauma and Shame

With Scott Kiloby  •  Jul 1–22, 2017

A 4-part Webinar Series

Many people define addiction too narrowly, focusing on drugs or alcohol. Addiction is much broader. It’s safe to say virtually everyone is addicted to something, whether it be substances, sex, porn, work, love, attention, approval, spiritual seeking, self-improvement, being right, complaining. Addiction is the reaching or looking for something outside ourselves to find a sense of wholeness. Ultimately, addiction comes from the belief in separation itself. Many people often focus incorrectly on the substance or activity, rather than on the driving forces behind the addiction.

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Scott Kiloby and his team of facilitators are redefining recovery. In the Kiloby Center’s approach, which is based on unconditional love, addiction is seen as a result of the underlying emotional “drivers,” which can be reduced to shame, trauma, external pressure/judgment, self-identity and lack. Instead of being seen as a disease, the Center treats addiction as a RESPONSE to what has happened in a person’s life (e.g., trauma) and/or how one feels about himself (lack, shame, self-identity). All of these drivers depend on the belief in separation. In this webinar, Scott will demonstrate how to dissolve the underlying drivers and the separation at the root of them all. This webinar will be helpful not only to those focused on resolving addiction, but also to anyone who is suffering and needs better tools to untangle themselves from that suffering.

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Module 1: Understanding the Roots of Addiction from a Nondual Perspective

Jul 2, 2017 10:00am

In this part, Scott will discuss the link between addiction and its underlying issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression and shame. At the very core of human experience is a restlessness that seems hardwired into our bodies and minds, leading us back again and again to addictive substances and activities to quiet the restlessness. This restlessness is tied directly to the sense of separation. Scott will discuss how trauma and shame, especially, must be dealt with before all addictions can fall away. Although addiction is a powerful force, it can be dissolved in all its forms over time using skillful means including bodywork.

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

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Module 2: Introduction to Basic Tools for Healing Addiction

Jul 9, 2017 10:00am

In this part, Scott will introduce the Kiloby Center’s Phase 1 skills which will help participants become more skillful at untangling the thoughts, emotions and sensations that are tied to addiction and the core restlessness that underlies it. This part will focus on awareness practices, simple inquiry and various other tools that have helped many at the Center.

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

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Module 3: Focus on Trauma, Shame, and the Body

Jul 16, 2017 10:00am

Scott will discuss the Center’s broad definition of trauma and how just about everyone suffers from it in one form or the other. He will also demonstrate how shame is practically woven into the fabric of consciousness and how dealing with shame is absolutely necessary in order to begin healing addiction. Trauma and shame are almost always present with addiction and both have deep somatic roots. The focus of this part will be on Phase 2 bodywork from the Center that untangles these bodily contractions. As trauma and shame are filtered out of our systems, addictions begin to fall away, one by one.

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

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Module 4: Dissolving Addictions, One at a Time

Jul 23, 2017 10:00am

In this part, Scott will discuss what it takes to leave all addictions behind. Unlike an initial awakening experience which can happen suddenly, recovery from addiction tends to happen gradually, as one addiction after the other falls away by dealing with the underlying issues. Scott will give a prescription for those who wish to bring his work into their daily lives. He will discuss readiness as a key to recovery as well as how infinite patience plays a big role in overcoming all primary and secondary or process addictions. Scott will share his experience working with thousands of people, including teachers who continued to be addicted after their awakening.

Duration: 1 hours, 30 minutes

Scott Kiloby

Scott Kiloby is a noted author and international speaker on the subject of freedom through non-dual recognition (authentic spiritual awakening as it is taught in the East). He is the author of seven books and has traveled the world extensively giving lectures, workshops and intensives on spiritual awakening and the healing of addiction, anxiety, depression and trauma. He is a California Registered Addiction Specialist. He is the co-developer of a new model of addiction recovery that is based on inquiry and unconditional love. Scott is the co-founder of the Kiloby Center for Recovery in Palm Springs California, the first addiction, anxiety, depression and trauma Intensive Outpatient Program to focus primarily on mindfulness. Scott is also the co-owner of the Natural Rest House, a detox and residential center in La Quinta, California. Both facilities focus on Scott’s new model of recovery.

Scott is the inventor of Mindful Pain Management, an app that acts as an interface between physicians and chronic pain patients to help reduce the risk of addiction to painkillers and more mindfully treat chronic pain. Scott is also the founder of two mindfulness/inquiry training programs: Living Inquiries Community, a training program and group of trained facilitators who work with people in over 12 different countries, and the Natural Rest Advanced Mindfulness (NRAM) training program which focuses on the new and latest developments in Scott’s work.

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