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Choice Awareness: Logotherapy and Mindfulness Training for Addictions Treatment Pavel G. Somov

Choice Awareness: Logotherapy and Mindfulness Training for Addictions Treatment

Pavel G. Somov

Published January 19th 2010
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Paperback
124 pages
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 About the Book 

Choice Awareness Training, as an existential-experiential (Logothera-py/Mindfulness Training) approach to substance use and compulsive spectrum presentations, is offered from the operating platform of Positive psychology, namely, from the position of capitalizing on free will as a fundamental treatment asset, and in contrast with the view of addiction as a disease. The author proposes a view of addiction as a process in which the initially conscious choice to engage in an appetitive behavior becomes a habit. The author posits that in order to reverse the process of addiction, clients should be assisted with a) modifying freedom-restricting cognitive schemas (e.g. disease model of addiction) and b) re-infusing choice awareness into their otherwise automated, mindless, stimulus-bound, compulsive, reflexive, reactive, unconscious, choice-unaware, habitual behavior.