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Books like Dr Martha Cleveland's Chronic Illness and the Twelve Steps, which offer practical help, have a large potential market. Millions of people have chronic illnesses, and those millions have people who care about them and stand alongside their loved ones seeking solutions. This book outlines the Twelve Step journey and the way it develops emotional resilience to manage chronic illness. A good choice for any chronic illness!!

This is the message of Martha Cleveland's heartening book, which maps the spiral . The Twelve Steps are directed toward spiritual growth

This is the message of Martha Cleveland's heartening book, which maps the spiral of emotional pain that steals the energy of the chronically ill-and shows how to turn this spiral into a path toward spiritual growth. Cleveland herself turned to the Twelve Steps for support during almost two decades of a recurring illness that defied diagnosis. The Twelve Steps are directed toward spiritual growth. Chapters 4 through 13 take us through the Twelve Steps of AA, redefined here so each Step becomes especially meaningful to us. Chapter 14 is a hopeful prophecy, describing what the outcome of our commitment to spiritual wellness can be.

Cleveland herself turned to the Twelve Steps for support during almost two decades of a recurring illness that defied diagnosis. An invitation to choose joy over despair, her book reveals how chronic illness can open the spirit to acceptance, serenity, and fulfillment. Hazelden Publishing, 17 февр.

Books like Dr Martha Cleveland's Chronic Illness and the Twelve Steps . Martha Cleveland in her own struggle to live life to the fullest has been able to tell others her secret in this easy to read, motivating book. The sub-title of this book promises a practical approach to spiritual resilience in the AA tradition.

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Cleveland herself turned to the Twelve Steps for support during almost two decades of a recurring illness that defied diagnosis

Cleveland herself turned to the Twelve Steps for support during almost two decades of a recurring illness that defied diagnosis.

Contents First published as Twelve Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment by the Sangreal Foundation, 1969 . Chronic illness and retirement in Jamaica.

Contents First published as Twelve Steps to Spiritual Enlightenment by the Sangreal Foundation, 1969 First Samuel Weis. Chronic Respiratory Illness (The Experience of Illness) Twelve Steps to Destruction: Codependency Recovery Heresies. 365 Steps to Practical Spirituality.

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When we live with a chronic illness or disability, our spirit is tested. And though we may have no say in our sickness, how we meet its spiritual challenge is entirely up to us. This is the message of Martha Cleveland's heartening book, which maps the spiral of emotional pain that steals the energy of the chronically ill--and shows how to turn this spiral into a path toward spiritual growth. Cleveland herself turned to the Twelve Steps for support during almost two decades of a recurring illness that defied diagnosis. In this book, she shares what the Twelve Step program teaches her about living with chronic illness--coping with feelings of pain, anger, hopelessness, and isolation--and about offsetting such negative emotions with spiritual wellness. An invitation to choose joy over despair, her book reveals how chronic illness can open the spirit to acceptance, serenity, and fulfillment.

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Steamy Ibis
Chronic illness affects a significant minority. Figures for the United States on chronic pain, for example, show that at least one American in ten suffers from chronic pain with its considerable impacts on employment, social participation, finance and intimate relationships.

Books like Dr Martha Cleveland's Chronic Illness and the Twelve Steps, which offer practical help, have a large potential market. Millions of people have chronic illnesses, and those millions have people who care about them and stand alongside their loved ones seeking solutions.

This book outlines the Twelve Step journey and the way it develops emotional resilience to manage chronic illness. It describes, for example, the Steps asking the person to make a complete inventory and deal with the hurts of the past. Dr Cleveland is detailed in her analysis of emotional pain; how to identify it, how to remedy it, how to maintain a healthy emotional life.

The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and the AA program were founded by Episcopal priest Sam Shoemaker. Fr Shoemaker is credited with the idea of twelve steps as a way of making spiritual resources available to people addicted to alcohol. This book is one of several that AA World Services Inc. have approved that adapt the Twelve Steps for diseases and addictions other than alcoholism. The sub-title of this book promises a practical approach to spiritual resilience in the AA tradition. I, however, would disagree that this book is about spiritual resilience, as its emphasis on emotional pain and healthy emotions is more to do with emotional resilience.

The near reduction of the concept of a Higher Power to faith in one's own projections illustrates the change of emphasis. Much more can be made of a Higher Power that transcends our own life without infringing the boundaries of the AA teachings of a Higher Power.

I have been collecting and reading dozens of books on chronic pain and chronic illness over the past year. Cleveland's book is one of the most practical of these books on managing and `healing' chronic illnesses. she outlines the steps clearly without sacrificing depth of engagement. Drawing on her own experience of chronic illness and her practice as a therapist, she shows when encouragement is needed, and when sheer grit is the only way through.

As one who writes on chronic pain and spirituality out of my personal knowledge of chronic pain, I consider this book will be highly useful for people with chronic illnesses and those who care for them.
nadness
Repetition is the key for this very effective method of addressing the emotional, spiritual, and mental aspects of living with Chronic Illness. I found myself feeling freedom from what I thought were healthy responses to living with my illness but were in fact methods of desperately trying to have control in my life. Martha Cleveland has taken the 12 Steps and applied them to Chronic Illness in a way that is either a perfect adjunct to someone already familiar with the 12 Steps or to someone who is unfamiliar. I go back to this book for check ups whenever I feel myself getting out of balance. This was hard work for me, but so worth it.
Zut
This is rich with help, highly recommend for anyone stuck in a pain pattern. It quickly became my every day go to for each morning. Every page is dogeared and I have markers it is just a fantastic beautifully written from the point of view of someone who truly understands what it's like. It such a lonely illness and you feel like you found your mom's best advice/acknowledgement and your sister's in one place.
Windforge
I like this book...it gives insight into the steps & traditions!
Vetitc
I loved this book. I have had a chronic illness for most of
my life. I have not found a book yet which described with
honesty, compassion, and love, the truths that people with
chronic illness have to deal with daily. I felt validated
and reassured that my pain was real. I would recommend it to
anyone who feels there is no hope to be heard.
Ffyan
This book is very good and links well to the 12 steps of AA. I used it in a chronic illness support group and received some very good materials. A good choice for any chronic illness!!
Dominator
This book does not heal the chronic illness, but it definitely helps to stay connected to the spiritual strength that is necessary.
A SOLID SPIRITUAL APPROACH TO A CHALLENGING CONDITION. FOR ANY ONE WHO SUFFERS FROM CHRONIC PAIN ANY TOOLS TO HELP GET THROUGH THE DIFFICULT DAYS AND ENABLE SOME SELF CARE IS INVALUABLE
Chronic Illness and the Twelve Steps: A Practical Approach to Spiritual Resilience download epub
Addiction & Recovery
Author: Martha Cleveland
ISBN: 1568383479
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Addiction & Recovery
Language: English
Publisher: Hazelden (August 31, 1999)
Pages: 224 pages