Spiritual Sobriety: When Abstinence Isn't Enough

Spiritual Sobriety: When Abstinence Isn't Enough

by Donna Marks


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"Spiritual Sobriety: When Abstinence Isn't Enough" is an outline that clarifies why those who give up their addictions might get caught in a trap of boredom and unhappiness. The pamphlet provides real-life examples of people who became stuck in their journey of mental health, and how they were able to move past those blocks into a deeper understanding of their spiritual nature. Several paths are offered to help the reader to fully comprehend and access this natural state of being.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781500933760
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/07/2014
Pages: 40
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.08(d)

About the Author

Dr. Donna Marks, a native Floridian, was in private practice for 28 years, as a licensed psychotherapist and addictions counselor. Also certified in hypnotherapy and psychoanalysis, she retired from private practice in 2013. During her career, she has also been a consultant and instructor at numerous treatment agencies, colleges, and Crisis Line during her career. She has been an instructor for A Course in Miracles for 25 years, and has studied numerous Christian and metaphysical disciplines, Kabbalah and Peruvian shamanism. She has served as a presenter at dozens of spirituality seminars and workshops. Dr. Marks believes that for many people, there is a deep underlying spiritual need that is not met with traditional counseling.

As someone who has coped with a great deal of adversity-from childhood on-she has gained a level of insight and compassion that reaches far beyond textbook learning. She recently completed her biography: Sprinkles From Above in Palm Beach-My Spiritual Quest in which she shares her childhood history of family alcoholism, abuse, her own personal failures and victories, and her professional life both as a therapist and an entrepreneur. In her book, Dr. Marks shares how those experiences served as stepping stones to a more authentic relationship with God. "I spent my whole life looking for love, and ultimately found everything I wanted right inside of me," she says.

"Suffering is a pandemic problem (often rooted in childhood) that frequently leads to despair and desperate attempts-sometimes fatal-to alleviate the pain. People will become dependent on whatever gives them relief, and over time, they become trapped in addiction and/or unhappy lives. Failed attempts at recovery only lead to more hopelessness, frequently resulting in accidental death, illness, or even suicide."

Dr. Mark's mission is to reach those who want to heal and who are willing to receive the eternal and internal truths that will set them free. In her pamphlets, and C.D.s she outlines the tools that will make this process possible. She is also available for telephone or Internet consultation at www.drdonnamarks.com.

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