August 2016 Wholeness Hangout
Toward a New Vision of Recovery with Jacqueline Hollows
According to my guest this month, recovery, whether from addiction, criminal behavior, or mental health issues, does not have a single definition. Jacqueline Hollows and her staff at Beyond Recovery have found that addictions and mental health issues are profoundly influenced by patterns of thinking.
Beyond Recovery is a social enterprise that helps people look beyond stigma and restriction. Beyond Recovery works with clients to realize that wellbeing is not the product of events, circumstances, or people. Wellbeing is an inside-out phenomenon arising from thought in the moment. Realizing this helps each of us to uncover our true identities and tap greater resilience and potential.
Beyond Recovery provides support for those who have been impacted by addiction, mental health issues and offending behavior.
Watch the replay or download the audio
Watch the replay of the Wholeness Hangout below or click here to download the recording of the Beyond Recovery Wholeness Hangout
About Jacqueline Hollows
Jacqueline Hollows is the founder of Beyond Recovery CIC. Here’s what she says about her work in the criminal justice system:
“I have been working within the criminal justice system (with support staff and inmates) sharing how our experience of life is created from our own minds. Through a fresh thought in any moment, a deeper level of common sense, connection and resilience is always available. As people learn how their minds work, they are impacted in all sorts of wonderful ways—they get ideas about how to create businesses, how to heal relationships, and how to help others. People start to have new thoughts and no longer feel trapped in a particular belief system. They stop taking compulsive thoughts so seriously. They find solutions to problems they thought were intractable. People change in ways that just are not possible through teaching techniques or systems. Even in prison, people are finding humor and connection and joy and peace of mind. If that is possible in one small section of one prison—the universal possibilities are limitless!”
Resources for Deeper Insight into the Three Principles
The first book listed is by Michael Neill and is a wonderful introduction to the Three Principles. It is followed by books written by Sydney Banks, whose awakening was the basis for The Three Principles. After Syd’s books, you’ll find a selection of books by his students.