Rehab Film Review – 7 Spiritual Laws of Success

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Rehab Film Review – 7 Spiritual Laws of Success, Deepak Chopra Reviewed by Drug Rehab Internship Student Maya Seven Spiritual Laws of Success by Deepak Chopra is a wonderful, inspiring movie, yet very complete and with intense insights. Deepak offers us a new perspective on the attainment of success. He helps us realize that there are many more aspects to success than material wealth. In his eyes, true success includes good health, energy, enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being and peace of mind. These are seven laws of life because they are the same principles that nature uses to create everything in material existence; everything we can see, hear, smell, taste or touch. 1. Law of Pure Potentiality The first law Deepak Chopra talks about is the Law of Pure Potentiality. This law…

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Steps One, Two, Three – According to Father Martin

The First Three Steps This is a review of the Father Martin film, Steps 1, 2, & 3, by Serenity Vista internship student Maya. Father Martin talked about the family in recovery, importance of forgiveness, spiritual aspect, and feelings that are involved in  addiction. In this next talk, Father Martin takes us through the actual three first steps of Alcoholics Anonymous. I have appreciated the way he shows us the obvious with great small examples in this discussion. Step One ~ We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable. Beginning with the first step, Father Martin points out this step as being the most important one. He makes it clear that the way we respond to this first step alone can determine how we will do in the rest of the 11 steps. Father…

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What The Bleep Movie Review From Drug Rehab

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What The Bleep Movie Review From Drug Rehab Directed by William Arntz, reviewed by Maya, Internship Student at Serenity Vista Addiction Treatment Center What the Bleep Do We Know is a 2004 film, which is part documentary, part story, and part inspiring visual effects and animations. The plot follows the story of a highly stressed photographer, Amanda, who finds herself facing emotional and extistential obstacles in her life. She begins to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. The uncertain world of the quantum field hidden behind what we consider to be our normal reality starts to reveal itself to Amanda. Throughout the telling of her story, many experts share on the connection between quantum physics and consciousness. Ultimately, the movie focuses on how quantum physics allows for the possibility that we, through our…

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The Shift Movie Review From Addiction Rehab

The Shift Movie Review From Addiction Rehab Starring Dr. Wayne Dyer, widely known and well respected author and speaker in the area of personal development and spirituality. Reviewed by Maya, Rehab Intern at Serenity Vista The Shift, also titled From Ambition To Meaning, is a spiritual, and unique film. It follows three intertwined stories of characters as well as Dr. Wayne Dyer being interviewed by a film crew that are also characters in the film. The characters include: a mother, her husband and two young children, an accomplished businessman and his wife and an aspiring filmmaker who directs Dr. Dyer’s interview. The story depicts each character’s unfolding shift through their experience at this stunning and beautiful setting location. Dr. Wayne Dyer discusses the shift from the morning of your life to the afternoon of your life or from ambition to meaning in order to…

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Focus on Recovery

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Focus on Recovery Part 5 of 5 – Maya’s journey from internship student to full rehab Disconnecting from Distractions Another great part of my experience of being in rehab as a guest at Serenity Vista was being away from all electronics, Internet, computer, phone, and social media. I actually thought it would be more difficult. In a few days, I completely forgot about it. My relation with each moment began more intense. Without those distractions, I was more fully in the now and in touch with the real experience of life. Not caught up in mind, planning, and feeling pressured to reply to messages. I was just lost in time. I was fully available to each moment’s gift. I realized that it is so easy to get distracted and waste energy on social media and Internet. Also, sad to realize…

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Fear in Recovery

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Fear in Recovery Part 4 of 5 – Maya’s journey from internship student to full rehab Dare the Truth & Break Free I am human. Like every human, I have fears. During these weeks in rehab at Serenity Vista, I had the opportunity to deal with some of my old fears that came back. Here are the fears I came to realize I used to have: -rejection -not being loved for who I was -not being good enough -not being accepted -being fat -being left out -not knowing the answer to everything I still have a few of those old fears that come back from time to time, but I came to realize that they are just illusions. Since they were created from false beliefs, they are not objective and there is no need to take them seriously. Those fears have…

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Drug Rehab Experiences

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Drug Rehab Experiences Part 3 of 5 – Maya’s journey from internship student to full rehab I’m Not What Other’s Think About Me? As I started digging some more, I was very surprised by what I discovered. From my early age, I have come to believe I was what others thought of me. I have lived my life according to how I was perceived by others; depending on others approval to accept who I was. By believing this, I have accepted the unacceptable. I have put myself in such situations and relationships that weren’t respectful. I thought this was how I was supposed to live. I thought that if I tried to reach perfection, nobody could disapprove of me. In the midst of all this, I always wondered why I attracted similar situations. Why my love life was a disaster…

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Being in Rehab

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Being in Rehab Part Two of Maya’s internship journey into rehab Unresolved Pain Turns into Habits To begin, I realized that I have been living a pretty unstable life these past 7 years. Going from one change to the next, my reality has been ongoing movement. I was getting my sense of existing by being focused on the next thing to do. I was living in the illusion that if I kept busy, I was alive. Existing by the speed of my doing, running from one activity to the next, I didn’t create time to breath or calm down. I would even accept more events when my body was obviously screaming to stop. I have been so used to living in this rhythm that while I was in it, I didn’t even realize how bad it was. “Where was I…

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Going To Rehab

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Going to Rehab Part One Experiencing the Deepness of Oneself My first month of internship at Serenity Vista was completed, and I felt like I had found the reference points in my new environment. Just as I started to feel comfortable, life decided it was time to challenge me and get me back out of my comfort zone. So, as a new guest was on her way for a full recovery program, I was asked to start the program with her, as a guest myself.  This was recommended as a powerful opportunity to experience the recovery process from the point of view of someone actually going through the experience. From Resisting Change to Embracing the Uncomfortable I imagine this is what it must feel like, to have an intervention from one’s relatives. When I was invited to join the full program, my…

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