Victor Bucklew PhD
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About Victor Bucklew PhD
Victor is a counselor-in-training, scientist, award-winning author, entrepreneur, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction facilitator. He received his PhD in Laser Physics from Cornell University, studies the quantum mechanics of light, and is in long term recovery from addiction. For more, visit www.victorbucklew.com
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As addiction is everywhere in our modern, globalized world, Dr. Bucklew—who is himself in long term recovery—invites us not to stigmatize or narrowly define it. Whether we turn to alcohol, substances, food, screens, or compulsive thought, at the heart of all addiction lies the same dynamic: an unseen and clenching resistance to the present moment. When we slow down enough to feel into this resistance, we find that it underlies and permeates most aspects of our waking lives. My friend, you are not alone.
The Hidden Gifts of Addiction shows that as addiction is a natural, unconscious process of resistance, recovery is a process as well. Recovery is revealed as a loving, moment-by-moment, embrace of resistance. Although we may intuitively feel this to be true, putting it to practice in our daily lives is another matter. This book serves as a companion to you along the way as you do just that. While reading, you’ll learn to develop self-compassion, and see how meditative inquiry can shine light on trauma, and other challenging core emotions that can feed more overt addictive patterns. You’ll explore the role of the body in recovery, and see how to relax your identification with addictive thinking patterns. You’ll also find that it's safe to really listen to and trust yourself on your absolutely unique journey of recovery.
Most importantly, The Hidden Gifts of Addiction invites you to see that you do not need to wait years to feel better. Health, happiness, and the peace you yearn for are in large part the life-blood of this moment.
2021 Living Now Book Awards Winner: As a 2021 "Books for Better Living" gold medal winner in the category of Self-Help, the work is recognized, amongst international titles, to be 'exceptional and life-changing'. Previous winners of Living Now awards in the last couple years include diverse figures such as Jane Goodall, Marianne Williamson, and Loch Kelly.
2020 Nautilus Book Awards Winner: As a prestigious 2020 Better Books for a Better World silver medal winner in Personal Development, the work is recognized to be "of exceptional merit, making a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, and positive social change." Previous winners of Nautilus Book Awards include such diverse figures as Eckhart Tolle, Thich Nhat Hanh, Desmond Tutu, Dr. Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra, the Dalai Lama, and Barbara Kingsolver.
2021 Next Generation Indie Book Awards Finalist in the categories of Inspirational, and Mind, Body, and Spirit. The Next Generation Indie Book Awards, which the media has called "the Sundance of the publishing world", is the world's largest independently published book competition, "recognizing and honoring exceptional books".