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Steven Washington is the author of Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for
Recovering You is a holistic addiction recovery guide that meets the readers wherever they are on
their journey to wellness. It’s an uplifting, transformational book that features mindful movement, self-
inquiry, and community building, along with other valuable tools. My goal is to help readers live a more
conscious and joyous life by recovering the self they lost to addiction.
Everyone has some addiction. When we hear the word, we think of alcohol or drug addiction. However, habits come in numerous forms. Are you addicted to talking negatively about yourself? Others? Is your addiction in the form of having to compete with others? These “hidden” addictions can keep us from reaching our true potential, blocking us from the necessary soul care.
Soul care is tending to the mind, body, and spirit. When we address all three individually or collectively, we positively impact our soul because they are all connected. Every practice in Recovering You is nourishing for the soul. Whether through movement, massage, breathing, meditation, recovery tools, compassionate self-inquiry, or hearing about the experiences of others, you are tending to the health and well-being of the deepest part of you, which is your soul.
We talk about
- Steven’s story of recovery
- How can one integrate the tools Steven used to live a soul-care life
- Hand, foot, and ear reflexology
- Triggers for relapse
- Recovers equal connection to others
- The importance of trust
- Soul care is a full-time job
- It is possible to recover you
- How to build awareness and willingness to make a change
- Addiction is an attempt to self-regulate
- Everyone is worthy of love and goodness
- You are enough
Steven Washington is the author of Recovering You: Soul Care and Mindful Movement for Overcoming Addiction. As a Qigong and meditation teacher, and a speaker who lives a life of recovery, he is passionate about helping others as they navigate their own recovery journeys. Washington performed on Broadway in Disney’s The Lion King. His love of dance and movement led him to become a Pilates instructor, fitness trainer, certified Neuromuscular Massage Therapist, and certified Lee Holden Qigong instructor. He teaches Core Qigong, a fusion of Pilates and Qigong, online weekly through his website.