Natural Rest is a holistic way of recovery based on non-dual presence and the Living Inquiries. Listen to a recent interview with Scott on the book here.
Scott is now doing Private Addiction Sessions with people using the Natural Rest way of recovery. Get more info or Schedule a Private Session.
A Note from Scott:
"If you are suffering and seeking within the grips of addiction, I invite you to take a look at what is being said on this page (and on this site generally).
I spent twenty years in active addiction. Upon getting clean, I searched every twelve step method, religion, self-help book, teaching, and positive thinking program that I could find. The seeking for spiritual enlightenment or self-help became my new drug. It was only when I met the non-dual message that the addictive cravings and obsession greatly diminished, to the point of being virtually absent. Presence was the key. I want to share this message with anyone who is interested!"
*Scott is working with a publisher to bring the Natural Rest book out in 2013.
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Foreword for Natural Rest Book by Jeff Foster
The Natural Rest for Addiction book has been printed. We are now waiting to complete the interactive website. Stay tuned.. Here's the Foreword for the book by Jeff Foster.
Self-Deceptions in Addiction
A list of pitfalls to avoid when it comes to addiction.
The Ghost Image is the Real Culprit in Addiction
With the Compulsion Inquiry, the Living Inquiries Facilitators do not focus on helping people use willpower or control to stop an addiction. They focus on showing people how to spot the ghost image and the bodily energy and diffuse them both. This is a highly successful technique. When the ghost image is either no longer arising or arising without any bodily energy with it, the addiction or compulsion naturally releases either all at once or gradually. People don’t quit addictions then. The addictions quit them.
Join Us at Compulsion Intensives Across the U.S. and Canada
Scott is conducting “Freedom from Compulsion” Intensives, based on his Compulsion Inquiry. The Compulsion Inquiry (CI) was developed by Scott and Colette Kelso using the basic tools from Scott’s book, “Natural Rest for Addiction.” Colette will also be leading the meetings and facilitations at these Intensives.
Quotes on Addiction
This is a list of quotes taken from talks, writings, the Natural Rest book, videos and other resources where I have talked about addiction.
Boredom and Addiction
Boredom goes hand in hand with addiction. Here's a way of relaxing boredom, and therefore relaxing addiction.
Addiction (Seeing the Inner and Outer as Inseparable)
This article discusses the challenges of tobacco addiction and how looking at both the inner unrest of mind and body as well as outward behavior is a sane approach to all addictions, including tobacco.
Natural Rest Coming in Early 2013
To get a good view of whether certain compulsions tend to run your life, sit quietly for two hours each morning or night just watching your mind constantly looking for something to do or something to ingest. See if that is uncomfortable for you. See if your mind is busy searching for something and your body feels restless quite often during that two hours. This reveals where addiction shows up for you. But you don't have to be a slave to it.
A Manifesto for a New Recovery
Does that mean life becomes boring and lifeless?
Beyond Addiction to Temporal Objects
Complimentary video from the Science and Nonduality Conference on FORA.tv
Introduction to Natural Rest (Part 1)
Live talk at the Integrative Wellness Fair in Eaton, New Hampshire
Introduction to Natural Rest (Part 2)
Live talk at Integrative Wellness Fair
Morning Meditation (Unfinding the Addict)
This is a 22 minute meditation that can be done daily (e.g., each morning). It is based on Scott's Unfindable Inquiry. In this meditation, Scott gently invites you to see through "the person who desires." Be Patient. Try this meditation out each morning for several weeks.
Wake Up and Then Clean Up the Mess (Dialogue with Hugh Osborne)
Scott Kiloby talks with Hugh Osborne about recovery and non-dual presence.
Recovery-A New Paradigm
Through resting in presence, and allowing all thoughts, emotions, and sensations to be as they are, the addict begins to experience a newfound freedom to not follow each thought, emotion, or sensation that arises. Through resting in presence, the pull towards the object or towards the future can dissolve away on its own. This approach to recovery is more helpful than developing a better story or ego. This approach helps the addict see through the ego itself. It helps the addict see through the sense of separation. When the addict no longer identifies with thoughts, the thoughts are allowed to come through freely and uninterruptedly. But the clinging to those thoughts for a sense of self releases itself. In that release, the addict stops seeing himself as an object, cut off and separate from other objects "out there." Therefore the seeking towards those objects releases itself. And the incessant, over-active thinking relaxes. Through presence, the addict experiences a quiet mind. That quiet mind is like a warm bath that embraces him in all situations, providing a sense of freedom, peace, and well-being. When the addict experiences real freedom, peace, and well-being, the need for a fix dissolves away. And the need to identify himself as an addict or "sick person" falls away too.
Natural Rest Book Reviews
Early Reviews here