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Mind On Fire: A Case Of Successful Addic (häftad)

Mind On Fire: A Case Of Successful Addic

A Case of Successful Addiction Recovery

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The physical symptoms of withdrawal from a drug or alcohol addiction might last a month or two at most?but the psychological withdrawal can last years. Enter Philip Muls? Mind on Fire: A Case of Successful Addiction Recovery, a gripping, authentic account of an addict?s first eighteen months of sobriety.

Addicts in recovery have to navigate a minefield of existential doubts and imperfect thinking. It is even worse for people who identify completely with their ego-mind. They have an addiction to drinking, to be sure, but they also have an addiction to thinking. When they learn to set this Mind on Fire, they can find a second perspective by watching the thinker in themselves.

Readers of Mind on Fire will see themselves as if in a mirror, and get confirmation that they are not alone with their angst and fears when they stop drinking. They will find out that when we love ourselves, there is no longer a need to drink.
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Mind on Fire is an intelligently written account of a successful businessman’s struggle toward abstinence. His relentless search for a new meaning and identity in a life without alcohol pushes him way out of his comfort zone. Philip Muls takes the reader with him on a truly authentic journey full of ups and downs. I can therefore recommend Mind on Fire to anyone in search of a guide on the way to sobriety.”

— myriam bruyninckx, psychotherapist & alcohol expert by experience

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Philip Muls is a senior business executive in a global corporation, who has been traveling on the job through Asia for the last twenty-plus years. He holds an MBA from Leuven University and has been granted various sales and management awards in the software industry.
After quitting alcohol in his mid-forties, Philip started to research and experiment with a variety of recovery treatments on the level of mind and body and also on the level of his deeper self.
This book blends his amazing travel stories with an authentic account of how alcohol affects the brain and how recovery from addiction can be like navigating a minefield of existential fears and obsolete beliefs.
When he is not off traveling in China or India, Philip lives with his wife Natja and his two children Monika and Alexander in Grimbergen, Belgium.


chapter 1 introduction   1

chapter 2 rock-bottom   5

chapter 3 my dad and me   17

chapter 4 first love   23

chapter 5 lovesick   35

chapter 6 alchemy   39

chapter 7 catharsis   49

chapter 8 on the off-chance   55

chapter 9 spiraling down   61

chapter 10 angst   75

chapter 11 re-entry   79

chapter 12 singularity   93

chapter 13 fear of living   103

chapter 14 tipping point   117

chapter 15 rippling   125

chapter 16 ether   137

chapter 17 locked in the basement   149

chapter 18 hubris   163

chapter 19 life’s paradox   181

chapter 20 thousand weddings   197

chapter 21 back into the flow of things   213

chapter 22 prism   229

chapter 23 cache   239

chapter 24 kernel   259

chapter 25 temptation   271

chapter 26 epilogue   287

acknowledgments   291

author bio   293