The Kindness Habit
The Kindness Habit Synopsis
The Kindness Habit is a warm, compassionate and open dialogue between Christopher Dines, Dr Barbara Mariposa and an anonymous fellow traveller on the road to recovery.
The authors share their experiences of letting go of ‘false friends’ (addictive behaviours) and their understanding of the healing process as it applies to all of us. This space of acceptance, kindness and authenticity makes it possible for their new-found friend to start speaking from the heart about their own situation, thereby catalysing their healing journey.
As so many people experience toxic shame, self-blame, and secrecy regarding their and others’ addictions, the book is written with the intention of making it safer for all of us in psychological pain to speak up and seek help. Rather than finding fault with the individual, the book aims to place addiction in the wider context of the human condition.
Mental illness is at an all-time high, and addictive behaviours are but one manifestation of deeper unrest within societies. The authors invite readers far and wide, whether touched by addictions personally or not, to engage in the conversation and find their truth and refuge. Foreword by three times #1 New York Times bestseller, John Bradshaw.