Mind on Fire: A Case of Successful Addiction Recovery

Mind on Fire: A Case of Successful Addiction Recovery

by Philip Muls

Paperback

$16.74 $16.95 Save 1% Current price is $16.74, Original price is $16.95. You Save 1%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Wednesday, November 27

Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9789082820713
Publisher: Philip Muls
Publication date: 02/22/2018
Pages: 300
Sales rank: 693,659
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.67(d)

About the Author

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.

Table of Contents

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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews

Mind on Fire: A Case of Successful Addiction Recovery 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book Mind on Fire by author Philip Muls reads like a train, there is just no stopping it once you're on board. The blend of travel stories in Asia with the philosophical musings about life...it works, it just does. I'd recommend this book to any reader who wants to find that second perspective on life and 'watch the thinker' in him or herself. Truly great read.