Matt Finch shares some of the key concepts regarding natural highs, including the varieties of physical highs, emotional highs, mental highs, and spiritual highs. Natural and healthy highs are adaptive coping tools that actually replace the desire to use drugs and alcohol to get high.
In this Season 4 Premiere, Matt shares with you his favorite natural highs that can help you make it through post-acute withdrawal and also help you eliminate cravings forever.
Here are the main topics discussed in this episode:
- How most people enjoy lots of natural highs as kids and adolescents
- How regular use of drugs and/or alcohol destroy the natural pleasure/reward center in the brain and thus become the only way a person can feel good
- Importance of intentionally using natural highs or getting through PAWS and for relapse prevention
- The different subsets of natural highs and how you can combine them for bigger and more benefits
- Physical highs
- Mental highs
- Emotional highs
- Spiritual highs
- ‘Matt’s Top 16 Natural Highs for Addiction Recovery’
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Nikie Person says
Christians are often warned that breath work and other such practices can be linked to witchcraft and leave one open to demonic influence. Trust me when I say I am not here to debate this idea. Debating that doesn’t end with agreeing to disagree drives me nuts. Nonetheless, I am wondering if you have ideas about alternatives to these activities for Christians who are concerned about this dynamic?
Also, I am physically disabled and use a power wheelchair. As I get older it gets harder for me to find exercise I can safely do. Swimming is great but accessible pools with chair lifts in and out are difficult to come by
In that case, I would suggest deep, heartfelt prayer in a relaxed state upon morning waking to feel a natural spiritual high. And to figure out where the closest chair lift pool is and if there are none, to look for other types of exercises you could do, perhaps by working with a physical therapist, which I highly recommend.
Karly Macon says
Matt I want to learn how to do horse dance! Can you please email me the tutorial? Thanks so much for this podcast— I’m slowly going through every episode and it’s the best recovery podcast I’ve found in my alcohol free journey over the past 93 days!!! Please keep doing what you’re doing— having this type of model has been absolutely instrumental in my decision to become free from alcohol after 30 years of abuse and to quit easily and painlessly!