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Mindfulness and Addictive Behaviors

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"This study examined the relationship between mindfulness and various addictive behaviors (i.e. alcohol abuse, pathological gambling, sex addiction, and compulsive buying) in a community sample. A short but comprehensive composite measure of mindfulness was constructed...... Inverse correlations emerged between the nonjudgmental attitude and alcohol abuse, pathological gambling, and sexual addiction, ......The findings of this study support the use of mindfulness as a treatment for substance abuse and suggest the possible usefulness for the treatment of other addictive behaviors."

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Curator comment: "Mindfulness", a state of nonjudgmental self-awareness, has become a popular topic in the field of behavioral health, and this article continues that trend.  The authors used the Compulsive Sexual Behavior Inventory (CSBI) to measure the sexual dimensions of their study.  It would have been nice if they had shown more consistency by avoiding using the phrases "sex addiction" and "sexual addiction" interchangeably and if they had defined the term other than via the CSBI (which does not use either term).  The "Composite Mindfulness Questionnaire" (which is included) is interesting.


Note: This article is currently available in its entirety through Open Access, which is always nice for those without university or other institutional access.


AMA cite: Spinella M, Martino S, Ferri C. Mindfulness and Addictive Behaviors. J Behav Health. 2013; 2(1): 1-7. doi:10.5455/jbh.20120908033138

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Dalai Lama Follows Ex-Sex Addict Russell Brand to Say: Celibacy is Path to Happiness

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"The 76-year-old Dalai Lama made it plain that he judges no one based on their own private life, something that he proved with an unlikely onstage discussion with famous lothario and former sex addict Russell Brand.   Brand said: 'Some of you might be surprised to see me here. I've gone from Shagger of the Year three times to introducing the Dalai Lama.  It has certainly been an interesting journey.'  The Dalai Lama smiled and described Brand as a strange person......"


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Curator comment: The curator initially suspected that this story was a possible "Onion" spoof.  Apparently it's not, proving once again that truth is often stranger than fiction.


Source: IBTimes: ".....strives to offer the full global picture of how economic, political and societal events connect......"  June 18, 2012.

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Pandaka: Sex Addiction and Perversion | Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal

Pandaka: Sex Addiction and Perversion  |  Wisdom Quarterly: American Buddhist Journal | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

The curator, while respectful, is confused by this article.  Seeking a Buddhist conceptualization of sex addiction seems to require appreciation of the historically complex nature of sexual orientation issues within Buddhism.

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Sex Addiction is a Brain Disease | the 12 Step Buddhist (podcast)

Sex Addiction is a Brain Disease | the 12 Step Buddhist (podcast) | Sex  Addiction | Scoop.it

Audience question: from a listener, "I’m a Buddhist and a sex addict, what can I do?"


Interview with Sarah Ullman, Ph.D.


Curator's note: it's unclear from the written description how much of this information is actually related specifically to Buddhist practice.


This is a 44 minute podcast.

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Buddha in the Bedroom: Why Meditators Are Better Lovers

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Most sex addicts that I've met are not trying to kill sexual desire for life. There are differences between practicing Dharma\recovery and shutting ourselves off from natural desires. Again, different ethics for different people and situations. Whether we're addicted or Buddhist or neither, we can use mindfulness practices from Buddhism to decrease attachment and increase fun times.


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Author: Darren Littlejohn


Source: Huffington Post, July 25, 2012.

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Can Buddhism Help with Sex Addiction?

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"In the land of the strange but true, as a former Tibetan Buddhist nun I fell in love with and married a man who counsels sex addicts and who is a recovering sex addict himself."

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Written by Paldrom Collins, former Buddhist nun.


Source: YourTango.com, "an online magazine dedicated to love, life and relationships."

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Attachment | A View On Buddhism

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Introduction to Buddhist description of attachment and craving as harmful emotions.......

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(References sex addiction as an example of "attachment gone mad")


www.viewofbuddhism.org

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