Be Recovered: Breaking free from the Disease of Addiction | Dean Taraborelli | TEDxSedona

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Addiction continues to permeate our society and our lives in increasing numbers and new ways. The traditional addiction treatment paradigm insists that addiction is an incurable and chronic disease requiring lifelong symptom management. Thanks to advances in neuroscience and epigenetics, we now know that when underlying issues are resolved, addictions, depression, PTSD and anxiety can also be fully resolved. For over a decade, Dean Taraborelli has challenged traditional models head-on with a revolutionary Integrative Addiction Recovery program that combines the latest advances in science with ancient healing modalities to treat the whole person and has helped hundreds of clients to be recovered from addiction and to live full, meaningful lives. This provocative talk will challenge fundamental, underlying assumptions about addiction and paint an exciting path to a cure for what was previously thought to be incurable. Dean Taraborelli: He is the Founder, Administrator, Counselor at the Sanctuary at Sedona. He has a BA in Political Science and is currently Senior teaching staff at Four Winds Society, an international school of energy medicine. His credentials also include being an Ordained Minister; a Certified Shamanic Breathwork® Facilitator; a Founding Member Society for Shamanic Practitioners; a Member of Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology; a Member of National Institute for Holistic Addiction Studies. Dean has traveled extensively to sacred sites in over 60 countries to study world mythology, religion, spirituality, wisdom traditions and indigenous healing and wellness practices. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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  • Brown Bag Tarot
    Brown Bag Tarot4 сағат бұрын

    "Addiction is the wake up call... to become more than what you ever thought you could be". 🤯❤️🌞

  • Shugar
    Shugar2 жыл бұрын

    Spontaneous remission. Every sober addict I've met, like truely sober with years and years... They all have this in common. They all can recount this exact moment where they said "never again" and they continue to say it every day, and they truely feel it... Believe with every inch of their soul.

  • Heather Stroupe
    Heather Stroupe2 жыл бұрын

    "The thing that bothered me the most is that I was not going to fulfill my purpose, and I didn't even know what it was" ..... WOW! I FELT THAT.

  • BlokeWithTheSmoke
    BlokeWithTheSmoke2 жыл бұрын

    My daily mantra

  • Keith WOLF Hoskin
    Keith WOLF Hoskin2 жыл бұрын

    SALUTE 💪💯👍👍.. this was one of the best sobriety messages I've heard in my now close to three years in recovery

  • My Timbo
    My Timbo2 жыл бұрын

    So freaking true addiction is a call for something more to life.

  • Andrea Eagle
    Andrea Eagle2 жыл бұрын

    I definitely had a severe case of soul sickness while in my addiction. I am beyond grateful for my addiction since it led me to my beautiful soul awakening recovery!

  • Salt/Light

    Wow listened to every addiction TED talk- this one by far rings true to a deep part of my inner being, like that feeling when you deep down know there’s not a single chance that it’s wrong

  • verocimil
    verocimil2 жыл бұрын

    This was an incredible talk, I cannot emphasize it enough! There is so much in it! It speaks to the soul and to the entire being now, it will continue speaking when the new man in each of us has arisen, again, again and again! I cannot thank you enough!

  • Marshall Sanders
    Marshall Sanders

    Absolutely hit the nail on the head ! Addiction is the symptom not the cause. We all must go deeper within to truly get better!

  • Mark Gravelle
    Mark Gravelle

    I’ve been sober 2+ years now. I was a hopeless junkie. Still haven’t figured out how to be happy, but I’m alive. I got hope that I’m gonna stay clean and and be a success at life.

  • creaky
    creaky3 жыл бұрын

    The only guy who gets me, right here. He gets me. He’s been there. I wish I had him in my corner cheering me on through rehab.

  • Ajaya Sommers
    Ajaya Sommers4 жыл бұрын

    Yeah Dean! Awesome Sharing! Thank you so much for sharing your journey so vulnerably and with so much passion. Thank you for choosing to step into your purpose! We need you!

  • Jamar Goodman
    Jamar Goodman

    The ending about the hear’s journey made me tear a bit because I realized this is the process Im going through to go from scarcity to abundance. Thank you and be blessed up up!

  • Angela Blackthorne
    Angela Blackthorne

    I hear the message about the fear of not finding or not fulfilling your life purpose because addiction is such a powerful tangent away from the central purpose of your life.

  • Oksana Duqi
    Oksana Duqi Жыл бұрын

    Oh what a lovely talk. This is one of the most effective ways to see addiction and breaking free from it. We have to see that full picture to recover from what's hurting.

  • Livin' Life with Rick
    Livin' Life with Rick3 жыл бұрын

    Excellent !! A lot of truth and understanding in this talk.

  • Shubh

    I'm literally dying of my addiction. I understand what he's saying but where I'm at in this addiction bubble...nothing seems to work. I'm so lost. I hope what I learnt here will help.

  • Eduardo Salas
    Eduardo Salas2 жыл бұрын

    Every addict defines what recovery is to them. The man seem to found his for of spirituality; appears to be applying the cognitive behavioral modal on himself; which works best when practice by your own volition and design; otherwise like a lot of addicts believe “it was forced down my throat!”. He does seem contradict himself in saying perhaps the disease modal is wrong, but also talks about symptoms. Diseases have symptoms. As a substance abuse counselor I’ve always been taught and have taught that there are several aspects of recovery including spirituality, self care, finding one’s purpose, working through stuck points, issues from the past; and that looks different for everyone struggling with addiction. I’m glad he found his recovered self. Maybe his journey is something that can help others because they connect with his though they may not connect with mine for whatever reason.

  • Lee Sober
    Lee Sober2 жыл бұрын

    I had a bad case of soul sickness too.. Wow, amazing. Thank you. God bless anyone in recovery,, its our own battle to win