If you have been in recovery long enough, you have most likely been introduced to lots of recovery-related literature to help you on your journey – most of which can be found at the Hazelden Betty Ford Bookstore.
But what if you want to expand your meditation practices? Sometimes adding other tools and materials to your program can help give new life and new direction to your recovery. Here is a list of the top 8 best meditation tools for people in recovery.
Best Meditation Tools
Miracles Now: Inspirational Affirmations and Life-Changing Tools – Cards
Author: Gabrielle Bernstein
Online Cost: $11 – $20
The box of cards comes with 62 affirmations that are designed for healing, spiritual growth, and meditation. These cards also go great with her book “May Cause Miracles: A 40-Day Guidebook of Subtle Shifts for Radical Change and Unlimited Happiness.”
Start Where You Are: A Journal for Self-Exploration
Author: Meera Lee Patel
Online cost: $11 – $23
One of the best meditation tools you can use is a journal. This interactive journal allows you to explore your creativity, desires, and dreams. The goal is to guide you to push past the chaos and confusion of life so that you can help see clearly what you want to experience and go after in life.
Q&A a Day: 5-Year Journal
Author: Potter Style
Online Cost: $8 – $30
This diary is designed to help track your daily living through the next five years of your life. Each day you answer one question and each year you start over. As the years go by, you get to see what changes are happening in your daily living. It’s a simple way to track your feelings and experiences. It’s an excellent tool for anyone embarking on a new phase of their life.
The 52 Lists Project: A Year of Weekly Journaling Inspiration
Author: Moorea Seal
Online Cost: $12 – $26
An amazing journal that is undated is a weekly list for you to nurture your own journey in self-expression and development. It will help challenge you in a healthy way to take action and follow your dreams while removing any clutter that could be stopping you.
Power Thought Cards: A 64 Card Deck (Box Set)
Author: Louise Hay
Online Cost: $10 – $28
This deck of 64 positive affirmation cards is one of the best meditation tools to help you find your inner beauty, strength, while promoting positive thinking. It’s an excellent way to start or end your day on a positive note.
Wreck This Journal (Black) Expanded Edition
Author: Keri Smith
Online Cost: $4 – $36
This is an awesome journal for anyone who is horrible at keeping or sticking with journals and who loves to be creative and messy. Wreck This Journal allows you to be as creative as possible and explore different and news ways to destroy this book like painting with coffee, coloring outside the lines, or poking holes in the pages. The sky is the limit. There’s also multiple editions!
Color Me Calm: 100 Coloring Templates for Meditation and Relaxation (A Zen Coloring Book)
Author: Lacy Mucklow
Online Cost: $8 – $30
Coloring has become a more popular way to meditate and calm the nerves. This book offers seven therapeutically- themed chapters which include Mandalas, Water Scenes, Wooded Scenes, Geometric Patterns, Flora & Fauna, Natural Patterns, and Spirituality. Art is an excellent way to engage the brain and reduce anxiety.
The Feel Good Bag
Creator: Ashley Nairn Bennett
FeelGoodBag.com Cost: $24.95
The Feel Good bag is a velvety soft plush bag that holds 10 pure Zinc- Alloy cast metal stones that hold a special message just for you. This is an excellent spiritual gift for yourself or others.
Growing Through Meditation
Exploring new and exciting ways to meditate can and will enhance your program of recovery. Sometimes just trying something new and different will shift our thinking so that we can create an even happy healthier life for ourselves.
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