8 WAYS TO WELLBEING For Recovering People
by Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D.

Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes (TLCs) identified in 8 Ways to Wellbeing for Recovering People are an under-utilized, but profoundly effective treatment for optimizing mental health and supporting recovery from most psychiatric issues, such as addiction, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and trauma.

Based on the exhaustive research of Roger Walsh, M.D., Ph.D. At the University of CA at Irvine, these TLCs described and amplified in this workbook serve as core curriculum for inpatient or outpatient programs, as well as individual use.

Why “lifestyle changes?” Because research shows that Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes, such as changing one’s diet, getting regular exercise, relaxation, healthy recreation, time outdoors in nature, fostering supportive relationships, a spiritual practice and service to others, can be enormously beneficial for both mental and physical health and well being.

TLC’s can help with addiction and reduce the risk of relapse. Of course, Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes are not the whole answer; no one thing is. However, they are a very valuable and proven modality in recovery treatment.

Dr. Weedn’s 8 Ways Workbook brings TLC’s to the recovering person through an easy to use, yet very effective means; a well thought out road map towards positive change that supports recovery on many levels.

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MANY BLESSINGS: A Tapestry of Accomplished African American Women
by Sonnee Weedn, Ph.D.

Quite some time ago I began to think about what forces help to create leadership and resilience in women. I began thinking about the confluence of the Civil Rights Movement and the Women's Movement, and how these two forces allowed African American women to emerge in greater numbers as leaders in ways not possible in past generations. This lead me to wonder about what it was in successful African American women that helped them persevere through hardship and obstacles to come forward to claim their destiny.

These musings were the impetus for my book, Many Blessings: A Tapestry of African American Women, which contains interviews with 30 accomplished African American women and chronicles the stories of their lives and their advice to other women of all ethnicity.

It was an amazing journey of discovery and delight! The interviews are divided into seven categories of character strength that I believe embody the essence of the unique legacy of African American women.

Making Advances: A Comprehensive Guide for Treating Female Sex and Love Addicts
by Marnie C. Ferree (Editor)
-- Dr. Weedn was a contributor to Chapter 5 --

A ground-breaking work, Making Advances is the first book to offer a targeted approach for effectively treating women who struggle with sex and love addiction. This long-overlooked population faces significant challenges, including a lack of trained therapists who understand their unique pain.
Making Advances describes the problem, explores its biopsychosocial roots, and thoroughly outlines the assessment and diagnosis process. This critical text emphasizes the importance of the therapeutic relationship and describes how treating female sex and love addicts is different from treating men. It delineates the best practices for conducting group therapy, arresting acting out, addressing attachment injuries, and working with male partners of female sex addicts as well as other special populations.
Finally, Making Advances explores the process of a female sex addict’s growth into a woman of grace and integrity through building healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and healthy living practices. Editor Marnie C. Ferree and the gifted writers provide a research and attachment-based treatment guide that is already the standard in the field.