Tantric Recovery began as a holistic approach to addiction recovery for women that utilizes Tantric techniques and philosophy. But it has evolved into so much more.
At it’s core, Tantric Recovery is about WAKING UP.
It is about recovery from all the falsehoods we carry about ourselves. It is recovery from self-hatred, criticism, judgement, and shame – regardless of whether or not we struggle with substance abuse. It’s about coming home to who we truly are and learning to love and care for ourselves in all our beautiful, messy, sexy, glory.
You don’t have to be addicted to substances to be sleepwalking through life. And you don’t have to be abstinent from substances to be in recovery.
Once we wake up, we’re in recovery from Maya (illusion,) and all the false identifications to which we so desperately clung. Once we wake up, we can’t go back to sleep.
And just like those working a 12 step program, our life now demands rigorous honesty, surrender to a Higher Power, service to others, and vigilance in our thinking.
Recovery is to recover our true self.
At some point on the journey we all need to recover, regardless of what our preferred method of maintaining the Maya and staying asleep had been.
The Sanskrit word Tantra means “to weave.” In Tantric Recovery, we seek to integrate and weave, while at the same time honor, the seemingly opposing forces within ourselves. Those who walk a Tantric path accept all parts of the human experience as sacred.
Tantric Recovery is about:
- Being fully present to the depths and heights of our emotions.
- Raising our Shakti (feminine life force energy) instead of using substances or other methods of “checking out” to turn it down.
- Befriending and communing with our body temple.
- Developing and deepening our relationship with our sexuality and Yoni.
- Consciously working with the disowned parts of ourselves (the Inner Child, Wild Woman, Addict etc.)
- Releasing shame and loving ourselves back to wholeness
- Cultivating sensual pleasure in simple things.
- Commitment to daily spiritual practice and mindfulness.
- Consciously reprogramming the subconscious mind and rewiring neural pathways.
- Waking up to our Divinity, and recognizing ourself and others as pure Love & Spirit.
Who is Tantric Recovery for:
- Women who are already sober or want to be sober.
- Women who want to drink less or abstain completely.
- Women who consider themselves alcoholics or addicts or who don’t consider themselves alcoholics or addicts.
- Women who have no issues with alcohol or drugs, but are cut off from their sexuality.
- Women who feel confused and stuck and unfulfilled in life and relationship.
- Women who want to come home to their body and experience more pleasure and ecstasy!
There are no labels here. Only you can decide what path is best for you. That said, if you are struggling with chemical dependency, it is highly recommended to have a supportive group or community around you.
Disclaimer: I share my experiences in the hopes that they may help others, but I am not a medical doctor and the information provided on this website is not intended as a replacement for proper medical care. Please seek physicians assistance to begin a program of recovery, as detoxification from alcohol and drugs can be dangerous.