Character Development, Spiritual Expansion and Addiction Recovery

spiritual solutions for addiction recovery

In episode 181 of The Elevation Recovery Podcast, Chris Scott and Matt Finch discuss concepts like internal locus of control vs external locus of control, victim mindset vs extreme ownership mindset, nihilism vs a life of meaning and purpose, faith, philosophy, psychology, character development, spiritual expansion, and much more.

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Here are some of the main topics discussed in this episode:

  • Why it’s so helpful to adopt an internal locus of control to overcome addiction and achieve other life goals (versus having an external locus of control)
  • The concept of taking extreme ownership for your life’s successes and failures and everything in-between
  • Why being a victim and holding onto that energy is counterproductive for growth and transformation
  • How the protagonist in movies, books, and shows rarely has a victim mentality and usually has an ownership mindset (at least by some point in their character development)
  • How meditation helped Chris Scott in early recovery
  • Benefits of doing the inner-work through silence and meditation
  • Common difficulties people have when trying to be still through meditation
  • How you can handle life stressors and challenges while remaining grounded and centered most of the time
  • Benefits of present-moment immersion as life practice for mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual optimization
  • How Chris thinks about and talks about his hearing issue from a fetal alcohol syndrome birth (vs the mainstream medicine terminology and prognosis)
  • Benefits of having a push-pull relationship with certain personality traits
  • The concept of homo sapiens being both ‘human animal’ and ‘human spirit’ and how human animal often drives our impulses, behaviors, and habits
  • The concept of reincarnation and U.S. authors that have written books on their work regressing hypnotherapy patients into their lives between lives (in the soul realm without physical form)
  • Benefits of having faith in a God (or Gods) or a higher power, universal oversoul
  • How Chris went from nihilism and alcohol addiction to purpose, meaning, recovery from alcohol and contribution on a massive scale by helping others transcend the alcohol-crutch
  • Dr. Michael Newton’s work in life between lives hypnotherapy over the span of a few decades
  • Journey of Souls by Dr. Michael Newton
  • How our beliefs shape our lives

spiritual solutions for addiction recovery


  • Chris Scott

    Chris Scott founded Fit Recovery in 2014 to help people from around the world dominate alcohol dependence and rebuild their lives from scratch. A former investment banker, he recovered from alcohol dependence using cutting-edge methods that integrate nutrition, physiology, and behavioral change. Today, Chris is an Alcohol Recovery Coach and the creator of an online course called Total Alcohol Recovery 2.0.

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