Episode 113 :: Rebecca Williams and Julie Kraft :: Recovery and Mindfulness

Rebecca Williams and Julie Kraft

Rebecca Williams and Julie Kraft return to the podcast to speak about their new book The Gift of Recovery: 52 Mindful Ways to Live Joyfully Beyond Addiction.

Take a moment and think of a small craving you have, maybe for a particular kind of chocolate, or a must see tv show. If you don’t get that rich flavor or that complex storyline, chances are it’s not going to ruin your day. But what if that small inclination was an addiction, with your energy drawn to that fix like being drawn back to Earth after you jump? What if you could lessen or even possibly escape that seemingly inescapable pull, with a regular weekly practice?

Rebecca E. Williams, PhD, is a psychologist, teacher, author, and mentor. She specializes in recovery from mental illness and addictions. She received her master’s degree from Harvard University and her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is currently a clinic director at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System. In addition, she is an associate clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego, and an adjunct faculty member at the University of San Diego. Dr. Williams is coauthor of another book entitled Couple Therapy for Alcoholism: A Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Manual. She has a psychotherapy practice in San Diego, CA.

Julie S. Kraft, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She received her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from the University of San Diego’s School of Leadership and Education Sciences. She has provided counseling to veterans and their family members at the Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System and has provided psychotherapy to individuals, couples, families, and groups in community settings. In her current position with Sharp HealthCare, she treats clients struggling with both addiction and mental health concerns. Julie also sees clients in her private practice, treating such concerns as relationship issues, anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. She lives and works in San Diego, CA.


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