Ester Nicholson, author of Soul Recovery - 12 Keys to Healing Dependence is a teacher, healer, recording artist and former-addict who brings her incredible journey of transformation to a practical curriculum—addressing the causes and effects of dependence as they occur in contemporary living. Ms. Nicholson infuses the 12-Step process with added spiritual concepts and teachings that transform the treatment of
dependence, addiction, crisis living and suffering—through her articles, seminars, soul-nurturing music and riveting keynote speaking appearances.
A gifted vocal artist in her own right, Nicholson’s musical career includes tours with Rod Stewart and ette Midler—and appearances on such television shows as Oprah, The Tonight Show, The View, Good Morning America and The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Ester Nicholson survived the ravages of addiction to discover something truly extraordinary: How to transform dependence into power.
Her Soul Recovery teaching is one that speaks not only to those who have faced dependence to drugs or alcohol, but is applicable for anyone who has lost connection with their spiritual “center” and finds themselves experiencing outsized fear, compulsive behavior or a deep sense of unworthiness—or in Ester’s words: a “disconnection from the Soul within.”
Soul Recovery lives at the nexus of the 12 Steps of Recovery and oft-considered “spiritual” concepts and practices including: meditation, life transforming inner child and forgiveness work, and EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) or “Tapping.”
“The intersection between a spiritual sense of wholeness and the accountability of the 12-Step process is where the rubber meets the road, and where true and permanent healing can take place,” Ester recently said in an interview.
Ester’s story of addiction and recovery was recently aired in a 30-minute feature presentation on the Oprah Winfrey Network. Her appearance on Super Soul Sunday’s “In Deep Shift” clearly touched a nerve for those who are looking for answers to the challenges of dependence-related behaviors and the scourge of addiction.
“We are collectively standing at a ʻrecovery momentʼ in our history—with challenges that face us on so many levels. As a people, as businesses, as educators and as organizations, we are at a point where we need to re-think, re-tool and re-engineer our future. For me, that suggests a basis in straight talk, back-to-our-roots thinking, and embracing a future that is consistent with foundational principles common to all of us.” - Ester Nicholson
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