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Letter from the Editor

Saleem Noorali

Compassion Attentiveness Therapy

Part I: Understanding the Nature of Transformation

To practice compassion attentiveness is to be compassionate.
That transformation in one moment in time, from being self-absorbed due to painful addiction to becoming outwardly compassionate, is a first and powerful step to recovery.  The many moments that follow are many opportunities for small changes that can have a profound impact on experience, thought, and even personality.

Monday, May 4, 2015 Saleem Noorali Alternative Treatments, Letters From The Editor, Spirituality
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