Praise for Compassionate Recovery

“Darren Littlejohn presents a novel perspective to addiction recovery, based upon scientific evidence, first-hand embodied wisdom and compassion.”

Susan Knier, OTD-MH, OTR/L, MBA Certified Teacher of Mindfulness and Compassion-based Interventions



5.0 out of 5 stars

An absolute Tour de Force
Reviewed in the United States on June 6, 2022
The author brings a unique perspective to the world: the path to recovery, regardless of the underlying trauma, is through aggressive compassion – especially compassion directed inward. This perspective is especially powerful because the author is “one of us”, and also has the education to think about “what went wrong, and how do we fix it?” in a clinical manner.

This could literally be a textbook for a whole new generation of recovery systems. It provides a broad view of existing recovery methods (e.g., AA, NA, Alanon, etc.), explores what works (and what doesn’t), suggests ways to enhance them, as well as pointing toward alternative, equally valid, paths to recovery. It is drawn from the author’s own experiences with 12 Step programs, Buddhism, and clinical psychology.

I’m going to go back and read the author’s previous books now. 😁

Ken S.



5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Filling A Gap in Modern Recovery

This book brings a modern, experience-based look at recovery in all forms. I have read other books by Darren Littlejohn and am so grateful that he has continued to share his evolving journey with the world!

There is so much richness to be found here and I will be unpacking and applying these techniques for quite some time. A must-read for anyone struggling with addiction and/or trauma (which seems to be everyone these days).

5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon

Amazingly Easy Relate to!
Darren Littlejohn has done it again! He’s taken the necessity of recovery and expanded it for an even broader audience. In this book, I had to stop and breathe because it felt like he was writing for me. I thought- how does he know?! There is an insane amount of good information on these pages! What is invaluable and so unforgettable is that Darren has done all the intense and dense research for us. He gives us bite-sized bits of information that are easy to digest and integrate into our knowledge base.

Even if you are not in recovery, there is so much good information. This book could be used as a quick go-to for mindfulness practices, learning our brains and bodies, how to live past trauma, and how to be compassionate with ourselves.

Compassionate Recovery is a gift; all the hard stuff has been done for us. All we have to do is read and maybe participate in some straightforward practices.

5.0 out of 5 stars on Amazon

A fresh approach to living sober and healing from the trauma that makes us want to escape.
The timing of this new book couldn’t be more perfect. After a relapse, I was looking for a fresh approach to living sober. Compassionate Recovery feels safe and personal. It is more than just a guide to relapse prevention. It helps one get to the root of the suffering that leads to us wanting to numb. I highly recommend it.