JOHN KABAT-ZINN: The creator of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), a secular, intensive mindfulness training program designed to help people that are experiencing pain, illness, cancer, depression, anxiety, and stress.
VICTOR FRANKL (1946): Man's search for meaning. Psychologist Victor Frankl describes his approach to psychology that emerged from his experiences in a nazi concentration camp. For me, one of the most memorable passages from the book describes what many have termed the "Frankl Space," or "Frankl Moment:" "In between stimulus and response, there is a space. In that space lies our freedom and power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom."
Support for healing issues with substances:
SMART Recovery: (from the SMART website) Self-Management And Recovery Training (SMART) is a global community of mutual-support groups. At meetings, participants help one another resolve problems with any addiction (to drugs or alcohol or to activities such as gambling or over-eating). Participants find and develop the power within themselves to change and lead fulfilling and balanced lives guided by our science-based and sensible 4-Point Program®.