With a wealth of experience and expertise in mindfulness and addiction/recovery, British author and former house DJ/producer, Christopher Dines is making a significant impact in California. While he has previously led mindfulness and yoga workshops in America, including at the Adult Children of Alcoholics 32nd annual retreat in Arizona in 2017, and at drug and alcoholic clinics in Los Angeles in the mid-2000s, Dines is now focusing on assisting individuals in California dealing with drug and alcohol dependencies, helping them practice self-care.
Dines has established himself as a prominent author, having written eight books on mindfulness and addiction. Notably, his book “Drug Addiction Recovery” (Hachette) features a foreword by Dr Rudolph E. Tanzi from Harvard Medical School. Dines’ latest book, “Super Self-Care” (Hachette), has garnered international recognition, with a Vietnamese translation. Eileen Rockefeller, a venture philanthropist and author, has also endorsed “Super Self-Care.”
Life in Brief
Let’s delve into Christopher Dines’ journey. Born in 1983 in London, England, he comes from a diverse background, with Anglo, Irish, and Kenyan roots. Dines discovered his passion for DJing at the age of 15 and began performing at local gigs. At the same time, he gained recognition by DJing on London’s pirate radio station, 103.6 Flex FM, while also showcasing his skills in the West End. However, this era marked a tumultuous period for Dines, as he battled addiction issues with alcohol and drugs, which posed a serious threat to his career. He sought professional help and achieved sobriety on August 30th, 2004. Dines took a hiatus from DJing to engage in 12-step recovery groups, and in January 2005, he made a successful return to the music scene in Asia, performing in Thailand and relaunching his music career.
Throughout his career, Dines graced various renowned venues worldwide, showcasing his talent under the pseudonyms Kris Lopez and Chris Lopez. He entertained crowds at iconic locations such as Ministry of Sound in London, City Loud at Turnmills, Defected In The House at Pacha, Axis Discotheque in Malta, London Fashion Week, Paul “Trouble” Anderson’s Loft, Hippodrome, Gas Club in Leicester Square, Dungeons nightclub, Garage City at Bar Rumba on Shaftesbury Avenue, and had a residency at Fez Club in Chelsea. In 2005, Dines co-founded SuCasa Beats, a deep house record label, and was the head of A&R from 2005 to 2006.
In June 2006, Dines decided to retire from DJing and started a new journey, facilitating mindfulness workshops for addicts, alcoholics, and people battling mental illness. Seeking further knowledge, Dines pursued studies in the history of science and pure mathematics under the guidance of Professor Piers Bursill-Hall in his mid-30s. Today, he proudly serves as an ambassador for Project Eileen, a charitable organization based in Brighton & Hove, UK. Dines conducts private mindfulness sessions for the esteemed luxury rehab center, Addcounsel, located in Knightsbridge, London. As he continues to make a difference in the lives of others, Dines is also passionately working on his debut novel.
Christopher Dines’ transformative journey from the music industry to mindfulness and recovery exemplifies his dedication to empowering individuals and promoting self-care. His expertise, coupled with his diverse background and comprehensive knowledge, positions him as a true advocate for change and growth. Through his work, Dines aims to inspire others to embark on their own paths of recovery and self-discovery, offering hope and guidance along the way.
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