The world has witnessed many artists, musicians, actors, politicians, business leaders and sports persons suffer from alcoholism. One such individual is Christopher Dines - a former house music DJ, author, and a mindfulness teacher. His teenage years were fraught with alcohol addiction, drug abuse, and depression. Then at 21, Christopher stopped using drugs and alcohol, and radically changed his lifestyle. He wrote several books and taught people the importance of self-awareness.
People need to discover their own personalities. Self-discovery creates a sense of self-awareness, acceptance, and confidence. It also helps individuals stay true to their life goals and achieve them successfully. When people see a clear picture of who they are and where they are, it can help them predict where they are going. Self-discovery can help such people change their path and improve the end results positively. Besides staying true to one's purpose, self-discovery improves mental health and allows people to say farewell to stress.
Christopher Dines teaches the topic of self-awareness because he knows that people cannot change their situations until they truly accept what they are suffering from. The practice helps the individuals gain a deeper understanding of themselves. It helps them feel more confident and reduces mental stress. Ultimately, self-discovery allows individuals to pin-point and understand their strengths and weaknesses and take significant actions accordingly. Christopher believes that when people engage in productive activities, they can easily make plans to reach their goals.
Christopher Dines was born on 19 August 1983 in Harrow, England. He attended Stan borough independent primary school and Pinner Park middle school for his early education. Then he joined Nower Hill high school, but left his studies incomplete due to his passion for DJ'ing. In adulthood, he was privately tutored by Professor Piers Bursill-Hall learning the history of science.
Christopher's passion for electronic dance music prompted him to leave high school and pursue a full-time career in the UK DJ'ing industry. He started DJ'ing in 1994 and got an opportunity to DJ on London's 103.6 Flex FM in the late-1990s. Christopher loved DJ'ing. He earned recognition and fame, which led him to meet people from all walks of life. A lot of people in the dance music industry fall into addiction when they start earning money and gain recognition. This unfortunately happened to Christopher Dines too. His alcoholism became unmanageable, and his DJ'ing career almost collapsed.
No matter how hard the situation gets, people can often recover from harrowing times, providing they have a strong determination to do so. Christopher decided to do just that. In August 2004, at the age of 21, he sobered up and got clean and did a great deal of soul searching. He explored emotional well-being and self-awareness. After taking a three month break from DJ'ing in the autumn of 2004, Christopher stepped back into the music industry in January 2005, and performed at profiled parties and nightclubs like the Ministry of Sound in Elephant and Castle, Defected in the House at Pacha in London Victoria, Mint Bar in Koh Samui, and Q-Bar in Bangkok. His DJ'ing career took him around the world, especially Asia, where he traveled extensively and explored numerous meditation practices.
In 2005, he co-founded SuCasa Beats - an underground house record label. He remixed pop bands and produced his own records. While pursuing his career in the music industry, Christopher was also practicing mindfulness meditation. In the year 2006, Christopher retired from the music industry and started his career as a mindfulness teacher. He started helping people suffering with mental stress, and alcohol and drug addiction. Christopher organized workshops, school talks, and corporate retreats to help people improve their mental health. He has written eight books related to drug addiction and mindfulness. Currently, he is working on writing his debut novel. Christopher Dines is a living example that recovery from addiction is possible.