You are either working on recovery or working on a relapse
Stepping back into a life that was once held together (yet also pulled apart) by an addiction can feel daunting and overwhelming. The very thing that helped you survive has now gone. “Will people see me differently? Will I have the confidence to make the decisions I used to? How will I deal with the stress? How can I let go of the shame? Who is the real me?”
By being strategic, having a coach, and putting a structure in place, you’ll have the best opportunity for long term recovery.
Feed your recovery, not a relapse.
Relapse begins long before the first drink, drug use or other addictive behaviour. It actually starts when we have a dip in our mental, emotional, physical or spiritual wellness journey by feeding our ‘bad’ wolf.
All the aspects of that wolf like shame, envy, greed, arrogance, guilt and resentment are part of every human being. Strong emotions aren't bad and are, in fact, data for us to take notice of. But, feeding those emotions and experiences causes damage. Feeding that wolf will only serve to strengthen it and, for someone in recovery, that’s detrimental.
Recovery coaching will provide you with much more than just sobriety.
It’s an opportunity to focus on making positive decisions in all areas of your life, of which recovery is the absolute foundation stone.
It’s also an opportunity to dive deep into your 'why', the fire that fuels you, to focus on what really matters and act as your North Star in leading an intentional life full of purpose.
“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.” Viktor Frankl
Stimulus can refer to anything in our environment: people, places, things. Our response can show itself in a myriad of ways: procrastination, anger, relapse.
By working in the ‘space’ between the two, a response to the stimulus can be managed with awareness, truth and remembering your purpose. By managing our lives with more attention and intention, we encounter more rewarding, remarkable and empowering experiences.
Recovery happens by change, not by chance.
Recovery coaching is a non-clinical, self-directed, strengths-based partnership between coach and client with the goal of achieving long-term recovery and improved quality of life. Recovery coaching is confidential.
A recovery coach helps individuals on the path of recovery, before, during, and after treatment. The coach assists the client with identifying and overcoming barriers to recovery, including stigma, shame and stress.