What’s Happening At Holistic Recovery Pathways ~ 2/9/18
The new year started off a bit slow here at Holistic Recovery Pathways. After a busy 2017, it was wonderful to have some time to slow down, refocus and open to an expanded vision for 2018. Winter is a great time to go within and recalibrate before planting new seeds. Now that February has arrived things seem to be getting busier quickly and there’s a lot blooming for Spring!
The mission of Holistic Recovery Pathways is to offer a person-centered, transformational and strengths based support for Addiction & Mental Health Recovery. Through sharing holistic resources and wellness programs designed to enhance the journey of recovery, HRP serves individuals, families, communities and organizations by:
- Providing knowledge , understanding & awareness of the “whole” self ‐ body, mind, emotion & spirit;
- Helping to explore each aspect of self and how it affects overall health , well‐being and recovery;
- Addressing limiting patterns, behaviors, feelings and beliefs;
- Learning to live more present in the moment
- Developing greater self-awareness;
- Integrating the healing process through experiential and somatic experiences;
- Teaching ways to facilitate one’s own healing process for sustained recovery;
- Empowering others to create change in their own lives and develop responsibility for their continued process of growth and healing;
- And, helping to expand the landscape of recovery through education and training.
This brand new weekly post is designed as a way to highlight some of the specific programs and services being offered by Holistic Recovery Pathways; as well as to provide information and resources to that support addiction and mental health recovery and overall wellness.
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This week at Holistic Recovery Pathways:
- On Monday, I began facilitating a new session of CCAR Recovery Coach Academy at Ashley Addiction Treatment Center in Havre de Grace, Maryland.
The CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© is a 5-day intensive training academy focusing on providing individuals with the skills need to guide, mentor and support anyone who would like to enter into or sustain long-term recovery from an addiction to alcohol or other drugs. This session will be offered over a series Mondays to support Ashley staff in growing in recovery coaching skills and moving toward Certified Peer Recovery Specialist status in Maryland. As a CCAR Certified Trainer, I am able to offer the following CCAR trainings: 30-Hour Recovery Coach Academy, 16-Hour Ethics for Recovery Coaches and 12-Hour Spirituality for Recovery Coaches. I am thrilled to be able to offer these programs to support creating an expanded landscape of recovery.
- On Tuesday, I attended the first class of an Advanced Level Certified Recovery Nutrition Coach course.
Nutrition has been a part of my holistic practice for over 20 years, however recently I’ve felt the need to deepen my knowledge about Recovery Nutrition. In April 2017, I became a Certified Recovery Nutrition Coach Level I through the Academy for Addiction & Mental Health Nutrition. Bringing this work into individual sessions as well as begin to raise awareness about recovery nutrition has been an incredible experience. And, I look forward to expanding my knowledge and skills in recovery nutrition in 2018; and helping more individuals and programs to integrate nutritional approaches to recovery and relapse.
- Today, I presented an Introduction to SHINE, a 10-week Mindfulness Program, I will be facilitating with On Our Own of Anne Arundel County starting March 7th.
SHINE is a mindfulness program developed by Amy Bloom Connolly of the Center for Mindful Awareness designed to bring mindfulness into the lives of underserved people and the professionals who support them, in order to deepen self-awareness, build resilience, promote self-regulation, strengthen family attachments, and reduce stress. As a Certified Independent SHINE facilitator, I am able to bring this program to a variety of programs and settings. This upcoming program will be offered to OOOAAC’s recovery community. The 10-week series is funded by a grant from the Foundation for Spirituality & Medicine.
- Additionally, I worked on developing a new online program that Holistic Recovery Pathways will be offering in the Spring. This program will offer an introduction to utilizing a holistic approach and exploring a variety of holistic pathways that support addiction and mental health recovery as well as enhancing overall well-being. If you’d like to stay informed on what’s coming up, sign up for the Holistic Recovery E-news.
I read a few great articles and posts this week that I’d like to share:
- Why You Should Pay Attention to Your Dreams :REM-sleep dreaming can actually boost your mental health by Richard James Havis via Thrive Global
- How to Stop Sugar Cravings (+ 8-Step Plan to Stop Eating Sugar) by via Be Brain Fit
- 8 Women Share What Made Them Finally Decide To Get Sober by Angela Haupt via Women’s Health Magazine
And, finally, I’d like to share the post that got the most “Likes” on the Holistic Recovery Pathways Facebook page this week. It’s one of my favorites! I invite you to come explore with us there!
I hope you have a great weekend! See you next week!