Recovery is the process of continually showing up for yourself and practicing rigorous self-care. If we aren’t moving forward in our recovery, we are moving backward. Check out the process I’ve outlined below to take steps toward your recovery!
…and if you are ready…
Work with Me! A certified Recovery Coach, Mindfulness Teacher and Yoga Instructor. Working with me means being held accountable on the path to living your fullest, happiest life. I am currently accepting two new clients.
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What does recovery mean?
A return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength.
The action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost.
Return to Health and Regain Your Mind and Strength
- Get Clean
- Eat whole foods and drink natural liquids
- Take out substances
- Get quiet
- calm external stimuli
- calm internal stimuli
- Body – Venturing into the forest to experience fully the physical sensations, both pleasant and unpleasant, and befriending what is found.
- Mind – Creating a relationship with our thoughts and emotions. Recognizing how they impact our actions and/or reactions. Tara Brach says, “Cultivating a wise relationship with thoughts. We have to think about things. It’s not bad, but we can use thoughts to turn us to experiencing. Inside a thought (we forget ourselves) the whole world is shaped by the cloud. Being aware of the thoughts. Not being identified. Thoughts are thoughts, not reality. I don’t have to believe my thoughts.”
- Spirit – Connectedness with earth (mountain/lake/tree), universe, God, or an energy greater than ourselves.
When we do this we create space between stimuli and response.
- Identify Your Values
- Ask yourself:
- What do I want my life to look like?
- Who do I want in my life? Who fuels me? Supports my growth?
- How do I want to spend my time?
- What needs to change? What needs to stay the same?
- Ask yourself:
- Choose how to live
- Using our new skills we have the opportunity to practice our new found clarity everyday with each thought, action, decision, and interaction.
- Never Stop Growing
- Do these steps over and over again and continue to be surprised with what you find. Uncovering your highest self is a lifelong ADVENTURE!
Recommendations for support
- Recovery coaches
- Cognitive behavioral therapy
- Find your tribe! Daily/Weekly/Monthly groups (men’s groups, women’s groups, AA, OA, NA, CODA, Alanon, church groups, book clubs, yoga groups, tai chi classes)
- Get interested – Read, listen, practice, explore. We live in a world in which access to information is incredible. Take advantage and absorb as much as you can or need to to allow you to take connected and growing.
- Mindfulness Practices
Work with Me!
Mindfulness and Yoga Group Classes