My name is Caitlin Hegwood and I am a Certified Recovery Coach and Behavioral Health Technician based in Flagstaff, Arizona. I work with clients to achieve their goals related to recovery, substance use, habit change, and any other aspect of behavior blocking you from living a happy and free life. I have an office located in Flagstaff or can meet via video conference or over the phone. If you’d like to know more contact me by email at Caitlin4wellness@gmail.com or give me a call at 208-309-1948.
If you are feeling stuck or out of control in your relationship with food, alcohol, or drugs or need support and guidance while creating healthy habits, Work with me. I will support you in making real and powerful changes toward living a happy and free life, without the use of mind-altering substances or negative behavioral patterns.
I specialize in recovery and behavior change coaching for people seeking all aspects of well being: balance, clarity, focus, fulfillment, serenity, health and success. This means working to reduce harmful behaviors, create healthy replacement behaviors, creating a supportive community, work through important decision-making processes, grow distress tolerance and communication skills. I do this by getting to know a clients values, drives, desires and aspirations and work as a team with them to create an individualized program with measurable outcomes using a mix of coaching, counseling, Buddhist psychology, and Stoic philosophy.
We’ll work together to do the following:
- Identify values and priorities
- Examine beliefs
- Define a process for making difficult decisions
- Work through moral dilemmas
- Explore questions of meaning and purpose
- Navigate shifts in identity and self-image
- Connect to the authentic self
- Define and explore your personal life philosophy
I Am Your Ally
On the path to habit change, problems arise. You can rest assured that I am here for you when that happens, non-judgmentally and with compassion, offering acceptance and a new perspective on how to best work through issues. You can ensure all client/coach communications are strictly confidential and will never be shared, unless it is to prevent serious harm to yourself or others. Recovery Coaching is recognized as a key element of the new integrated treatment industry standard, Recovery-Oriented Systems Of Care.
What is a Recovery Coach?
Recovery coaching is the collaborative work done between a professional Recovery Coach and their client to take the client from where they are now to where they want to be. Clients who hire a recovery coach usually are seeking relief from their negative behavioral patterns or addictions, or are seeking to enter into recovery, or want to enhance their recovery, always looking for a safer, more balanced, happier life. Coaches help clients sustain positive life changes.
Recovery is a process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life and strive to reach their full potential.
Roles of a Recovery Coach
- Role Model
- Problem Solver
- Resource Broker
- Community Organizer
Who Can Be Coached?
Adults and transitional aged youth with a dependency to substances, things, or activities. This includes gambling, shopping, under or over eating, drinking alcohol, using tobacco, abusing prescription medications, or illicit drugs.
- Success and quick turn‐around in re‐engaging the individual in treatment and/or recovery support following any episodes of drug or alcohol use or lapses in recovery.
- Decrease in substance use or cessation of returning to use.
- Decreased criminal justice involvement.
- Increased optimism that recovery is possible.
- Increased participation in community activities, natural supports, families.
Stages of Recovery
Something for Everyone
First 90 Days of Recovery
During the first 90 days of recovery, clients can expect to check-in via text message six (6) days a week, as well as meet once a week via video calling. This constant contact enables us to keep an open dialogue during this particularly unique time.
2-24 Months of Recovery
From two to 24 months of maintaining abstinence from the object of addiction one can expect to meet once a week via video calling.
2-5 years of Recovery – Maintenance
After two years of abstaining from the object of addiction, one can expect to meet once a month via video calling to review and update the Recovery Wellness Plan and address personal and life goals.
Dr. William F. Haning III, in his interview with Dr. Kevin McCauley in the movie Memo to Self, states in the first 5 years of recovery we should be receiving ongoing support and guidance to abstain from the object of our addiction. This means meeting with a sponsor, recovery coach, or social network of people also abstaining from that or other objects of addition.
I believe strongly in making Recovery Coaching available to anyone who believes it might be helpful in their life and is willing to commit themselves to do the work. Therefore, I offer my services on a Sliding Scale, and the generosity of those who are able and choose to pay more directly supports those who are not.
For pricing, contact me by email at email@example.com or by phone 208-309-1948.
Recovery Coach Certificate
The clients I work with are the most intelligent, driven, emotionally and spiritually connected individuals I have ever met. Each has their our reasons for turning to substance abuse and an equally good reason for turning toward recovery. Their journey now is to navigate back to their path; the path to happiness, joy and freedom. Which is where I come in. I help jump start and sustain growth and evolution during the process of regaining health and sobriety.
When in an addictive cycle, one cannot live a full life. It takes time to source, abuse, withdrawal and recover from the use of any substance. When in recovery we work diligently to free ourselves of this cycle: mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually. In doing so we literally get our lives back, our time, our emotional and physical energy. We get it all back.
Recovery From What?
I help clients recovering from alcohol abuse, tobacco use, and eating disorders. I have direct experience recovering from these disorders of compulsion and self-harm, which I have recovered from and continue to work toward my recovery goals, which is why I am dedicated to helping people achieve their own recovery goals. It is my belief that addiction is a compulsive thought to self-harm, and therefore believe I can help those ready to rewire their brains creating healthy mental patterns. This starts with the physical addictions, then moves toward the mental, and finally the emotional aspects of why we have a compulsion to self-harm.
My Background, Training, and Expertise
I have a Recovery Coach Certification through the State of Idaho, Mindfulness Based Substance Abuse Treatment Certification through the Center for Adolescent Studies, Meditation and Psychotherapy training, and a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Certification through the Yoga Alliance. I use the recovery coaching model taught and approved by Idaho Health and Welfare, as well as the Idaho Board of Alcohol/Drug Counselor Certification. This sprinkled with Eastern spiritualism, Stoic philosophy, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Substance Abuse Treatment techniques.
My expertise comes from my training and my own experience moving into substance abuse, overcoming internal and external obstacles, and recovering. I bring this to my clients in a unique and holistic manner.
Coaching is Different
Coaching is different than working with a counselor or a sponsor. In coaching we focus on the present circumstances, not what led us to them. We’ll identify obstacles currently happening in your life, create sustainable goals, and take action steps for a better future. I do encourage my clients to also work with a counselor to gain further support toward mental health.
Is it like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)?
AA is a non-profit meant to support those seeking sobriety. Its 12 steps are greatly powerful for some. If you like the 12 step process, great. If not, great. Recovery coaching is different in the way we approach recovery. We take an active approach to regaining physical, mental and emotional health. I encourage and guide my clients to do whatever they need to do to remain on the path to sobriety. These supports include working a coach, a counselor, family and friends, job/ career, ongoing education, and community groups (AA, meditation groups, ski clubs, etc.).