I SEE THINGS
I've worked with thousands of patients and clients - including all family members - for well over 30 years. I've sought training from, and worked with, many of the top researchers & experts in addiction, health behavior change, relapse prevention, trauma, and more.
People don't resist change; they resist being changed.
—Peter Senge, PhD; MIT
If you’ve tried traditional addiction treatment or 12-Step based programs for your addiction and you'd like to try another approach - or you're curious about options other than abstinence for a change, Harm Reduction RecoveryTM may be the right alternative.
Harm Reduction Recovery:
Focuses on any positive change not just abstinence
Uses multiple, science-based strategies you choose
Honors people’s choices & lives & families’ uniqueness
Applies change models that are trauma-informed & culturally sensitive/humble
Meets all family members where they are - and helps them move forward when they're ready
When life gives you lemons,
—Elbert Hubbard & my mom!
What is recovery anyway? In Harm Reduction Recovery, we first of all ask you to define recovery for yourself: abstinence, moderation, sober curious & everything in between are all great goals. Recovery for me encompasses 3 pivotal principles: mindfulness, connectedness, and inner growth.
Mindfulness is the way we communicate. - with ourselves and everything else in the world around us: Are we truly living our lives, deeply aware of our goals and values? Are we seeing how our day- to-day movements align or miss our own goals & values?
Connectedness is about surrounding ourselves with people we love, who love us, and who want the best for us, always. It may also mean having a personal spiritual connection either inside or outside of ourselves.
Inner Growth asks, are we moving forward most of the time in our lives? Are we seeking out new adventures, new experiences, challenging our minds/bodies regularly? Harm Reduction Recovery doesn’t seek to encourage perfection in behavior but rather it seeks to help make you a perfect human being: someone who makes mistakes and moves forward more compassionately because of them.
Welcome to living your own recovered life!
For a free 30-minute consultation – in person, by phone, or video platform - call or email me today at 510-919-9678 or email@example.com.
The only regret I have in life
is not having made more mistakes.