How free do you want to be?
Recovery is the process of becoming free from the negative self-destructive impulses that create cravings to seek relief in drugs and alcohol. In recovery you’ll learn how to embrace your feelings rather than avoid or fear them. I believe it is equally important to develop skills to recognize the subtle ways the disease of addiction strives to regain control. We do this by creating war-game strategies.
Where to begin?
If you have a desire to change your life and get off the painful ride of active addiction I will help you determine an appropriate course of action – whether this means providing hourly or intensive coaching services, or helping you to choose an appropriate inpatient or outpatient treatment program. Because every client requires personalized care, there is no “one size fits all” coaching plan. After an initial in-person or Skype assessment, I will present various options. Some clients may require a medical detox prior to working with me. Others may choose to include coaching as part of their aftercare plan when they return home from a treatment facility.
As a recovery coach, I provide additional support, companionship, mentoring, and motivation to addicts and alcoholics at any point on their recovery journey. Recovery is more than just abstinence. I teach clients how to implement tools to handle real-life situations, feelings and triggers as they come up so that they can achieve long-term sobriety. By learning how to embrace and accept all feelings – the good the bad and the ugly – you’ll be able to move gracefully through both the immense joy and the emotional minefields that life presents without having to seek relief in drugs and alcohol.
I tailor a plan of action according to the specific needs of each client. This includes a lifestyle transformation through nutrition, exercise, yoga, meditation, and stress reduction skills. Together we’ll create a daily routine that promotes health and wellness, improves energy, and supports restful sleep.
When authorized, I will work closely with your clinical team to share information, provide observations, or implement suggestions. I believe in creating a wide net of support. A sober coach is not a paid sponsor. I never read twelve-step literature or work steps with clients. I encourage and help clients to find and build a support group.
I personally attend to the coaching of every client and often travel nationally and internationally for intensive in-person and 24/7 coaching. I also use Skype to provide support for clients living outside of the New York area.
Recovery is the process of becoming fearless.
Each month I host SEX TALK a free online live video open discussion on www.intherooms.com where we take on topics related to sex in recovery.
I’m currently writing book about Shadow Addiction. Stay tuned for more info.
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