Spiritual Support for Folks in Recovery
Spiritual Support for Folks in Recovery
Explore the higher-power or spiritual connection which is a cornerstone of much recovery work. Discover what those terms mean for you, and the value they hold in your life. This support is offered through any of my services which are all done in a one-on-one format.
What do I mean by ‘recovery’?
I’m using the word ‘recovery’ here to refer to folks on their journey to gain sobriety from a struggle with, perhaps: alcohol or drugs, or it could be food, gambling, co-dependency, technology addiction – there’s a really long list of things from which one could be in recovery.
Explore what the spiritual or higher-power aspect of your recovery might mean to you
In much of the 12 step and recovery work, there’s a spiritual or ‘higher-power’ aspect. I offer space and guidance for people can explore what that might mean to them, and help them find a way to connect in a meaningful way,
If you’re familiar with the steps, what I do might be considered most closely associated with helping people with Step 11 – improving and maintaining one’s spiritual connection as one understands it to be.
Stay connected to your supportive inner voice
What I offer has been helpful for people – in recovery and otherwise – to stay connected to that strong, supportive inner voice that each of us has, which sometimes gets drowned out by thoughts and mental chatter.
Explore what’s beyond the five senses and get connected to that caring intuitive connection. This is done through deep relaxation and guided exploration.
No judgment or criticism – only acceptance
Some feel ashamed or embarrassed about the issues they’re dealing with – recovery or otherwise. I focus on accepting people and meeting them where they’re at. My aim is to be of service and help folks find some semblance of inner peace.
What if you don’t want to talk about being in recovery?
No one has to identify themselves as going through recovery to experience the benefit of a session. One need only share what they feel comfortable sharing.
Maybe you wonder if I’ve been through recovery, myself?
It’s not something I’ve been through myself, no. But through the people I know who continue to go through it, I have some general familiarity with the 12 steps, and the value of what I offer to support this process.
Spiritual aspect… higher-power… 12-step work … is this tied to a certain faith or religion?
Alcoholics Anonymous and its accompanying ‘Big Book’ (the original 12-step program, as far as I’ve learned) is often mistaken for being very religious in nature. I used to think the same thing, but have since learned that is not the case.
A key tenet of the program, as I understand it, is that there is a force – or power, or energy, or spirit – greater than us to which we can surrender the ‘ego’ or ‘self’ as a foundation of recovery. But it invites each person to create their own definition of that force and decide what it is and what it means for them.
Recovery is a brave endeavour to embark on, and I am honoured to assist folks in some small way as they do this important work for themselves.
What I’m NOT offering
To make sure there’s no misunderstanding:
This is not a part of any 12-step program, nor is it any other type of recovery program.
While I have some familiarity with the 12 steps, my work isn’t focused on the steps, per se.
I’m not a sponsor providing accountability during a person’s newfound sobriety.
This is not a quick fix or a shortcut, but rather a supportive tool on the journey.
What I AM offering
To summarize, I offer:
A space to be heard – free of judgment or criticism.
Help finding and trusting one’s own unique spiritual connection.
Guidance into deep relaxation.
An invitation to become more intuitively aware, connecting with one’s own strong, supportive inner wisdom.
A promise to always hold the best interest of the person with whom I’m working as my focus during any session or interaction.
One-on-one work with me.
Notice, strengthen, and trust your intuitive connection.
Clarity. Exploration. Deep relaxation.
Courses and Packages
In-depth work in different focus areas.
Tailored to your interests.
Follow your curiosity.
Try a session for FREE
The best way to get an idea of my approach and what a session is like is to try one.
Exploring your intuitive connection is very personal. You want to work with someone you trust and with whom you feel comfortable. I also want to make sure that what you're looking for is something I'm able to provide.
If what I do piques your interest, consider giving it a try. No commitment or expectation - just a session.
All sessions with me are done over zoom or by phone.