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Rev. Jan M. Brown, the Founder and Executive Director of SpiritWorks Foundation, spoke with two of our staff about recovery, community organizing, and the importance of practice.

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Meditation
Jarell Myers, PhD

Body Scan

This meditation with Dr. Jarell Myers will help you sit in the present moment by guiding you through a gentle scan of your body.

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Article
Carrie Wilkens, PhD

It’s Still Okay to Cry

As a therapist who specializes in treating substance use problems and trauma, I try to practice what I preach: exercising, connecting with my emotions, getting enough sleep, and relying on my family and friends. But I’m not always successful!

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Article
Carrie Wilkens, PhD

When I Know There’s a Reason

Shifting the way you think about your loved one’s substance use can actually shift the way you interact with every other part of the change process. Creating long-term, sustainable change begins with this vitally important part of helping.

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Article
Josh King, PsyD

How to Manage Stress During a Big Life Change

Distress tolerance skills help you keep yourself from ruminating, getting worked up, and making an already difficult situation even harder. By keeping yourself on more even ground, you improve your odds of being able to maintain your larger behavioral change goals.

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Article
Carrie Wilkens, PhD

Don’t I Just Need to Confront the Problem?

A common question when your loved one is struggling with substances is: ‘if I don’t confront them, how will they ever decide to change?’ But it turns out that confrontation isn’t always the most effective path to change.

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Article
Carrie Wilkens, PhD

Why I Have Hope

You might wonder: how do I have hope as we face all of this heartache? I have hope because everyday I see how kindness and compassion can help us.

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Meditation
Jeff Foote, PhD

Creating Space, Letting Go

This guided meditation with Dr. Jeff Foote is called “Creating Space.” We hope it will help you find a ‘pause button’ in your day where you can return to an even keel.

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