"Thank you for inspiring me and lighting a path to follow." Tom Hedrick - you are my friend, and I miss you and your big big heart at this moment one year after you passed away. You have been a fri ...
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.
This meditation with Dr. Jarell Myers will help you sit in the present moment by guiding you through a gentle scan of your body.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It can be difficult to find resources tailored to the needs of families and loved ones. Here, we have collected a variety of support tools and communities for anyone who has a loved one struggling with substance use.