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Equipped for Recovery Workshop

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“Recovery is commonly defined as the process of getting better from an illness or otherwise returning to a state of physical and mental health.” –Lives of Substance

In observance of National Recovery Month , Charlotte Thomason is hosting, Equipped for Recovery-Utilizing the Tools in your Recovery Toolbox.

Hybrid Event!

This interactive experience will allow you to discover tools you may not be aware of, revitalize existing tools, and practice using them to better equip you for recovery.

Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered 12-Step program, uses the phrase, “hurts, habits, and hang-ups” to describe the program’s focus. Everyone experiences one or more of these over the course of their life, making recovery an essential part of our lives. Overcoming the inclination to use unhealthy and destructive ways of coping with life stressors, hurts, trauma, or anything that disrupts our well-being is a lifelong process. Building and maintaining a Recovery Toolbox of healthy coping tools, knowing how to use them, and using them regularly greatly improves our chances of success.

Recovery is like humanity’s journey from the Old Covenant to the New Covenant.

Jesus changed how we view God’s character. Before Christ’s birth God was viewed as the law giver and rule maker. A quick overview of the Old Testament reveals a list of rules that no one could follow 100% of the time. Jesus, on the other hand, exuded compassion, and patience. As “God with us” Jesus showed us that love transcends the rigidity of the Old Covenant. He loved us unconditionally. 

Moving from the Old Tools to New Tools

Like the Israelites, recovery initially requires rules and gives you the structure(Old Toolbox) to modify your behavior, but sometimes you don’t know how to function outside of the structure. When you slowly add new copings skills (New Toolbox), your heart begins to heal as you address the emotional and spiritual issues that led to your behavior.

The Old toolbox is still there, but you no longer need the constant rigidity because you’ve developed daily coping tools that keep you grounded. Now, there are times when you return to the structure because life’s circumstances overwhelm you, so you pull out the tools in your old toolbox for a season, but those moments are infrequent.

The “Equipped for Recovery Workshop” offers the opportunity to explore your toolbox, add new tools, revitalize existing tools, and practice what you learn.

You Don’t Want to Miss this Workshop!

More details coming soon!

Author: Charlotte B. Thomason

I hold a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in Apologetics, Emphasis in Cultural Apologetics from Houston Baptist University. I also hold a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work from Graceland University. With over 30 years of experience in foster care and social work, I have a wealth of experience from which to draw as I offer guidance to women in their journey of healing. I have seen, both professionally and personally the devastation created by child abuse. My writing also reflects my personal journey to healing.

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