Healing Focused Care

What We Can Do to Combat the Effects of Loneliness

A man sits on a couch in a dark living room, resting his head tiredly in his hands and covering his face.

Recently Surgeon General Vivek Murthy declared loneliness to be a health epidemic. The effects of loneliness and isolation are very real and devastating for many. But there is hope. By building human connections through social interactions, we can reverse the trend.   Here’s what we can do as professionals to help clients and colleagues combat the […]

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Recovering from Gaslighting with Effective Trauma-Informed Care

A woman sits on the floor, her back up against the back of a gray couch. She holds her hand to her chest, and has a distressed look on her face.

We see people with a wide range of experiences. It’s common that some people we encounter in our work are recovering from gaslighting—a term that has grown in awareness in recent years. Trauma Informed Care (TIC), can help guide us to be supportive of those we serve who are recovering and healing through gaslighting experiences.

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4 Tips for Minding Your Own Wellbeing as a Recovery Coach

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Wellbeingness is vital for those working in many different fields, but for those in human services, and especially recovery, minding your own mental health is critical. If you work in recovery support services, you likely know that burnout and exhaustion are very real concerns.   So, how can we be aware of our own mental

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