Addiction recovery

Resilience Coaching for Substance Use Disorder and Process Addictions

Substance use disorder and process addictions can be formidable adversaries, creating profound challenges that affect not only individuals but also their loved ones. At the heart of my resilience coaching approach is the belief that recovery is possible for everyone. This page explains my addiction recovery support methods, which can help you or a loved one overcome these challenges, offering a path towards healing and lasting transformation.

Understanding Substance Use Disorder and Process Addictions

Substance use disorder involves the unmanageable or life-disrupting use of substances like drugs or alcohol, while process addictions revolve around compulsive behaviours such as gambling, shopping, gaming, or internet use. Both can have devastating consequences on physical health, mental well-being, relationships, career, and overall quality of life. To tackle these complex issues, we need a multifaceted approach.

Cultivating Resilience in Addiction Recovery

My resilience coaching approach is particularly well-suited for addiction recovery because it addresses the underlying factors that contribute to addictive behaviours, including trauma, attachment patterns, and a compromised sense of self-efficacy. Here’s how it applies:

  • Trauma-Informed Healing: Addiction often masks unresolved trauma. By delving into the impact of trauma and utilizing somatic exercises, I help you heal from past wounds and develop more adaptive coping mechanisms.
  • Attachment Patterns: Addiction can be closely tied to attachment wounding. We work on understanding and transforming these patterns, helping you build more meaningful and supportive relationships and networks of support.
  • Self-Efficacy: Recovery requires belief in your own capacity for change. Together, we set achievable goals, develop problem-solving skills, and celebrate your successes to enhance your self-efficacy.
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Anchoring to Wellbeing

Addiction can create a cycle of despair, making it difficult to imagine a life without substances or compulsive behaviours. Through mindfulness and somatic practices, I help you anchor to moments of wellbeing. By reconnecting with these positive experiences, you can envision and work towards a healthier future.

Ear Acupuncture as Support

To complement our coaching, I offer ear acupuncture (I am certified in the NADA Protocol by NADA Deutsche Sektion e.V.) as a supportive tool in addiction recovery. Ear acupuncture, also known as auricular acupuncture, is a safe and effective practice that can help reduce cravings, manage withdrawal symptoms, and promote relaxation. It can be a valuable component of your holistic healing journey.

The five points of the NADA protocol, needled to enervate and regulate the nervous system.

Your Path to Recovery

Recovery from addiction is not a one-size-fits-all journey. It’s a unique path, shaped by your experiences and strengths. My resilience coaching provides a personalized, evidence-based, and holistic approach to guide you through this process. It however is not a replacement for a 12-step programme or psychiatric care, when necessary. Coupled with 12-step or psychiatric care, we’ll explore the root causes of addiction, nurture your resilience, and help you build a life that’s fulfilling and free.

If you or a loved one are ready to embark on the path to recovery, I’m here to support you every step of the way. Together, we can unlock your inner resilience, break free from the grip of addiction cycles, and create a future filled with hope, healing, and happiness. Your journey towards recovery begins here.

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