They also require a pathway to finding purpose in that journey. Emerging from treatment centers requires a plan where clients co-construct a cognitive bridge that will support them as they assimilate back into the world-at-large. Vocational development workshops offer treatment therapists with a unique approach that draws from clients a hope-centered self-understanding of both their character strengths and their inborn talent.
Narrative workbooks are composed by clients offering counselors a vital resource to strengthen their alliance and build strategic treatment goals to affect change. Positive experiences from the past serve as a platform to build upon, to reframe their present conflicts and construct a bridge emboldened by a new vocational identity. Workshops are designed to support the tremendous work that therapists engage in to achieve the treatment plan goals and objectives that offer their clients a restorative pathway back to sustainable health.
Workshops introduce pragmatic constructs such as:
- Self-reflection in a group workshop setting using a narrative workbook that draws out and validates inner strengths from prior positive experiences.
- Sharing reflections in dyads normalizes a unity of purpose.
- Transferring their workbook strengths entries on wall poster sheets reinforces their self-worth and begins framing their identity.
- Self-clarity emerges through self-authenticated interest themes that offer a vocational perspective and assists in delineating the purpose of a vocational identity.
- Abilities are measured and discussed to actualize their inborn competencies to support vocational preferences.
- Self-clarity integrates self-reflected strengths with vocational preferences to determine the meaning of endeavors as a basis for enacting an action plan for intentional change.
- Visioning allows clients to take ownership of this newfound vocational identity as a catalyst to change itself.
- Visioning draws from inner strengths and the purpose of change
- It manifests both an attitudinal and behavioral perception of life where change has a new purpose to establish well-being.
- Visioning requires clients to co-construct and own this pathway thinking as a structural bridge to connect treatment exit strategies with the world-at-large.
- This action planning embraces a newfound attitude that requires focus to enact goals.
- Intentional change planning instills purpose and the resiliency of this hope-centered attitude that stands in opposition to triggers.
Implementing and Adapting
- Implementing and adapting inculcates abilities validation, visioning and planning through a pragmatic approach that manifests the meaning of action steps.
- It elevates the principle that triggers need not impede their goals if they represent a false narrative.
- Adapting is a purpose-driven decision to stay the course liberating clients from attractors
- New behavior ultimately holds new meaning.
Our mission is to tune the hearts and minds of individuals to an understanding that they are not alone in their journey. They were endowed with gifts that may be developed through a process that guides them to an understanding of their uniqueness. This empowers attitudinal change that affects behavior.
This new way of living offers pathway thinking. It elevates their inherent drive to learn more about their giftedness and its source. Ultimately, our goal is for individuals to own their new direction in relation to something greater than themselves, which leads to transformative change beginning from the inside out. In that quest, they find hope and the resilience to stay the course.
Blair Hollis M.A. GCDF BCCC
Crossroads Consulting, Inc.