Honest Reflection (Self-Reflection) Ownership (Self-Clarity) Purpose (Meaning of New Pathways) Empowering Change (Visioning)
Hope begins with Honest self-reflection to identify where individuals have followed the wrong course.
Ownership is about gaining self-clarity to comprehend that they have healthy choices to make.
Purpose is found in finding the meaning of pursuing new pathways and what they offer.
Empowerment is about Hope creating the vision or actualization of why change will lead them back to a pathway of restoration and well-being once again.
"The most common triggers for relapse include stress, negative or challenging emotions, and people or places connected with previous addictive behavior, all of which can be found in the workplace" (Sinha, 2008).
"Hope is the positive motivational state that is based on an interactively derived sense of successful (a) agency (goal-directed energy) and (b) pathways (planning to meet goals)” Snyder (2000).
Problem: When life stressors get in the way lives are thrown out of alignment. When life is disrupted they lose their way. To reconcile this, individuals often use substances as coping mechanisms for temporal relief. However, this entraps them in a cycle of behavior that leads to a cognitive impasse, one of feeling "stuck." This affects their well being and evolves into measurably lower levels of hope. Implicitly, want they hope to discover is a pathway thinking of "how" to break free of this cycle, to take their lives back and find a pathway to restoration.
Attitude-> Emotions-> Behavior
Solution: Hope In response to this, the Hope-Focused Model is an integrated evidence-based approach to counseling that offers a process of transformation through identity development. To accomplish this we use the following resources:
1. Our Subjective Narrative is a psychological assessment that inspires individuals to dig deep through self-reflection to discern "what" is getting in the way and "how" reconciling this can bridge their disconnect. Through self-authentication and visioning their future self illuminates tangible goals that create agency thinking or the motivation and purpose of intentional change.
2. Objective psychological assessments may be used to serve as instruments that validate an individuals innate talent that may be used as scaffolding to enact a new way of living; an empowering agent for owning intentional change.
3. Twelve Step workbooks serve as a foundational platform of Hope, for understanding "why" change is critical to restoration. We use these to illuminate "how" inborn abilities will offer new pathway thinking, so that they are empowered to share their gifts as a mechanism for manifesting Hope to stay the course. Hope is found through the integration of assessment authentication, counseling and co-constructing a new attitude about their role in life.
Together, this integrative approach changes their attitude, amplifying "why" change will enhance a life filled with hope. It effects "how" their emotional response to this new beginning, and "living into" this behavior, allows for co-constructing this pathway for themselves. The confluence of these heightens self-efficacy and creates a sustainable cognitive bridge that supports individuals as they emerge from treatment into recovery or for those who are seeking substance abuse counseling within the world-at-large who seek a lifeline to find wholeness once again. Our Mission: Our mission is to compliment current therapeutic treatment protocols that promote self-efficacy and a cognitive platform for intentional change. Fostering a newfound identity has the propensity for amplifying inner strengths and a sense of hope. Our purpose is to guide individuals to a sustainable pathway that is free from attachments, one of restoration back to wholeness, and one that leads to an abundant life of purpose.
Our Goal: Our goal is to engage the hearts and minds of our clients, in the midst of their recovery journey, allowing them to explore "who" they are in order to uncover their authentic self. This Hope-Focused discovery method heightens awareness of "what" is getting in the way and "how" to utilize their inborn gifts in their personal and professional development. Through this process, clients are empowered to take ownership of their lives and adopt a new direction in life. We help clients see through the distortions brought on by addiction and trauma, to regain the clarity necessary to thrive once again in the both their personal and professional lives.
What We Offer Comprehensive Assessment Batteries
Ongoing Counseling Support
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