I am a mother who knows what it feels like to love a child in active addiction.
In 2006 I was so numb that I couldn’t tell you a feeling that I had until I found an emotional scale by Ester and Jerry Hicks; I was horrified when I identified that I was at the bottom of the list. I was at #22 - full of grief and fear (fearful of receiving the dreaded phone call); I was depressed, I felt helpless, hopeless, powerless and broken; that was the day that I hit my enough and decided to get myself out of the fetal position, out of bed and start living my life again.
Today I am the Author of "Healing Without Shame Journal", "Just for Today", "Peeling The Onion" and "Sharing Without Shame". I'm a Certified Recovery Support Worker, a Energy Healing Practitioner and a Shambala Reiki Master.
I worked through my pain and gradually stopped participating in the drama of my son’s addiction. I embarked upon a journey of healing and transforming myself utilizing Energy Healing Techniques. When I was able to move forward with my personal self-care, I also began educating myself about addiction, healing boundaries, unhealthy helping and recovery. It was a long, lonely journey with ups and downs, when people found out I had a child in active addiction, it was like I had cooties - my phone stopped ringing for social events and and the silence became very loud.
It took me years to heal my broken heart, and when I did, I found my voice and my passion for helping parents navigate their new normal - dealing with an addicted child(ren).
Acupuncture Detoxification Specialist
Certified Recovery Support Worker (C.R.S.W.)
Certified CPI Instructor (Crisis Prevention Intervention)
Energy Healing Practitioner
Shamballa Reiki Master
Former Member of N.H. Governor's Commission on Alcohol & Drug Abuse - Recovery Task Force
Nominee for the 2012 Consumer/Peer Leadership Voice Award sponsored by SAMHSA
Parenting Journey in Recovery & Parenting Journey II Facilitator
Founder of Families & Parents Sharing Without Shame
Harm Reduction Trainer
Intuitive Energy Healer
Mental Health First Aide Trainer
NAMI™ Trained Parent/Family Support Facilitator
N.H. State Advocate
2015 "Recovery Provider of The Year" N.H. Providers Association
Diplomas: Angel Healing Therapy, Aura & Chakra Healing, Inner Child Healing & Intuitive Healing
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