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Are you curious to know more about recovery coaching or How She Heals? Check out the frequently asked questions. Still have questions? Leave a note on the Contact page or give us a call!
What is a Recovery Coach?
A recovery coach is a non-clinical professional who works with clients to help remove personal and environmental obstacles to recovery, links the (newly) recovering person to the recovery community, and serves as a personal guide and mentor in the management of personal and family recovery (White, 2002).
What is the difference between coaching and counseling?
Counseling involves a clinical evaluation or assessment to define a problem or pathology, the clinician is a trained expert who arrives at a diagnosis and creates a treatment plan designed to address the problem; Counseling will often focus on pain or issues from the past that are causing current problems.

Coaching, on the other hand, is focused on the present and future. Coaching is not clinical; it does not assess problems, or take the role of a therapist. Coaching provides a safe, trustworthy relational connection which supports clients in the process of self-discovery, personal growth, personal responsibility and taking the next steps in their life journey based upon constructive and beneficial priorities. Coaches provide accountability to help their clients clarify and build on their own internal motivations for positive life change (IAPRC).

What is Recovery Capital?
The addictions community has recently undergone a major shift in thought, moving from a focus on pathology to one that focuses on recovery. This has lead to the concept of recovery capital – the quality and quantity of internal and external resources that one can bring to the initiation and maintenance of recovery from a life-disordering condition. Simply put, recovery capital is the means that a person can draw from to maintain sobriety. At the core of this concept is the acknowledgement that recovery is an individual journey, with a multitude of pathways to travel. Each person requires a different level of support and responds to different types of resources to achieve their goals. Having recovery capital increases the likelihood that a person will maintain sobriety (Killen, 2013).
What is SHE RECOVERS®?

SHE RECOVERS® is an international movement of women (self-identified) in or seeking recovery from a wide variety of issues, including substance use disorders and other behavioral health issues, trauma, abuse, codependency, cancer, grief, low self-esteem, perfectionism and other life challenges.

We envision a future where women from diverse backgrounds have the access, resources, support and freedoms necessary to cultivate individualized and holistic pathways in order to find health, sustain long-term recovery, achieve their potential, and help other women to do the same.

SHE RECOVERS® creates welcoming spaces and transformative opportunities – online and in real life – to connect, support and empower recovering women.

What is a SHE RECOVERS® Coach?

SHE RECOVERS® is currently the largest online platform available to women seeking recovery, new to recovery, or in long term recovery and looking to more fully realize their potential. Building a strong recovery coach community is one of the major components of the SHE RECOVERS® growth strategy. One of the Guiding Principles of SHE RECOVERS® is that women need to be supported to find and follow individualized pathways and patchworks of recovery. SHE RECOVERS® believes that coaching offers the solid support that women need to figure out which “recovery” pathways and patchworks will work for them. Professional Recovery Coaches help people focus on their strengths, reconnect to their own inner capacity, resilience and sense of well being. We are all recovering from something, and coaching can benefit anyone looking to step into a healthier, more authentic version of themselves.

To learn more about She Recovers visit their website httpsss://sherecovers.co

What stages of healing does How She Heals work with?
Whether you are still drinking or drugging, are fresh out of a treatment program, or have been sober for a number of years, How She Heals warmly welcomes you.

Addiction is a family disease. Family members interested in learning more about addiction recovery or who would like to embark on their own healing are invited to book a coaching session.

What does How She Heals mean?

“Legends say that hummingbirds float free of time, carrying our hopes for love, joy, and celebration. The hummingbird’s delicate grace reminds us that life is rich, beauty is everywhere, every personal connection has meaning and that laughter is life’s sweets creation.”

The hummingbirds are in the shape of the NEDA logo (National Eating Disorder Association), which represents eating disorder awareness, hope and recovery.

‘The sweetest nectar is from within’ is a common saying about hummingbirds, reminding us to savor and appreciate our lives. Hummingbird wings form the infinity symbol, signifying eternity and everlasting love. Hummingbirds can fly backwards, having the ability to look back on the past while also move forward. It is said the hummingbird can heal the saddest heart, make anyone feel alive again, and heal any grief or pain.

Symbolic Hummingbird meanings: Energy, vitality, joy, renewal, healing, persistence, sincerity, peace, infinity, agility, playfulness.

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How She Heals

How She Heals seeks to empower women through recovery coaching at all stages of their healing journey.

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Disclamer:

As a recovery and life coach I am not a licensed psychologist, psychiatrist or health care professional and my services do not replace the care of psychologists, psychiatrists or other health care professionals. As a result, I cannot provide psychological, medical or nutritional services and/or treatment designed for practice by a licensed professional. Coaching does not replace psychiatry, counseling or any other type of therapy and medical advice. If you are seeking a diagnosis or treatment for a mental and/or physical health concern, please seek advice from a licensed clinician and/or physician.

The content provided on this website is for informational purposes only. Nothing on this website should be considered a substitute for professional medical or mental health advice, diagnosis, or treatment.