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birds on a wire- recovery coach training in denver

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Birds sit on a telephone wire image credit (Michael Buholzer/Reuters)
Birds sit on a telephone wire image credit (Michael Buholzer/Reuters)

 

I am so excited to be working on the 1st Recovery Coach Training utilizing the CCAR (Connecticut Community of Addiction Recovery) curriculum which I pursued last year.

I will be collaborating with Colorado Mental Wellness Network in producing these trainings over the next year. The proceeds will go to that organization and be forwarded  to CMWN to promote their peer support agenda and programs throughout Colorado. Additionally, CMWN focuses on ongoing supervision and continued education and connection to others in the field.www.coloradomentalwellnesnetwork.org
This training runs 4 consecutive Saturdays (10 hours each), however at least 2 of the future trainings will run (5) 8 hour days in one week.The cost for the 40 hour training will be $650 and the education can be applied towards the new Colorado Peer Support Specialist Certification (which should be rolled out in October 2015). We will be offering “Spirituality for Recovery Coaches” and “Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaches” in the near future. All these should cover the required domains for the accreditation. Please consider sharing this information however the attached press release is still a draft, so kindly ask for the final before sending this onward.
I welcome your feedback and hope you will consider promoting CMWN in our community.

 

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A student asked Suzuki Roshi why the Japanese make their teacups so thin and delicate that they break easily. "It's not that they're too delicate," he answered, "but that you don't know how to handle them. You must adjust yourself to the environment, and not vice versa." From: "To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shunryu Suzuki: Stories of a Zen Teacher Told by His Students"
A student asked Suzuki Roshi why the Japanese make their teacups so thin and delicate that they break easily. “It’s not that they’re too delicate,” he answered, “but that you don’t know how to handle them. You must adjust yourself to the environment, and not vice versa.”
From: “To Shine One Corner of the World: Moments with Shunryu Suzuki: Stories of a Zen Teacher Told by His Students”

today a colleague asked if i would be interested in contracting with them to do some peer recovery coach training within their peer mental wellness trainings. of course, i said yes. of course i am flattered. i am also excited to dive into this work. i have been doing this for awhile as an afterthought to the jobs i have secured. now though i think that the distinct business of asking people to succeed and then following up with asking them to share their success is brilliant. i didn’t conceive of it, but i will utilize it.

below is a brochure for the basic trainings – it’s 9 days of opening your eyes and connecting them to your heart. i am excited to participate.

i am also doing more supervision for other addiction counselors. i think i am providing supervision for at least 6 counselors now. that also feels really good. and feels like a good use of time.

 

 

from peer to eternity

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I'll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face. .....Bernard Cornwell
I’ll happily mentor anyone who wants mentoring, and most of that goes on by internet rather than face to face.
…..Bernard Cornwell

went to the advisory committee meeting today. the group is shaping and honing the credenitaling process for peer recovery support specialists in colorado. as is always the case, the gallimaufry of personalities brought no real surprises. i left a bit disillusioned, but that is a mainstay of my personality and perception none-the-less.

60 hours of trainings within the last 5 years plus 500 hours of peer support related work will be the requirement for new certified support specialists. persons already established in the field in colorado will most likey be grandparented in.

the testing process will be through IC & RC which colorado will recognize. i will share some of the advisory committee consensus and  process here as it rolls along. hope it catches on…