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  • Infinite Pathways

    Infinite Pathways With social media and prime time shows highlighting recovery as a possibility, recovery is slowly becoming a household word. Yet the most commonly championed path of going to “meetings” continues to be frequently suggested and recommended as a single pathway for individuals to get everything they need for their recovery. It can absolutely be a wonderful path. Unfortunately though, it doesn’t work for everyone and a single pathway doesn’t always meet the full scope of individual needs. So where else do we go? How else can we identify and obtain the various types of support needed to sustain and grow our recovery? There is no one pathway or one way to recover. The human brain has the capacity to continuously create new neural pathways, so we might actually say that there are as many paths as there are decisions. People seeking recovery are incredibly resilient, often finding many of the strengths, skills and abilities they need to recover within themselves. How do we help ourselves and each other discover our individual needs and the infinite pathways to meet them? * Virtual Training via Zoom. Computer and internet connection required. In this workshop, participants will: · Identify the specific components that encompass individuals’ needs; · Understand how culture can impact individuals’ recovery pathways; · Discover where existing pathways meet individuals’ needs, or leave gaps; · Explore how to cultivate and design personal pathways for self and others; · Explore the stages of recovery in order to identify potential pathways; and · Practice implementing learned concepts in the creation of infinite pathways of recovery. This training provides 6 CEUs.

  • Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational Interviewing In the age of “you are in recovery when you say you are,” discovering a new identity will take a humane approach, allowing for the individual to take action on his/her own terms. Motivational Interviewing allows for the use of a person centered approach in order to elicit the drive leading an individual to take action. This course will present a new perspective on a classic approach to supporting change. * Virtual Training via Zoom. Computer and internet connection required. In this workshop, participants will: · Discuss motivation and what its exploration means as a recovery coach; · Explore new approach to empowering individuals to move through the stages of change; · Practice learned approaches in a supportive environment; and · Analyze the value of making Motivational Interviewing a practice in the role of Recovery Coaching. This training provides 3 CEUs.

  • Mental Wellness

    Virtual* Mental Wellness Presently, 1 out of 5 adults in the United States experiences some form of Mental Health challenge. About a quarter of those individuals also experience challenges with substance use. Recovery Coaches come across individuals with such experiences on a daily basis. Seeking to understand a person’s experience and using strength based language is vital in order to have the ability to effectively support people in Mental Health and Addiction Recovery. How do Recovery Coaches provide such support so that individuals with these experiences may be supported in fostering their recovery? * Virtual Training via Zoom. Computer and internet connection required. During this workshop, participants will: · Explore how to assist their Recoverees in exploring what Mental Wellness means to them; · Focus on the importance of Strength Based Language and how it plays a key role in supporting individuals in Mental Health Recovery; · Overview Trauma and discuss how to approach it within the scope of Recovery Coaching; and · Discover skills necessary to guide Recoverees in working towards achieving defined Mental Wellness and put them to practice. This training provides 3 CEUs.

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  • More Change Comes Around the Corner

    Hello Everyone! Just when we begin getting accustomed to change, more change comes around the corner. As soon as we are getting into the Fall, November is here and it still feels like April or May! In walking around Forest Park today in Western MA, the pond shines and reflects. At times it may seem like a given, and as we get closer, we start recognizing that it reflects back whatever it is we present to it as well as how it is done. So at the end of the day, can we be more intentional with what we want to see in our reflections? At CHOiCE Recovery Coaching, that is something that we attempt to address on a daily basis. Gratefully, we've run across some peers and recovery champions who have partnered with us on the way so that we too have support to be the best we can be. We have recently completed the Parent Recovery Engagement Training (PaREnT) Program, with the Worcester Community Program for Addiction Recovery (CPAR) and the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR), which is a SAMHSA funded program that trains Recovery Coaches with lived experience with the DCF and Criminal Justice Systems to work with individuals with current involvement in said systems. We have recently received two (2) grants from RiZE Massachusetts in order to develop 1) training for Recovery Coaches who are working towards becoming Recovery Coach Supervisors, and 2) a training for Recovery Coaches to better support individuals who also have mental health challenges as well. It will be a year-long program which will facilitate Recovery for Participants, Recovery Orientation for Agencies and their communities, as well as the recertification of Recovery Coaches across the Commonwealth. Look out for these trainings to roll out around Springtime! Meanwhile, see below for a few offerings for Recovery Coaches and Communities seeking recovery alike! Ethics for the Recovery Workforce Dates: Nov 28, 2022 - Nov 29, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Infinite Pathways Dates: Dec 5, 2022 - Dec 6, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Addictions 101 Dates: Dec 8, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Storytelling for the Recovery Workforce Dates: Dec 12 Thru Dec 13 Total of 2 sessions Exploring Cultural Competency Date: Dec 14, 2022 Total of 1 session Mental Wellness Date: Dec 15, 2022 Total of 1 session Motivational Interviewing Date: Dec 16, 2022 Total of 1 session CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Dates: Jan 12, 2023 - Jan 26, 2023 Total of 5 sessions CCAR Ethical Considerations© Dates: Jan 27, 2023 - Jan 31, 2023 Total of 3 sessions EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES: Community Health Link - Worcester, MA Peer Specialist/Case Manager Recovery Coach We hope to cross paths with you sooner than later. Thank you all for Championing Recovery! -- pAUL aLVES -Founder, RCPF, CARC, NCPRSS

  • Recovery Heroes and YOU

    Hello Everyone, I am writing to you from St Paul, MN where I'm at the Faces and Voices of Recovery Leadership Summit. As we have wound up Recovery Month, think for a moment about all of the individuals who paved the path for us to be here today, who have provided us the ability to do this work that we do, and who champion it no matter what. Give them a moment of your thoughts and feel your spirits rise. Who is your Recovery Hero? At the Summit, a few Recovery Heroes were honored for their lifetime achievements: Tom Hedrick 1948-2020 Founded a Parent to Parent Coaching Program https://www.dropbox.com/s/qoma87u5acgrwzd/Parent-to-Parent-Coaching-Program.pdf?dl=0 Marc Johnigan 1969- 2021 Founded the Twin Cities Recovery Social Club https://www.serveminnesota.org/community-leader-marc-johnigan-on-why-recovery-is-for-everyone/ Paul Molloy 1939-2022 Founder of the Oxford House https://www.washingtonpost.com/obituaries/2022/06/16/paul-molloy-addiction-recovery-dies/ This month, we are in the middle of our new Supervision for the Peer Recovery Workforce Training Pilot which has 18 of our State's finest Recovery Coach Supervisors and Supervisors to be. Thank you for your contributions to building the Recovery Coach Workforce! In our Parent Recovery Engagement Training (PAREnT) which is funded by SAMHSA in partnership with our friends at MOAR, we are working with Coaches who work in the DCF and Criminal Justice settings. Thank you all for your energy, motivation and spirit in doing this work! Here are our available workshops.: Beyond the Call: Recovery Wellness Theory, Practice and Healing for Front Line Workers Dates: Nov 17, & Nov 18, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Ethics for the Recovery Workforce Dates: Nov 28, & Nov 29, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Infinite Pathways of Recovery Dates: Dec 5, & Dec 6, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Addictions 101 Dates: Dec 8, & Dec 9, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Exploring Cultural Competency Date: Dec 14, 2022 Total of 1 session Mental Wellness Date: Dec 15, 2022 Total of 1 session Motivational Interviewing Date: Dec 16, 2022 Total of 1 session Watch 16 year old Shane Hawkins honor his father, Taylor Hawkins (the drummer for the rock band the Foo Fighters), who passed away earlier this year after a fatal overdose, sit behind the drums at a packed Wembley Stadium playing "My Hero". Much Recovery to you aLL! Please, pass it on... 🙏 pAUL aLVES - Founder, RCP, CARC, NCPRSS

  • It's Recovery Month.

    If you woke up today, Recovery is possible for you, your loved ones and your community ! If you're in the New England area, here are a few, events that you can participate in 2022 Recovery Month Events We have multiple workshops to support you and your community this month! CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Dates: Sep 12, 13, 19, 20 & 26, 2022 Total of 5 sessions This training provides 30 CEUs Infinite Pathways of Recovery Dates: Sep 27, 2022 - Sep 28, 2022 Total of 2 sessions This training provides 6 CEUs Storytelling for the Recovery Workforce Dates: Sep 27, 2022 - Sep 28, 2022 Total of 2 sessions This training provides 6 CEUs CCAR Ethical Considerations© Dates: Sep 28, 29 & 30, 2022 Total of 3 sessions This training provides 16 CEUs Do YOU or someone you know want support with their Recovery? We can provide you with a Coach at NO COST. Contact US! See information Below for more information. We have created a wonderful skill building training called "PaREnT," Parent Recovery Engagement Training with MOAR. RECOVERY COACHES FROM HAMPDEN AND WORCESTER COUNTIES Recovery Coach Skill-Building Training Learn to effectively support families engaged with DCF 5-day morning training (9/30, 10/6, 10/7, 10/12, 10/14) Registration will begin September 5 If you are interested in receiving an invitation/registration to this training, please send your name, organization, city/town, email, and phone # to Kirsten Doherty, The PAREnT Project* Coordinator, at kirsten@moar-recovery.org Space is limited to 24 people from Hampden or Worcester Counties Other eligibility criteria will be shared in the training invitation People of color are strongly encouraged to apply The PAREnT Project is an initiative of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) and funded by SAMHSA Job Opportunities: CCBHC Recovery Coach We are also seeking p/t recovery coaches in Central and Western MA. Thank YOU for Championing Recovery ! pAUL

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  • ABOUT | Choice Recovery

    About U s Peer Recovery Support and Coaching is a field that is establishing itself as a proven component, as well as pathway, of Recovery. CRC is committed to maintaining the integrity of the peer model. ​ We guide individuals in discovering their strengths that will help them remove barriers to recovery, while building on them to maximize potential and create resilience. ​ CRC is an independent agency that celebrates all pathways and methods of recovery. ​ We are honored to match an individual’s own commitment to their recovery. O ur Team Paul A lves Director Lt. Sarko G ergerian Board of Directors Facilitator Zaida G ovan Board of Directors Mark M uhammad Board of Directors Facilitator Recovery Coach Supervisor Certified Recovery Coach Linda S arage Board of Directors Click on a Team M ember image or name to view their Bio Sarah A hern Recovery Coach Recovery Coach Supervisor Billing & Outreach Coordinator Julia M. B eaudoin Certified Recovery Coach Recovery Coach Supervisor Office Administrator Jim H iggins Facilitator Certified Recovery Coach Nicole O 'Brien Facilitator Recovery Coach Supervisor Meghann P erry Facilitator Robert R ousseau Facilitator Recovery Coach Supervisor Edwin S uarez Facilitator Certified Recovery Coach Rebecca Z wicker Facilitator Up

  • Virtual* Infinite Pathways of Recovery | Choice Recovery

    Virtual* Infinite Pathways of Recovery With social media and prime time shows highlighting recovery as a possibility, recovery is slowly becoming a household word. Yet the most commonly championed path of going to “meetings” continues to be frequently suggested and recommended as a single pathway for individuals to get everything they need for their recovery. It can absolutely be a wonderful path. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t work for everyone, and a single pathway doesn’t always meet the full scope of individual needs. ​ So where else do we go? How else can we identify and obtain the various types of support needed to sustain and grow our recovery? There is no one pathway or one way to recover. The human brain has the capacity to continuously create new neural pathways, so we might actually say that there are as many paths as there are decisions. People seeking recovery are incredibly resilient, often finding many of the strengths, skills and abilities they need to recover within themselves. How do we help ourselves and each other discover our individual needs and the infinite pathways to meet them? * Computer and internet connection required. ​ During this workshop, participants will: Identify the specific components that encompass individuals’ needs Understand how culture can impact individuals’ recovery pathways Discover where existing pathways meet individuals’ needs or leave gaps Explore how to cultivate and design personal pathways for self and others Explore the stages of recovery in order to identify potential pathways Practice implementing learned concepts in the creation of infinite pathways of recovery ​ ​ Cost: $150 ​ Registration Cut-Off: Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 4 pm EST. Space is limited, so buy now to reserve your spot. ​ Please check your email afterwards for a receipt with registration instructions. Facilitator pAUL aLVES , CARC, NCPRSS Meghann Perry, RCP, CARC ​ Dates & Times Thurs. Feb. 24th: 9 am – 12:15 am EST Fri. Feb. 25th: 9 am – 12:15 am EST ​ CEU Hours: 6 Have questions? Contact us: @ Add to Cart Up

  • Virtual* Recovery 101 | Choice Recovery

    Virtual* Recovery 101 In a time when technology has connected the world like never before, people are more disconnected than ever. In our fast paced society where clinical appointments, as well as treatment episodes, are shorter and shorter, it’s much easier to deduce individuals to their external behaviors than it is to stop, hear and understand an individual’s intent. ​ In order for wellness to thrive, being truly Recovery Oriented is Key. This creates a platform where person centered, forward facing, solutions focused and trauma informed practices are standard. Individuals are guided in addressing what is pressing for them, exploring their own purpose by allowing them their own process, and at the end they find that they themselves have the strengths to attain higher levels than ever before. ​ Choice Recovery Coaching is working on the intersection of community and professional supports so they connect with the individual who has been separated from family, community and ultimately him/herself. We have been connecting with individuals for years and are grateful for the opportunity to support you in understanding this crucial framework. Together we can work towards making Recovery more than a possibility. We can make Recovery THE expectation. The first step will be to spend the day with you focusing on Recovery Basics. * Computer and internet connection required. ​ During this workshop, participants will: Explore your presence and how to use it in support of those around you Formulate a personal meaning of Recovery and outline potential Pathways of Consider how to adapt to diverse populations and events in order to support recovery Put new skills to use ​ ​ Cost: $180 ​ Registration Cut-Off: Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 4 pm EST. Space is limited, so buy now to reserve your spot. ​ Please check your email afterwards for a receipt with registration instructions. Facilitator pAUL aLVES, CARC, NCPRSS ​ Dates & Times Mon. Mar. 7th: 9 am -12:15 pm EST Tues. Mar. 8th: 9 am -12:15 pm EST ​ CEU Hours: 6 Have questions? Contact us: @ Add to Cart Up

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