Thank you for the “Recovering Our Families” course. It was tremendously meaningful for me so I wanted to share with you how in:
“This is the time to thank the group for sharing their hard-earned wisdom and resources and to thank you for hovering in the background watching over us so we could be safely unload our deepest feelings, doubts and fears.
Krista, the development of “Families Healing Together” in terms ideas, format, readings, videos, (the artwork was fabulous) and being addressed by your beautiful self is a masterwork of communication: personal, innovative, original and thorough.
What the course meant to me and what I learned:
“I have less anxiety because I pressed the “compassion button” on behalf of myself and my daughter and “dropped the rope.”
I see us differently, she’s a real person like anyone else (fun, smart, questioning) not a person with a problem. We’re both equally charged to develop our own growth and recovery. Feeling compassion was a magic bullet for someone with defense mechanisms of control as well as an antidote for battling fear and pessimism.
Recovery is not just a word, it is a state of mind imbued with hope and optimism. It is ready to see the ups, downs and unknowns as a challenge and opportunity for collaboration and even enrichment.
I felt on a deep level the struggles of many like my struggles. I was energized by others’ passion to find alternative solutions and disagree with the status quo as they advocate for their loved one. Experiencing all these kindred spirits galvanizes me in my effort for change.