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What’s the “Secret Handshake” to Match Client Coverage to Care?

Saturday, March 24, 2018,
Categories: Business View
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Clinicians in private practice have a lot of autonomy. But none of us “go it alone” - we work with a network of other providers, support services, community resources and institutions. When a client has an urgent need for additional help, we are often the “front line” in making that connection - in fact, we may be the only professionals that distressed person talks to. Of course we want to get them to the best care possible, but too often clinicians end up trying to navigate the same maze clients and families get trapped in, between shady marketers and obdurate insurers, trying to assess facilities without direct interaction. Sometimes it seems like the whole process is in the way. Getting clients the care they need means negotiating with insurers, employers and sometimes the client themselves. Winning the insurance battle can be frustrating, time consuming - and essential to effective client care. Often it feels like we need a “secret handshake” to get through the door. What follows are some of our best tricks of the trade for getting it done.

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Letter from the Editor RecoveryView

Friday, March 16, 2018,
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The spring 2018 edition of RecoveryView has arrived! We are looking forward to exciting new beginnings in the addiction and behavioral health industry, bringing continued growth, prosperity and recovery to those in need. We would like to thank our edition sponsor, Satori Center for Wellbeing, which is now open in California and accepting new clients. Satori offers unique services to help integrate and align the physical body with your true spiritual self. We would also like to extend our gratitude to our amazing authors who have contributed to the RecoveryView spring edition. We hope you immensely enjoy their informative and deeply engaging articles, and thank you for your continued support.

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Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine

Wednesday, March 14, 2018,
Author: Deepak
Categories: Book Store
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Winds of Spirit: Ancient Wisdom Tools for Navigating Relationships, Health, and the Divine

In Winds of Spirit, shamanic healer Renee Baribeau shares the rich mythology and cultural significance of wind, while also presenting a powerful system to help you recognize and utilize the subtle energies in your life to heal yourself.

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The 4 Minute Kindness Challenge

Thursday, March 8, 2018,
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Much like many awareness days, World Kindness Day (November 13th) and National Random Acts of Kindness Day (February 17th) were designed to bring focus to an issue that often is neglected in day-to-day life. However, unlike national and world awareness days, it is baffling to consider there is such a lack of kindness that we need to mark a day to celebrate something that is genetically encoded in each of us. Since we think National Random Acts of Kindness Day might be EVERY DAY,  we wanted to take the opportunity to explore why kindness is such an integral part of the human experience and challenge people to spread awareness and engage in the kindness challenge…..more on that toward the end.

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Intuitive Parenting: Whats That?

Thursday, March 8, 2018,
Author: Tonya Meeks
Categories: Family System
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Intuitive parenting: Now, you ask yourself what does INTUITIVE parenting mean? Most would even consider those two words to be linked. Predominantly, people are parenting from a parent centered focus. I did not plan on being a parent that was child centered,  an intuitive parent, or  used attachment parenting. Yet, the road has had many twists and turns that my son, Sparrow, has guided me to this style of parenting. What I have learned is that being a momma is all about the relationship. The dialogue, the inner knowing, following my intuition and gut. This all started with listening after years of ignoring my intuition. I did listen to my inner knowing in regard to others, but once I started listening full time, it changed the entire course of my life. This momma journey has redirected my ship to guiding me to my true north node. I have always been an intuitive person, and when I was a young child, I was highly tuned in. What I know now is that all of us were highly connected to our source and our own knowing when we were young, and often this got lost as we grew up and away from it. My commitment is to assist parents in honoring that inner knowing.

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Self Worth Matters

Thursday, March 8, 2018,
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What if I was to tell you that your sense of your self-worth is directly proportional to your happiness in life?

Have you ever pondered what on earth self-worth is?

The dictionary defines self-worth as “the sense of one’s own value or worth as a person.” But how do we get to value ourselves? Well, one thing is for sure: None of us are born with it.

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To My Client in Recovery

Wednesday, March 7, 2018,
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I hope you stay clean and sober. I may not have a crystal ball, but I do know your life will be better with sobriety. With sobriety, you have possibilities. With sobriety, you can create a life you want, maybe even the life you did not know that you wanted yet. It may surprise you. What you do not know is that I believe this and want sobriety for you probably more than you want it for yourself. It is an easy choice from my chair, and I know that you still struggle or have doubts. I know my voice is not as loud or as internalized as your addiction voice, but I will keep holding on and waiting for my opportunities. I will wait patiently and then seize the moments to point out your addiction voice and how it lies to you. I will wait patiently and seize each opportunity to infuse hope into your thought process and, at least, wedge open a space for possibility.  As I wait for these moments, I remind myself to not preach to you. I push past at least a dozen thoughts in my head knowing you will not want to hear statistics, others’ experiences or most typical recovery responses. I will wait patiently for an opportunity to challenge old beliefs. I will wait patiently to infuse hope.

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From the Frontlines - Brief Counseling in Disaster Response

Wednesday, March 7, 2018,
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I typically wake up at 4:00am each day to go to the gym, but on the morning of January 9, 2018, I was already stirring at 3:30am, as I heard a soothing rain beating on my bedroom window. I was nestled warm in bed, when all of a sudden, I heard a loud, chirping sound that startled me! It was an emergency evacuation alert on my cell phone indicating a flash flood warning in an area about five miles away from my home. I quickly switched on the television to see if there was anything broadcast, along with opening Facebook on my phone to see if there was anything posted.

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ADDICTION HAS TAKEN MY FAMILY HOSTAGE

Wednesday, March 7, 2018,
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Today is like every other day. I start it with turning on the shower, walking to the kitchen to feed the cat, to the garage to clean her litter box, and once her needs are met, I focus on mine. I take my shower and make my bed. The routine is always the same, oatmeal and yogurt for breakfast, hot mocha for a beverage, and raw walnuts and fresh blueberries. During breakfast, I remember to take my medication for high blood pressure and Prozac to keep my mood stable. I realize this all seems normal to anyone reading the steps I take each morning. For me, routine is a big deal, otherwise I become lost, confused and scattered.

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Optimism and Stress: What the Research Says

Wednesday, March 7, 2018,
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“Every cloud has a silver lining,” “when life gives you lemons, make lemonade” or “count your blessings” are all familiar sayings that reflect the common sense understanding that being optimistic works in our favor; it helps protect us against the challenges of stressful and demanding life situations. Society has an innate grasp of the value of optimism knowing that “a glass half full” approach to life will bolster us and take us much further than a pessimistic or ”glass half empty” perspective. In a previous article of mine, I introduced the concept of optimism and explored how it can be used as an effective tool for managing stress. This article offers some insights into the links between stress and optimism in terms of what the research has to say. How does an optimistic demeanor actually influence our capacity to manage stress? What are the mechanisms through which the impact is felt?

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