June 1, 2020 | Second Issue
It’s springtime and Spokane Falls Recovery Center is GROWING!
Things have been busy around here! We are so grateful that we have been able to keep coming to work to provide the best level of care for our clients. As we continue to monitor and navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, we have our eyes set on the future and are focusing our efforts on admissions and marketing. In the last month we have taken on many new patients and nearly doubled our census. We recently changed our policy to include groups of up to ten individuals for our IOP sessions, (remaining compliant with local, state,
and federal regulations).
Welcome: Debbie Teixeira
Debbie began her journey of sobriety in 2003. Like many, Debbie struggled with this transition, but was able to overcome and find a meaningful life in sobriety. Debbie feels blessed and joyful that her addiction is behind her, and she is living a completely different life as a result. In her recovery, Debbie finds passion in helping others meet and overcome the challenges of living life without substances. She understands the struggles of addiction and is committed to helping others triumph and write their own stories in recovery.
Debbie is excited to be working with a team that shares her same passion, at a facility that specializes in client-centered therapeutic techniques. Debbie’s personal history, knowledge, compassion and enthusiasm is a welcomed addition to the team. She delivers the Spokane Falls Recovery Center curriculum in a meaningful manner to our clients. We are more than ecstatic to have her join us on our mission to offer a compassionate and individualized approach to recovery.
Welcome to the team, Debbie!
Monthly Staff Editorial: Vulnerability
There are many ways in which a person can be vulnerable, but what does it mean for one to show their vulnerability? I had an experience today with a coworker who shared the story of the challenges they faced over the weekend. It was the sort of story that would normally make me want to offer advice and support, but the conversation was cut short because I got a phone call I had to take. Instead of returning to the conversation later, I got a text from my coworker apologizing for “over-sharing”.
People avoid situations that make them feel emotionally vulnerable because they are uncomfortable showing their vulnerability. The feeling of being emotionally vulnerable is similar to the feeling of being physically exposed. There is a protective layer between us and everybody else. And yes, it would not be advisable to expose yourself to a total stranger because trust does not exist in that relationship. Typically, we can only show our vulnerability to someone we trust. But, why is it that so many times we walk away feeling ashamed? Why did my coworker feel the need to apologize?