September 1, 2020 | Fifth Issue
Fortifying Relationships with Industry Professionals in Spokane
Over the last month we have enjoyed meeting with other professionals in the industry. We are always grateful when referring professionals and friends take time out of their busy schedules to visit us. We are equally grateful when other treatment centers open their doors to us
and allow us to see their facility.
We believe in treating the entire individual, and we find that addiction often impacts many areas of a person’s life. This is why we do everything we can to create individualized and holistic treatment. As we continue to grow our census, we will also be growing our referral base. We are always looking to learn more about programs that are available for our clients.
These programs may not be necessarily tied to substance use disorders directly,
and could be anything from daycare assistance to career solutions.
We want to thank our friends in the industry for being such amazing referral partners. We are thrilled to be a part of the Spokane recovery community! It is trusted referral relationships like these that allow Spokane Falls Recovery Center to help individuals who need additional services.
Emily Toles Brings Meditation and Yoga into Group!
For many months, we have been facilitating meditation in our groups by having Emily lead a virtual guided meditation via Telehealth. We are delighted to have Emily return to our center and lead the meditation groups in-person. Our clients are reporting that they are experiencing more benefit from meditation simply due to having her in the room with them. They feel more capable in their efforts to participate because her presence is warm and welcoming. It is of great benefit that she comes with her own accoutrement
of calming music, and an essential oils diffuser.
Emily is also a certified Yoga Instructor with 7 years of experience. She specializes in making yoga accessible for all ages and experience levels. Considering the profound impact that yoga has had on her life, she believes in its healing power and wants to share
what she has learned and experienced with others. The goal is to access new spaces physically, mentally and spiritually. We are so excited to see this practice put into action with our clients!
Life is about connection. Human beings are social creatures. We are often at our best when we are sharing our experiences and working together toward a common goal, and with purpose. Our collaborative spirit thrives on connection with other human beings. When relationships end, which is inherently painful, we are left feeling the absence of that relationship. What we turn to, in order to cope with that loss, is critical to our emotional wellbeing. Many people will turn to what is most accessible, or the quickest fix, which often is not the healthiest choice. From personal experience, my favorite excuse to drink alcohol was when I felt disconnect in my relationships. Alcohol became my comfort, my best friend, and my most intimate partner.
Through life’s challenges we are presented with opportunities to either grow our spiritual ‘container’, if you will, or perhaps replace some of the items in it. The bulk of these moments occur when there is a severance of some form or human connection. After more than a decade of ignoring such opportunities, I realized my approach to ‘self-care’ had caused my relationships to become superficial. I had become spiritually bankrupt; disconnected from everyone who actually cared about me, dodging anyone who might be inclined hold me accountable. I began to consider the idea that my drinking was perhaps perpetuating my unfortunate life-circumstance. Yet, when I would put alcohol down for a few days or weeks nothing really improved in my life. I was sober, but I was not working a program of recovery, nor did I know what one even looked like . . .