Citizens In Recovery!
CONFIDENTIAL, DISCREET & EXCLUSIVE
What We Do
Citizens In Recovery provides confidential & private life coaching and mentoring for people in recovery from substance use. We work with individuals who are struggling to move forward because of negative thoughts or beliefs they have about themselves or others.
We help individuals find solutions to overcome their struggles and build the resilience to reach their true potential. Addiction is the result of the maladaptive coping mechanisms we have created and used to deal with adverse events (trauma) from the past. It’s not your fault and your will power has nothing to do with it.
WHY TRAUMA? I DON’T HAVE ANY TRAUMA!
Trauma is the most misunderstood, stigmatized and untreated condition in our society today, because many believe it is just catastrophic events that happen to someone. However, trauma is actually about how an individual responds to an event. Hence, trauma can be much more subtle. Certain traumas can occur continuously and the victim is unaware it is happening. They become stuck, feeling doomed or thinking, “That’s just the way it is”, or “I’m f*#*ed”. It could be as simple as a parent criticizing you or shaming you. It may not be intentional, but the way it affects you is the key to identifying it.
Our team will coach you on how to identify, understand and resolve your challenges in a nonjudgmental or shameful way, and you will gain a new perspective on the events that negatively impacted you. We also teach you techniques you can use when those thoughts or memories are triggered, and you will become more aware of negative thoughts and destructive behaviors as they arise. You will start to make new choices and see positive and lasting outcomes in your life, and you will thrive!
Whether you are a CEO or unemployed, your stories have a common theme because we are all looking for connection, and the answers to why you don’t feel better after quitting drugs and alcohol! That is what Citizens In Recovery helps people to identify and resolve. Recovery has many layers over time. It takes commitment, hard work and patience. Please join us and learn this new paradigm for living.
What is stopping you from achieving everything you ever wanted in life? We will uncover it and you will be supported, inspired and motivated!
Mission & Vision
To provide absolute clarity and focus for people in recovery so they can create the life they have always wanted!
Individuals will have an authentic sense of purpose in life, and truly understand that the past does not dictate who they are today, or who they want to become in the future.
Eric Johnston is a Certified Professional Coach, currently working on his Master of Science in Industrial & Organizational Psychology, and brings over 20 years of professional experience in Business Development and Operations. As a person with 25 years of recovery from drugs and alcohol, Eric made it his mission to help individuals navigate life after going to treatment or continuously trying to “clean up”, but having no success. His education and experience in neuroscience, and his philosophy of addressing your core beliefs are the key to unlock walking through life with confidence and purpose. If we can come to grips with our past, we can focus on the future without fear or shame!
“The past is gone, the future is not yet here, and if we do not go back to ourselves in the present moment, we cannot be in touch with life.” – Thich Nhat Hanh