Citizens In Recovery!
Life Coaching with a Trauma Informed Approach
CONFIDENTIAL, DISCREET & EXCLUSIVE
What We Do
Citizens In Recovery provides confidential & private life coaching, mentoring and companion services for people recovering from addictions and mental health challenges. We work with individuals who are struggling to move forward in life because of the limiting thoughts or beliefs they have about themselves or the world around them.
We help individuals find resilience and inner power to overcome personal struggles and reach their true potential. Addiction is not a matter of will power and it is not something to be ashamed of! It is the result of the maladaptive coping mechanisms we 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.
Trauma is one of the most misunderstood, stigmatized and untreated conditions in our society today! Most people believe trauma is a catastrophic event that happens to someone. While that is true, trauma is more about how an individual responds to an event, not the event itself. So, trauma could be more subtle and unidentifiable. This means certain traumas can occur over and over again, and the victim is unaware they are being traumatized. They become stuck, feeling doomed to failure or thinking, “That’s just the way it is…it’s never going to change” or “I’m f*#*ed”.
Our team will teach you how to identify, understand and work through your challenges in a nonjudgemental or shameful way. You will gain a new perspective on the events that had a negative impact on you. From there we teach you techniques to help you move forward when those thoughts or memories are triggered. You will become more aware of negative thoughts and old, destructive behaviors, as they arise, and make new choices to deal with them. You will begin to see positive and lasting outcomes in your life, and you will thrive!
Whether you are a CEO, doctor, waiter, or you are unemployed, your stories have a common theme. You are looking for connection and answers to why you don’t feel better after the drugs and alcohol are gone! That is what Citizens In Recovery helps people to identify and resolve. Recovery has many layers and it doesn’t take forever to “peel the onion”. It does take commitment, hard work and patience. Become a part of this new paradigm for living!
We do work with people remotely and connect with them via Skype or Zoom. For more information, pricing and packages, please feel free to contact us.
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 bring absolute clarity and focus for people in recovery so they can build the life they always dreamed of!
Individuals will learn what it means to live with integrity and have a true sense of meaning in life. They will understand what being present is truly about, and how the past is not as important as it may seem.
Eric Johnston is a Certified Professional Coach, currently working on his MS in Communications, and brings over 20 years of professional experience in Business Development and Operations. As a person with 25 years of recovery experience, Eric made it his mission to help individuals navigate life after going to treatment, or after continuously trying to “straighten up”, but having no success. His philosophy of addressing the deepest core issues inside of us are the key to learning how to walk through life with confidence and purpose. If we can come to grips with our past, we can focus on the future without shame or regret!
“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