Addiction is a family disease and the best way to help anyone recover is to treat the whole family. As much as the addict needs a coach, so does the family. Family Coaches pick up the pieces before, during and after and will tailor action plans that support the entire family.
As Recovery Coaches we often focus on support for the person struggling with addiction. Although Recovery Coaches do in fact work with families, the family issues can get overlooked. Family Coaches provide support that is tailored to each affected family member.
Having a loved one that is an alcoholic/addict can create a number of stressors. Implementing the correct supports are vital to everyone recovering in the family.
- Unhealthy boundaries
When a loved one is struggling, the family members often feel it intensely, too. Our Family Recovery Coaches work with the whole family system and its unique dynamic to ensure that the main client feels supported on their sobriety journey, especially if they are living with the family. We work to address the family unit's needs while maintaining a tailored approach for each individual member. There is no fault-finding, shaming, or blaming involved-we understand that each individual is doing the best they can with the consciousness that they have. Families will learn to differentiate between enabling and supportive behaviors as well as relapse prevention strategies. Our team is here to listen and work within the dynamics of the family to help reestablish trust through honest dialogue, boundaries, demystifying codependency, and treating one's self and others in the family with support, compassion, love, and respect.
The couple behind By Grace Recovery Services-Danielle and Michael-have been trusted and loved by recovering families for their compassionate, effective, and encouraging approach to holistic healing from substance use disorder. Along with their excellent coaching skills and impressive resumes, Danielle and Michael are a humble, understanding, and brilliant duo who work hard to make sure you and your loved one aren't just treated like clients, but like family. They know how important it is to build trust, love, and understanding within a family so that the individual can begin to trust themself, others, and know that they will be seen and heard in an authentic way.
In order for the family to recover, it is crucial to find healthy outlets. We must first take care of ourselves in order to best support our loved ones and heal as a family unit.
Learning New Coping Skills
Setting Healthy Boundaries
Each family member plays a role (or multiple roles) to help the family function better in an attempt to maintain stability and balance. Having an alcoholic/addict in the family can create blurred lines with family roles. Family Coaching will help support each family member to assist on what in fact their role is, while helping to walk through the challenges each family member is experiencing.