FAQ: I'm often asked who is appropriate for the Family Workshop.
One of the unique aspects of the Family RecoveryWorkshop is the variety of family members who participate. You may participate as the individual who is recovering from a substance use disorder as a means of strengthening your personal recovery or you may participate as the family member seeking to strengthen your own personal knowledge, growth and change process.
I also have family members who attend together in the same workshop; such as a husband and wife supporting their adult child, or an adult child participating with a parent, I have spouses where one is the identified person with the substance use disorder. This is an experiential workshop and this aspect is a part of what makes this workshop so unique and powerful. So whether you attend on your own or with your loved one, you'll find this to be a valuable experience.
Another important point to realize is that regardless if you are attending with a loved one or on your own, each person registers separately and attends separately, logging in from different devices. You may, of course, be in the same home or location, but logging in and participating from different areas of the house. There are break-out sessions that are a part of each workshop and these are individual dyads and small groups. You and your loved one will participate as individuals not together in the same frame. This promotes autonomy, which is a big part of healing from any codependency issues.
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