Do you need change, do you want to help your loved one struggling with substance use but haven't found what works ... yet? Have you tried methods and tools and just need some guidance and support to apply them in your life? Do you want to connect with others to empower your love and inspire change and possibility?
Then you're invited to the Invitation to Change (ITC) Family Member Group!
I will be co-facilitating this group along with Paula Browne and Barb Klein. We are each family members of loved ones who struggle with substance use, and we have completed the professional training to facilitate ITC with the founders of this revolutionary model.
The group will begin on Wednesday, July 6 and run weekly through September 28.
Calls on Zoom will be from 8– 9:30 AM Pacific/11 AM-12:30 PM Eastern
This is a Learning and Practice Group, as opposed to a support group – we will be sharing tools, concepts, and practices from the ITC model each week and asking you to practice with them between calls.
We welcome family members of those struggling with substance use issues.
Learn how to encourage change for you and your loved one, in a place of openness and support.
This group uses the Invitation to Change Approach (ITC) as the basis for our discussions. This approach is grounded in compassion, connection, and the belief that you are not powerless – you can do something to help your loved one. ITC is based on the evidence-based practices of CRAFT, Motivational Interviewing, and ACT. In this Learning Group, connect with a supportive community and engage with tools and techniques to use in your daily life.
Topics from the ITC Approach include:
● How to understand your loved one’s behavior ● What makes someone decide to change? ● What if they don’t want to change? ● Figuring out what will work for your loved one and for you ● Talking about substance use ● Practical tools for encouraging change ● Taking care of yourself on this journey ● How to stay connected when things are hard
What you’ve been doing isn’t working and you’re tired of being angry and exhausted You are highly motivated and interested in change You are willing to focus on yourself and your role in creating change You are open and curious about learning new ways to be with your loved one You have the time, availability, capacity and desire to be a contributing group member for all 13 weeks (your presence really matters!) You are able to practice the tools, skills, and practices
It’s important to know that this group is NOT:
A support group – while we are supportive, our focus is on learning and practicing the ITC skills A place where we will dive deep into your personal story Therapy Grounded in 12-step principles
Your time, presence, and practice is the most important investment you will make There is no financial investment Purchase a copy of The Invitation to Change: A Short Guide here or download weekly materials (link will be provided upon registration)
Create conditions that are conducive to change Feel confident and empowered to practice new skills, tools, and practices in your relationships Help your loved one in their recovery Decrease stress, increase wellbeing
If this group sounds like it’s for you, please contact me with:
Your full name (if registering with a partner, please include both names) Email address for group communication Phone number Your relationship to the person you’re concerned about
We will confirm your registration and send you additional information about next steps to begin getting ready for this group.