Connection Missions

Connection Missions match people up to give and receive random acts of kindness from each other. You don’t have to be “addicts” or “sick” to receive support, and don’t have to be professionally certified in order to give back safely and benefit from the experience of community and supporting someone else in need.
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Participants don’t have to be “addicts” or “sick” to receive support, and don’t have to be professionally certified in order to give back safely and benefit from the experience of community and supporting someone else in need. Participants can volunteer one day and reach out with a need the next. This balance of giving and receiving actually begins to eliminate the idea of “volunteerism” and infuse communities with the type of mutual support and non-hierarchical belonging that is optimal for brain health and proven to be supportive for healing trauma.

Program structure:

Regular holistic wellness services i.e., acupuncture, bodywork, trauma counseling, nutritional coaching, etc
Weekly peer support pairings
1:1 accountability and empowerment sessions
Support building new friendships
Harm reduction services

Access to:

Connection Practice:
alternative recovery meetings.

Listening Training:
healing retreat & 16hr communication course.

Socials & parties:
fun without judgment, cliques or substances.

Connection Missions:
give back to others and/or receive practical support when you need it most.

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Training modules

01
Rethinking Addiction and Mental Health
Exploration of mental health challenges and addiction as symptoms of disconnection in/from society.
02
Breaking Down Shame
Learning to minimize shame and stigma; the #1 factor preventing meaningful connection and healing from trauma.
03
Personal Harm Reduction
Creating and implementing healthy risk-management strategies. Learning and utilizing a model for creating a personal harm reduction plan, for both substance-related and process addictions.
04
Setting Compassionate Boundaries
Viewing boundaries as bridges; honest communication about what’s okay and not okay for the purpose of deepening connection and trust in relationships.
05
Holding Space for Difficult Emotional Experiences
How to navigate challenging situations with friends and family, including return to use and suicidal ideation.
06
Taking Your Connection Practice into the World
Practical exploration of how to take your listening practice into the world, into relationships with friends & family, and/or into your longterm recovery journey.

Listening Training Dates

Asheville

In-person, two-day retreats.

  • Jan 14-15
  • March 11-12
  • May 13-14
  • July 8-9

Asheville Teen Listening Training

In-person, two-day retreats.

  • Jan 7-8

Haywood County, NC

In-person, two-day retreats.

  • Feb 18-19
  • April 15-16
  • June 10-11
  • Aug 5-6

Boone, NC

In-person, two-day retreats.

More Coming Soon!

Online

6-week class, 2hrs every Thursday.

  • Jan. 12 - Feb. 16
    12-2pm EST
  • Feb. 23 - March 30
    6:30-8:30pm EST
  • April 6 - May 11
    6:30-8:30pm EST

San Francisco, CA

In-person, two-day retreats.

More Coming Soon!

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"Since the day I completed Listening Training, I have seen my depression symptoms decrease dramatically for the first time in my life."

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