I became a Procovery facilitator for Procovery:http://www.procovery.com
for 14 months now. It’s the best facilitated peer circle format I’ve yet seen. It works for circles that include:
- - other facilitators
- - health care providers
- - family members and support people
- - People with any mental disorer
In fact, the process, which is quite defined, can be used with any group of people who have a disease or disorder from which they cannot “recover”. . .that is, go back to their former state of being.
Procovery is forward looking. . you accept the present, that the past is behind you, and move forward towards hope, satisfaction, and fullfillment. In addition to mental illness, the Procovery model can be used with
- - people with Diabetes
- - people who have the illness of Alcoholism
- - people who are Homeless.
and so forth.
I have started two groups so far, one in a Residential Care Facility (RCF) for people who happen to be mentally disordered. The other one is in my home. I’m committed to starting at least 2 more groups or circles before the end of July. One at my church, where they have several programs for the homeless, and one in a church or facility nearby, so that healthcare providers can refer people who are comming out of hospital or residential facilities can have a place to continue their Procovery
I also have a BLOG that I contribute to 3-5 times a week related to hope, support, and inspiration for people who are PROCOVERING.
“Procovery – and Friends” http://www.shcrt.blogspot.com
So CHEER me . . . I am DOING it!!!! 6 years ago
where 38 mentally disordered people live. I will be holding a “Procovery Mixer” so that people can find out more about the Procovery (forward looking recovery) dircle I want to start there. I’ve overcome several obstacles to get to this point. My main goal today is to leave the people who attend with a positive feeling about me and Procovery. If you need more details, go to: http://www.procovery.com 8 years ago
Attendance so far has not exceeded 6, but the group is going well. I feel that I’m filling a need. People have come up to me afterward and complimented me on the handling of the group! Yeah!! 8 years ago
To participate in the state’s Mental Health Awareness day. About 15 friends interested in Mental Health issues are going with me, and staying overnight. (can you spell P A R T Y?) Tuesday, the 19th, we’ll be attending seminars and talking to legislators about our concerns regarding Mental Health. 8 years ago
I just attended a seminar for prospective Mental Health Facilitators today. It was about a new concept: Procovery instead of Recovery. I signed up for facilitator training on the 21st of April. I’m excited. To see more about it, check out my blog entry at http://ifi12.blogspot.com/ 8 years ago