Take recovery to the NEXT LEVEL.
Welcome to WELL-BEING
Hi, I’m Monica Smith, founder of the clear mind project.
Over 20 million Americans have battled some sort of addiction, each with a line of loved ones impacted by the struggle.
THE GOOD NEWS: As the recovery movement continues to expand, it brings many miracles and guiding principles for changing unhealthy patterns and transforming lives.
EVEN BETTER NEWS: It turns out that a separate but equally powerful movement has been developing and spreading alongside recovery for some time!
The Positive Psychology movement is the scientific study of well-being, where researchers examine the principles and tools that contribute to human thriving and resilience. Recognizing that there is more to wellness than the absence of illness, Positive Psychology aims to complement existing psychological and therapeutic interventions that focus primarily on reducing suffering, decreasing pathology and minimizing or eliminating symptoms. In short, this movement focuses on building up more of ‘what’s right’ with people. Couldn’t we all use a little more of what’s right?
Both of these movements are a part of my life, and both of them are in the business of building healthier, happier, more fulfilled people, so my passion and purpose is to bring them together. While Positive Psychology tools have certainly made their mark on fields like the workplace, sports, and education, the application of this research to the field of addiction is a relatively new concept, and existing studies to date connecting the two have been promising.
Incorporating the science of well-being and resilience into recovery shows significant potential in strengthening and sustaining the recovery experience.
Free from darkness, obscurity, or cloudiness. Transparent. Sharply defined. Easily heard.
The element, part, substance or process that reasons, thinks, feels, wills, judges, etc.
An individual or collaborative enterprise that is carefully planned & designed to achieve a particular aim
WE SPEND SO MUCH TIME TREATING THE DARKNESS,
AND SO LITTLE TIME SEEKING THE LIGHT.- MARIANNE WILLIAMSON
Go from surviving to THRIVING
If you and / or your loved one have some recovery under your belt and things are starting to stabilize, you’ve likely gained a lot of insight about your weaknesses, triggers, obstacles, collected some tools, and have started to make changes in your life.
DON’T STOP THERE.
Many in recovery get to a ‘neutral’ point –no longer in crisis and relatively stable, but not necessarily fulfilled and flourishing physically, mentally, spiritually, or emotionally in life and relationships. Hovering at neutral can make us more susceptible to slipping backwards when triggers and obstacles pop up. This is where well-being research comes in!
THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO DISCOVER.
the clear mind project methodology (PERMA-V©) is based on six
research-based pathways to flourishing
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The science of well-being and resilience can help you whether you have experienced addiction yourself or you love someone who has. You also don’t have to identify with a particular addiction to benefit from what
the recovery / well-being blend has to offer.
We ALL have self-defeating habits and worn-out coping skills that could use a refresh!
The beauty of coaching is that everything is customized to your needs and you get to decide what kind of engagement is right for you, from the most intense to the lightest touch, and the occasional to the frequent.
Whether you want a private session or two to work through a specific issue, to spend a set period of time together assessing where you are and planning for where you want to go, periodic checkpoints to set and measure goals and habits, the benefit of weekly group coaching programs, the occasional topic workshop, or an immersive well-being retreat, the options are pretty endless. Plus, I’m doing this for you, so if there is something creative you’d like to suggest, please do!
Sometimes it helps to work one-on-one to assess gaps, identify areas you want to focus on or work through specific hot topics. Whether you want to schedule individual sessions as needed or a short term series, we’ll work together to find the right balance and send you on your way with new skills & tools!
Addiction impacts our most intimate relationships and recovering as a couple can be difficult. The science of flourishing relationships can help with repairing trust, setting boundaries, communication skills and building emotional intimacy. We can work together to establish a team approach to recovery.
One of the most amazing gifts of recovery is fellowship & connection. Groups programs provide an opportunity to build vulnerability, emotional intimacy, and maximize growth and change by feeding off the energy of others. Group programs run for set periods, like 8 or 12 weeks.
Workshops are an affordable and convenient way to learn and apply many tools well-being research has to offer. These are topic-focused, usually 1-2 hours and offered throughout the year. Workshops include information sharing as well as individual, partner or group activities.
INTENSIVES & RETREATS
Want a surge of well-being in one shot? Intensives are half or full day events that immerse you in a specific area of focus and allow you to walk away with weeks of skills and tools. Weekend retreats will be offered for those who want as much as they can get in a short time and peaceful environment.
Not in Baltimore? No problem! Coaching Services and Workshops are offered virtually!
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FREE VIRTUAL WORKSHOP:
Overview of Well-Being & Why it Matters
Another one coming soon!
Learn about the 6 core pathways to well-being, how to assess your own level of well-being, and how to use this framework as a new way to face challenges!
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A Twist on the 12 Steps TM
Virtual + Face to Face Options
A ‘well-being’ version of the 12 steps, this program includes 12 topics from well-being research, tools, and best practices for implementing them in your life. Includes a workbook, self assessments, group and individual activities.
Discover what’s right with you. Recover BETTER.
A mission this important requires community.
The goal of the clear mind project is to integrate positive psychology and recovery by carrying well-being research
to as many people as possible.
The PERMA-V© method can both compliment and enhance existing holistic services offered at treatment facilities and serve as an integral component of aftercare planning and relapse prevention. The relationship skills and tools can also help family members bolster skills as they plan for reintegration.
Reach out to see how I can bring this movement to your facility.