Hosted by Heather Ross
There's so much stigma, misunderstanding, and misinformation about substance use disorder that it's going to take time to make changes in the way our society approaches it. Also, parents are already frustrated and exhausted. The thought of trying one more thing is overwhelming.
It's easier to learn new concepts and make changes in a warm, supportive, and understanding environment. That's why Heather is doing this workshop. She wants to make trying something new as easy as possible for you.
Wednesday 9/21/22 - 7 PM EST / 4 PM PST
Heather will teach a communication tool and share her experience implementing CRAFT in her life for the first 30 minutes of the workshop.
For the next 60 minutes, there will be a live Q&A and practice to help you implement CRAFT in your unique situation.
You will leave the workshop ready to implement the skills you learned.
Heather Ross is the mother of a child who struggled with addiction, a parent support coach, and host of the Living With Your Child's Addiction podcast.
Heather tried all the recommended approaches even though they didn't feel right to her. She tried tough love, waiting for her daughter to hit rock bottom, and other traditional approaches that are based on stigma rather than science and don't work. Those approaches caused chaos in her home, intense stress, and destroyed her relationship with her daughter. Feeling desperate and defeated, Heather stopped everything that wasn’t working and tried something completely different.
The new approaches that she learned from coaching and CRAFT brought unconditional love, stability, and influence to her relationship with her daughter. Heather educated herself about addiction, started focusing on self-care, learned how to make boundaries and allow natural consequences, and started using positive communication skills.
The changes she made not only repaired but strengthened her relationship with her daughter. It also led to her daughter Helanna seeking treatment and starting her own recovery journey. The recovery path is not a straight line though. Tragically, In December of 2021 Helanna lapsed and was given a deadly dose of fentanyl.
After the devastating loss of her daughter, Heather called on her tools and resilience to lean into helping more parents. She's grateful that she did the work on herself to learn how to support her daughter and create a beautiful loving relationship.
Heather has a program for parents that is unique, sustainable, and works during recovery or active substance use. She believes that parents have more power than they realize, but they need to help themselves and learn new tools in order to help their children.
Heather & Helanna