Deborah Halvorson
Certified Coach

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”

Neale Donald Walsch

“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.” When it comes to recovery, there are no truer words. Successful recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction happens when we courageously step outside of our familiar comfort zone and dare to live a different life. We have to commit to change. This is no easy task. It reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:

“Recovery is the true path of the hero.” – Neil Steinberg

I’ve been in long term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction for over 35 years. My life began when I stepped out of my comfort zone of alcohol and drugs. My life also became very difficult. I no longer knew who I was. Now I had to deal with my life rather than run from it. I had to dare to believe in a better life for myself. I had to commit to living my life differently. I had to surround myself with like-minded people who shared the same sober vision. In the words of the Grateful Dead, “What a long, strange trip it’s been.” Recovery is a journey – a journey for heroes.

Focusing my coaching skills on Relapse Prevention provides me the opportunity to work with and help individuals in recovery avoid relapse. Many people in recovery believe that relapse will happen – in fact, they expect it.  I disagree with that belief. Relapse does not have to be part of your recovery equation. As your Coach, we’ll work together to identify your relapse triggers and identify your necessary life changes. Most importantly, we’ll identify what’s important to you and what’s needed for you to move forward with your sober life to become a more creative and productive person in sobriety. We walk the path of recovery together. All you need to bring is honesty, open-mindedness, and willingness. Let’s see what’s possible.