RECOVERY IS MORE THAN GIVING UP SUBSTANCES OR OTHER PROBLEM BEHAVIORS ADOPTED TO COPE WITH LIFE’S ADVERSITIES
IT’S ALSO FOSTERING NEW WAYS OF THINKING ABOUT WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU CAN DO
Self-limiting beliefs (likely adopted from negative childhood experiences/trauma) influence how you think. When you think negatively, you feel bad and are more likely to form unhealthy habits to cope, including substance abuse which can lead to addiction.
The consequences of addiction affirm your limiting beliefs, keeping you in the same negative cycle, slowly diminishing your self-confidence and self-esteem making it harder to recover.
Self-awareness plays a critical role in how you understand yourself and your mind. Your mindset is a set of beliefs that shape how you think, feel, and respond in any given situation. You're also better able to identify and interrupt negative thoughts before they trigger undesirable coping behaviors
Your level of productivity towards your recovery goal is determined by your mental energy and sense of internal and external motivation. Consistent productivity builds confidence and unhook you from the common self-limiting belief “I'm not good enough” which is wrapped up in fear of failure.
Personal growth is a process of both understanding yourself and pushing yourself to reach your highest potential. Having a healthy self-worth and value system builds self-esteem and unhook you from the other common self-limiting belief “I won’t be loved” which is wrapped up in the fear of rejection.
DaMarcus Morton NCRC
My name is DaMarcus Morton, I'm a Mental Health Coach specializing in addiction recovery. Before becoming a coach, my formal education and experience provided leadership opportunities in program development and social services, which lead to discovering my passion for mental health and addiction studies. Little did I know, my own life and career path would change as a result.
After 10 years of residential treatment counseling, I transitioned to Mental Health Coaching to teach the tools and strategies I discovered worked best to help my clients get new results in their recovery.
Today, I'm requested by people and programs across the country, I even consulted on a NIDA funded project with the prestigious think tank, Rand Corporation.
From a youth raised in a low income community and family impacted by trauma and addiction, to a full-time Coach, I'm fueled by the opportunity to help people move beyond addiction.
YOU NATURALLY THINK MORE POSITIVELY ABOUT YOURSELF AND LIFE IN GENERAL
YOU SHOW UP FOR YOURSELF AND TAKE CONSISTENT ACTION TOWARDS YOUR RECOVERY GOALS
YOU FEEL VALUED, WORTHY AND CONNECTED
HERE ARE THE TOOLS YOU NEED FOR THE RECOVERY YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE
Identifying Your Negative Feedback Loop
Clarifying Your Standards
Developing Positive Thinking Patterns
Meeting and Understanding Your Needs
Strengthening Your Intellectual Faculties
Gaining Leverage Over Fear And Procrastination
Engaging Your Imagination for Goal Success
Setting SMART Goals
Identifying Your Value System
Shifting Negative Self-Perceptions
Self-Love And Forgiveness
Measuring Your Growth