The Women Waken Podcast

Addiction is complex. Therefore, it is necessary for there to be as many options for recovery as there are people seeking it, allowing for a smorgasbord of options and means to obtain successful abstinence. Constance Scharff is a researcher and author who has been in the recovery game for a long time and has a lot to say about what are some of the most effective and beneficial tools to recovery.

Show Notes

Recovery can be a long road. Finding your way back to yourself after the years of disconnect that results from addiction can seem lonely and scary. This is why looking at recovery as a positive and joyous experience is so important. There can be dark stretches yet it's not always doom and gloom. Constance Scharff has made a career of researching the most impactful ways to break free from addiction for good and reclaim your authentic spirit. Through music, laughter, movement, and healing it is possible to return to ourselves and find greater fulfillment in life than we ever knew. Constance and I have a powerful conversation around all things addiction and recovery including our personal stories and what we've found that makes the journey more enjoyable. Constance shares some valuable insights into the nature of addiction and how true healing can occur when we speak our truth and utilize multiple modalities to address trauma held within. 

Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction and trauma recovery, and mental health. She is the founder of the Institute for Complementary and Indigenous Mental Health Research. Her writing centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes. She is a passionate advocate for decolonizing mental healthcare and incorporating indigenous practices and ontologies into healthcare services. Dr. Scharff is the 2019 recipient of St. Lawrence University's Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award, honoring her service to and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, and addiction. She regularly travels the world speaking, teaching and advocating for compassionate health practices that destigmatize mental health problems.

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Twitter: @ConScharffPhd

What is The Women Waken Podcast?

The Women Waken podcast is a creation of Whitney Walker, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who specializes in substance abuse, addiction, eating disorders and trauma. She is also a tarot reader, crystal enthusiast, and appreciator of all things esoteric. The Women Waken podcast is an outlet and a platform for women and men alike to share about their unique gifts and work in the area of healing and spirituality. To share their stories of how they’ve come to use their gifts in a professional capacity to assist in the transformation of the planet and the emergence of the Divine Feminine to restore harmony, balance, and truth. On the podcast Whitney interviews guests as a way to allow the audience to learn about the various forms of healing and personal attunement that are possible through less common healing practices including energy work, clairvoyance, spiritual guidance and manifestation powers. The podcast also features guests who may not be quite as alternative in their line of work yet are still amazing contributors to creating greater levels of peace and feeling for the human beings they work with.