You’ve expressed interest, and we really hope you can be a part of our first group.
What in the heck is a Recovery Cohort?
Well, let’s start with those two words, Recovery and Cohort
When something bad, difficult, or traumatic happens, it’s common that we would say we need to recover from it. Most often, by the time someone seeks mental health help, it’s because their symptoms have already had a significant effect on their life, work, or relationships. That means we have something to recover from
We’re a cohort because we’re a group of people experiencing the pursuit of recovery together. Brothers and sisters in arms taking aim at our symptoms as we seek to live the best lives possible with the greatest amount of mental health we can achieve
So, we’re a Recovery Cohort
And this Recovery Cohort meets once a week for six months and is made up of no more than 10 people. We meet for the purpose of:
Fighting the isolation that often accompanies mental health recovery
Supplementing professional services with a whole-creation approach to ourselves and our mental health
Providing a biblical framework for a person to understand their mental illness through the light of God’s grace and calling
Who should join?
First: you need to be someone living with the symptoms of a diagnosable mental illness. This group isn’t for someone who’s just trying to level up their mental health (Though we applaud that. Can’t Bless a Brain too much)
Second: You need to be pursuing recovery with the help of a mental health professional. You’re someone who is:
Receiving psychiatric care
or seeing a licensed counselor or therapist
or seeing a biblical counselor
or pursuing holistic means of recovery (diet, exercise, meditation)
or any combination of the above
The reason you need to be pursuing care in order to be in this group, is we’re not mental health professionals. We provide a place for you to be supported in your mental health journey, provide some general and pastoral guidance, but we’re not equipped to treat your symptoms. No support group can replace proper care
Third: If you’re an addict (and we love addicts) you need to be a part of a substance abuse program while you’re a part of this group. All the mental health recovery in the world won’t mean a thing if you’re still addicted to drugs or alcohol. If you’re not in a program like AA, or Celebrate Recovery, let us know. We’ll get you connected
This is a commitment, for real
Unlike some other types of support meetings, a Bless This Brain Recovery Cohort isn’t something you come to as the spirit leads. You can’t miss more than four meetings within a six-month period, or we’ll have to ask you to leave this particular cohort and wait until the next group starts to try again. It sounds harsh, but we’re looking for folks who are serious about recovery
We only have room for 10, so sign up before we’re full!
If we could, we’d host a hundred, but we can’t, so we’re closing sign-ups after the first ten. Don’t wait to fill out the form if you’re interested. To have a better chance at reserving a spot, sign-up by October 2023. We’ve already begun meeting and would hate for you to miss the foundational first month.