The Vitamin C Healing Book:
A holistic approach to healing for the mind, body and soul
I have learned that one of the most defining moments in our lives is the moment we find our reason “why.” Your why is your purpose, your passion, the cause that is bigger than you. I chose the helping profession because I wanted to effect positive change on many levels. I always knew I wanted to help people in some capacity. As I evolved in my profession my “why” became clear. As a social worker, one of our major responsibilities to the communities is to advocate for social justice. After working for various organizations in the helping profession I began to notice a common trend of individuals struggling to advocate for themselves and their families. Two of the most common settings where this trend occurs include school meetings and doctor appointments. Picture the principal, vice principal, dean of students, teacher, teacher’s aide and possibly the cafeteria aide on one side of the table and the parent and child on the other side of the table. This setting can be intimidating and can influence the parent to become too aggressive in his/her defense of the child or too passive out of fear, guilt and/or lack of knowledge of the education system. A doctor’s office can also be an intimidating setting for patients. Doctor’s appointments are designed for physical wellness and preventative care. In my experience, most patients have avoided the Doctor’s office due to being overwhelmed by the difficult medical terminology used to describe their condition, the measures needed to treat the condition and ultimately not knowing what questions to ask in regards to their health. Often times questions are not asked and concerns are not raised as patients do not always feel heard by the medical professional. Although the settings are different, the individuals in both settings want to feel heard. In each scenario, my role as a social worker is to ensure individuals know their rights and are prepared for the best and worst case scenarios during the meetings. More importantly, during these meetings it is my role to find the balance in advocating for individuals while also allowing them the space to use their voice and advocate for themselves.
Vitamin C: Healing for the Mind Body and Soul is a spin off from my private counseling practice, HandinHand Counseling Services, LLC. HandinHand Counseling Services is dedicated to promoting Hope, Health and Healing to individuals and families struggling with situational concerns to more pressing mental health issues. At HandinHand, our mission is to assist individuals in seeking clarity, restoring hope and experience healing through the course of treatment. Understanding that there are individuals who are unable to receive services in our office for a variety of reasons; but would benefit greatly from a resource that offered the tools to facilitate positive change in their lives inspired me to write a book.
Have you experienced disappointments, pain from losing a loved one, or divorce?
Have you ever struggled with balancing the joys of life and emotional differences?
Are you struggling with finding your voice?
Are you ready to interrupt the generational patterns that have been keeping your family stuck?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, The Vitamin C Healing Workbook provides resources and life applicable tools to facilitate sustainable change. Each chapter includes a thorough workbook section that allows you to work through some of your most pressing issues and experience the healing you desire.
I invite you to join me for The Vitamin C Healing Meet and Greet Book Signing event where you can purchase a new copy, get your copy signed and your questions answered! The event is being held this Saturday, May 16, 2015 from 12:30pm-2:30pm at the Union Project Building, 801 N. Negley Avenue Suite # 5 Pittsburgh, PA 15206.
Books can also be purchased at www.ex3ent.com or amazon.com.
I can also be reached via email at Vitaminchealing@gmail.com.
I look forward to meeting and conversing with both new and familiar faces!
See you there!