Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Ideal Clients

In a class I’m taking, one of the exercises recently given was for us to describe our ideal ‘clients’. As I listed the characteristics of the type of people I want to work with, it became even clearer to me why I love the work I do at The Coleman Institute.

These are the qualities my “ideal clients” have:

· Intelligence

· Creativity

· a sense of humor

· Motivation

· Willingness to make positive changes

Our clients have made the choice to deal with their substance abuse. This is a simple choice, but not always easy. It will take all the above listed qualities, and plenty more to maintain sobriety.

At the end of a 3 or 5 or 8 day Accelerated Opiate Detox, giving that client a big bear hug for accomplishing this first important step is exhilarating. I invite you to experience it if you are ready to make some important changes.

Joan Shepherd - FNP

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