Testimonials

“Before coming to Noerena’s groups, I did not recognize just how important grief and loss is in healing the wounds of the past. These groups have also opened my eyes to various spiritual practices that have become an integral part of my own recovery program. The holistic approach of integrating 12 Steps, grief/loss coping skills and spirituality has helped both my personal and professional approach to recovery and it has shown me various tools that can help promote a fulfilling way of living in support of recovery.” – Julie, Former Client

 

“Before coming to Noerena’s groups, I did not recognize just how important grief and loss is in healing the wounds of the past. These groups have also opened my eyes to various spiritual practices that have become an integral part of my own recovery program. The holistic approach of integrating 12 Steps, grief/loss coping skills and spirituality has helped both my personal and professional approach to recovery and it has shown me various tools that can help promote a fulfilling way of living in support of recovery.” – Adam, Former Client

 

“The meditation that Noerena facilitates has helped me to explore my grief and loss in recovery. Her guided meditations are thought-provoking and would otherwise not be a topic I would usually gravitate towards. It helps me to reflect on my sobriety and its relation to the subject of grief and loss. When I got sober, the first few months were filled with extreme waves of emotion. These emotional periods were aspects of my life that were almost untouched while using, such as childhood trauma, or the loss of my father; even the loss of the emotional suppressant drugs and alcohol. These periods were helped, or more so, filled and reflected upon more clearly through the spiritual aspects of Noerena’s program.” – Kristina, Former Client

“Noerena’s group has given me a way of dealing with the inevitable grief and loss in my life. Before getting sober, I pushed these feelings down and was unable to face the pain. In Noerena’s grief and loss group I was not only able to process the emotions I have surpassed, I was taught another way of looking at grief and loss. This was so helpful because I was not left with the same feelings I had before based on my old perception. This was vital to my recovery because a lot of my struggles stemmed from grief and loss. I learned that grief and loss are a part of life, that it is something I had to come to peace with. Everything is temporary, but that is what makes everything so precious.” – Ruth, Former Client

“Noerena’s group was great because it allowed us to talk about pain and loss in an open yet comfortable group setting. This group allows everyone to talk about grief and loss and talk about a lot of things that are normally held in. I learned that it’s essential to our health to talk and mourn grief and loss. Furthermore, this group provides a healthy alternative to coping with grief and loss without the substance factor.” – Ryan, Former Client

“Coming to terms with my emotions, good or bad, has always been an issue for me. Spending two years with Noerena has allowed me to accept and process my emotions. It’s given me confidence to be humble and allowed my mind to relax. I cherish my ability to speak honestly about my feelings.” – Aaron, Former Client

“I just want to write this note to let you know that through the work we have done and your healing abilities to transform, I feel like the healing potential I once rejected because of fear has emerged. I now remain in a state of grace and acceptance which has unlocked my potential to be of better service to both myself and others. I am experiencing a spiritual awakening that had for so long been dormant. Noerena helped me tremendously, and for that I am eternally grateful.” – Eddie, Former Client