The Road to Recovery

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Most people would never say that their work therapeutic; in fact a lot of people would say quite the opposite! However there's something calming, relaxing almost, about working in our botanicals enterprise. It could be all the great smelling natural chamomile and lavender in the air! Or it could be the measuring, stirring, and pouring that settles one into a rhythm that brings down the stress level. But it also be the satisfaction of creativity and the healing process that is taking place.

It's no secret that art and psychology have been working together for quite some time now, and that creative expression is encouraged by therapists and counselors. The survivors in our safe house do expressive art therapy every week and have access to arts and craft supplies to use during their free time. I've seen the quietest, most shut down survivor paint gorgeous neon flowers when no one was looking, and the sweetest, most cheerful survivor cover a canvas in layer after layer of black paint. Whether it's painting, writing, singing, or making crafts, creating gets to our emotions.

I love this about our enterprise. Making these products allows our survivors to be creative, to experiment with scents and recipes and packaging and to come out at the end with products that they're excited about! Coming to work doesn't have to be a chore but can be an integral part to the restoration process for our survivors.

ir work therapeutic; in fact a lot of people would say quite the opposite! However there’s something calming, relaxing almost, about working in our botanicals enterprise. It could be all the great smelling natural chamomile and lavender in the air! Or it could be the measuring, stirring, and pouring that settles one into a rhythm that brings down the stress level. But it also be the satisfaction of creativity and the healing process that is taking place.

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