“The opposite of addiction is not sobriety… it’s connection.” — J. Hari
What is Recovery?
“A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self-directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” – SAMHSA
What Does that Mean to Me?
All I ever wanted was for my life to be simple and to feel content. I achieved this through the use of drugs and alcohol to numb myself to the point where I couldn’t feel how complicated and painful life had become. And that worked…until it didn’t.
What Might that Mean for you?
Are you feeling stuck? Tired of the old patterns of thinking? Maybe you’ve made some changes and don’t know what to do next but you know you don’t want to go back to the way things were. This is where I can help.
Liana Kennedy, BA, CPC, CPRC, SRCD
I’m a Certified Professional Coach, Certified Professional Recovery Coach, and a SHE RECOVERS Signature Coach living in beautiful Victoria BC. I hold a BA in Psychology from the University of Victoria and I work as the Coach Coordinator for the SHE RECOVERS Foundation. Having struggled with multiple addictions for 25 years, I found recovery in 2012 and have been exploring different modalities of spiritual growth ever since.
With a focus on self-care, I encourage clients to allow themselves the time and space to rediscover who they are and where they want to go in their lives. I offer a supportive and compassionate service that concentrates on what clients want to achieve in their recovery journey. I work to develop goals, create a plans of action and give support to overcome barriers. Together we create the momentum for change in a positive and joyful way.
What women are saying about coaching with me:
I was introduced to Liana through a friend in the sober community, after deciding I had had enough of the merry go round- work hard and play a bit too hard…take a break, then start the cycle again! Upon our first meeting, Liana had immediately opened my eyes; I really was ready. She was disarming, made me feel safe and I knew immediately I could trust her to help me on this journey. Knowing I had her support and that she was only a phone call away, meant I was able to make the shift to sobriety with someone who had my back. The goal setting she set out for me was really helpful to get myself on track and above all, help me through some pretty tricky situations where my new sobriety could be at risk. Not only were the sessions helpful in giving me the tools to navigate through these tough situations, but they were also enjoyable, full of laughs and genuine connection. She is a fantastic coach, mentor and new friend! -AZ
My session with Liana was immensely helpful in giving me some perspective about some troubling situations that I was facing that very day. Liana helped me see the bigger picture and helped me get out of the rabbit hole I was digging for myself. She is a compassionate listener and sincerely cares about helping others. -AP
I worked with Liana at a time when I was at a career crossroad and struggling to find my path between a career that was safe and known, yet stressful and unfulfilling, and a path that was seemed exciting and joyful, but also new and uncertain. Liana helped me focus on which path was in alignment with my values and ultimate life goals. She helped me think through my choices in a practical way that helped me move forward with confidence. Since I quit drinking 2 years ago it was invaluable to work with a coach who is also in recovery. -CD
I was struggling with being stuck – emotionally, physically, and in my recovery. I felt my recovery program had not only stagnated, but I lacked any ability to move. While talking to Liana I felt heard, of her having compassion and “getting me”; speaking the same language. Letting me know I am not alone and there is indeed hope. I see the value of a recovery coach for those of us in recovery. It’s one thing to have tools, and another to have someone there to help you to use them. -SC
I am based in Victoria, BC, Canada but I do provide online coaching via phone and Skype. I will keep any personal information submitted here in the strictest of confidence and promise not to send you unsolicited emails.