Archives for August, 2011

Recovery

The Mentoring Elephant in the Room: Is Mentoring a Replacement for the Twelve Steps

"Is mentoring a replacement for the Twelve Steps?"
Just because others are heading in one direction doesn't mean that is the right direction for you. Give yourself a chance to try it, and if it doesn't work, head out and find someplace new and interesting to explore.
This is an "elephant in the room" question that is so loud, I can usually hear its clomping footsteps...
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The Mentoring Elephant in the Room: Using the Internet for Recovery Support

MentorCONNECT, the eating disorders mentoring community that I work with, is a global online-based mentoring charity.

Our founding board knew even before we launched MentorCONNECT that sparks were nearly guaranteed to fly once we commenced to combine two loaded words - "recovery" and "internet."

But we did it anyway. Why?

This brings us to what is possibly the single most explosive, and at times corrosive, "elephant in the room" question that mentoring...
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The Mentoring Elephant in the Room: How Are Mentor Applicants Selected?

With this "elephant in the room" series, we are taking a look at some of the biggest, most obvious, yet often least-asked questions that most folks have about mentoring as it is applied to eating disorders recovery.

These are the types of questions I might hear whispered to me privately after a presentation, or sent to me in an email, but rarely will someone speak out to a group or raise their hand to admit they...
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The Mentoring Elephant in the Room: The Relapsing Mentor

Yep. That's an elephant alright. Or at least it will be, the moment we are ready to admit we see it too.
This week we start a new series based on a phrase coined by my lovely friend and colleague, Dr. Wendy Oliver-Pyatt, during a recent presentation we offered at an eating disorders conference.

She likes to call the mentoring (and other!) questions everybody has but nobody wants...
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