Where does mentoring fit into our regularly scheduled recovery lives?
This is a common question that I can almost count on being asked at least once per week – and for good reason. Mentoring is still a relatively new entrant to the recovery scene, and it is vital to understand how mentoring fits in, what it is, what it is not, where to use it, and how, and why.
For instance, if you are a treating professional, you may very understandably be wondering how a mentor might complement – or contradict – the intensive and valuable work you and your clients accomplish in session.
And if you are in recovery, you may equally reasonably be wondering if, how, or when to add in time with a mentor when you already have so much going on with school, work, family obligations, treatment appointments, support groups, or other non-negotiable to-do list items.
The good news is, mentoring does not overlap with, cancel out, supersede, or impose upon any other category.
Mentoring is in its own category.