We Believe #11: A Healthy Environment Is a Healing Environment

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At Jaywalker Lodge, we live by a code. Our core values are the heart of Jaywalker. We know the disease of alcoholism and addiction — and the solution found in the 12-Step recovery process — firsthand because so many of us live it in our everyday lives. This personal experience leads us to do things a little differently. Our beliefs inform everything we do, every decision we make, and every action we take. Over time, we have come to define our core values by 12 key beliefs. We set these beliefs both from our personal recovery experience and our time in the addiction recovery treatment field.

Our core values are at the heart of everything we do. By sharing our beliefs, we hope you’ll get to know who we are at Jaywalker Lodge. And once you get to know us, we hope that you’ll see this is the right place for you to begin your journey to lasting recovery and happy life.

A Healthy Environment

This month we are looking at We Believe #11: We believe that a healthy and happy workplace for our staff is essential to foster a healing environment for our men. Of course, this particular belief is more important now than ever before. It also relies on an old adage of self-care: “you cannot pour from an empty cup.” This is especially true for those of us in recovery. We must take care of ourselves to be able to take care of others. It’s easy to see how vital this particular arrangement becomes when we talk about working in alcoholism and addiction recovery treatment.

We need to keep our workplace healthy now more than ever, and we take that very seriously. Very seriously. We keep ourselves well-informed and on the cutting edge of health and safety protocols. Our workplace is your living space, and we’re all members under the roof of Jaywalker Lodge. Our health and safety allow us to ensure your health and safety, and we don’t take that responsibility lightly.

But all this is not just because of the current health climate. Health has always been important to us, and it always will be. Sure, cleanliness is next to godliness, and health is an undisputedly good thing. But health is more than that to us. Our health, the health of the Jaywalker staff, the health of our environment (and, by extension, your health) is the bedrock upon which all our other actions take place.

Our Personal Health & Happiness

Just like the 12-Steps are the spiritual foundation of the Jaywalker program, our personal and environmental health is another foundation. If our space isn’t clean or we aren’t feeling our best, everything else suffers. From the moment we wake until the moment we sleep again, our personal and environmental health affects us deeply. Sometimes physically, sometimes mentally, sometimes emotionally, and sometimes it affects all three. So we try our absolute best to make Jaywalker Lodge the happiest and healthiest place we can all be.

We want Jaywalker Lodge to be a happy environment for our staff. Happiness is definitely contagious, and we can all understand how being happy affects us. We do our very best when we’re happy, and that’s exactly what we’re about at Jaywalker Lodge. We want to give our very best to you so that you can turn around and give your very best in every area of your life. It all begins with making sure that we keep a healthy and happy workplace for our staff. If we do right by them, they can do their best for you. Everybody wins.

All About Healing

By now, we hope it’s easy to see why this stuff is so important to fostering a healing environment for the men who come to Jaywalker Lodge. And healing is what it’s all about! Recovery is about learning how to live a happy, whole, and perpetually healing life, and this is why we do everything that we do here. Every decision and every move we make is to make Jaywalker Lodge the place where you can heal and begin an amazing life in a lasting recovery.

It’s also one of our biggest goals to make Jaywalker Lodge the place that helps and inspires you for every step of your journey. The disease of alcoholism and addiction can wreak havoc on our lives, but we can begin healing, repairing, and transforming ourselves completely in recovery. There is no limit to how well we can become in our recovery if we remain active, honest, willing, and open-minded. Health and happiness create a healing aura that permeates everything at Jaywalker Lodge, and we do it all for you.

Jaywalker Lodge is firmly rooted in a foundation based on the 12-Steps and the accompanying program of recovery. These roots are strong, and they influence everything we do here. By placing a strong focus on creating a healthy and happy environment for our staff, we are able to create a healthy and happy environment for the men who come to stay with us. More than that, it allows us to give you our very best and hopefully inspires you to do the same. Making Jaywalker Lodge a healthy and happy workplace helps make it the most healing and supportive environment possible, a place where men can begin their journey into lasting recovery. It is important that we heal in recovery and help others to heal as well. Together we can end the cycle of suffering and hopelessness that plagues alcoholics and addicts. If you are ready to begin your recovery, call Jaywalker Lodge now at (866) 529-9255.

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Stefan Bate, MA, LAC, CCTP Chief Clinical Officer
Stefan Bate, BA, MA, LAC holds a Master's Degree in Applied Psychology from Regis University and is a Licensed Addiction Counselor in the state of Colorado. Stefan has wide-ranging experience in the field of addiction recovery including: working as a recovery coach, therapist, and program director.

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