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Santini’s 7

Dave Santini Celebrates 7 Years It is with gratitude and respect that today we celebrate 7 years of recovery with Dave.  Jaywalker has been fortunate to have his expertise and guidance in working with men in recovery.  On a personal note, I had the opportunity to attend my first Jaywalker expedition as a client in 2009 with Dave.  On a retreat to Crested Butte with other Jaywalker clients, Dave facilitated an expedition which included a number of activities and chance to bond with men in early recovery.   Waking up the first morning with a hungry crew, and Dave prepping our fly fishing gear, I asked, “What’s for breakfast?”  Dave responded as if I should have known it was going to be an epic day, “pancakes and fly fishing”, and resumed tying flies.   It was a moment I was able to see the group of men around me and how simple…

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Trauma-Informed Treatment for Men

So many men in recovery – even those in long-term recovery – are relapsing, losing marriages, disconnecting from others and their Twelve Step communities, abusing loved ones, and acting out in other ways because they are still caught up in anxiety, anger, rage, and depression as a result of untreated Trauma.” Dan Griffith, MA “A New Focus on Men’s Trauma” was the topic of the luncheon/workshop presented by Dan Griffith author of A Man’s Way Through the Twelve Steps, the first trauma-informed book taking a holistic look at men’s experience of recovery from addictions. I had the pleasure of participating in the workshop with Jackie Wheeler, Senior Solutions counselor, who was also part of the inaugural Males, Trauma, and Addiction Summit which developed The Eight Agreements concerning men and trauma. Dan’s extensive research is bringing to light the often unrecognized and undiagnosed trauma that up to 95% of men entering…

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