Pascal Scoles, DSW, LCSW

A person’s ability to examine conscience, review defects, make restitution to people we hurt, resolve to help others in need, and find a spiritual space to practice newfound wisdom has always been the bedrock of the healing process of life. In the community empowerment and transformation recovery model, the counsellor must understand the relationship between the mind, body, spirit, and best practices to partner with people to achieve health and wellness. Helpers must realize the value of inclusion of faith, spirituality, and the honoring of how people, families, and communities heal. Additionally, the community model must appreciate the need to expand upon Western medicine by incorporating Eastern practices such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and other Eastern traditions. Finally, teaching people, families, and communities about holistic care enhances the chances for long-term health for the individual, the family, and the community

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