I help mental health and addiction recovery leaders and professionals increase coherence, well-being, connection and resilience.
Entrepreneurs in Recovery® events use the same approach called upon by the YMCA, Habitat for Humanity, BMW, Keller Williams, Vitamix, and NASA. The XCHANGE approach trains leaders, executives, coaches, and consultants in the art of facilitating rapid positive change using several methods including Appreciative Inquiry. I’m currently a member of the XCHANGE Faculty team.
“Jesse, thanks for your presence and all you to do to add heart and light to our world.” - Rollin McCraty, Ph.D., director of research at the HeartMath Institute
I provide highly interactive online and in-person workshops to help individuals and organizations discover their inherent ability to increase coherence, build resilience, harness strengths, amplify appreciation, and create purposeful visions.
Sample of Workshops
Building Resilience in Recovery Workshop
We study moments of resilience and tap into the individual and collective strengths of the group. Next, the group creates an empowering sentence of resilience which is turned into a personal resilience affirmation. This is followed by an action plan that embodies resilience for success in life and recovery.
Elevate Your Recovery Workshop
We study moments of excellence and tap into the collective resourcefulness of the group. Next is a guided visualization of the future followed by the creation of an action plan to bring the images to life.
Focus On Your Recovery Workshop
We focus on times when a participant was a positive influence in the and tap into individual success factors. Next is a group activity to co-shape and design your ideal recovery relationship followed by the creation of your recovery team.
Appreciate Your Recovery Workshop
We focus on moments of appreciation followed by a journaling activity of activities and actions you appreciate and love doing. Next is a group activity were participants co-create a skit or magazine cover regarding activities they love to do. Each group participant is invited to create an action plan of things they love and enjoy doing.
Self-Care in Recovery Workshop
We study moments of health and wellness followed by self-care actions and goals relating to the mind, body, and spirit. Next, we divide into groups to ideate an ideal self-care routine for recovery. This activity is followed by each participant creating their own daily self-care routine.
“The exercises were excellent and engaging! The resilience mantras developed by all were awesome! Talking to others- excellent! The energy was quite positive, thank you Jesse!”
-Dr. Monica McCall, President & CEO of Creative Options
“Recently, I was fortunate to be able to participate in a virtual session delivered to our Direct Support Professionals by Jesse Harless on Practicing Self-Care. Jesse was so very effective at teaching and providing us simple ways to take care of ourselves and create positive energy during the day, something so vital for people who spend their lives taking care of others. Thank you Jesse, you were incredible.”
-Paul Schiavone, CHRO Penn-Mar Human Services
“I had not even realized how disconnected I had been feeling from other people. I have had super low energy, but this sparked energy in my mind and body. It felt so supportive and I cannot believe I got the sense of connection that I did from a virtual meeting.”
“Connecting in breakout rooms – hearing others stories and seeing the strengths in each of us and tapping into those within myself. Thank you so much for reminding and connecting us!”
“I’m absolutely grateful. Had you of done this two months ago in my active addiction, I would never of experienced what I did today sober. It gave me hope, value and more gratitude.”
“It’s encouraging and hopeful looking back to a point in our lives that was good. It helps me realize some of the positive qualities we have that we might have forgotten through our use. Helps to build goals to create the future we want.”
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