Recovery can be a long road. Finding your way back to yourself after the years of disconnect that results from addiction can seem lonely and scary. This is why looking at recovery as a positive and joyous experience is so important. There can be dark stretches yet it’s not always doom and gloom. Constance Scharff has made a career of researching the most impactful ways to break free from addiction for good and reclaim your authentic spirit. Through music, laughter, movement, and healing it is possible to return to ourselves and find greater fulfillment in life than we ever knew. Constance and I have a powerful conversation around all things addiction and recovery including our personal stories and what we’ve found that makes the journey more enjoyable. Constance shares some valuable insights into the nature of addiction and how true healing can occur when we speak our truth and utilize multiple modalities to address trauma held within. 

Constance Scharff, PhD is an internationally recognized speaker and author on the topics of addiction and trauma recovery, and mental health. She is the founder of the Institute for Complementary and Indigenous Mental Health Research. Her writing centers around using complementary health and contemplative practices to improve treatment outcomes. She is a passionate advocate for decolonizing mental healthcare and incorporating indigenous practices and ontologies into healthcare services. Dr. Scharff is the 2019 recipient of St. Lawrence University’s Sol Feinstone Humanitarian Award, honoring her service to and advocacy for those suffering from mental illness, trauma, and addiction. She regularly travels the world speaking, teaching and advocating for compassionate health practices that destigmatize mental health problems.


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