A group of friends sat around a table in Santa Fe NM, each an –expert in addiction recovery, psychology, health sciences and the wisdom and native traditions of healing to discuss a shared a concern – the low success rate of traditional addiction therapy.
Their goal was to identify healing processes that they knew from experience were the most helpful and combine them into a new delivery program or better yet,a new paradigm for working with people who have addiction. Wanting to help as many people as possible, the expanded their program to include people who have experienced trauma or are struggling with any other condition that keeps them from moving forward in their lives.
One of the lead authors Lee McCormick, joins host Frankie Picasso. Lee has been many things in his life, including recovered addict and rancher, but for the past 30 years he founded tThe Ranch Recovery Center in Tennessee and The Canyon Treatment Center in Malibu, California. He is also co-founder of Nashville's Integrative Life Center He founded Spirit Recovery Inc. to produce Healing and Recovery conferences and Spiritual Journeys around the world. Lee is also a co-founder of Front Porch Partners a Consulting, Management, and Research Development Company working in the medical and behavioral Health disciplines.
Lee has authored The Spirit Recovery Meditation Journal to assist people in reclaiming their lives and is co-author of Spirit Recovery Medicine Bag with HCI Books.. Lee is the executive producer and has a leading role in the documentary Dreaming Heaven, the true story of the experiences of 18 people over five days at Teotihuacan , Mexico . He has led many journeys to this place of power.