Hope is Key
For Recovery to Emerge from the Gestalt background, Hope has to be Real: Hope is the vitalizing essential for the process of recovery. The chance of a better future is what will sustain the Individual who faces the struggles and challenges of recovering from Mental Health or Substance Use disorders.
People can and do succeed in surmounting the barriers and obstacles that confront them and Hope is the catalyst that helps us cope.
Hope comes from different sources; family, friends, institutions and clinical professionals, service providers and, of course from Peer Specialists. Yet ultimately, Hope must be Internalized to reach maximum effectiveness.