Consistent support when you really need it - right at home
Live-In (Transition Assistance)
- Travel with you from your old door to your new one.
- Assist you in planning and executing grocery shopping.
- Be with you to prepare and eat meals and snacks both at home and out and about.
- Explore the area together for options to eat in or take away.
- Help clear your home of triggers - removing old clothes, photographs, web history, scales, etc.
- Empower you to have a new relationship with an old place.
- Develop recovery routines in your life.
- Work with you and your family, friends and housemates to help you reintegrate into each other's lives.
- Continue to support you through At Home Cooking, Recovery Coaching, Meal Support and Snack Sessions.
- Tailor a Live In to your personal needs - if you can think of it, we will talk with you about how we can do it!
Live In Service :
- Is not a replacement for treatment, a therapist, dietician or medical doctor. It IS an adjunctive support for high-risk times in recovery; supporting you to transition from a higher level of care to home or to help turn a slip into a bump rather than a relapse.
- Is not an intervention (contact us to discuss if you need one).
I got more traction in my recovery from one month of a live-in than from a whole year of weekly appointments. After 20 years of an eating disorder I am beginning to believe that being recovered is possible for me too.
I have questions about a live-in
A message from Kristie about live-ins
- A live in is an opportunity to try something different, something intensive and something that works with your life.
What happens during a live-in?
- Whatever your routine is in life, we figure out what recovery looks like within that routine...and then we go and do that.
What is the structure of a live-in?
- We use a model of 'hands on, handing over, hands off' to help you first crawl, then walk and finally fly.
What kind of help does a live-in provide?
- Grocery shopping, meal planning, eating out, support for the entire family, body image, clothes shopping.
What does a live-in offer that treatment doesn’t?
- Have the real life experience of putting recovery first at home when you are also juggling being a parent, partner or provider.
Can a live-in be a substitute for treatment?
- Live-ins are an adjunct to treatment; transitioning out of residential or PHP, turning a slip into a bump rather than a relapse, or gaining traction in your recovery journey.
What makes a live-in successful?
- People who are willing to change, have a prior relationship with their coach via virtual or face-to-face sessions, are ready to put recovery first and are brave enough to surrender 100% to recovery.
What kind of after support is available?
- Intensive online support (either multiple times a day or several times a week), titrating down as needed.
Experiencing a live-in helped me stop fitting recovery into my life and made recovery a priority IN my life.