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COVID ICU Nurse Seeks to Open Treatment Center to Aid Frontline
By The Bay Corp (BTB) ‘s mission is to meet the recovery goals of high-pressured professionals.

Founder Jonathan Godfrey ... is no stranger to healthcare workers’ specific needs ... He has since become immersed in one of the nation’s biggest problems as an ICU nurse working with COVID patients. He continues to see the level of strain on hospital staff in these environments ...

... Joining the team is Lucas Catton, CEO of Advanced Recovery Resources, who works with multiple rehabilitation programs as a consultant and recently helped launch another successful startup in the field.

“Having helped dozens of treatment facilities to grow over the years, I believe that having a strong leader with a clear mission is one of the surest signs of success. By The Bay fits both of those, and Jonathan’s purpose is inspiring,” Catton said ... read more

2021.04.06 Ed. 1107
"Unresolved Trauma"

Without addressing past trauma, many people wind up living considerably altered lives.  Trying to ignore it, compartmentalize it, avoid it, or lock it away can leave devastating residual effects. In this edition of "Finding Your Way," Mr. Catton discusses the potential correlation between trauma and cancer, research, and gives some helpful links to learn more.

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2021.03.10 Ed. 1106
"Celebrating Women"

March is Women's History Month, and March 8th was International Women's Day. For this entire month, NAFC is celebrating and honoring women, past and present, who have effected postive change.

In this special vlog edition, Lucas Catton joins us in celebrating women and the positive feminine energy we bring to the world in all capacities. For those who may not be aware, the National Association of Forensic Counselors is a female-led, female-staffed organization, and supports the advancement and empowerment of women, so we very much appreciate Mr. Catton joining us in this celebration of women!




2021.02.25 Ed. 1105
"Overcoming Compassion Fatigue/Counselor Burnout"

In this edition of Finding Your Way, Lucas Catton discusses ways to overcome an issue all counselor face at some point in their careers ... compassion fatigue/counselor burnout. He provides a plethora of solid examples of activities in which mental health and substance abuse counselors can engage to maintain their mental, emotional, and physical well being in order to recover from or prevent compassion fatigue.




 2021.02.11 Ed. 1104
"Releasing Resentment Toward Another"

In this edition of Finding Your Way, Lucas Catton discusses releasing yourself from resentment, how resentment and the releasing of it effects your mental and physical health. He gives two very helpful book references and discusses steps you can take to release resentment towards others. Even if they are not willing to acknowledge the offense, you can release the bitterness and anger for yourself and your happiness.




 2020.12.08 Ed. 1101





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