Living With Solutions
Evelyn Leite, MHRLPC
Rapid City, SD

The problems facing the vast majority of people often consist of many interconnecting parts or elements. Life can be difficult and confusing for many reasons and when life is further complicated by the presence of alcoholism, drug addiction, codependency or any number of other factors; circumstances often create people who are unable to contribute to their own and other’s well-being and instead are driven to despair. Some people try desperately just to hang on and get through each day. Many of these people are trying to work and raise families and are handicapped by lack of knowledge and resources.

The knowledge many people lack is first of all a recognition of their own self worth. It is incredibly difficult to have a sense of personal worth when one lives in difficult circumstances and there is no ready source of help or needed inspiration and guidance.  Other knowledge lacking might be how to recognize addiction, or how to put a name on codependency, how to tell if someone is suicidal or how to put a stop to emotional and physical abuse.  And a lessor but equally disturbing problem might be self-abandonment or self-abnegation due to lack of resources or opportunity and fear of the unknown.

Statistics show that people who have self-esteem, support at home and a healthy life-style make better employees, are more able to concentrate on the tasks at hand and are better able to contribute to society.

Living With Solutions offers a variety of workshops and training for those who want to empower themselves and their employees, by improving on social skills and basic knowledge of:

 - Addiction
 - Codependency
 - PTSD-Grief Resolution
 - Suicide Ideation

A series of workshops are available, designed to fit your time schedule. Please request the hours and number of days you need and every effort is made to meet your demand.

  1. Codependency intensive - Three or five days.
    1. My mother, my father, myself
    2. Obstacles adults face as survivors of alcoholism or abuse
    3. Care-giving vs. care-taking
    4. Coping with intrusive memories
    5. Making my life be the way I want it

  2. Grief training and resolution - One, two or three days.
    1. The effects of grief on your health and your family
    2. How to help children cope with grief
    3. When does grief mask as depression?
    4. Learning what to do about your feelings/guilt/shame/fear/sorrow
    5. Making peace with the pain that will never go away

Praise for the Family Restoration Program

I attended the Family Restoration Program, March 5-8, 2013. It was very intense and gave me new meaning. I really liked the manual we used. The tools I got were excellent and I would like to restore this program every year. Thank You!
~ Jacqueline

I really liked the Family Restoration Program on 11/5/13. I didn’t know what to expect because I didn’t know what codependency is. The info about the disease of alcoholism is really important to know and I really liked the small group it is so much easier to talk and I don’t like big groups of people. I learned I am worth something and I am only human. I wonder if I could get a copy of the video you used?
~ Vicky.

The Training I attended on 12/20/12 on alcoholism and the family was new and refreshing for me. I wish I would have volunteered my family for the sculptures. If I was doing this I would have people write anonymously about their problems concerning the disease of alcoholism so you could answer them. I liked the family reconstruction, thank you Evelyn you are precious.
~ Margaret