Manual Overview 


The Holistic Creative Recovery of the TrueSelf program (
HCRTS) is based upon research-supported methods and principles that have proven to be effective with healing outcomes in treating the underlying causes of addiction and mental illnesses. As research indicates, the underlying causes of addiction and mental illness are often related to childhood trauma.

“While every traumatized child doesn’t grow into an addict, every addict has been a traumatized child.” Gabor Mate’

True transformational possibilities are inherent in the scope and design of each of the program’s components. The foundation of the work lies in addressing the four quadrants of healing:

  • Physical
  • Mental
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual

When working within the four quadrants, program participants will be encouraged and guided toward returning to their inner child, ultimately revealing the True Self.

Addiction & Adverse Childhood Experiences. According to Dr. Daniel Sumrok, the Director of the Center for Addiction Sciences at the University of Tennessee’s Health Science College of Medicine, the term addiction is not a term that should still be in use and should, in fact, be changed to “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking”. He holds the belief that “ritualized compulsive comfort-seeking” (addiction) is a very normal response to childhood trauma. Through research and practice, he has found that the optimal way to treat those in need is to go back to the root of the issues, by addressing “adverse childhood experiences (ACE’s).”

The Holistic Creative Recovery of the True Self Program is a unique and personalized program that identifies childhood traumas. Using various methods, the program helps to heal traumas that lie beneath addictive behaviors. Participants will learn to create healthy sustainable behaviors, ultimately leading to the recovery of the True Self.

Full Manual's Table of Contents


About the author                                                          

General Explanation of the work                                     
A work of inspiration: A note from the author                              

Explanation of terms & practices (terms & practices resources 1-9)        
The inner child                                          
Benefits of shadow work
Family constellation work
The victim archetype
Explanation of virtues

The program                                           
Program fundamentals
Program Practice
Physical body
Emotional body
Mental body
Spiritual body                                 

Program resources(1-5)                                   
Holistic mind-body psychotherapy
Menu of therapeutic treatment options
Spiritual body accompaniment
Physical body accompaniment
Pleasure vs. happiness

Case studies                                         


Introduction to workshops                             

Teaching resources(1-21)                                     

Creative expressions(1-6)                                






General Explanation of the work

The foundation of this process is to facilitate the transformation of the way participants see, feel, think, and believe. Instead of utilizing a Clinical Pathology approach, which focuses on the presenting illness and what may appear to be “wrong” with an individual, this program adheres to the wellness model and the re-wiring of the brain through a unique and personalized mind/body approach.

Wellness model. This approach focuses on the integration of the whole person and considers the individual’s strengths and weaknesses. In using the wellness model, the transformational healing possibilities within the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects of one’s being are explored and utilized.

Assessing and diagnosing existing issues are the beginnings of the healing process itself. While this is an important step in recovery, it is not necessarily the focus of recovery. WithHCRTS, the individual is seen and recognized as being whole, healed, and balanced at their core. With guidance, each participant will learn to untangle knots at their core, opening up to strength, light, and love, ultimately uncovering the True Self.

Mind/body approach. The mind/body approach to healing gives recognition and expression to the heart and soul of our existence. All too often, we only look to the mental body for assistance with everyday needs. Meanwhile, other aspects of ourselves begin to atrophy, causing discord, discontent, and disease of the body and the mind. As a result, we begin to search for connection, comfort, health, happiness, peace, and love in other places, and sometimes in unhealthy places.

In order to facilitate transformation by cultivating awareness & acceptance, this program will provide its participants with the opportunity to discover the untapped healing qualities they already possess.

Why the program works.
HCRTS is designed to shift the part of the consciousness that impacts the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the being. This shift creates a new approach to health and healing, allowing life to be lived more fully.

Using a holistic approach to recover from alcohol, drugs, and other addictive behaviors will allow individuals to experience the benefits of whole treatment instead of partial treatment. In other words, the program aims to treat each person in their entirety, as wholes, with complete systems rather than treating only some parts.

Simultaneously treating all four quadrants of healing, (the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual bodies) is necessary to create effective, lasting outcomes. In doing so, the inherent human potential for self-healing will be stimulated, creating lasting relief from the suffering of addictions and addictive behaviors.

                                                       A Work of Inspiration  
                                       Awaken to the Light of your own True Nature


This manual for the Holistic Creative Recovery of the True Self Program is intended to serve as inspiration for the creation of your clients’ treatment plans. While the program can be highly effective exactly as written, you are encouraged to utilize the manual for guidance as you rely on your expertise and creativity to modify the material as needed to suit each client’s needs.

Below, I have provided some general information about my process in hopes that you will feel inspired to create a new process of your own. To further help inspire your process, throughout the manual you will find beautiful quotes, teaching resources, and additional resources from outside sources.

Before implementing the program, I strongly suggest reading the manual in its entirety as to familiarize yourself with the material and learn the endless possibilities this work has to offer.

HCRTS’s Mission

To guide & assist in:

  • Creating a life-changing transformation of consciousness that informs every aspect of the whole being.

  • Finding the freedom to make choices aligned with the True Self,  rather than the habitual destructive responses to life.

  • Realizing the core self is perfectly imperfect.

My Basic Process:

When working with a client or group, I take a step back and allow myself to be guided and informed by what is known as the Morphogenic Field. I tune in to the Morphogenic Field where guidance and information are received through me, from the Universal Source of Wisdom. 

This process is further enlightened, enlivened, and informed by my background,

training, and knowledge which act as guides in helping me to choose the best methods and directions for clients.

Since each person is an individual work of art in progress and has their own unique universe within, during treatment sessions, I tune into that person’s belief system and am guided to communicate in a way that resonates.While working with a  traumatic event specifically, reconnecting and aligning with the spiritual dimensions of the being assists in healing the freeze of shock-trauma. 

By working as an “everyday mystic” and finding each client’s unique belief system, intuition is able to influence the direction, tone, structure, and outcome of the session. We are all born with this intuitive guidance system and can learn to cultivate it. How we utilize this compass depends upon many variables and the individual practitioner. However, most importantly, it is surely effective in delivering positive outcomes.  

HCRTS Program Summary

"The real voyage of discovery lies not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes."  Marcel Proust

Summary. Using a holistic approach to recover from alcohol, drugs, and other addictive behaviors will allow individuals to experience the benefits of whole treatment instead of partial treatment. In other words, the program aims to treat each person in their entirety, as wholes, with complete systems rather than treating only some parts.

The process used in this program will assist the participant in discovering and healing the underlying causes of behaviors that run their lives. The underlying problems of dependency have both physical and psychological components. Some of these components include:

  • Anemia
  • Hypoglycemia
  • ADD
  • Brain-wave pattern imbalances &
  • Deep emotional pain

The “why” may not always be apparent as it is hidden by addictive behavior, substances, and other symptoms that mask pain. As the program highlights, it takes a personalized approach to uncover and treat the specific reasons for dependency.

The “Greater Universal Intelligence” guides and informs this process by utilizing its unconditional acceptance of all that is. This creates a sacred space for healing and safety which allows for Exploration, Awareness, Acceptance, and Transformation, otherwise known as E.A.A.T.

Case Study


  • Female
  • 58 years of age
  • Retired teacher

Reason for program entry:

She was in traditional therapy for an extended period of time, without much relief from addictive behaviors.


She had physical ailments, along with intense anxiety and depression, exacerbated by years of drug and alcohol addiction.

Summary of work together:

Although the participant expressed a need and a desire for the spiritual dimension of life, she remained conflicted as she viewed this as giving up control to something other than her ego-centric positioning. This position felt safe to her but also caused suffering.

The drugs and alcohol were of course used as an approach to deal with the anxieties and depression felt, yet they were ultimately exacerbated. Beneath it all were developmental traumas of neglect and emotional abuse from early childhood. Her anxiety became heightened and she initially fought the process.

This resistance impacted the work significantly and the duration of time needed to work the resistance through methods indicated. Eventually, after overcoming resistance, we were able to process the anxiety itself by utilizing the various methods mentioned.

The participant developed phobias of being in groups, such as AA or psychotherapy groups, so we were destined to individual work solely. As time passed, she became more open and attended some of my groups and retreats.

Initially, we had numerous dilemmas as each movement forward caused a simultaneous retreat – (lack of trust, unknown). The dance continued, yet somehow, she was intrigued and continued to challenge the dimensionality of the work and what was being offered.

Methods used:

  • Relaxation techniques
  • Constellations
  • Somatic experience trauma healing
  • Spiritual hypnotherapy
  • Inner child work
  • E.A.A.T
  • Attendance at various group workshops 
  • Intuitive guided body journey
  • Mindful meditation practice outside session
  • Massage & various holistic healing modalities and remedies outside session 


Developing a relatively safe and secure relationship with the participant, eventually brought a degree of trust and noticeable signs of change in consciousness. She continued to have regular, individual session work.

Eventually, the 
much-needed trust was fully developed and she agreed to attend four Holistic Creative Recovery of the True Self Program retreats. She began attending monthly HCRTS groups and found the community support she sought.

She gave up substances, and we discussed eating programs suitable to her situation. She no longer craves nor thinks of the substances, and is pleased to be able to find herself in better physical and mental health.

Participant’s statement:

“When I started seeing Lorraine about a year ago, I was skeptical anyone could help me with the intense anxiety and depression I 
had since I had been in extended therapy years ago. To my amazement, I have experienced transformations I never imagined. Early trauma has been healed and my visions of myself, my family, and the world are clearly fresh and new. I am experiencing a form of awareness that is enlivening my mind, rejuvenating my body and opening my soul. Everything feels so different in a short time.”

Take a look at our manual overview showing a piece of what the full version has to offer. When you are ready to learn more, please feel free to contact us to schedule a presentation.