Comforting a Griever

  Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services May 22, 2016   As a certified Grief Recovery specialist I am often asked what someone should say or do when they are at a loss for words when attempting to comfort the survivor of a deceased person. The answer is similar for any type of…

Scapegoat Escape

Scapegoat Escape   Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services May 11, 2016   In troubled families, abuse and neglect are permitted; it’s the talking about them that is forbidden. -M. Sirota   Within the context of the Holy Bible, specifically Leviticus 16:18, a scapegoat is defined as someone who is unfairly made to…

My Companion, Your Best Friend

Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened. – Anatole France Growing up in an alcoholic home, it was only natural to find solace in relationships with animals. My lifelong love for them is clearly the product of childhood trauma. The adult daughter of an alcoholic, I have revisited memories…

The Truth About My Addict I Am Not Afraid To Tell

The Truth About My Addict I Am Not Afraid To Tell Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services January 9, 2016 One of the single most difficult challenges we parents face is the acceptance of our child being an addict. For some, it can mean years before we acknowledge we are in, way in,…

Releasing Past Mistakes

Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services January 1, 2016   “When you find your path, you must not be afraid. You need to have sufficient courage to make mistakes. Disappointment, defeat, and despair are the tools God uses to show us the way.” –Paolo Coelho, Brida   Releasing Past Mistakes Let’s not kid…

Ten Tips to Start Loving Yourself

Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services December 30, 2015 One of the most difficult challenges in recovery and in our lives is the struggle we face with loving and accepting ourselves; completely, with all of our self-proclaimed imperfections and shortcomings, embracing who we are. Why can’t we believe we are good enough, for…

The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate

The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D. Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services December 27, 2015 Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we were able to go to sleep tonight and wake in the morning with all of our fears removed – every single one? Ponder the thought for a minute. How different would…

Do Recovering Addicts Really Grieve the Loss of Active Addiction?

Do recovering addicts really grieve the loss of active addiction? To begin with, let us be clear about the accurate definition of grief. Truly, grief is a topic which the definition is as wide and expansive as the ocean is blue. Unfortunately, there isn’t one single definition which covers grief in its entirety, considering the…

Grief Recovery

Are you suffering from a broken heart? Did a death, divorce, or the end of a romantic relationship cause it? Or was it caused by any of the forty other losses that a person might experience such as moving, pet loss, or a change in finances? Regardless of the cause, you know how you feel…

About Barefoot Chaplain

From the Spirit of Love for the Spirit of Hope, Barefoot Chaplain, Laura Clark Barefoot, Ph.D., believes there is help for addicted families, those suffering from loss, and their loved ones. Through kindness, dignity, honesty, respect, and ultimately love we, at Barefoot Chaplain guide and support a healthy and respectful intervention environment which is the beginning…

Suggested Reading

Clicking on any of the books below will automatically transport you to Amazon.com where you can purchase any of these books at a terrific discount. Please enjoy. A standard-setting book on intervention, Love First has helped tens of thousands of families, friends, and professionals create a loving and effective plan for helping those who suffer…

Contact

Contact Us   To learn more about how Barefoot Chaplain Intervention Services can help you, contact us from anywhere in the USA at (805) 801-8986 / or email us at barefootchaplain@yahoo.com   You can also check us out and  contact us through