About The Link Between Addiction Recovery And Mental Health

Hello lovely people!

Today I would like to introduce you to Karen Marie Johnston, coach, social worker & yoga teacher for addiction & mental health. Be warned I have a total girl crush on Karen and you can probably see it in the interview!

I have tones of respect for her work. She organises beautiful retreats, online women’s circles and works 1:1. She has worked with women in the sex industry for the last 2 decades and is in the 2020 final for a ITV National Diversity Award. Her work has been featured on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Women’s Hour’ and Channel 4’s ‘The Secret Millionaire’. She holds hope in some of the darkest environments and has witnessed deeply complex trauma. She wholeheartedly believes in transformation & feels privileged to walk alongside women, as they embark on their own journey of recovery & healing from self-neglect to self-love. 

The reason I wanted you to meet Karen is because she is an inspiration to anyone who is struggling with addiction. Karen was addicted in her teenage years but she did manage to get clean in her early twenties and this is what motivated her to become a social worker.   

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In this interview Karen, tell us about her journey from being an addict yourself to becoming coach, social worker & yoga teacher for addiction & mental health. We talk about the link between addiction recovery and mental health. She shares with us practical advice on how to improve our self-love and she explains how yoga for addiction and mental health is different from regular yoga.  

I cannot wait to hear your feedback on this interview!

Big love to you all

Emilie Marie Berge

To go further

Karen’s website : https://www.karenmariejohnston.com/

Blog about Karen’s work: http://sheisambitious.com/5-incredible-experiences-ive-social-worker/
Interview for Calmer You Podcast with Chloe Brotheridge https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-calmer-you-podcast-with-chloe-brotheridge/id1330001815?mt=2

Contact Karen 

Find Karen on Instagram @karenmariejohnstoncoach

Karen’s Facebook group is Women’s Self Love Hub: https://www.facebook.com/groups/158334858188165/

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