Larry Amal Norman
Larry is a Certified Guiding Mindful Change Life Coach, Registered Addiction Specialist, IAM Meditation Instructor, Ed Storti & Wayne Raiter Trained Interventionist, is Certified Red Cross CPR and First Aid, a Certified Med Tech. Larry completed the Bellevue Community College Alcohol/Drug Counseling Program and has studied nutrition at Santa Monica Community College. Larry has worked for more than 10 years in the Treatment Industry and has been in Recovery himself since October ’92. Larry has utilized the 12 steps as a support system, attends meetings has a sponsor and sponsors others. In addition to the 12 steps Larry has incorporated mindful activities such as yoga and meditation as a daily practice, has instructed and participates in outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, surfing, sup, kayaking, snorkeling and working out. Wellness and healthy life style being a huge part of his continued journey in recovery. Larry's basic instinct and judgment reflect a caring for each client’s success in sobriety and his no nonsense capacity to keep people inside the boundaries of safety allows the real work to get done. Larry is constantly thinking about ways to improve treatment and engage clients in the recovery process. At 10 years of sobriety I got my first job working in treatment and have been working in the field ever since in different capacities and at several treatment centers and sober living facilities. I got trained as an interventionist, life coach, attended school and completed a chemical dependency counseling program. From my 10 years working in the addiction field the area where I have seen the most growth and joy come to clients and others in recovery myself included have been through experiential activities. I have taken folks surfing, kayaking, hiking, SUP, zip lining, waterfall repelling, snorkeling and biking. These activities combined with Yoga and meditation brings peace to our overactive minds and helps keep us in the moment. I live a life today that I never thought possible and it’s all contingent on my sobriety!