Who is the Wise Woman?

 

The Wise Woman is you, me and each and every woman. Your Wise Woman mode is available. You are wise and just need to reach inside and cultivate your own wisdom. Seeking recovery from addiction is always hard. It’s even harder for women.

This concept of The Wise Woman comes from Marion Hutton-Schoen. She sang with The Glenn Miller Orchestra. She was also a woman who suffered from addiction. Marion found her own recovery and then went on to co-found two treatment centers specifically for women. One is still in operation today, New Directions for Women in Costa Mesa, California https://newdirectionsforwomen.org/and the other was Residence XII, which was in Kirkland, Washington. I had the honor of working there for over 16 years.

Marion Hutton studied Jungian psychology and she adapted some of Jung’s concepts.

(See related blog post Demystify The Shadow )

In this concept, an internal struggle persists between our Addict and The Wise Woman sides. The Addict is ruled by impulses. It seeks immediate gratification and avoids possible pain. It cannot think ahead to potential consequences. The Addict is mired in need, craving and compulsion. This is by definition what it is to be stuck in the cycle of addiction. This can apply to alcohol and drugs or any other addictive behaviors. Gambling, gaming, over-eating, shopping and codependency have similar features.  

If you’re reading this you are already in Wise Woman mode so go with it and pick a time for a free phone consultation.