365: Wellness and Recovery [The Book You Didn’t Know You Needed]

Facilitating peer support groups can be challenging. Add in the responsibility of keeping individuals engaged while providing valuable  information, and you can find yourself overwhelmed, if not a little bit intimidated. 

But what if there was a resource that could guide you with a years worth of inspiring ideas and topics?

Enter “365 Wellness & Recovery: One Year of Group Facilitation Ideas”. This immense collection of knowledge, penned by the incredibly Becky Brasfield makes group facilitation a stress free and engaging process for everyone. 

A Journey of Empowerment and Skill Enhancement

In truth, this book is more than just a guide. It’s a journey through 365+ ideas tailored for group facilitation. With a wide range of topics related to wellness, recovery, and mental health, it’s ideal for peer support specialists. 

These strategies and topics can be used in multiple settings and can be adjusted for different sized groups. 

Interested in reading a sample of the book?

Chapters like “Optimism is Good for Your Health”, “Balance and Harmony”, and “How to Cope with Change” dive into topics that are not only relevant but crucial to the recovery process.

Now I know what you may be thinking, “What’s so special about a list of ideas?”. But believe me, this book is WAY MORE than that. 

Each chapter contains far more than just a topic. In fact, they include discussions, activities, and reflections that encourage positive thinking, balance, and effective coping skills. 

365 Wellness & Recovery is a MUST read for peer specialists

To be clear, I am not making any profit or compensation from recommending this book. I am just genuinely impressed by both the quality and amount of ideas contained within the pages. Here is a look at what you can expect. 

  • Daily Facilitation Topics: A year’s worth of group facilitation topics at your fingertips.

  • Expert Insights: Leverage Becky’s decade of experience and expertise in the field.

  • Versatile Applications: Suitable for various healthcare professionals and settings.

  • Empowerment & Life Skills: Explore and share strategies for mental health empowerment and essential life skills.

  • Activities & Discussions: Engage groups with thought-provoking discussions and activities.

Armed with this book, you will never struggle to keep individuals engaged. Gone are the days of feeling unprepared and scrambling for group material. For any peer support professional wondering how to step up their game, 365: Wellness and Recovery is the answer

About The Author: Becky Brasfield

Aside from being an author, Becky is also a Recovery Support Specialist, Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioner, and a leader in the mental health community. 

With a decade of experience, Becky brings a wealth of knowledge and firsthand experience to the table.

She has numerous accolades, including being the President of the NAMI Illinois Alliance of Peer Professionals and being honored by Disability Lead and Crain’s Chicago Business. 

Becky Brasfield

Her mission? To assist busy and beginning peer support professionals in better serving individuals day after day. In fact, because of this mission, she wants to make this book available to everyone who needs it!

“I wanted to create a resource that I wish were available to me when I entered the field. It’s all about helping busy and beginning peer support specialists better serve individuals day in and day out.”

Get Your Copy of 365: Wellness & Recovery

Are you ready to embark on a journey of enhancing your skills and making an impact in the lives of those you support?

Remember how I said Becky wanted to make this available to anyone who needs it? Well, she has decided to offer a FREE copy to anyone who is unable to purchase the book! 

All you have to do is reach out and provide a statement of need and she will make sure you receive a copy of this amazing resource. 

For more information, you can contact Becky at brasfieldmail@gmail.com.

Final Thoughts on 365: Wellness & Recovery

When it comes to books for peer support, 365: Wellness & Recovery stands as a game changer. It bridges the gap between knowledge and practical application in group facilitation.

Whether you are a seasoned professional or a beginner in the field, this book is set to become an indispensable part of your resource library. From a personal perspective, I know I will be taking advantage of the ideas presented in this book. 

Her choice to share this with the peer support community is an inspiration. When we come together, we are capable of more than we know. 

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Elijah Meason


Elijah Meason is a Certified Peer Support Worker in the State of New Mexico. He is a SMART Recovery facilitator and is working toward getting his Masters degree in social work. He is currently working at a dual diagnosis treatment center helping individuals overcome mental health and addiction challenges.

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