Recognizing Cybele Botran as a SHE RECOVERS Gem

SHE RECOVERS® Foundation Volunteer Recognition

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“I am proud to be an active part of the SHE RECOVERS community. I am both a participant and volunteer and believe wholeheartedly in the intentions and guiding principles of the organization. Mostly what I love is how we celebrate and uplift each other, encouraging one another to claim personal agency and pursue individualized pathways of recovery.” — Cybele Botran, SHE RECOVERS Volunteer

Recognizing Cybele Botran as a SHE RECOVERS Gem

Cybele Botran, M.Ed, CPC, CPRC, SRCD, is a certified holistic recovery coach, a certified SHE RECOVERS Coach, and she is also one of our online gatherings volunteer hosts. Cybele began her healing journey when she gave up alcohol in 2011, and since then she has developed a passion for inner child work and reparenting. She has been volunteering for the Foundation since May of 2020 and has recently been recognized as a SHE RECOVERS Gem.

We had the honor of interviewing Cybele Botran about her role as a SHE RECOVERS Volunteer.

What does being a SHE RECOVERS Foundation Volunteer mean to you?
I am proud to be an active part of the SHE RECOVERS community. I am both a participant and volunteer and believe wholeheartedly in the intentions and guiding principles of the organization. Mostly what I love is how we celebrate and uplift each other, encouraging one another to claim personal agency and pursue individualized pathways of recovery.

What made you want to become a She Recovers Foundation Volunteer?
When I saw the need, I quickly jumped in without hesitation.

What three words would your friends and peers use to describe you?
Compassionate, intuitive, sensitive.

How do these aspects of who you are show up in your everyday life?
My connections are heartfelt and authentic. I love interacting with others in a deep way and I also need alone time to self-regulate and access my rich inner world.

What is something you are proud of?
Hands down being a sober mom to three amazing grown kids.

What do you do outside of your volunteer role for work and/or play?
I am a full-time coach and educator. I love cooking with my husband Kiko, dancing around the house, and traveling together to see our children.

What does radical self-care look like for you?
Long deep breaths, mindfulness, and connecting to nature.

Tell us a little bit about your recovery journey. What are you recovering from? What tools and resources do you weave into your patchwork of recovery?
I stopped drinking in 2011 which was the beginning of my inner healing journey. For support, I’ve used the 12 steps, therapy, coaching, retreats, conferences, podcasts, and literature. I’m passionate about inner child work and reparenting.

What or who is inspiring you right now?
My inspirations are Tara Brach, Pema Chödrön, Sarah Blondin, Gabor Maté, Glennon Doyle, Amanda Doyle, Abby Wambach, Taryn Strong, Nicole LePera, and Laura McKowen.

What SHE RECOVERS Intention & Guiding Principle resonates with you the most?
We understand that the practice of radical self-love is paramount to our well-being.

What is your favorite SHE RECOVERS resource?
The big conference events (silent disco!)

What is one piece of advice you would give to another woman/non-binary individual who is seeking a community like SHE RECOVERS?
Just keep showing up, even when it’s uncomfortable, even when your mind is telling you that you don’t belong, even when you’re afraid. Take care of yourself and allow yourself to go at your own pace. You’re allowed to feel peace, serenity, and joy.

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