SeekHealing Program Methodology

Use digital social technologies to initiate meaningful connections online, and then bridge those healing relationships into local, low-cost recovery programs.

Traditional Recovery Model

Create a space for sober connections that is separate from “normal” communities

Traditional Recovery Model Graphic
Average relapse rate: 80% within first month2

Integrate humans through authentic connections to reduce 1-year relapse rate by 50%

Match people in peer-based therapy for shame elimination

A safe place to heal + guided exposure to new communities & activities

Personalized community & work transitions

Authentic Connection Is Symbiotic

The model delivers mental health & business benefits to each of the user groups involved in the healing network.

  • after detox from active addiction
  • after a major life transition; like retirement, mental illness recovery, academic graduation, or targeted career development
Connection Agents
  • as representatives for communities and businesses that promote healing through connection
Humans of all kinds can help each other
SeekHealing Programs:

The model delivers mental health & business benefits to each of the user groups involved in the healing network.


The world’s first online social network for healing & recovery that functions alongside a bridge program between traditional rehab programs and connection agents in the local community.

Healing Hubs

Co-housing projects that are self-sustaining, create microfinancing opportunities, and provide healing-focused housing for diverse populations who have similar needs for authentic connection experiences.

Program Features Include:
  • Peer-based therapy
  • Structured shame elimination
  • Individual CBT and/or EMDR therapy
  • Guided exposure to connection-enhancing activities
  • Regular attendance in activities of participant's choice
  • Guided group sessions
  • Intentional, unstructured social gatherings
  • Data collection and reflection exercises

To fund web development for SeekConnection and empower 25 seekers break the relapse cycle by finding authentic connection in their local community through our first pilot program.

  1. Rachel Wurzman, Ph.D, Neuroscientist; Research Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, 2016
  2. Smyth, B. P., Barry, J., Keenan, E. & Ducray, K. (2010). Lapse and relapse following inpatient treatment of opiate dependence. Irish Medical Journal. 103(6),176–179.