Making Whole is an addiction recovery process built into the framework of a traditional apprenticeship. Men are taught the creative process–a method of problem solving that is practical, relatable, tangible, scientific, and spiritual.
Making Whole actualizes a simple premise: the mentor/student relationship overpowers the ego barriers of addiction. When trust is established, the apprentice can begin building studio-quality objects while rebuilding himself. The work provides a perfect metaphor for sustainable recovery and a successful life.
In short, Making Whole embodies the two things that are indispensable for someone new to recovery: intimacy and direction. This work in this community provides the foundation of recovery: learning to do the simple things well and consistently.