EDWARD & MARITZA KHOURI,
MA, CAP, CPC
Neuroscience of Joyful Recovery: The Power of a Joyful Connection
Since 1980, Ed has worked extensively in diverse settings as a counselor, writer and trainer in recovery support and treatment services. Ed’s research into the neuroscience of Joy in Addiction Recovery resulted in his co-authoring the book,
“Joy Starts Here” and co-creating research-based support group materials for the Connexus Program, including two acclaimed 12 week programs called “Restarting” and “Belonging”. Ed’s work provides the basis for the emphasis we place on relational Joy in the Rise approach to Professional Recovery Coaching.
Maritza is a Professional Recovery and Life Coach with an established private practice. She transitioned from providing trauma based care and clinical treatment as a Florida Certified Addiction Professional (CAP) with a Master’s Degree in Counseling. Ed and Maritza serve on the faculty of NET Institute. They are co-founders of Equipping Hearts, a non-profit organization serving the addicted community and counselors in the US and overseas. They have provided training for addiction workers from over 70 nations, and serve on the Secretariat of the International Substance Abuse and Addiction Coalition.