Helping Mother’s of Addicted Teens and Adult Children Reclaim their Identity, Embrace Joy and Learn to Live Again.
Niching Contest Participant Comments:
9/10: This is good. I can easily conjure up a visual in my mind.
8/10: Good clear and a needed service. I just can’t help but wonder about how the teens fare in this service and if there is anything for them to or just mom.
10/10: Compelling and clear. I get it. I can picture people I know who would be potential clients.
10/10: I admire your strength and courage to reach out to others who are facing this difficult journey. Congratulations for using your experience in a helpful supporting way!
10/10: Important work.
9/10: Wow that’s bold and I assume very needed. Could be simplified a bit. To choose either addicted teens or adult children.
7/10: I think the tribe is well defined. We can easily identify a mother of an addicted teen/adult child, but is that what they are looking for? What does it look like to reclaim their identity, and embrace joy? Can you elaborate here? Thank you for the work you do.
9.5/10: Wow. This is brave and amazing service to offer. It hits close to heart and home. Clearly stated.
I like this, it’s very clear and exudes a vibe of hope. If I was your avatar I would likely call you!
9.5/10: What a fabulously clear description of niche!
I don’t think you need a number.
Inspired and inspiring. Thank you.
8/10: Love the message, not sure how you reclaim.
9/10: I love it. I know who you serve, can think of people who might be served by you, and you have identified concerns that are common for this niche. Maybe individual identity, as the identity as mom of an addicted child can become so pervasive. Could give them a sense of really having an ongoing ally.
10/10: Give Jennifer a rating of 10 for clarity on her niche!
Jennifer Seitzer’s Reflections:
Oh, My! Thank you SO very much Tad for your amazing feedback. I honestly never thought of these questions before. You are correct in that my work is with drug and alcohol addiction, although with the mothers themselves, they often times become addicted to the addict themselves. So, the top 3 would be Drugs, Alcohol, and Co-dependency (which is referred to as a Process Addiction). Co-dependency, enabling etc . . . They often lose their identity, a sense of who they truly are when becoming so enmeshed with the addict and their addiction but I do like the phrase “Rebuild Their Lives.” Presently, I work with parents whose children and adult children are either in the midst of their addiction, just started or are refusing to go and get treatment. I give them skills to keep centred, create strong boundaries and begin to find Joy in the midst of the storm. I also touch on the grief that is felt when these mothers are watching their children harm themselves and they are in one of the most powerless places a mother can be. I used both Teens and Adult Child Addicts because the range of people that I have worked with has fallen into that age range. Approximately from 18/19 and older. Thank you again so much for taking the time to analyze this.
The Revised Niche: