Stan talks about the concept of spiritual awakening in the context of “woke culture.” Unfortunately the dialogue in our country politically, religiously and socially is contentious. We don’t spend the time to actively listen to other people and try to understand where they are coming from and what their life experiences have been to bring them to what they believe today. It’s because we are too busy thinking of our own response that we don’t hear what they say. We need to do a better job of listening. “Woke culture” means we are becoming aware of the world and other people’s experiences even though I haven’t had those experiences myself.
Cinde Stewart Freeman, RN, MAC, LADAC II
CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
Cinde Stewart Freeman is Cumberland Heights’ Chief Clinical Officer and has been with Cumberland Heights for 30 years. During her tenure, Cinde has served in nursing, clinical management, and administrative roles.
Cinde is a bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurse and a master’s prepared Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Level II. She holds NAADAC’s Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) credential and is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor (QCS) as well.
Cinde has a love for the places where opposites touch. This has led her to clinical explorations of somatic and spiritual healing of the things that wound us, as well as explorations of how the lived wisdom of the 12-step tradition informs and brings color to clinical education and experience. It also leads her to the beach as much as possible!
Cinde regularly trains on topics ranging from 12-step based Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Spiritual Care principles to ethical practice and clinical supervision. Her core belief is that love is more powerful than the wounds we have experienced, and, in fact, can cause us to become our strongest at those places.