Healthy Starts Here
The first question in recovery is not why the behavior, but why the pain.
Desperation is simply a miracle in the making.
Meet David Hampton, CPRC
Certified Professional Addiction/Recovery Coach
David Hampton has lived in the Greater Nashville, TN area since 1988 where he enjoyed two staff songwriting deals with major Nashville publishing labels as well as touring the globe with various music artists. His work as an instrumentalist afforded him the opportunity to visit over fifteen countries and forty-nine states. Upon the completion of his second music-publishing contract he stepped in to the position of Director of Worship Arts at Christ Community Church in Franklin, TN, a position he held for nearly two decades.
Behind the scenes, David was a man confronting his own alcoholism and recovery process. David began his journey into sobriety in June of 2005 which eventually led him to pursue his certification as a credentialed Certified Professional Addiction/Recovery Coach (CPRC) now working in private practice in Greater Nashville. As a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) and the International Association of Professional Recovery Coaches (IAPRC) David also works closely with Nashville area treatment centers, nonprofit recovery organizations, and often speaks with faith-based recovery groups dealing with addiction recovery and spiritual belief systems.
David is also a public speaker (represented by ambassadorspeakers.com) and the author of two books, Our Authentic Selves: Reflections On What We Believe and What We Wish We Believed (Lighthouse Publishing), and his most recent book, After the Miracle: Illusions Along the Path to Restoration (Morgan James/New York). Both books speak to the unique challenges and day-to-day practices that contribute to a life of long-term sobriety.
David has done additional training in the area of addiction and the brain as well as addiction in family systems and the role of music therapy in recovery. David is co-host of the weekly Positive Sobriety Podcast available on iTunes and Spotify along with his close friend and co-host author and speaker, Nate Larkin. David is also a frequent blogger, guest, and contributor for various podcasts and addiction recovery websites.
His late wife, Tricia was diagnosed with a progressive form of Multiple Sclerosis in 1994 and passed away in May of 2013 due to complications from MS. They have one daughter, Lauren who lives in the Greater Nashville area with her husband and young son.
David is also active in the recovery work of his home church, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Chapel on the Vanderbilt University campus. He makes his home in the downtown Nashville area with his Great Pyrenees, Lilly.
Why Recovery Coaching?
"The best way out is always through."
We can't be honest with others until we are able to be honest with ourselves. I provide a safe space for you to share your story and finally experience an empathetic witness to your pain.
Recovery is a journey. It is a marathon, not a sprint! The road has many twists and turns but a trusted companion will be the difference between staying in the stuck places and navigating the next right step.
"All great spirituality is about what we do with our pain. If we do not transform our pain, we will transmit it to those around us."
The rock in our shoe is what we are left with when the storm has passed and the aftermath has settled. It is the tiny fragment left over from life’s most defining moments that God leaves with us. It is then that we begin to assess what life will look like from here knowing that it will never look the same again.
The Rock In My Shoe
The rock in our shoe is what we are left with when the storm has passed and the aftermath has settled. It is the tiny fragment left over from life’s most defining moments reminding us that life will never look the same again from here but that we were not alone and that we are human.