Kuroosh Compassionate HELP (Healing Every Life Program)

Kuroosh Compassionate HELP (Healing Every Life Program) came to life due to the immense pain of a mother’s loss of her son, Kuroosh Kuchikali, to opioid addiction in 2017. This unbearable heart-break and pain known would be one of the greatest losses a human being can ever experience. Recently, scientific data shows death from this type of addiction has risen by 533%. One hundred and six people die of opioid addiction every day. It is a national emergency!

Our children and youth are dying rapidly due to over-consumption of legal prescriptions, illegal drugs, and alcohol. With the disease of addiction, relationships become painful and ruined. Hate, anger, resentment, judgment, shame, guilt and outrage take the place of love, respect, and compassion.

“I am determined not to allow my son’s death be in vain. Therefore, utilizing our Mindfulness center to offer programs that help educate and heal those affected by the disease of addiction.” Manijeh attested from day one.

Kuroosh Compassionate HELP (Healing Every Life Program)

You may ask, how can one be loving and compassionate to an addict who lives to use and in turn cause pain and destruction?
Living with my son, Kuroosh, and enduring the hard consequences of his addiction would have been extremely destructive without feeling, practicing and behaving compassionate towards him, his illness and my own suffering.

Compassion is hard to hold on to while experiencing fear, worry, and chaos within the family system of addiction. Your support and encouragement can help develop the heart of compassion and compassionate boundaries, which create the space for a loving relationships.

Practicing loving/kindness, compassion and non-judgmental attitude helped change Kuroosh’s heart and direction. He became kinder, more generous, less selfish and isolated. Being more aware of others and knowing how he could regulate his emotions and anxieties was very exciting to him. He took opportunities to serve and motivate others. Through compassion practices, his demeanour and attitude towards others blossomed into gratitude, appreciation, and consideration.

The Impact of His Loving/Kindness:

My brother who never showed his emotions before, said, “I learned the value of expressing love from Kuroosh, and that is a lot.”

Whether the addict is you or your loved one, a respectful relationship is possible. A compassionate and heartful interaction while drawing and holding firm boundaries to protect yourself.

The Five Kuroosh Compassionate Healing Every Life Program Trainings:

  1. Giving up the obligation to suffer – letting go of shame, blame, sorrow and not feeling obligated to be upset over every little or big thing. Cultivating stability of the heart and mind. Sanity for the soul.
  2. Cultivating Compassion & Love – Being a whole person and seeing others as a whole person not just the addict or the negative part of oneself or others. Allowing room for mistakes, failures, forgiveness and compassion. Developing a loving eye towards oneself and others.
  3. Taking responsibility for one’s own happiness – being responsible is having the ability to respond. Learning how to respond with an aim towards happiness.
  4. Upgrading the Human Software –  Improving one’s own system and brain function through learning, implementing, investigating, and understanding.
  5. Cultivating Peace and Joy – Through meditation and other tools and changing behavior and environment.

Updates on the Program:

  1. We are grateful and excited for the continued support of our community.
  2. As part of this program we made Kuroosh’s wish to start a Refuge Recovery Meeting come true. This meeting has provide space for hundreds of those who seek healing and recovery.
  3. Dr. Motaghy, Kuroosh’s mother, has continued to provide teachings to the members of Refuge Recover on a monthly basis and free of charge.
  4. Our classes in 2017, 2018 & 2019 included several Intro to Compassionate Grieving courses to help heal families devastated by loss
  5. With the help of so many we organized several educational and healing events in October 2017, June 2018, October 2018 and June of 2019.
  6. The next big event will be a Self-Compassion Retreat on June 28, 2020, both on zoom and in person. OPEN TO ALL. Click here for more information.
  7. As it would have been Kuroosh’s wish to heal all beings, we have transformed his program to include Healing Every Life.

Read this Article on Opioids Consumption from UCLA Health

With this initial fund we are able to develop and offer preliminary programs to help ease the suffering of families devastated by grief and loss of loved ones. We need your support to complete developing our programs and hire the right staff for it.

May you and all beings be protected from such pains and have the ability to live a fulfilled life with loving relationships.

Please give as you can. Every dollar helps. May you never experience such losses and difficulties.