Workshop Descriptions

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1 Nicole S and Keith Z Listening to the Mind to Heal the Body: Journaling to set you free from emotional and physical pain. Nicole S is a psychologist, author, teacher and nationwide expert in the treatment of chronic pain and emotional blockages through mind/body medicine. Her trademarked method: JournalSpeak, helps guide people to safely and lovingly unlock the repressed emotions which are keeping them sick and stuck. This type of self-reflection works for people on all ends of the spectrum, from those with physical pain to those who simply want a boost in their joy and freedom. Join Nicole and her fabulous assistant Keith for an eye-opening and mind-opening workshop on living your best life, with concrete tools to put into immediate action.
2 Michele T, Bill P and Valca V Mindfulness as a Path to Emotional Sobriety*** Find out how practicing mindfulness can lead to greater serenity, clarity and emotional sobriety. Join us while we explore what mindfulness is and how to cultivate it through mindfulness of breath, body and movement. There will also be a discussion on how to use mindfulness as a tool in dealing with difficult emotions that often underlie addiction. 2 short practice sessions will be included. ***This workshop starts at 8:30am on Saturday.
3 Kyle S. and Audrey W. Who Am I When I'm With You?: Dating, Sex and Intimacy in Sobriety No flavor for your fare? Or on a straight pepper diet? Come join us to talk about dating, intimacy, and the sexual ideal in recovery, and how the use of social media and technology has impacted our experiences.
4 John M. Back to Basics and other “roller shade” slogans Certainly, the most “basic” idea is “Don’t Drink!” This workshop will discuss 5 or 6 “basics”that can help the newcomer in the first six months of recovery. Then go on to talk about some “roller shade” basics like Think, Think, Think and then the workshop will open up to allow attendees to share their slogan and newcomer strategy with the group.
5 John H. and Tom B. AA for ACAs - Is AA Enough for You? Do you have lingering restlessness irritability and discontentedness? Do you feel that you are doing (AA) wrong? Perhaps you need to add another dimension to your recovery program. In this workshop we will discuss aspects of growing up in a dysfunctional home and how the principles of Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA) can help.
6 Brian G. and Shane M. The Neurobiology of Recovery A workshop showing why the first years of recovery are a struggle in addiction and why relapse can be a struggle for many. We will take a look at the biology of addiction for meth, alcohol, cocaine, etc. and have an energetic discussion of how this is reflected in our own behaviors. Newcomers, sponsors, sponsees, and those who struggle with relapse are warmly invited to this discussion.
7 Chichi E, Deborah F, Yolanda P, David T, and Pam N Food Anonymous Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? If you are overweight, underweight, obsessed with food, weight, or dieting, there is a solution. Come learn about Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous and hear members share experience, strength, and hope about their own recovery from food addiction.
8 Michael L. Constructing the Road of Happy Destiny (Friday and Saturday) Positive psychology research has validated specific social behaviors and personal practices influential in the construction of one's own happiness (well-being). Many 12-step and fellowship practices are closely aligned with these happiness-optimizing behaviors. In this workshop, we will familiarize participants with some of these positive practices and behaviors, as well as, build skills through positive stepwork exercises.
9 Jeanne H. and Norma Quiet the Disturbance Silence the mind and raise your vibration through Chanting and Meditative Healing Techniques.
Tools, insight, and inspiration for self-empowerment, harmony, and transcendence.
10 Aaron/Ted - Maryanne/Susan - Sally/Deb -Andrew/ Chad We're Still Having Fun and You're Still the One--Impact of the 12 Steps in Relationships Relationships can impact recovery. Recovery can impact relationships. Several couples and workshop participants share their experience with formation, evolution, and maintenance of their relationships in light of their different mixtures of recovery programs.
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