Workshop Descriptions (2019 DRAFT)

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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 Valca V, Bill P and Rob W 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 is two hours and 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.
6 Brian G. 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 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. 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 - June/Cindy - Rick/Jason - 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.
11 Mark P. and Dick M. Art All too often our interactions with other people are rushed, unintentional, or fake. Sometimes we fill the space between us with noise and meaningless chatter. A buffer to protect us from uncomfortable silence. But what if silence could be intentional? What if we allowed ourselves to be seen, and in turn truly saw another? This exercise puts us face to face with one another an challenges us to see and be seen.
12 Keygan M. and Trans and Recovery Transgender people are a minority within a minority inside of the recovery community. While dealing with the many facets of their individual recovery it becomes important for transgender individuals to develop a sense of solidarity within the recovery community at large. This concept is not new to the “Gay AA” community, simply a new subset. This workshop aims to teach the basics that one needs to know when creating a welcoming environment for transgender individuals as well as discuss the specific needs and challenges that transgender individuals face in their recovery. Understanding one another, our differences and our similarities can help us to continue to put principles before personalities and walk down an even better path of recovery.
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