Yoga, Mindfulness and Recovery

November 10, 2008
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

Recovery happens on many levels, learning to cope with stress is vital for mental health and sobriety. Yoga, Reiki and other Eastern techniques are tools that are effective and contribute to a robust life. Please join us for a discussion with Tom Sherman to learn about his experience in using the ancient arts and recovery. Tom became a Yoga teacher in 1987 and now instructs 800 yoga, meditation, Tai Chi, and Chi Kung classes and workshops each year to a variety of groups. These include the elderly, children, people with stress-related conditions and chronic pain, adults and children with mental disorders and numerous stress management programs. He is the founder and director of the Bija Ananda Yoga Teacher training program which he has directed since 1995. He is certified through the Universal Healing Tao to teach Chi Kung (Chinese Yoga) , Tai Chi and Taoist Yoga Meditations and is a Reiki Practitioner

One Hour AT A Time

One Hour AT A Time

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Recovery, whether it is from substance abuse or a mental illness, or both requires a treatment plan, which in many cases is as effective as treatments for other chronic illnesses. “One Hour AT A Time” will increase awareness about recovery and decrease the discrimination against individuals in the recovery process. Host Mary Woods, will help people understand the recovery of adults and families living with co-occurring substance use disorders and psychotic and/or affective illness over the course of a lifetime. Helping individuals develop the skills and knowledge they need to take personal responsibility for their health and supporting individuals in their efforts to get on with life beyond illness has been Mary’s mission and she now brings that mission to the airwaves.

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Mary Woods

Mary Woods

Mary is the CEO of WestBridge Community Services. She is also a Registered Nurse and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor with more than 25 years experience in substance abuse services and community mental health programs. Mary has conducted extensive workshops and trainings with a primary focus in Motivational Interviewing, Stages of Change Theory and Integrated Treatment of Co-occurring Disorders. She is also a contributor to the development of the Integrated Dual Disorders Treatment Practitioners and Clinical Supervisors Workbook and Practice Demonstration Video. Mary was the Chairperson of the NH State Board of Licensing for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Professionals. She has been a member of the NH Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselor’s Association since 1984, and has served as the Northeast Regional Vice President for the NAADAC, the Association of Addiction Professionals, President of NAADAC and is currently past president of NAADAC.

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