Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success
August 23, 2010
Hosted by Mary Woods
Meg Selig is the author of Changepower! 37 Secrets to Habit Change Success (Routledge, 2009). Whether a person desires to stop smoking, eat healthier, exercise regularly or achieve another lifestyle goal, Changepower describes how to manage these changes in predictable stages. Readers learn to discover their motivators and make the decision to change; find a way to change through either a personal plan or an organized program; bounce back from slips and relapses; and maintain their new habits over time. Selig earned her M.A. Ed in Counseling at Washington University in St. Louis and has been a counselor for over thirty years. For twenty of those years, she has been a Professor of Counseling at St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley. Ten years ago Selig created a personal development class, Habit Change, and has taught this class twice-yearly ever since. Many of her students’ success stories appear in Changepower. Selig is a frequent speaker for radio and TV shows, national counseling conferences, community organizations, and educational groups. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor.
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.
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.