Ugly As Sin: The Truth About How We Look and Finding Freedom from Self-Hatred

September 27, 2010
Hosted by Mary Woods

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“In my experience and through extensive research,” attests respected psychotherapist, professor, and author Toni Raiten-D’Antonio, “I have become convinced that the number of people who suffer over the fear that they are ugly, and experience frequent feelings of rejection and loss associated with their appearance, is greater than the number who are harmed in a direct and everyday way by poverty, racism, or other social ills.” In UGLY AS SIN: The Truth About How We Look and Finding Freedom from Self-Hatred (HCI Books; ISBN 978-0-75731-465-0; September 2010;), Raiten-D’Antonio offers a brave and unflinching exploration of the “ugly problem” that plagues us all—especially in today’s media-saturated, image-conscious world.

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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