FINDING YOUR MORAL COMPASS: Transformative Principles to Guide You in Recovery and Life with Craig Nakken
November 28, 2011
Hosted by Mary Woods
Our guest today will discuss how our instincts that look after our needs for food, safety, sex, etc. can develop into an out of control ego, an entity primarily focused only on getting its own needs and appetites fulfilled. According to Nakken we are a mix of these drives and spirit. The natural tension between these forces demands that we struggle on a daily basis. It is the outcome of the struggle that determines what types of people we will be and what our relationships with the Divine--that collective sense of decency and morality that lives deep inside most people-will look like. Nakken will talk about how our positive spiritual principles and negative principles work against each other and he will provide ways in which we can create more fulfilling lives by harnessing and balancing the powers of both to create spiritual harmony.
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.