Making Music for Recovery Success with Guest Kathy Moser

January 21, 2013
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Episode Description

The process of songwriting mirrors and reinforces the process of recovery by giving hands on opportunities to practice skills like repetition, walking into the unknown, working as a group, accepting gradual progress and remaining relaxed. Join us for a fun and lively discussion about how creativity can support recovery and hear some of the songs that have been written in workshops Kathy Moser has facilitated. Learn how our guest has been using music and songwriting to help others achieve success in their recovery journey and how you can apply these ideas to your own recovery and professional practice. Kathy is an award winning songwriter with four albums to her credit. Her website is www.kathymoser.com.

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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