Special Encore Presentation: Mindfulness and Grief with Guest Heather Stang, M.A.
September 22, 2014
Hosted by Mary Woods
Join Heather Stang, author of Mindfulness & Grief, to learn how the practice of mindfulness meditation can help you reduce physical, mental, emotional and spiritual suffering while improving your overall health and quality of life. Although it is thousands of years old, Mindfulness is just now being recognized by mainstream medical and mental health professionals for its powerful healing properties. Used in hospitals and clinical settings to reduce symptoms of chronic pain, anxiety disorders, depression, eating disorders, addiction, and heart disease, to name a few, mindfulness meditation is easy to learn and can be practiced in the privacy of your own home or in a supportive group. It costs nothing, requires no physical aptitude or a particular belief system or religion. If you can breathe, you can learn to be mindful and benefit from this natural gift.
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.