Using Empathy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Reduce Anxiety and Develop Resilience

October 31, 2016
Hosted by Mary Woods

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Some of the topics in today’s show will be: 1) What is Empathic CBT and how it contributes to better mental and physical health; 2) Why our stress rates have risen so dramatically and the top three things your audience can do today to decrease stress at home and at work; 3) Empathy versus sympathy – getting rid of the confusion and learning why being more empathic lessens our stress levels; 4) How to get rid of negative stories we’ve created about ourselves once and for all; 5) Why prejudice is a major cause of stress and what to do about it; What is missing in our society that so many successful people lead unsatisfied lives; 6) What is performance addiction and where does it fit into Empathic CBT.

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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