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This time of year is especially challenging for people who have struggled with addictions to drugs, alcohol, food, and painful family relationships. Memories of holidays past can trigger destructive behaviors and wasteful spending; the stress of expectations can be an emotional drain.
This day provides a respite from the holidays, using Buddhist mindfulness, forgiveness, and loving-kindness practices as healing tools for people in recovery. Combining 12 Step work with Buddhist teachings, we will practice meditation, mindful dialogue and explore ways to “practice these principles in all our affairs.” Join us for a supportive and nurturing day with others on the path of recovery.
Teachings are appropriate for both health care professionals and the lay community. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
- Learning Objectives for participating health care professionals -
Based on the content of this workshop, you will be able to:
-Utilize Buddhist compassion practices to help addicts heal tendencies of self-hatred and despair.
-Apply mindfulness practices to manage trauma and addiction.
-Create pathways to increased capacities for pleasure and joy for addicts and alcoholics.
-Design treatments to increase capacity to manage pain and emotional disturbance.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited and fixed income) are invited to attend this day for $25).
Please Carpool! Visit our Online Bulletin Board for Ride Sharing to find or offer a ride.
Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.
Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.
Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”
Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.
Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.