Nutrition and Recovery: Nourish your Body and Feed your Brain

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Creating a healthy, balanced, sober life involves a holistic approach.  It doesn’t matter what vice or coping behavior you’ve used – sugar, alcohol or something else.
Learn how to create a foundation of success and suitability with practical tips and techniques from nutritional science.

Presenter: Jolene Park, Certified Nutritionist
Founder, Healthy Discoveries

Jolene Park is the founder of Healthy Discoveries – a corporate wellness company that provides coaching and training programs for high achieving business professionals who struggle with anxiety, stress and use alcohol as a way to cope on a regular basis. She provides inspirational and empowering approaches for purpose-driven companies and business professionals to create a healthy body, mind and spirit in order to build a deeper internal zone of resilience and well-being. Jolene is a functional nutritionist, health coach and trauma-informed yoga instructor.
She is the co-host of “Editing Our Drinking & Our Lives” podcast – an honest conversation about breaking the stigma and shame around quitting drinking. In 2017 she gave a TEDx talk in Denver, Colorado about gray area drinking and how to nourish your nervous system in a consistent and comprehensive way. Jolene is a Colorado native. She is the fifth generation raised on her family’s Centennial farm in Northeast Colorado and currently lives in Denver.

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A New View for a New Year: Recovery and Buddhism

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

Using  45 minutes, you can experience a reflection practice that allows a new view to arise with gratitude. The reflection practice is useful even in the most difficult times. This webinar will be an additional resource for those in recovery from addiction, helping them to move through the early stages, particularly when cravings start to emerge. Continue reading “A New View for a New Year: Recovery and Buddhism”

Women and Weed: Trends for the 21st Century

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

This presentation will outline the rapidly changing culture of cannabis use, perception of risk, and common exchanges regarding substance use and women’s issues. We will also review public health concerns, influence on self and family, and how to have an intelligent “cannabis conversation.”

Presenters: LaTisha Bader, Ph.D.

Dr. Bader has worked in the field of mental health and addiction for more than 16 years. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2007 with a PhD in counseling psychology and specialization in sport psychology, and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in Chemical Dependency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. She is a Licensed Psychologist and Licensed Addiction Counselor, in addition she is also a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. Her areas of expertise include Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma Focused – CBT (TF-CBT), Trauma Recovery Protocol (TRP), Biofeedback, and the treatment of dually diagnosed clients.
Dr. Bader joined Denver Women’s Recovery in October 2017 as Clinical Director.

Creating a New Normal: A Transgenerational Approach to Helping Families Heal

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This presentation defines secondary trauma and identifies immediate and long-term systemic changes seen within traumatized families. It will present a transgenerational view of how addiction and trauma can be transferred between generations and how these factors impact family functioning. Finally, attendees will learn simple engagement strategies and techniques to better assess and treat secondary trauma within families. Continue reading “Creating a New Normal: A Transgenerational Approach to Helping Families Heal”

Integrative Medicine and Adolescent Addiction Treatment

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

 

OBJECTIVES

  1. Define Integrative Medicine and its role in treating adolescent addiction and mental health issues.
  2. Identify the nutritional deficiencies in adolescents that can contribute to addiction and mental health issues.
  3. Learn how addiction and mental health issues can compromise the physiological process of digestion.
  4. List various food sensitivities and how this can heighten symptoms of addictive and mental health behaviors.

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Teachable Moments From the 12 Step Trenches

*This presentation is no longer eligible for the 1 CE credit*

The proven, workable methods of Recovery TOTS (Tools of Twelve Step) serve as valuable resources for addressing addictions issues in clinical treatment, and are applicable to all types of clients as well, in terms of deepening and strengthening the overall clinical experience. In this interactive, hands-on, experiential presentation, participants will be trained to incorporate all aspects of Recovery TOTS in their work with clients. In utilizing Recovery TOTS resources, clinicians access a powerful adjunct to the therapeutic process not only to assist addictions clients in relapse prevention, but also in striving towards positive and successful treatment outcomes for all clients. Continue reading “Teachable Moments From the 12 Step Trenches”