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Mindfulness and Addiction Treatment

Mindfulness and Addiction Treatment
A Recorded Webinar
Recorded on Thursday, March 26, 2015

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It is most often the mind's interpretation of a stressful life event, not the event itself, that creates the urgent need to get instant relief and leads to substance use or other unwanted behaviors. Mindfulness practices provide a break from stress, teach the client to listen to his/her mind, body, and emotions, and improve the self-acceptance that leads to greater hope and self-efficacy. Join us for this free webinar to learn simple daily practices that can quiet the mind, reduce anxiety, increase self-compassion and self-acceptance, decrease negative thoughts, increase resilience, and improve self-efficacy related to stress management. This webinar also includes practice for the provider, which offers a way to manage professional stress, increase professional confidence, and improve professional performance. This experiential webinar will provide tools that are gentle but effective and easy to incorporate into a daily routine.
Learning Objectives
  • Experience the calming, soothing, and focusing effects of mindfulness practice
  • Learn specific ways to introduce, teach, and track the effectiveness of mindfulness practice with clients
  • Learn how mindfulness practice can be applied in 3 specific areas of addiction treatment

Beverly Rivard

Beverly Rivard is a Metis, or mixed heritage woman of Chippewa-Cree and French Canadian descent, who grew up in Massachusetts. She spent most of her adult life in Montana and Wyoming until moving to Alaska in 2007. She holds Masters degrees in Counseling Psychology and Social Work. She is a licensed clinical social worker in the state of Alaska, and holds certification as a Master Addiction Counselor and a clinical hypnotherapist. Her professional history includes private practice, outpatient, and residential treatment services for mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. She has supervised counselors at all levels of practice and has facilitated numerous trainings and workshops. Beverly has practiced various kinds of meditation and meditative movement since 1996 and currently has an active personal practice of mindfulness. Mindfulness practice and the cultivation of happiness are woven into her work with clients of all ages, including those with chronic substance use related conditions. She recently opened Creative Counseling Solutions, a private practice in Craig, Alaska that also offers distance sessions and workshops. Beverly lives in Craig, AK, a southeast Alaskan fishing community on an island accessible only by ferry or small plane. She enjoys traveling, creating jewelry, participating in historical re-enactments, singing, writing, and learning about Native culture.

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Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters.
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