Gateway to Recovery – April 4 & 11, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
The Gateway to Recovery series provides information on how to detect addiction and what friends and families can do to help those needing treatment. This information series is free and often the first step in helping people find treatment and begin the healing process. Gateway to Recovery is facilitated by Mary Boone and is held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first and second Wednesday of each month at Austin Recovery (8402 Cross Park Dr., Austin, TX, 78754). Click here for more information.
“The Practice of Recovery: A Buddhist Approach to Healing Addiction” presented by Kevin Griffin, Author.
In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to explore the uses of Buddhist practices and teachings in addiction treatment and recovery. Blending mindfulness and the 12 Steps, author and teacher Kevin Griffin will address how fundamental Buddhist teachings like the Four Noble Truths, the Eightfold Path, Loving kindness, and others can apply to addictions recovery. The workshop will include lecture, discussion, and interactive exercises, as well as an introduction to mindfulness meditation. 3 CEUs available. Click here to RSVP. Presentation is held at Austin Recovery (8402 Cross Park Dr., Austin, TX, 78754). Click here for more information.
Second Saturday Workshop – April 14, 10 a.m. to 12 noon
“Feeling Good in Recovery: Using a Bio-Psycho-Social Approach to Living Healthy the Natural Way” presented by Susan Hardwicke LCSW; CHt, Psychotherapist/Hypnotherapist
Being new to recovery is difficult enough… having “brain fog” and feeling like everything is “out of whack” is something no one talks about. In this workshop, you will learn new coping skills, including the use of foods and other techniques to reduce stress and clear the fog, followed by a guided meditation. The bio-psycho-social approach is the crux of speaker Susan Hardwicke’s training; meaning looking at your environment (your family, your background, your past and present) to find the keys to healing. Looking at all areas of a person’s life (for example, what you do with yourself, if you exercise, what you believe, what you eat), as the details are very important to healing. Come with questions regarding recovery and health. Second Saturday Workshops are held the second Saturday of each month except December and are free to the public. No registration is required. 2 CEUs available to LCDC, ADC, LMSW and LCSW. Second Saturday is held at Austin Recovery (8402 Cross Park Dr., Austin, TX, 78754). Click here for more information.
Join the Austin Recovery Alumni for fun events and fellowship throughout the week. Events include Sunday Night Alumni Speaker Meetings, Big Book study groups, Musical Journey, skating, hikes around Lady Bird Lake, drum circles, bowling nights, game nights, evenings at the coffee shop and more. For moreinformation, contact Austin Recovery Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator William Miley at 512-426-5571 or click on the Alumni events link on www.AustinRecovery.org.
Austin Recovery is always looking for volunteers to provide additional support to our clients in residential addiction treatment in the following areas: financial planning, parenting skills, healthy relationships, job readiness/interviewing skills,stress management, anger management, self-esteem and abuse issues. We also need volunteers for clerical work, yoga, arts and crafts, dance, spa days (pedicures, manicures, hairstyling), recreation and weightlifting. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Austin Recovery Alumni and Volunteer Coordinator William Miley at 512-426-5571 email@example.com.