Join us bright and early at 7:00 a.m.!

Join us at 7:30 p.m. for a Special Event: 

An Evening with Patrick J. Kennedy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Day Two AM Workshops – 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.

Multiple Pathways of Recovery Track:

 

Visual Art with Lisa Hope

Visual art as a pathway to recovery is a powerful tool that provides feedback to the person creating it and the person viewing it.  Participants can expect to create a hands on experiential to experience the process of art making and creativity as a component of the recovery process.  "I am not good at art" is not a reason to avoid it.  We wouldn't say that someone who "isn't good" at being sober to just not try and experience a potential discomfort, as that is ultimately growth.  Participants can expect to grow a deeper understanding of art making, art as a pathway to recovery, visual learning and ultimately, grow.

Yoga of Recovery® with Durga Leela

Yoga of Recovery® offers a unique perspective and presentation of Yoga and Ayurveda. The topics selected from this vast ancient system of knowledge are chosen to make YoR instantly relatable, accessible, and current for people in recovery, to help shift their life trajectory. Yoga and Ayurveda are proven methods of behavioral health care, especially helpful for all modern chronic diseases. The toolbox is full and many are thankful that these modalities offer personalized tools and suggestions beyond the usual diet and exercise, one-size-fits-all dogma. Ayurveda offers general advice for all of us; YoR presents this information in a way that allows the person to draw out what will help them most at their particular point of the recovery path— a lifetime journey.

Recovery Coaching Track:

Professionalism: Coaching, Cultivating & Championing Recovery Support with Tyrell Moyd

In this session we will explore professional attributes and qualities in coaching, cultivating and championing recovery support services. This will include discussions on how to develop and enhance the characteristics that help build professional character and image, positively impacting the profession of Peer Services.  If you are interested in a stimulating conversation that will cause you to consider how you show up in the world, this session is for you.  It’s not just important that we serve, it’s equally important how we serve, serve well.

Self Care Track:​

 

We Are what We Eat!  with Beth Terrence

We need to “feed the brain” and the body to recover.  From healing malnutrition resulting from active addiction to addressing biochemical issues and genetic predispositions, nutritional approaches are vital in creating and sustaining health and well-being in recovery. Explore ways nutritional approaches can support recovery including food choices, vitamin and mineral cofactors, and amino acid therapy.  Learn how nutrition can help to prevent recurrence by reducing cravings, building emotional balance and regulating blood sugar.  Explore what a Pro-Recovery diet looks like and how to create healthy meal plans for long-term recovery.

 

Recovery Advocacy Track:

Recovery Storytelling: How to Bring Your Stories to Life and Heal Yourself in the Process

with Meghann Perry and Andrea Lovett

Storytelling builds strong, healthy, connected communities. In this 90 minute workshop participants will discover how the healing power of storytelling benefits their wellness, and how it builds resilience in individuals and communities. They’ll learn storytelling basics that will help them discover new stories of their own and tell them in a compelling ways that reach diverse audiences. Participants will also learn how to incorporate positive recovery messaging in their storytelling and how to use these skills to create more impactful stories for advocacy work and more. Participants can expect to leave with a story of their own ready to share.

Advocacy with Greg Williams

Session Description TBD

Day Two PM Workshops – 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.

Multiple Pathways of Recovery Track:

 

Creativity in Recovery for Optimal Health & Well-Being with Shannon Egan

Creative expression is critical to health and well-being, and in this presentation, Shannon Egan will show - through her lived experience- how unleashing the creative genius within allows for individuals living in recovery to shift from a state of surviving to thriving.  Creative expression is a lesser known type of ‘recovery support’, but it is evidenced-based, and if done correctly and often enough, can radically enhance a person’s self-esteem and overall well-being.  Audience members will experience this for themselves by participating in a variety of activities. These activities will empower individuals to tap into the relationship with self, thus empowering personal growth and development beyond the peer-to-peer scope.

 

This presentation will include statistics from a variety of credible sources to highlight the impact of creativity on health and healing from trauma, and more.

 

The Slogans: Spiritual Cinder Blocks to Rebuild One's Life with Rick Pacukonas

Before addiction became an industry, before recovery bling covered the continent, before God became an archaic triviality, even before AA's 12 Steps, drunks and drug addicts began their reconstruction by embracing a few moral, common sense slogans. Like cinder blocks in the new foundation of a home, these phrases of Wisdom held up the living rooms that the re-builders decorated with freedom and joy. 


These spiritually awakened Seekers also realized that keeping it simple did not mean keeping it shallow. To experience the depth of several of theses Slogans, to be renewed by their gravitas, to be re-inspired by their perpetual revelations - join us. Every perspective enlightens us all.  

 

Self Care Track:

 

Self Care - Mark Lundholm

Session Description TBD

Recovery Advocacy Track:

Recovery Storytelling: How to Bring Your Stories to Life and Heal Yourself in the Process with Meghann Perry and Andrea Lovett

Storytelling builds strong, healthy, connected communities. In this 90 minute workshop participants will discover how the healing power of storytelling benefits their wellness, and how it builds resilience in individuals and communities. They’ll learn storytelling basics that will help them discover new stories of their own and tell them in a compelling ways that reach diverse audiences. Participants will also learn how to incorporate positive recovery messaging in their storytelling and how to use these skills to create more impactful stories for advocacy work and more. Participants can expect to leave with a story of their own ready to share.

 

Basics of Advocacy and Coalition Building:  The Basics with Neil Campbell and Jeff Breedlove

What is our cause? Recovery.  Sounds easy, but mobilizing a constituency and building a coalition is not. In this workshop, participants will learn how to organize in a professional way in order to work with others to build consensus around our issues.  We will discuss the importance of:

  • Relationship building and showing up in a consistent way.

  • Being positive rather than negative, but also to be ready to define your “opponent” when we need to.

  • Being realistic, not idealistic.

  • How to live our recovery values and have our values be consistent with our cause.