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Theresa M Knorr

BALANCE Recovery Consulation




Session Title: 

Tai Chi 4 Recovery; emotion regulation and self care through movement

Session Details: 

This experiential workshop will walk you through a slow moving, mindful meditation to mend mood. Learn how and why the Tai Chi 4 Recovery form works to regulate emotions according to both western science and eastern philosophy and practice this easy to follow modified martial art. Tai Chi 4 Recovery is a combination of Tai Chi Chaun & Qi Gong exercises. It utilizes both a top down and bottom up approach to recovery. We will engage in gentle stretching, breath work & movements corresponding to the recovery concepts taught in the Serenity Prayer; serenity, acceptance, letting go, courage and wisdom. No experience required, most mobilities can be accommodated.

What are you looking forward to most at #MPRCCT2024?

Phil's retirement party and seeing old and new friends from around the country!

Theresa M Knorr

Theresa, a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach &, Recovery Coach Professional Facilitator, and adopted person in recovery is the founder of BALANCE Recovery Consultation, and creator of Tai Chi 4 Recovery.

Theresa currently serves as the Senior Director of Recovery Education and Training for Friends of Recovery New York and is a member of the ASAP-NYCB trainer registry.

She earned a BA in psychology at UAlbany in 1984 and completed holistic medicine and Tai Chi training at Green Mountain Institute in 2000. She has been credentialed as a substance use disorder counselor in New York (CASAC, 1997- 2014) and Arizona (CADAC, 2014 -2017) . She co-facilitated Adoptee Paths to Recovery peer support meeting with David B. Bohl for the National Association of Adoptees and Parents (NAAP) in 2023 and has presented at local, statewide, national and international conferences on many topics, including Tai Chi 4 Recovery for almost a decade.

She has over 30 years of experience working as a clinician, clinical supervisor and program director. More recently, she has worked as a recovery coach, peer professional trainer and community educator. Theresa has chaired the NYS Recovery Conference program planning committee since 2016, founded the FOR-NY Best Practice Trainer program in 2019, and served as an SME for ASAP-NYCB in the development of the Peer Supervision Professional certification in 2023.

She is a daily practitioner of meditation and has been teaching self-care, meditation, and Tai Chi since 2001. Theresa can be reached via Email: on her Website , Facebook , Instagram , LinkedIn, YouTube channel.

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