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Jesse Heffernan

Helios Recovery Services

Founder & Lead Facilitator





Level Up Your Recovery: Gamifying Wellness with Epic Levels

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In this workshop, we will introduce you to the world of Epic Levels, the Gamification of wellness, and how this approach can help the folks we work with achieve holistic wellness. Through a combination of storytelling and interactive exercises, you'll learn how the 7 Dimensions of Wellness and Appreciative Inquiry can empower you to take charge of your own wellness journey. Takeaways include :

1. Learn how to make healthy behaviors fun and rewarding by using gamification techniques.
2. Understand how gamification can increase engagement and motivation for wellness goals.
3. Discover different gamification elements and how they can be applied to promote healthy behaviors.


Jesse Heffernan is a dynamic leader in the field of substance use and mental health recovery support services with significant expertise in organizational development, servant leadership, and recovery community engagement.

He brings a wealth of experience having worked in community spaces for over 20 years in volunteer and professional roles including AmeriCorps Volunteer for WI Assoc. of Homeless and Runaway youth services, Program Director of Harmony Café LGBT Youth Services, Program Director to The Iris Place Peer Run Respite, as well as the Outreach and Empowerment Coordinator for Faces & Voices of Recovery. He is the Founder and Lead Facilitator of Helios Recovery Services, a training, consulting, and change implementation company that specializes in igniting and supporting leaders to create healthy, responsible, thriving individuals and communities launched in May of 2015. His passion for recovery is evident in his work, and he has been involved in numerous initiatives, including implementing Wisconsin’s first Recovery Coach AmeriCorps program and co-creating mental health and wellness campaigns. Jesse's belief is that Recovery is the process of returning to inherent worth and dignity. He lives in Wisconsin with his partner and 4 children, enjoying all things in geek culture, basketball, and coffee.

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