With Angela Jones, MLADC
PRESENTATION: The field of western psychology and addiction treatment is moving towards a more holistic approach to illness, intervention, and recovery. The merging of this process with eastern culture influenced therapies is changing the way the field views clinician, client, evidenced-based practice, current and future research direction. Though it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a non-religious practice of mindfulness entered the American mainstream in recent years. Thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general and is inspiring programs to adapt Mindfulness based models for schools, prisons, hospitals, veterans centers, and beyond. The relevance as a recovery maintenance skill for addictions is particularly significant because it is a skill of self-awareness– the first step into recovery. Mindfulness skills can assist in unraveling the complexity that often comes with addiction in the form of co-occurring symptoms. This workshop will briefly review the research, relevance to effective trauma-sensitive practices, and provide three mindful practices with a script to try for yourself and with your clients or students.
LADC/MLADC Categories of Competence: 7, 18
PRESENTER: Angela has over two decades of experience working in behavioral health. She holds MLADC, LCMHC (12/2014) and is registered as a Yoga Alliance Teacher for children and adults. She has completed post-graduate certification with the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute where she studied under the direction of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD and completed additional Yoga Teacher training with the authors of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming the Body (2010) and the founder of YogaWarriors: Yoga practice tailored for Veterans. Her work as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Norris Cotton Cancer Center of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center lead her to develop “Gentle YOGA”; a style of practice utilizing trauma-sensitive protocols influenced by Kripalu and Hatha Yoga practices. She recently published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice (found at AngelaThomasJones.com). Currently she teaches Mindfulness as part of her work as Coordinator of Substance Use & Mental Health Services at Grafton County House of Corrections and teaches ongoing Gentle YOGA classes to the general public as part of her private practice in Littleton.
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