Addiction, Mindfulness and Personal Authority
Event Date: October 09, 2013 - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Campus Center, 2nd floor, conference room 2545
Join is for a discussion with Dr. Lawrence Peltz, author of The Mindful Path to Addiction Recovery: A Practical Guide to Regaining Control Over Your Life ,a book about integrating mindfulness to cope with addiction and mental health problems.
Dr. Peltz, an addiction psychiatrist for more than two decades, draws from his clinical experience and on the techniques of mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) to explain the fundamental dynamics of addiction and the stages of the recovery process, and gives us specific mindfulness exercises to support recovery.
Mindfulness, the quality of attention that combines full awareness with acceptance of each moment, just as it is, is gaining broad acceptance among mental health professionals as an adjunct to treatment. Because at the heart of addiction is the fear of painful emotional states, addicts compulsively seek drugs and alcohol to avoid or escape emotional pain. Mindfulness, on the other hand, helps us develop greater acceptance and ease with life’s challenges, as well as greater self-compassion.
Brought to you by the UHS Recovery Support Program. For more information please visit our web site or contact Linda Jorgensen, Director UHS Health & Wellness Program at 6+07-287-5680.
Find mindfulness resources here.
For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.