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Quieting the Hungry Ghost

Mindful Relapse Prevention for Maintaining Healthy Habits

1440 Multiversity 800 Bethany Drive Scotts Valley,CA 95066

Ready to finally free yourself from the pattern of falling back into unhealthy behaviors, habits, and relationships when under stress?

All of us can master compassionate, mindful approaches to preventing relapses after we’ve made empowering changes in our lives—no matter how many times we’ve been unsuccessful in the past.

Join Richard Fields, PhD, author and editor of several books—including Awakening to Mindfulness: 10 Steps for Positive Change and A Year of Living Mindfully—and a specialist in sustainable recovery from addictions, trauma, mental-health issues, and other challenges, for a dynamic workshop.

You will learn and practice tools and skills to use yourself or professionally to help others to:

  • Define relapse and relapse prevention
  • Identify and develop a plan to address the major causes of relapse
  • Create tools to reduce stress and reactivity using mindfulness, compassion, and meditation skills
  • Identify relapse prevention tools and skills to reduce cravings and negative impulsive behaviors and to change unhealthy habits.
  • Practice and implement relapse prevention skills and tools for maintaining healthy habits.

Drawing on more than 35 years of practice in outpatient counseling, Richard is passionate about preventing relapse through mindfulness and compassion.

In this didactic and interactive workshop, you will create new options for developing, enjoying, and sustaining healthy habits—whether for yourself or your clients.

Richard Fields, PhD

January 26 - 28, 2018
Friday-Sunday , 2 nights

8.5 CE Credits available

$315 Tuition

Plus 2 nights all-inclusive accommodations priced separately below.

Register

Program Description

Ready to finally free yourself from the pattern of falling back into unhealthy behaviors, habits, and relationships when under stress?

All of us can master compassionate, mindful approaches to preventing relapses after we’ve made empowering changes in our lives—no matter how many times we’ve been unsuccessful in the past.

Join Richard Fields, PhD, author and editor of several books—including Awakening to Mindfulness: 10 Steps for Positive Change and A Year of Living Mindfully—and a specialist in sustainable recovery from addictions, trauma, mental-health issues, and other challenges, for a dynamic workshop.

You will learn and practice tools and skills to use yourself or professionally to help others to:

  • Define relapse and relapse prevention
  • Identify and develop a plan to address the major causes of relapse
  • Create tools to reduce stress and reactivity using mindfulness, compassion, and meditation skills
  • Identify relapse prevention tools and skills to reduce cravings and negative impulsive behaviors and to change unhealthy habits.
  • Practice and implement relapse prevention skills and tools for maintaining healthy habits.

Drawing on more than 35 years of practice in outpatient counseling, Richard is passionate about preventing relapse through mindfulness and compassion.

In this didactic and interactive workshop, you will create new options for developing, enjoying, and sustaining healthy habits—whether for yourself or your clients.

Faculty Bio

Richard Fields, PhD

Richard Fields is a dynamic and engaging teacher with more than 35 years of experience in outpatient alcohol and drug recovery and relapse prevention.

The author of the college textbook Drugs In Perspective, 9th edtion, 2016.  Richard is also the editor and contributing author of a A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes and Weekly Mindfulness Practices (2012), and A Year of Living with More Compassion: 52 Quotes & Weekly Compassion Practices, 2nd edition (2016)

With more than three decades of experience in developing educational conferences and workshops, Richard is the founder and director of FACES Conferences, which bring mindfulness and compassion skills to practitioners in the fields of mental health and alcohol and drug recovery, as well as to their clients and the general public.

Before starting FACES, Richard served as assistant director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse‰’s (NIDA) Western Regional Training Center, providing training to the western United States, Hawaii, and Guam.

Why Attend

  • Identify and address the major causes of relapse: stress, imbalance, and reactivity

  • Reduce stress and reactivity using meditation, compassion, and mindfulness skills

  • Identify relapse prevention tools and skills to reduce cravings and negative impulsive behaviors and to change unhealthy habits.

  • Understand how to apply methods that increase self-compassion, realistic optimism, a more positive attitude, and hope

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Program Schedule

    January 26

    7:30 pm -9:00 pm             Overview, Introductions, Expectations,
    Relapse Information

    January 27                      

    8:30 am -10:30 am            Relapse/Recovery Information

    Self-Assessment-Relapse Proneness

    Meditation Practice

    10:30 am – 10:45 am         Break

    10:45 am – 11:30 am        Continue Relapse/Recovery Information

    Self-Assessment-Relapse Proneness

    Meditation Practice

     

    11:30 am -1:45 pm            Lunch

     

    1:45 am – 3:45 pm           Mindfulness: Anger, Criticism, Impatience

     

         January 28                      

    9:00 am -11:00 am           Meditation Practice

    Summary & Intentions, Closure

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    Psychologists, Social Workers, MFTs, Counselors, Substance Abuse Counselors, Nurses.
    All levels.

  • CEs Available

    This course has been approved for 8.25 CE hours for qualified participants. To learn how and where to apply for CE (continuing education) hours, click HERE. The cost is $30.
    Cancellations and Refunds
    If You Cancel
    • If you cancel 14 or more days prior to your arrival date, payments made will be refunded in full (less a $50 processing fee).
    • If you cancel between 13 days and 1 day prior to your arrival date, a nonrefundable credit (less a $50 processing fee) will be held for one year from the date of issue.
    • No credit or refund is available if you cancel on your arrival day, if you do not show up, or if you leave a program or event early.
    • No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.

    If 1440 Multiversity Cancels
    On rare occasions, due to unforeseen circumstances, 1440 Multiversity may need to cancel a program. Should this circumstance arise, you will receive a full refund.

    Grievances
    Participants of approved continuing education courses may register complaints with the approval entity with an option to appeal to their licensing Board if displeased with the results of the process.

    For questions or concerns, please email Ginny.Paige@1440.org

Accommodations

Standard Double
Affordable comfort with a hall bathroom.
Weeknight rates from $160 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
Weeknight rates from $175.

Traditional Double
Tastefully designed rooms with a range of bed sizes.
Weeknight rates from $190 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Suites
Spacious rooms with additional seating and special touches.
Weeknight rates from $330 per person per night based on double occupancy.*

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in mid-February 2018.
Weeknight rates from $140 per person per night.*

Commuter Pass
Register for a program without spending the night. Includes all meals + use of campus amenities. Limited availability.
Weeknight rates from $95 per program night.***

Accommodation rates include more than just the bed you sleep in. Per-person per-night rates include:

  • nourishing farm-to-table meals
  • daily meditation and yoga classes
  • non-ticketed evening events
  • use of all facilities, including the fitness center, steam rooms, and whirlpool.

Guests also enjoy access woodland trails, and enjoy cafés, shops, and evening programs.

*Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. There is an additional charge to book a room privately.
**Plus tax. Includes meals, activities, and services. Limited availability.
***Plus tax. A program night starts upon check-in and goes through lunchtime of the following day (roughly 24 hrs).

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