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Quieting the Hungry Ghost

Mindful Relpase 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:

  • Identify and address the major causes of relapse: stress, imbalance, and reactivity
  • Reduce stress and reactivity using meditation, compassion, and mindfulness skills
  • Adopt methods that increase self-compassion, realistic optimism, a more positive attitude, and hope
  • Identify relapse prevention tools and skills to reduce cravings and negative impulsive behaviors and to change unhealthy 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.

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Richard Fields, PhD

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

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:

  • Identify and address the major causes of relapse: stress, imbalance, and reactivity
  • Reduce stress and reactivity using meditation, compassion, and mindfulness skills
  • Adopt methods that increase self-compassion, realistic optimism, a more positive attitude, and hope
  • Identify relapse prevention tools and skills to reduce cravings and negative impulsive behaviors and to change unhealthy 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

  • Master tools for maintaining healthy habits for mind and body so you can experience well-being and have the life you desire in work and relationships.

  • Gain expertise in helping your clients sustain positive changes, especially when they face inevitable challenges.

  • Get skillful at riding the waves of life while thriving with health, vitality, and joy.

Things to Know

  • Program Schedule

    Download a sample schedule.

  • Prerequisites

    None required.

  • Experience Level

    None required.

Accommodations

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

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

Standard Single
Affordable solo comfort with a shared hall bathroom.**
From $175.

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

Pods
Modern, Asian-style sleeping space for 8 with twin beds.
Available for booking in January 2018.
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.
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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