Free NAADAC Webinar

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021 @ 3:00-4:00pm ET (2CT/1MT/12PT)

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Shame creates limitations; love heals. Early recovery is often motivated by fear or shame, such as fear of using or slipping, and believing that you are always going to be a broken person, unforgivable or unforgiving. Shame restricts growth and constructs a glass ceiling that must be broken to advance in recovery. Participants will have an opportunity to identify the glass ceiling in their own recovery, their professional life, or for their clients. We will practice a process for moving beyond the glass ceilings, developed from my work with horses and rooted in love. You will gain a different perspective on how to address plateaus in recovery. This model can be easily personalized and integrated into your own practice.


Karen Head, BA, MEd, AEAF, is the founder and director of Equinection, an experiential education program for adults in recovery who were raised by family members with a substance use disorder. Head has a Bachelor’s degree in theatre arts, a Master’s degree in creative arts education, and is an advanced Epona approach facilitator (AEAF). For 20 years, Head has combined the best of equine facilitated learning principles with the therapeutic benefits of expressive arts. Informed by the 40 years dedicated to her recovery, she and her horses now work primarily with individuals who have at least 8 years in recovery. She partners with residential treatment programs to augment and support their clients’ awareness and emotional intelligence. Head is committed to advancing people’s recovery from underlying discontent to reliable joy.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to identify the glass ceiling blocking advancement in recovery.
  • Participants will be able to reduce the threat of making significant changes in recovery.
  • Participants will be able to identify shame-motivators as an opportunity to advance through a somatic, cognitive, and spiritual practice.
Content Level

Beginner and Intermediate.

  • Beginning level courses introduce learners to a content area; include information about a condition, treatment method, or issue; and involve learning and comprehending content.
  • Intermediate level courses provide information that builds on knowledge practitioners with some experience already have. These courses focus on skill-building or adding knowledge, possibly following a brief overview of basic information, and involve using information in concrete situations and understanding the underlying structure of the material.

Polls and Q&A.


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Earn 1 Continuing Education Hour (CE)

To earn a CE Certificate for viewing this webinar, you must view the webinar in its entirety, complete the online evaluation, and pass the CE quiz.

  1. Upon completing the webinar, click on the “Online CE Quiz” link above in the grey box to complete the online evaluation survey and CE quiz, and get your CE certificate. This link will be made available after the webinar takes place. NAADAC members will be prompted to register for the CE quiz for free, while non-members will be prompted to pay a $15 processing fee to access the quiz.
  2. A score of 80% or higher is required to pass the CE quiz and access your CE certificate. You have 10 opportunities to pass the quiz. If you are unable to pass the quiz in the allocated number of tries, then you must retake the course.
  3. Upon passing the CE quiz, your CE certificate will be immediately available to download in your NAADAC profile. Click here for detailed step-by-step instructions for accessing your CE quiz and CE Certificate.
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Who Should Attend

Addiction professionals, employee assistance professionals, social workers, mental health counselors, professional counselors, psychologists, and other helping professionals that are interested in learning about addiction-related matters. 


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