Wellness and Recovery in the Addiction Profession Part Five: Mindfulness with Clients - Sitting with Discomfort

Recorded on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 

A Recorded Webinar 


Many of our clients react to strong emotions by trying to get rid of them through the use of substances. Mindfulness can help clients manage uncomfortable feelings and avoid impulsive reactions or acting out. Mindfulness techniques can be added to standard treatment protocols and programs for little to no cost, and they can be used with both staff and clients. These skills will help clients in multiple areas of life and can be utilized closely with other therapies, such as CBT. This webinar will explore the value of mindfulness for those in treatment and recovery, how it relates to addiction, and specific techniques that can be used.


Cary Hopkins Eyles, MA, CAP, RYT, has worked in the field of addictions for 18 years. She has experience counseling, running non-profit co-occurring treatment facilities, training extensively, and teaching at the university level. Eyles is passionate about substance use recovery and wellness topics. She is the Deputy Director of the International Consortium of Universities for Drug Demand Reduction (ICUDDR). Eyles is also a registered yoga teacher and practitioner of mindfulness in her daily life.

Learning Objectives
  • Participants will be able to describe the value of mindfulness for clients in treatment and recovery.
  • Participants will be able to summarize how mindfulness can help clients self-soothe and avoid turning to drugs or alcohol.
  • Participants will be able to utilize mindfulness techniques with clients.
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

Earn Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

A Certificate of Completion for 1.5 CEs is available by participating in this specialty online training and passing an online CE quiz. Those who successfully complete the full series and pass all six CE quizzes for this six-part series will be eligible to apply for the Certificate of Achievement for Wellness & Recovery in the Addiction Profession. Access to the online CE quiz will be in your NAADAC profile after registration.

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This webinar is eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours. Click here for NAADAC Social Worker certificate instructions. 


Receive 1.5 CEs for $25.

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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