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Recorded on Wednesday, June 1, 2016 

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The field of western psychology and addiction treatment is moving towards a more holistic approach to illness, intervention, and recovery. The merging of this process with eastern culture influenced therapies is changing the way the field views clinician, client, evidenced-based practice, current and future research direction. Though it has its roots in Buddhist meditation, a non-religious practice of mindfulness entered the American mainstream in recent years. Thousands of studies have documented the physical and mental health benefits of mindfulness in general and is inspiring programs to adapt Mindfulness based models for schools, prisons, hospitals, veteran’s centers, and beyond. The relevance as a recovery maintenance skill for addictions is particularly significant because it is a skill of self-awareness the first step into recovery. Mindfulness skills can assist in unraveling the complexity that often comes with addiction in the form of co-occurring symptoms. This workshop will briefly review the research, relevance to effective trauma-sensitive practices, and provide three mindful practices with a script to try for yourself and with your clients or students. 

Learning Objectives

As a result of participating in this webinar, you will be able to:

  • Understand the meaning and practice of "trauma-sensitive";
  • Identify the link between science and application of mindfulness-based skills relevant to long-term recovery; and
  • Practice at least 3 mindfulness-based exercises using a prepared script that is available to take home.

Education is FREE to all professionals

Earn 1.5 Continuing Education Hours (CEs)

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This webinar is NOT eligible for ASWB ACE CE hours or NASW CE hours.



 Angela Jones, LCMHC, MLADC, RYT, has over two decades of experience working in addictions and behavioral health.  She holds MLADC, LCMHC and is registered as a Yoga Alliance Teacher for children and adults.  Her career began in Experiential Education as an Outward Bound instructor leading wilderness-based addictions treatment for adjudicated youth where her passion for finding an effective and compassionate approach to working with "difficult students" began.  She has completed post-graduate certification with the Trauma Center of the Justice Resource Institute where she studied under the direction of Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, MD and completed additional Yoga Teacher training with the authors of Overcoming Trauma through Yoga: Reclaiming the Body (2010) and the founder of YogaWarriors: Yoga practice tailored for Veterans.   Her work as a Registered Yoga Teacher with Norris Cotton Cancer Center of Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center lead her to develop “Gentle YOGA”; a style of practice utilizing trauma-sensitive protocols influenced by Kripalu and Hatha Yoga practices. She recently published a literature review; Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Practice (found at  Currently she teaches Mindfulness in work as Clinical Supervisor at Tri-County Community Action and offers ongoing Gentle YOGA classes as part of her private practice in northern New Hampshire.

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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