Tennessee Holistic Wellness is going to offer a six week course, “Mindfulness for Recovery.” This introduction course will help people understand what mindfulness is, why it is important, and begin to establish a regular practice.
Addictions and struggles can come in many forms- alcoholism, drug addiction, co-dependency, gambling, eating, shopping, mental health issues including depression, anxiety, etc. and many, many more. All of them create a level of dissatisfaction, disconnection and pain. “Recovery” can defined as a return to or arrival at a healthier state mind and behavior. Whether as part of a formal recovery program or a stand alone journey of discovery, mindfulness can support the process of bringing one to more health and wholeness.
This course will not focus on specific addictions or addictive behaviors. It is open to everyone. It is not a requirement to identify as a person in recovery. Some of the course topics include dealing with emotions, building a community (support network), and self care.
Lucius Irvin has been in recovery for 11 years. He has worked with teens and adults struggling with mental health issues and drug addiction. With extensive training through Mindful Schools and implementation of mindfulness programs in many settings he hopes to bring the benefits of mindfulness to those in recovery.
Dates for the course: June 3, 10, 17, 24; July 1 and 8
Suggested donation: $5.00-$10 per class (this fee helps THW continue to provide services to the community). No one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Suggested Book for Course: The Mindful Brain: Reflection and Attunement in the Cultivation of Well-Being by Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.
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Location: Oasis Institute, 4918 Homberg Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919