Revs. Lonnie Vanderslice and Dan Beckett
Tuesdays, 4 PM CT
Mind Full or Mindful? The Benefits of Awareness
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Recovery thrives as we awaken to the present moment. Being aware of our breath, physical senses, and the activity in our mind leads to greater acceptance of ourselves, space to process our experience, and to make wise choices. Special guest Therissa Libby, Ph.D., assistant professor and coordinator of the Alcohol and Drug Counseling M.S. Program at Metropolitan State University, shares the research behind why and how mindfulness practice is so important to long-term recovery. Professor Libby, a neuroscientist, addictions counselor, recovery advocate, and researcher, has authored numerous publications on the neurobiological mechanisms of addictive drugs, making this complex topic easy to understand.