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  • Addictions 101

    Virtual* Addictions 101 Presently, the word “addiction” has unfortunately become a common word in the news and millions of households across the United States. The standard disease model of addiction has become the most commonly adapted understanding as the government’s solution to this epidemic is treatment and medication. In this Addictions 101 course, the participant will have a chance to view addictions from different perspectives while Recoverees are honored for their experience. Having alternative understandings on addiction can facilitate the engagement of Coach and Recoveree while removing barriers to recovery. * Virtual Training via Zoom. Computer and internet connection required. During this workshop, participants will: · Be familiarized with the standard DSM-5 Model of Addiction; · Discuss alternative models of addiction and have opportunity to explore how they can use this information in their role as RC’s; · Examine how addiction is developed and identify how this understanding may inform their work; · Discuss what is “bottom” and the motivators to change; · Outline potential ways to support recoverees transitioning from addiction to recovery; and · Review the potential progression of Recovery. This training provides 5 CEUs.

  • Beyond the Call:

    Social unrest and political uncertainty, along with a global pandemic, have made for an enormous disconnection for communities worldwide experiencing great dissonance and dissatisfaction. The spike in growing substance use and mental health challenges have brought on greater distress for individuals, heartache for families, and preoccupation for communities. Add in the growing decriminalization of substances, along with progressive conversations on justice reform, and it makes for strange times, which will require different approaches. This workshop was created in order to better prepare the mindset to support communities accordingly, thus creating a greater union of our people and stronger, more robust, communities across our nation. * Computer and internet connection required. During this workshop, participants will: Explore their personal intentions and examine how they understand their role as public servants Analyze public perception and how it affects their daily behavioral leadership Review recovery principles and examine how they relate to their work in the community Reflect on their state of consciousness during response and outline a process of de-escalation in a trauma informed manner Revise the concept of a “Recovery Oriented System of Care” (ROSC) and follow its ability to transform communities

  • Motivational Interviewing

    Virtual* Motivational Interviewing for Recovery Coaching In the age of “you are in recovery when you say you are,” discovering a new identity will take a humane approach, allowing for the individual to take action on his/her own terms. Motivational Interviewing allows for the use of a person centered approach in order to elicit the drive leading an individual to take action. This course will present a new perspective on a classic approach to supporting change. * Virtual Training via Zoom. Computer and internet connection required. In this workshop, participants will: · Discuss motivation and what its exploration means as a recovery coach; · Explore new approach to empowering individuals to move through the stages of change; · Practice learned approaches in a supportive environment; and · Analyze the value of making Motivational Interviewing a practice in the role of Recovery Coaching. This training provides 3 CEUs.

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  • Summertime Longing and Recovery

    Hi Everyone! It's actually Midsummer! August! 3rd Quarter! What...??? It's been quite the scorcher this summer across the Commonwealth and way beyond! We hope that you've been keeping cool and hydrated as you mind your wellness and support others! Summertime always seems like a special time. Usually, we hope there is some sort of break from the norm as there are many different outdoor parks/activities and ice cream (whichever version you may prefer!) Still, it is a time of longing...the possibilities, the wonder, your future, your dreams. Whether you're looking to connect with another soul, another spirit, another love, your recovery or yourself, here's a little something to remind us we're not alone... " goldilox " by King's X, ENTiRE LiVE Audience Sings ! ...lyrics below https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGOE_zYyQe4 We have a few offerings to support you and your communities this Summer and beyond... Ethics for the Recovery Workforce - This training provides 6 CEUs. Dates: Aug 9, 2022 - Aug 10, 2022 Total of 2 sessions Beyond the Call: - This training provides 6 CEUs. Recovery Wellness Theory, Practice and Healing for Front Line Workers Dates: Aug 11, 2022 - Aug 12, 2022 Total of 2 sessions CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© - This training provides 30 CEUs. Dates: Sep 12, 2022 - Sep 26, 2022 Total of 5 sessions Infinite Pathways of Recovery - This training provides 6 CEUs. Dates: Sep 27, 2022 - Sep 28, 2022 Total of 2 sessions CCAR Ethical Considerations© - This training provides 16 CEUs. Dates: Sep 28, 2022 - Sep 30, 2022 Total of 3 sessions **Trainings can be used for CARC Re-Certification, CADC and more... We have created a wonderful skill building training called "PaREnT," Parent Recovery Engagement Training with MOAR. RECOVERY COACHES FROM HAMPDEN AND WORCESTER COUNTIES Recovery Coach Skill-Building Training Learn to effectively support families engaged with DCF 5-day morning training (9/30, 10/6, 10/7, 10/12, 10/14) Registration will begin September 5 If you are interested in receiving an invitation/registration to this training, please send your name, organization, city/town, email, and phone # to Kirsten Doherty, The PAREnT Project* Coordinator, at kirsten@moar-recovery.org Space is limited to 24 people from Hampden or Worcester Counties Other eligibility criteria will be shared in the training invitation People of color are strongly encouraged to apply The PAREnT Project is an initiative of the Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) and funded by SAMHSA Would you like to work with a Recovery Coach? Know someone who would like personalized recovery support? JOB Opportunities: CCBHC Recovery Coach Peer Support Coordinator Living in Recovery - Recovery Support Center Pittsfield, MA Outreach Coordinator Living in Recovery - Recovery Support Center Pittsfield, MA Volunteer Coordinator Living in Recovery - Recovery Support Center Pittsfield, MA Have a FUN 1 Everybody! Thank YOU for Championing Recovery! pAUL aLVES - Founder, RCP, CARC, NCPRSS Goldilox Songwriters: Doug Pinnick / Jerry Gaskill / Ty Tabor I can't believe summer's almost here I made it through another year even if alone But there's no tears in my eyes, life is still full of surprise I'm not looking for a one night stand I stand behind you and I watch you from a mile away Wishing you could be the one but not here this way I got to know your name I must know who you are, yeah I look at you and I know who you are You're just a little bit too far from my home But please don't get me wrong even though it has been long I hope I never sing my last song without someone I stand behind you and I watch you from a mile away Wishing you could be the one but not here this way I got to know your name And I must know who you are, yeah I stand behind you and I watch you from a mile away I'm wishing you could be the one but not here this way I'd like to know your name And I must know who you are, yeah Goldilox lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

  • Independence and Recovery

    We are at the halfway point for this year. Our independence continues to be challenged as power dynamics shift. From country to country, state to state, community to community and person to person, power dynamics are seldom equal while inequities continue soaring. Leads many of us to think and re-think purpose. What is it that we're doing here, and why? History often repeats itself and that's not always a good thing. What stories do we want to carry forward to support our loved ones and communities? Here is a talk, "The Power of Sharing History Through Story-Telling ! " from Dan Nanamkin, who is an Indigenous Educator from the Colville Indian Tribe from the Seattle, WA area. We have a few trainings that can support you and your community in creating the greatest Recovery and Wellness you desire so that you can be as independent as you truly wish to be. CCAR Ethical Considerations for Recovery Coaching© Dates: Jul 13, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022 Total of 3 classes This training provides 3 CEUs Addictions 101 Dates: Jul 19, 2022 - Jul 20, 2022 Total of 2 classes This training provides 5 CEUs Exploring Cultural Competency for Recovery Coaching Date: Jul 21, 2022 Total of 1 class This training provides 3 CEUs. Mental Wellness and Recovery Coaching Date: Jul 26, 2022 Total of 1 class This training provides 3 CEUs. Motivational Interviewing for Recovery Coaching Date: Jul 27, 2022 Total of 1 sessions This training provides 3 CEUs. CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© Bilingual participants encouraged Dates: Jul 30, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022 Total of 5 classes This training provides 30 CEUs. Do YOU or someone you know want support with their Recovery? We can provide you with a Coach at NO COST. Contact US! See information Below for more information. On Saturday, July 9th. Dr Thulani Demarsay will be offering FREE virtual presentations to the community; The Brain in Recovery and Mindfulness for Better Brain Health. https://www.thulani.com/free-presentations-with-dr-thulani/ Much Recovery and a HaPPy SuMMeRtiMe to YOU! pAUL

  • Trainings and NO COST Recovery Coaching to take you through your next Halfway to Everywhere!

    Take the next step into the next half of your week, of the month, of the year, of your Life! Hug your friend, hug your dog, hug your mom, hug your dad, hug your brothers and your sisters and do it as soon as you can. Don't wait! That next moment might not show up as we think. What do you have to do to step forth in your path or in supporting others' paths of Recovery? We have a few trainings and opportunities to aid you in doing so: June 13 & 14, 2002: Ethics for the Recovery Workforce, 6 CEU's June 27 & 28, 2022: Recovery 101, 6 CEU’s June 30, July 1, 7, 8, and 14: CCAR Recovery Coach Academy©, 30 CEU's July 13, 14 & 15, 2022: CCAR Ethical Considerations©, 16 CEU’s July 30, August 6, 13, 20, and 27: CCAR Recovery Coach Academy© - Bilingual Encouraged, 30 CEU's Calling all young people who want to deepen their own recovery process and learn how to be a resource to others in their recovery journeys! This special edition of CCAR’s Recovery Coach Academy will be specifically for people between the ages of 18 and 29 years old. Hosted by Lowell House, Inc., and facilitated by Meghann Perry and pAUL aLVES, the training will take place in person in Lowell, MA, and will be followed by CCAR’s Ethical Considerations© and a special workshop by Meghann on Creative Expression. These trainings will provide the first 46 hours of CEU’s for CARC Certification in Massachusetts, as well as fun games and exercises that can be used when working with groups of young people. Scholarships are available! Link for more info and to register: https://www.lowellhouseinc.org/training-programs NO-COST Recovery Coaching Program for individuals who either may be thinking about change or seeking additional recovery support. We can assist with your challenges, what you’d like to accomplish, who or what might be a part of your solution, and what steps you may want to take. We will then walk by your side as you take those steps! See flyer below and feel free to contact us at any time. Here's a little soulful something from the Black Crowes to help us get "Halfway to Everywhere,” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cl6iz1c3PqU Please, remember to hug your friend. Thank YOU for Championing Recovery! pAUL aLVES

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  • HOME | Choice Recovery

    We are an independent agency that celebrates all pathways and methods of recovery. Telephone Recovery / Wellness Support call or text: 413-272-8520 email: recovery@choicerecoverycoaching.org O ur Mission Our mission for CHOi CE Recovery Coaching is to encourage, guide and assist individuals and their families as they face substance use challenges, thereby developing a culture of recovery with equity and justice, which allows them to foster resilience for themselves and their communities. Learn More Want to Explore Our Trainings? Please see our Training Shop for trainings currently available for registration. Thank you! Up

  • Virtual* Infinite Pathways of Recovery | Choice Recovery

    Virtual* Infinite Pathways of Recovery With social media and prime time shows highlighting recovery as a possibility, recovery is slowly becoming a household word. Yet the most commonly championed path of going to “meetings” continues to be frequently suggested and recommended as a single pathway for individuals to get everything they need for their recovery. It can absolutely be a wonderful path. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t work for everyone, and a single pathway doesn’t always meet the full scope of individual needs. ​ So where else do we go? How else can we identify and obtain the various types of support needed to sustain and grow our recovery? There is no one pathway or one way to recover. The human brain has the capacity to continuously create new neural pathways, so we might actually say that there are as many paths as there are decisions. People seeking recovery are incredibly resilient, often finding many of the strengths, skills and abilities they need to recover within themselves. How do we help ourselves and each other discover our individual needs and the infinite pathways to meet them? * Computer and internet connection required. ​ During this workshop, participants will: Identify the specific components that encompass individuals’ needs Understand how culture can impact individuals’ recovery pathways Discover where existing pathways meet individuals’ needs or leave gaps Explore how to cultivate and design personal pathways for self and others Explore the stages of recovery in order to identify potential pathways Practice implementing learned concepts in the creation of infinite pathways of recovery ​ ​ Cost: $150 ​ Registration Cut-Off: Thursday, February 17th, 2022 at 4 pm EST. Space is limited, so buy now to reserve your spot. ​ Please check your email afterwards for a receipt with registration instructions. Facilitator pAUL aLVES , CARC, NCPRSS Meghann Perry, RCP, CARC ​ Dates & Times Thurs. Feb. 24th: 9 am – 12:15 am EST Fri. Feb. 25th: 9 am – 12:15 am EST ​ CEU Hours: 6 Have questions? Contact us: @ Add to Cart Up

  • Virtual* Recovery 101 | Choice Recovery

    Virtual* Recovery 101 In a time when technology has connected the world like never before, people are more disconnected than ever. In our fast paced society where clinical appointments, as well as treatment episodes, are shorter and shorter, it’s much easier to deduce individuals to their external behaviors than it is to stop, hear and understand an individual’s intent. ​ In order for wellness to thrive, being truly Recovery Oriented is Key. This creates a platform where person centered, forward facing, solutions focused and trauma informed practices are standard. Individuals are guided in addressing what is pressing for them, exploring their own purpose by allowing them their own process, and at the end they find that they themselves have the strengths to attain higher levels than ever before. ​ Choice Recovery Coaching is working on the intersection of community and professional supports so they connect with the individual who has been separated from family, community and ultimately him/herself. We have been connecting with individuals for years and are grateful for the opportunity to support you in understanding this crucial framework. Together we can work towards making Recovery more than a possibility. We can make Recovery THE expectation. The first step will be to spend the day with you focusing on Recovery Basics. * Computer and internet connection required. ​ During this workshop, participants will: Explore your presence and how to use it in support of those around you Formulate a personal meaning of Recovery and outline potential Pathways of Consider how to adapt to diverse populations and events in order to support recovery Put new skills to use ​ ​ Cost: $180 ​ Registration Cut-Off: Monday, February 28th, 2022 at 4 pm EST. Space is limited, so buy now to reserve your spot. ​ Please check your email afterwards for a receipt with registration instructions. Facilitator pAUL aLVES, CARC, NCPRSS ​ Dates & Times Mon. Mar. 7th: 9 am -12:15 pm EST Tues. Mar. 8th: 9 am -12:15 pm EST ​ CEU Hours: 6 Have questions? Contact us: @ Add to Cart Up

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