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Healing from Addictions, Cravings, and Choiceless Behaviors

A Workshop for Those Who Suffer and for Those Who Love Them

Sarah Peyton, a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent CommunicationIn an ideal world, our emotional needs are met with warmth and understanding from the earliest age. For many of us, this is not the case. Instead we experience loneliness, internal conflicts and overwhelming emotional pain. Addictions and choiceless behaviors often become the brain’s creative strategies for survival.

Sarah Peyton, a certified trainer with the Center for Nonviolent Communication, will teach us how to disentangle nervous system wiring which keeps us locked in these unhealthy patterns. Join us to experience the way Sarah’s innovative work can support the healing process.

Workshop Details:

Workshop pricing: Early-bird $225; after August 1st $275


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During the workshop, we will explore:

  • The connection between the latest brain research and the “decisions” we make that lead us toward and away from addictions and compulsions;
  • How to counteract old patterns to support healthy decision making;
  • How to leverage our own empathy skills to bring ourselves relief

If this workshop appeals to you and cost is the only barrier, please contact Melissa Red to discuss how we can help support your attendance.

Workshop site/venue:

United Methodist Publishing HouseUnited Methodist Publishing House
2222 Rosa L. Parks Blvd.
Nashville, TN 37228

(A short distance north of downtown Nashville — 3 miles — with plenty of free parking)

Workshop Dates:

Date and Times: September 22/23, 2018

  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 22, 2018 | 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. 
    Family Constellations (optional; no additional fee)
  • Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Workshop presenter:

Sarah Peyton speaks and writes internationally on the confluence of NVC, Family Constellation work and the world of neuroscience research. Author of the recently published book, Your Resonant Self: Guided Meditations and Exercises to Engage Your Brain’s Capacity for Healing, Sarah has a passion for weaving together neuroscience knowledge and experiences of healing to support brain and body connection. Funny, touching, and filled with personal stories and up-to-date research on our nervous systems, her presentations change lives and invite the healing and self-compassion that comes from hearing ourselves and others deeply. For more information about Sarah see www.empathybrain.com.

Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients

Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients

Event Details:

WHAT: Affirmation, Belief, and Connection: The ABCs of working with LGBTQ Clients
WHEN: Tuesday August 28,2018 from 9:00AM – 11:30AM
WHERE: Integrative LIfe Center
1104 16th Avenue South, Nashville TN 37212

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Workshop Description:

This 120 minute workshop will combine lecture, experiential, and collaborative work surrounding the need to address understanding and sensitivity to LGBTQ+ communities. It will shed the umbrella of LGBTQ+ in order to look at specific traumas of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer communities as individual subcultures. Starting with an overview and refreshment of terminology, the course will create a path of understanding and exploring deeper understanding of the LGBTQ+ communities. Participants will engage in didactic dialogue, and collaborative efforts in order to best address specific struggles for their LGBTQ+ clients.

Workshop Objectives:

1. Obtain and refresh information surrounding LGBTQ terminology
2. Explore and understand implications within each specific LGBTQ sub culture.
3. Understanding the LGBTQ specific intersections of trauma with health, spirituality, mental health and maladaptive coping skills.

Workshop Presenter Biography: Beck Gee-Cohen

Beck resides in Los Angeles, CA. Beck completed undergraduate work in the field of Sociology with a focus on Gender, Sexuality, and Addiction from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. His undergraduate thesis was a study on addiction in LGBTQ+ rural communities. Beck’s master’s degree is in Addiction Studies from Hazelden. Beck received an Excellence in Writing Award from Hazelden graduate program; the paper focused on training addiction counselors to give better treatment to LGBTQ+ clients. Beck has facilitated trainings and given lectures around the world at conferences, prisons, schools, treatment centers focusing on LGBTQ+ communities and addiction. Beck is very passionate about the Transgender community and the effects of addiction and stigma within the Trans/LGBQ+ populations. He continues to train clinicians and facility staff on LGBTQ+ issues, help facilities establish LGBTQ+ inclusive policies, and provide program development for facilities that want to expand their services to LGBTQ+ populations. Beck currently the owner & lead consultant at BGC Consulting. A consulting agency helping to train and change the culture of mental health and addiction treatment in better serving LGBTQ+ populations. He is an associate consultant & mentor with The Romeyn Collective, working specifically with LGBTQ adolescents, young people, and their families.

Misuc & the Brain is a musical and spiritual journey from self-centeredness to humility, using stories and songs. This journey is a long and difficult one in recovery.Singer/songwriter and piano player John McAndrew, Bogie Bowles, LMSW, and Tammy Stone, LADAC, LPC-SMHP take us on a musical and spiritual journey from self-centeredness to humility, using stories and songs. This journey is a long and difficult one in recovery. Recent studies show us that music can reach the parts of the brain that are linked to addiction, and can function as an integral part of recovery. This experiential session demonstrates how music and music therapy can be applied in a variety of treatment settings to bring about therapeutic change.

Cost for this workshop is $30 (lunch is included).

WHO: Anyone & Everyone!!
WHAT: Music and the Brain Workshop – A musical and spiritual journey from self-centeredness to humility, using stories and songs.
WHEN: Friday, July 27, 2018 from 11:30AM – 2:00PM CDT
WHERE: Belle Meade United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall
121 Davidson Road
Nashville, TN 37205

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Workshop: Warming Up The Family To Change

July 11, 2018 from 8 AM – 4 PM
Cumberland Heights Music Row Outpatient Recovery Center
1619 17th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

The workshop has met its capacity. Please join the waitlist below.


Is Your Family Stuck in Patterns of Addiction? We can help. Contact Cumberland Heights today!Workshop Description:

Addicted family systems are locked into unhealthy roles and behaviors. When working with families, it is crucial to utilize sociometry to lower anxiety and warm them up to change. In this didactic and experiential workshop “learning lab” workshop, we will demonstrate the benefits of treating the entire family system, how sociometry and sociodrama can motivate them towards recovery, and provide concrete and applicable tools for clinicians to bring directly back to their practice.

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Presenter Bio:
Jean Campbell, LCSW, CIPP, TEP is a Board Certified Trainer and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, a Practitioner and Trainer of Psychodramatic BodyworkJean Campbell, LCSW, CIPP, TEP is a Board Certified Trainer and Practitioner of Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy, a Practitioner and Trainer of Psychodramatic Bodywork®, a TEDx

Presenter, a Graduate of the Wholebeing Institute Certificate in Positive Psychology, and a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner-In-Training. Jean has extensive teaching experience, including as an Adjunct Professor at San Diego University for Integrative Studies in San Diego, CA; as an Instructor in the Addiction Studies Program at UCLA Extension, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; as a Psychodrama Trainer at Onsite Workshops in Cumberland Furnace, TN.

Over the last 23 years, Jean has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including as Director of the Family Program at Inter-Care in New York, NY, as Clinical Director of Clearview Treatment Programs in Los Angeles, CA, in private practice and as a consultant. She started the Action Institute of California in 2005 and is committed to providing safe spaces for leadership, training and personal growth, so that everyone has the opportunity to step into his/her best self. Jean brings her own 30 year healing journey to every workshop or training she offers, is committed to using action to effect change on a body, mind and spiritual level, and believes that what we can’t do alone, we can do together.

Workshop Schedule:

Introductions 15 minutes
Opening Sociometry/Group Engagement
Sociometry Didactic
90 minutes
Objective: To offer participants 2 sociometric tools to help engage clients
To help participants identify 2 blocks to spontaneity
Question: Utilizing sociometry can help lower anxiety T F
Answer: True
BREAK 15 minutes
Doubling vs. Mirroring 30 minutes
Objective: Participants will be able to identify 2 difference between doubling and mirroring
Question: Clinicians should always mirror before doubling T F
Answer: False
Family Sociometry Demo 60 minutes
Objective: Clinicians will be educated on 2 engagement skills with addicted family systems
Question: Sociometry can:
A. Warm up the family to engage in the change process
B. Builds connection amongst family members
C. Help identify unexpressed needs
D. All of the above
Answer: D
Systemic Disease Sculpture 30 minutes
Objective: Clinicians will be educated on 2 benefits of teaching the systemic nature of addiction through action
Question: Teaching family members the systemic nature of addiction can help motivate them to pursue their own healing. T F
Answer: True
LUNCH 60 minutes
Sociometry Game 15 minutes
Objective: Addiction robs families of play, so clinicians will be taught a sociometric game to help families engage in a fun activity together.
Question: Anxiety and spontaneity are inversely related. T F
Answer: T
Brain Demonstration 45 minutes
Objective: Participants will be educated on the 3 parts of the brain and how they operate in addiction
Question: Understanding the triune brain can help family members develop compassion for the addict, and for themselves. T F
Answer: True
Enabler Bottle/Stool Demonstration 30 minutes
Objective: Participants will be educated on 2 components of the addiction/codependency dynamic.
Question: Addiction can’t thrive without codependency. T F
Answer: True
BREAK 15 minutes
Breaking Free From the Drama Triangle 30 minutes
Objective: Participants will be provided 2 specific tools for assisting families to understand how the Drama Triangle dynamic perpetuates addiction
Question: Every family member, including the addict, tends to be in each role in the drama triangle at some point. T F
Answer: True
Questions and Answers 15 minutes
Closing Sociometry 30 minutes
Objective: Participants will be educated on 2 differences between engagement and closing sociometry.
Question: Closing sociometry can help clients consolidate the gains they have made in treatment. T F
Answer: True

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