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Chemical Health Webinar

Vinland is pleased to announce the next webinar in our chemical health webinar series. The series offers valuable information on chemical health services for individuals living with cognitive disabilities. The free webinars are held quarterly, with recordings available for viewing on our website here.

Registration is currently open for the next webinar in the series. Registered attendees will receive 1 CEU credit.

Expanding Mindfulness as a Core Treatment Skill for Men and Women with Co-occurring Disorders
Presented by Tom Beckers, BS, LADC, Program Services Manager at Vinland Center
When: Thursday, September 3, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Register: Click Here
Overview: Mindfulness is the mental activity of paying attention on purpose to whatever is present in the moment. The mental effort of shifting attention to present moment experience has tremendous benefit. Mindfulness is often associated with meditation practice. While sitting, lying down or walking meditation is a fundamental practice leading to mindfulness, daily activity can also be met with greater awareness. This webinar focuses on how mindfulness is expanded to include skillful activity in the areas of basic self-care, regulating emotions, cultivating positive mental states, communicating with others, and developing meaningful activity. It draws heavily from the work of The Minnesota Alternative Model developed by Paula De Santo.
  • Understand how mindfulness mediation practice is adapted and combined with coping skills training in the Residential Chemical Health Program at Vinland Center.
  • Learn how traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects basic brain functioning and how mindfulness can strengthen executive functioning skills.
Speaker: Tom Beckers