Residence XII, along with The Meadows, is hosting a free CEU event featuring Lorie Dwinell, MSW from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Residence XII.
- Topic: Dealing With Recovering Women’s Sadness At Holiday Time
- CEUs: 2
- Date: November 14
- Location: Residence XII 12029 113th Ave NE, Kirkland WA 98034
- Networking: 5:30 p.m. Lecture: 6-8 p.m.
- Space is limited. RSVP to Nicci Noteboom by November 8 via phone or email –425-823-8844 or [email protected]
About the lecture
Under the best of circumstances recovery from an addiction is a daunting but do-able process. Even for women in still intact intimate relationships with supportive extended families, there can be pain and pitfalls. Addictive disorders, regardless of the “capsule of transport,” i.e., substances or processes, are characterized by loss. For some women the impetus for a change in behavior that leads to addiction is a loss or a series of losses for which surcease of pain is sought through chemical or distracting activities. Addiction in and of itself then generates additional losses, i.e., feelings of shame, loss of self-confidence, impaired self-concept, lowered self esteem, lost jobs, relationships health, social standing, health etc. Griefwork is the process by which women in recovery work through the myriad of feelings, especially feelings of sadness. For a woman in recovery Holidays can be a painful reminder of what has been lost or is still in the process of repair.
1. To sensitize participants to the role loss plays in both the development of an addictive disorder and in recovery.
2. To sensitize participants to the myriad of losses that are relevant for women in the development of an addictive disorder and in recovery.
3. To sensitize participants to the importance of social surround in facilitating the griefwork process for women in recovery.