Outcomes​ from a MINDFULNESS practice?

  • Participants will learn how to cultivate focus, creativity, clarity and compassion that will bring greater inspiration and caring into the workplace, allowing it to serve their clients more efficaciously and to be a source for greater community change.



To learn how to become involved in a mindfulness program near you, contact Jim Van Hecke (Contact page).


What​ is MINDFULNESS?

  • The awareness that arises from paying attention on purpose, in the present moment, without judgment.

Why​ MINDFULNESS for my work?

  • Behavioral health professionals (including clinicians, administrators and support staff) are under increased stress to handle constantly changing demands at work. Science has shown that by learning how to plug into our mind's innate capability to be more attentive to present situations we develop greater capacity to make wise and conscious choices.

OBJECTIVE

To engage faith communities in a structured educational program designed to facilitate active recovery ministries in their congregations.

COMMUNITY FAITH-BASED RECOVERY INITIATIVE

MINDFULNESS PROGRAMS

GOALS

To educate ministers, staff and leaders on addiction issues in order to increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding in ways that enhance their ministries and to explain the vital role faith communities can (must) play in Recovery Oriented Communities of Care.


To prepare participants for an effective SBIRT (Screening, Brief Intervention, Referral to Treatment) program in their churches.


To offer on-going training and dialogue on related issues like:​​ 

  • Spiritual dimensions of the 12-Steps
  • Mental health and substance abuse recovery awareness and support services
  • Identifying community resources
  • ​How / when / where to refer