Webinar: Buddhism and 12 Steps: Part 1 — Spiritual Pathways for Relapse Prevention

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Buddhism and the 12 Step programs are two powerful spiritual pathways that help end suffering. Practicing spirituality is critical for those in recovery from co-occurring disorders.

This webinar introduces loved ones, therapists, and those in recovery to the key components of Buddhism and 12 Step recovery.

Attendees will be able to:

  • Identify the four noble truths and the noble eightfold path teachings of Buddha.
  • Explain how these essential teachings identify the cause and cessation for human suffering.
  • Compare 12 Step principles with the essential teachings of Buddhism.
  • Practice one (1) Vipassana Insight Meditation and one (1) Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation to practice daily Mindfulness for relapse prevention.
  • Articulate MBRP's dialectics of mindfulness.

Presenter

Chris McDuffie

Chris McDuffie

Chris McDuffie is a chemical dependency counselor at AToN Center, a 30-day residential detox and treatment center for co-occurring disorders.

Chris is a retired high school principal and will complete his masters in clinical social work from Fordham University in August 2020. Chris teaches Buddhist psychology, mindfulness, meditation, and is a Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention trained therapist from UCSD's Mindfulness Institute. He is a CADCII, Chemical Dependency Counselor, and will complete his MBRP training in May 2020.

You may find Chris' teaching on the Insight Timer app, where he is the host of Spiritual Sobriety, where he teaches on how to practice Spirituality from a Buddhist and 12 Step perspectives. Chris also has a private practice for corporate and individual counseling.

 

Continuing Education Information

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This webinar will provide 1 CEU.

In order to complete the CE requirements, attendees must complete the test that will be available once you've seen the video.

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Webinar: Buddhism and 12 Steps: Part 1 -- Spiritual Pathways for Relapse Prevention
Buddhism and the 12 Step programs are two powerful spiritual pathways that help end suffering. Practicing spirituality is critical for those in recovery from co-occurring disorders. This webinar introduces loved ones, therapists, and those in recovery to the key components of Buddhism and 12 Step recovery.
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