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Saturday, May 4, 2019 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Ray and Carole Neag Medical Center
249 N. Galen Hall Road
Wernersville, PA 19565

This event is open to the public.
For More Information:
June Bare 610-743-6145 jbare@caron.org

We have all heard the old cliché you need to put the oxygen mask on yourself before you can help someone else. As a support group leader, you probably see the wisdom in these words. Odds are, this was a lesson that you learned in your personal journey to recovery, and have likely shared these words and your own self-care story during a support group many, many times. Yet how often do you take the time to celebrate it? We talk about it all the time, but do we understand it, practice it, embrace it?

Even when working a strong recovery program, there are times when it can be easy to lose sight of self-care. In a Psychology Today blog, Maria Baratta, PhD. LCSW defines self-care as the mindful taking time to pay attention to you, not in a narcissistic way, but in a way that ensures that you are being cared for by you. In recovery, this form of self-care becomes the foundation for service - and, it is your service that makes Caron’s support groups so successful.

This seminar will celebrate the gift of self-care. It will explore the successes of the support groups and provide new tools in practicing mindful self-care.

About The Presenter
Matt Owen

Matt Owen is employed as a spiritual counselor at Caron Treatment Centers in Wernersville, PA. He holds a Master of Arts in Philosophy from West Chester University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Community Ministry from Meadville Lombard Theological School in Chicago, IL. Matt has been trained as a mindfulness meditation teacher by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach through their Awareness Training Institute and the University of California at Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center. Matt is in process towards accreditation as a mindfulness teacher by the International Mindfulness Teachers Association and board certification as a clinical chaplain by the Center for Spiritual Care and Pastoral Formation.


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Agenda:
9:00 a.m. - Registration, Continental Breakfast is served
9:30 a.m. - Welcome
10:00 a.m. - Our Experience, Strength and Hope – The Gift of Self-Care
11:15 a.m. - Break
11:30 a.m. - Brainstorming Session
12:00 Noon - Lunch
1:00 p.m. - Mindfulness and Self-Compassion (Matt Owen, MA)
3:00 p.m. - Sharing our Gifts
3:30 p.m. - Closing, complete satisfaction Surveys

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