I provide workshops, retreats and talks on meditation and mindfulness for professionals in the field of addiction and recovery. I work with clinicians in rehab centers, hospitals and clinics.
The work I do with these professionals has a dual purpose. One is to enable them as care-givers to establish a self practice of stress relief, relaxation and contemplation in-order to refuel and avoid burnout. The other is to learn these practices so that they may work with their patients in this manner and thus provide alternative strategies to using drugs or alcohol. The patients themselves learn to reduce their stress, anxiety, anger and increase frustration tolerance and self compassion.
Training sessions are structured to the needs of the particular facility. However, the basic configuration of the workshop includes meditation instruction, mindfulness training and practice, clinical application and personal development.
I am also available to provide mindfulness training in other professional settings such as corporations, universities and schools. Training via internet and video conferencing can also be arranged. Please contact me for more information.
” I attended the training with Evie on June 28th at Willingway. When I think of meditation, I think of sitting on the floor with my legs crossed saying a mantra. But when I got to the training, it was something totally different. It opened my mind up to different types of meditation that I can use as a Recreation Therapist with the patients that I work with. The different types of meditation will allow me the opportunity to show the patients that there are healthy ways to deal with stress without looking for an instant gratification from alcohol and drugs. I will also apply the different techniques to my personal life as well.” LaShawn Napier, CTRS
“I’ve always thought that meditation was about “checking-out” mentally. One of the things that Evie taught me is that it is actually more about getting in touch with myself, with my thoughts and feelings, and embracing them. My group was asked to participate in a 10 minute meditation and my initial thought was, “there is no way I will be able to do this!” To my surprise, 10 minutes passed and felt like only a few. WOW! Unbelievable! I am grateful for Evie’s training; I have been able to practice it on a daily basis and show those that I work with new techniques for relaxation. Thank you, Evie!” Eleanor Dunn