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Tuesday, February 9th 2021

Interrupting the Vicious Cycle of Toxic Stories in Addictions and Trauma Treatment

Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John, MA (hon. doctorate)
presented by Leading Edge Seminars

Live Broadcast Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm, EST

An aspect of trauma or addiction is the identification with toxic stories. How do we guide our clients to see that the over-identification of their thoughts and emotions can keep them trapped in a cycle that compounds their distressing mental states? How do we guide our clients to see that thoughts are not necessarily facts, and that it’s often their stories that hinder their recovery and personal growth?

Valerie Mason-John is the co-founder of Eight Step Recovery, a mindfulness-based approach to working with addiction and obsessive thinking that is used as an alternative to traditional 12-step recovery programs throughout the world. She is also the co-founder of the accredited course Mindfulness-Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR).

In this 3-hour interactive webinar, Valerie will break down the vicious cycle, and enable and empower you to have a compassionate dialogue with your clients.

About the Presenter:

Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John, MA (hon. doctorate), is one of the leading African Canadian voices in the field of Mindfulness approaches for addiction and trauma. She is an ordained Buddhist, who has developed an accredited Mindfulness program for addiction, and co-founded Eight Step Recovery meetings that are hosted on several continents. She is the author of nine books , including her recent I Am Still Your Negro, An Homage to James Baldwin, which is a social justice poetic response to the inequities in society.

Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John’s website


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