Learning about your body
as a form of relapse prevention
Feel good now/hurt later is the hallmark of the addiction process. Most addicts have not learned that emotions are part of the charge/discharge cycle designed to balance hormones, blood pressure, fluid levels in tissues, and bring the body back to a state of "streaming pleasure" and pulsation, typically in 22 minutes. There is a similar lack of understanding of the body's natural restorative laws for coping with the agitation and immobilizing association with trauma and post traumatic stress.
Massage affects the body on all levels from the spiritual level up to and including the physical level.
- Learn how your recovery is triggered by physical symptoms of the body.
- Experience tools to support yourself by utilizing simple self-massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
This workshop can be presented in stand-alone segments or as a day-long retreat.
Jacki Gethner has been an LMT since 1988 and a CADC1 for over 17 years. In addition to her private practice she is a national and international presenter to diverse populations on issues of wellness. Her workshops are presented in a safe and supportive environment, and are experiential allowing skills that can be utilized immediately.
Her workshops are appropriate for both clients and providers and can be used as continuing education as "train the trainer" sessions for use with clients.