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Loneliness, Longing and Belonging: Connection as Prevention

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This 2-day experiential training will explore and address loneliness, longing and belonging from an ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) perspective and some strategies Prevention Professionals can use to integrate this information into their work. We’ll review the basics of the mental, emotional and physical aspects of these unwanted private experiences.   We’ll illustrate how people get “stuck” in these experiences – called psychological inflexibility – and end up acting in ways that keep them disconnected and isolated.   We’ll illustrate how an ACT approach can help make sense and make contact with these painful thoughts, feelings and sensations.  We’ll use the techniques of mindfulness and psychological flexibility to assist making these experiences useful rather than to be avoided.   And with increased psychological flexibility, we help build meaningful connections. Registration fee includes continental breakfast, and lunch for both days. Early bird fee $100.00 if you pay by April 22, 2019.
Location: Fireside Inn Portland
Organizer: AdCare
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