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Virtual Lecture Series: Mindfulness in Recovery Treatment: The FUN™ Way For Recovery

March 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Futures is a proud member of the Florida behavioral healthcare community committed to reducing the stigma surrounding addiction and its treatment. We invite you to join our virtual lecture series via the Zoom platform to network, learn from innovative practitioners, and enjoy a morning of knowledge, inspiration, and camaraderie. This will be a virtual lecture with Q&A to follow. We will provide a reminder and meeting link to anyone who has registered.

Presentation Overview

Mindfulness practices offers a compassionate approach on how to enjoy the sober presence of non-judgmental awareness. An overview of practical meditations and exercises discusses how to integrate evidence based mindfulness based sobriety, and trauma informed practices into diverse clinical settings.  Participants explore beliefs that trigger craving and create a calm mindset by and practicing self regulation skills to ride out wave of sensation.  Utilizing the concepts of talk, EMDR, Brainspotting, and Yoga Therapies, and the FUN™ program, best practices will be shared by the raw data collected from the presenter.

Course Objectives:

1. Participants will learn ways to self-regulation skills to create a calm mindset from a belief-based perspective.

2. Participants will learn the ability to be present without reacting, welcoming and experiencing cravings and urges teaches clients how to alter negative beliefs and act in ways that do not promote immediate gratification. This is called riding the wave of sensation (breathe, relax, feel, watch, allow). Research suggests that mindfulness tools such as meditation, repeating a word phrase prayer, yoga practices along with cognitive behavioral therapy over time can help control attention, and release sensations or cravings to use. 

3. Participants will be able to- by Utilizing the FUN™ Program and self-regulation exercises utilized in talk therapies, movement, yoga, and trauma informed practices helps welcome acceptance of the present moment, and how respond to external events in a calmer way reducing the engagement of the reactive mind and harmful behaviors (relapse).

4. The practices discussed in this presentation embraces the understanding that things are always changing, and that we meet, greet, and welcome each moment on life’s terms and how individuals in different stages of recovery respond to differently to mindfulness practices.



You will need your license number and type to receive credit for this course. This course is approved for 2 hours through: 
• Florida Board of SW, MFT, MHC (Florida Social Workers, Counselors and Marriage and Family Therapists)
• Florida Board of Nursing (Florida RNS, CNAs, California RNs, CNAs)
• Florida Board of Psychology (Florida Psychologists)
• Florida Certification Board
• Ohio Counselor, SW, MFT Board
• South Carolina Board of SW, Examiners
• National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)  
• All 50 state licensing boards accept hours approved by the NBCC for LPCs or LMHCs.
• National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
• (NAADAC) All 50 state alcohol and drug certification boards accept NAADAC approved hours with the exception of Illinois and Louisiana (both states allow for professionals to pay a fee and apply NAADAC hours)
• Texas allows SWs to decide what is appropriate continuing education. 
• This course is not approved for MDs. Non-Florida psychologists should ask their board if they accept hours approved by other state boards (approved in Florida). Non-Florida, Non-Ohio, and Non-South Carolina social workers should ask their board if they accept hours approved by other state boards.

Kathryn Shafer &
Susan Steiger Tebb, Kathryn Shafer: Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW, CAP, E-IAYT, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer | Susan Steiger Tebb: Ph.D., MSW, RYT-500, C-IAYT

Kathryn Shafer, Ph.D., LCSW, ACSW, CAP, E-IAYT, EMDRIA Approved Consultant and Trainer

For over three decades, Dr. Kathryn Shafer has been known for her work as a licensed psychotherapist, certified addiction professional, certified EMDR Practitioner and EMDRIA -Approved consultant, Brainspotting therapist, author, professor, and corporate consultant. At her private practice in Jupiter, Florida, she is a cognitive behavioral therapist, addiction and trauma expert, and a Certified Yoga Therapist (E-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) providing individual, relationship, and family therapy to help with recovery from addiction, trauma, domestic violence, family dynamics, and stress related disorders (brain and body based therapies for pain management). She conducts monthly group psychotherapy sessions for women, and for men and women in recovery from behavioral addictions (alcohol, drugs, gambling, codependency, eating disorders). Dr. Shafer is currently going through certification in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and uses this format in her work when addressing relationship issues. Her diverse expertise integrates conventional psychotherapy with integrative mindfulness self-regulation practices such as yoga (there are monthly Yoga Nidra Zoom classes), mental imagery, dream analysis and breathwork. Dr. Shafer is the author of the Fun™ program: A comprehensive, mind, body, and lifestyle management guide for all age groups based on her book: Asthma Free in 21 Days which describes her journey and self-healing from asthma and trauma.


Susan Steiger Tebb, Ph.D., MSW, RYT-500, C-IAYT

Dr. Susan Steiger Tebb is a professor and Dean at Emerita School of Social Work at Saint Louis University and has centered her research around older adults caring for family members with dementia. She has written extensively in the area of family caregiving and as a social worker for over fifty years, she has worked with diverse family configurations. As of lately her research, knowledge, and skill training has involved a complementary and integrative approach to health and mental health interventions, especially yoga therapy.


March 26, 2021
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Virtual lecture via the Zoom platform. (The meeting access link will be provided to you during the week of the event)


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