Futures is a proud members 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 an afternoon of knowledge, inspiration, and camaraderie. This will be a one hour virtual lecture with a Q&A to follow. We will provide a reminder and meeting link to anyone who has registered.
Increasing in popularity is the notion that if addiction is isolation than the opposite of addiction is connection. Connection can apply to one’s life in many ways but society predominately thinks of our outward connections with friends, family members, colleagues, and the people who we encounter every day. However, there is also a strong need to connect inwardly with oneself and our impact to the larger universe and meaning of life. When we discuss Spirituality in Recovery, we explore this idea of inward connection and how it can help develop the resilience needed to sustain recovery and good mental and physical health.
We will discuss and learn about topics involving:
1. Identify the difference between religion and spirituality.
2. Explain the effects of substance use disorders on spirituality.
3. Explain the benefits of spirituality in the grieving process.
4. Identify the benefits of a spiritual practice.
We will also take this time to explore the spiritual journey and its connection to those grieving from someone lost to an overdose or attachment to an addiction. This epidemic has grown so much so there is no longer 6 degrees of separation between people who have experienced loss to addiction, or closely knows someone who has been impacted. We will discuss ways to support spiritual connection during the very vulnerable time of grief and how to help one discover the unyielding power we each possess.
Ana Moreno is a psychotherapist, addiction specialist, therapeutic consultant, interventionist, educator, and Co-Founder of R&A Therapeutic Partners in Miami, FL. Ana was also Co-Founder and Clinical Director of Family Recovery Specialists, an intensive outpatient treatment program and consulting practice, which sold in 2018. Ana has been working in the mental health field for over 18 years and has a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Ana Moreno knows that when people feel their lowest and most powerless that those are the times when they can make the most significant changes in their lives that lead to happiness. She uses a nonjudgmental and Cognitive Behavioral approach to help clients achieve their goals.
Ana is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Addictions Professional in the State of Florida (CAP), a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) and a Board Certified Clinical Supervisor. She is also an accomplished speaker on multiple workshops topics and a certified facilitator of Daring Greatly, based on the work of Brene Brown, a shame resiliency curriculum.