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1 Richard Fields, Ph.D. Author, Drugs in Perspective, 8 th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2012 Editor, Co-Author, A Year of Living Mindfully: 52 Quotes & Weekly Mindfulness Practices, FACES Conferences Publishing,

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3 JOYISNOWHERE 3

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6 DenialDelusion One Day at a TimeBeing in the Now The Serenity Prayer Being More Reflective than Reactive Progress not Perfection Letting go of attachment to outcome Shit HappensLife includes suffering Let Go & Let GodForgiveness & Loving Kindness 6

7 Grant me the serenity to accept the people I cannot change, Courage to change the one I can, And the wisdom to know it’s me. 7

8 Focus on pathology Focus on living and freedom 25 states of depression25 states of rapture A list of anxiety disorders A list of states of extreme trust and contentment Emphasis on independence Emphasis on interdependence 8

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10 Grasping Letting Go Kindness Flexibility 10

11 Delusion Awareness Clarity Wisdom 11

12 ResistingOpen - Heartedness Loving - Kindness 12

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16 B O R E D O M Leisure Time 16 Interpersonal Existential Life

17 Most researched area: Tension and stress reduction Self-Medication Motive – Khantzian, Edward (1985) 17

18 Reasons for Using Alcohol/Drugs Passive activity – it is easy Disease model – genetic model Personality issues, traits, and disorders Mood, depression, anxiety Family systems 18

19 Reasons for Using Alcohol/Drugs At-risk factors – poverty, adolescence, socio-economic, feelings of inadequacy, trauma, violation Social learning Psychological reasons Alcohol/drugs as power, seduction, sexuality, self-harm Existential issues 19

20 Reasons for Using Marijuana Stimulation of thought Relieve boredom Enhance senses & sensations Relieve anxiety & dysphonia Stimulate appreciation, creativity, & artistry Increase enjoyment Completing mundane tasks 20

21 Stimulate interest, different perspective Improving self-confidence & quieting pessimism Enhancing conversations & social interactions Increasing fun, joy, & happiness Quieting anger, frustration Enjoying nature Entertainment 21

22 Alcohol/Drug Relapse Negative Emotional States – Reactivity Abstinence Violation Effects Shame - Disconnection 22

23 Withdrawal(0-15 days) Honeymoon(15-45 days) The Wall( days) Adjustment( days) Resolution Stage( days) 23

24 Mindfulness Practices 24

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28 A Mindful Attitude I.Developing Mindful Awareness II.Developing Mindful Attention III.Being Present & In the Now IV.Having Compassion for Self & Others V.Important Mindfulness Practices VI.Being in Difficult Life Situation, Stress & Suffering VII.Discovering Happiness & Joy VIII.Interconnectedness & “Loving Kindness” 28

29 The BIG Three Anger 29 Criticism Impatience

30 “If you get angry easily, it may be because the seed of anger in you has been watered frequently over many years, and unfortunately you have allowed it or even encouraged it to be watered.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Taming the Tiger Within, (Riverhead Books, 2004) 30

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32 “ Your fondest dreams will be transformed into fruitful realities if you just know the secret of growing the patience-tree in your heart.” Sri Chimnoy, The Wisdom of Sri Chimnoy, Blue Dove Press, (2000) 32

33 P a t i e n c e "It is the feeling of calm practice in the face of life's disruptions." Patience: The Art of Peaceful Living, Allan Loko,

34 His Holiness The Dalai Lama 34

35 “Your mind is all stories.” 35

36 “ Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries, without them humanity cannot survive.” His Holiness the Dalai Lama 36

37 “Wherever you are thatisthe entry point.” Kabir, 15 th Century Indian Poet 37

38 “The essence of bravery is being without self-deception.” Pema Chodron 38

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40 “What you resist, persists.” 40 Attributed to Carl Jung

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44 The Power of Purpose: Find Meaning, Live Longer, Better 2 nd Edition, 2010 Richard J. Leider “Purpose, when it is clear, is the aim around which we structure our lives.” “Each transition to a new phase of purpose is accompanied by a crisis of uncertainty, a chaotic period of time in which we are organizing ourselves around a new core question.” 44

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