TriCircle, Inc., a new treatment program, will be holding its first “Walk the Walk for Recovery” at Community Lake Park, 291 Avenue, Wallingford, CT 06 from 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday, May 6, 2017. (Rain date is Saturday, May 13.)
SMART Recovery will have a mile marker during the walk.
A recent paper (https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161115111659.htm) found that collections such as this don’t do much to reduce the availability of diverted prescription drugs, probably because of low participation, so encourage your friends and family to clean out their medicine cabinets. Interestingly, these collections do act as an effective way of recycling over-the-counter medication.
One of our attendees took this course when it ran before and recommends it: “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction” with Beth Robins Roth at the Fresh Yoga Erector Square studio in New Haven. The course runs from March 8 to April 26. Full details, including the dates, cost and the instructor’s qualifications are at http://freshyoga.com/workshops_mbsr
We decided to cancel our Saturday morning meeting at the Wilson Branch Library as it looks dangerous for the facilitators to try to drive to the library. We expect that most of the attendees will have more sense than to try to get to the meeting anyway, and there’s a chance that the New Haven Free Public Library system will decide to open late.
The library will be closed for the next two Saturdays, so the next Saturday morning meeting will be on January 7. The Hagaman Public Library in East Haven will also be closing for the holidays, so our Friday morning meetings on 12/23 and 12/30 are cancelled. Our other four weekly meetings in the New Haven area will be operating as usual.
We just realized that the Wilson Branch of the New Haven Free Public Library will be closed in observance of Veterans’ Day on Saturday, November 12, so we will not be able to hold our usual Saturday morning meeting.
The topic of rebuilding trust comes up frequently in meetings. I keep mentioning this talk by Henry Steinberger at the 2013 SMART Recovery Conference. It starts about 3:30 into this video, but the initial short talk on the “pause button” is worth watching too: