Portland Recovery Speaker Series

Mark your calendars and join us every first Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.
The Portland Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge and open to all who are interested in recovery topics.

Laurelhurst Village
3060 SE Stark St.
Portland, OR 97214

The Recovery Speaker Series is free of charge. Please register online at http://www.hazelden.org/web/public/event.view?eventId=4747922.

February 3
Buster Ross, MA, CADC II, LPC, Addictions Counselor, Hazelden in Springbrook
The Intimacy of the Twelve Steps
Each one of the Twelve Steps is focused on some aspect of relationship–be it self, God/Higher Power, or others. Emerging research has begun to show how love and the neurotransmitter systems involved in its mysterious processes can reduce withdrawal symptoms and potentially prevent the development of addiction (in rats!). Come join Buster Ross for a discussion on how intimacy can be effortlessly expanded in recovery, even when we are feeling stuck, are single, or are intentionally staying out of romantic relationships in early recovery.

March 3
Phil Oliver, DMin, Spiritual Care Counselor, Hazelden in Springbrook
Finding Our Souls
The soul is the deepest aspect of our being, a calm center. Through meditation practice, we can take refuge in our soul no matter what problems we struggle with. No matter how turbulent or chaotic our lives may be, we can discover an inner calm to work with life as it is. In our time together, we will discover how we can connect with the quiet stillness within us.

April 7
Lisa Knudsen, MS, CADC II, Spiritual Care Counselor, Hazelden in Springbrook
Resilient Recovery
Lisa Knudsen shares ideas from the psychology of happiness and results of resiliency research to help us understand how to use our innate gifts, resources, and experiences to deepen recovery. Attendees who are willing to take a shortcut to emotional and spiritual wisdom can participate in the experiential exercises.