Professional Training is scheduled for February 7-10, 2020. Advanced Training is scheduled for March 12-15, 2020.
Participants are required to attend all 8 days of training.
Tackling the Opioid Crisis: A Community Resilience Approach
James S. Gordon, MD
Amy Shinal, MSW, LCSW
Cherie Snyder, MSS, MA
About the Training
Allegany College of Maryland has received a grant from the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center to bring training from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to our community.
- The CMBM Model of Self-Care and Group Support addresses the root causes of addiction: trauma; despair; isolation; mental health challenges; chronic illness and chronic pain.
- The Community Resilience Collaborative has 20 Community Partners – and growing!
- More than 45 local professionals are currently trained in the CMBM model and ACM has successfully used this model for almost two decades.
- The CMBM “train the trainer” Model is designed to be self-sustaining.
The OOCC grant will fund 150 seats in the CMBM Professional & Advanced training
- Professional Training is scheduled for February 7-10, 2020
- Advanced Training is scheduled for March 12-15
- Participants are required to attend all 8 days of training
The grant is designed to establish a Community College based model for replication across the state. Approximately 30 seats will be allocated for this purpose.
Upon completion of the Advanced Training, participants are committed to facilitate at least one 8-week Mind-Body Skills group & two @ 1-hour information workshops (PowerPoint provided) in the community. Participants can do this in pairs. You will have EVERYTHING you need and facilitator supervision will be provided through the grant. Our grant goal is to reach 2,000 individuals with Mind-Body Skills training! A local leadership team will be developed and groups & supervision will be ongoing.
What You Will Learn
In large group lectures, you will learn the science of meditation, guided imagery, biofeedback, and autogenic training, and of self-expression in words, drawings, and movement. In CMBM’s groundbreaking Mind-Body Skills Groups, led by senior CMBM faculty, you will use these tools and share your experience with other trainees. You’ll also learn how to deliver Mind-Body Skills Groups in your personal and professional communities and receive ongoing coaching from CMBM faculty.
This evidence-based program gives you the tools you need to understand and address the challenges that all of us face and help others do the same. It has often been described by CMBM’s 6000 trainees as “life changing.”
Who Should Attend
- Addictions Counselors
- Athletic Trainers
- College Faculty and Staff
- Community Health Workers
- Corrections Staff
- First Responders
- Guidance Counselors
- Health Care Professionals
- Individuals in the recovery community
- Leaders supporting the recovery community
- Mental Health Professionals
- Parole and Probation Staff
- Peer Recovery Specialists
- Physical Therapy Professionals
- Social Workers
- Spiritual leaders
Allegheny College of Maryland has received $443,000 in funding through the Maryland Opioid Operational Command Center to bring training from the Center for Mind-Body Medicine to our community. The OOCC grant will fund 150 seats in the CMBM Professional & Advanced training.
Continued Education Credits
Please note: While we try to keep up to date on CEU information for various professions, we recommend that you contact your licensing board directly to confirm that your profession will accept CEU credits.
Approved Continuing Education Credits
Location & Travel
Allegheny College of Maryland
12401 Willowbrook Rd
Cumberland, MD 21502
What is Mind-Body Medicine?
Mind-body medicine is based on the scientific understanding of the inextricable connection among our thoughts, sensations and feelings, and our mind, body, and spirit – between ourselves and the social and natural world in which we live. It focuses on the interactions between mind and body; and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social and spiritual factors can directly relieve stress and improve health. It is used with individuals, groups, and entire populations.
What’s the science behind it?
Mind-body approaches use the conscious mind to directly affect the workings of the brain and the rest of the body. The techniques exert their effect on the hypothalamus, the switching station in the brain, which exercises control over the autonomic nervous system (which controls heart rate, blood pressure etc.), the endocrine (glandular) system and the immune system.
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