An Integrative Approach to Wellness in Recovery

Fall Back Into Wellness Symposium



Join Wendy Blanchard, author of Write Pray Recover:A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions and Self Care, and international speaker and coach/consultant, alongside her colleagues who are PEER’s and/or Mental Health and Wellness professionals for two days of FREE and virtual workshops and trainings in order to answer Wendy’s GLOBAL CALL TO ACTION to Normalize Mental Health. Wendy, a Board Certified Mental Health Peer Specialist, and Integrative Nutrition Holistic Health Coach and mental health Consultant, will offer, with her colleagues throughout both days, an interactive experience through an integrative approach to wellness, to support participants in learning how our mental and physical health are connected, and how we can take immediate responsibility to promote our own lifelong wellness.

These workshops will provide an opportunity to engage in learning about how to implement daily self care and wellness strategies to thrive in one’s wellness, as well as actionable wellness tools and information on the many pathways to recovery from Substance Use Disorder and Mental Illness.

All participants will be invited to a WhatsApp and/or Facebook Community Circle, which will be a private and safe space to share experiences and responses.

Workshops will include:



NOVEMBER 5 10:15AM – 11:30AM ET

This is a newly created workshop that is a full overview about the connection between our deliberate wellness/self care practices and our mental health through Wendy’s Integrative Approach to Wellness based on her book, Write Pray Recover:A Journey To Wellness Through Spiritual Solutions and Self Care (also available on Amazon, and other bookstores online worldwide). Learn how our daily physical, mental and spiritual practices will support our physical vitality and psychological vigor! Please come prepared with writing tools! Wendy Blanchard

NOVEMBER 5 3:15PM – 4:15PM ET

Luke Conners of

Through this workshop we will discuss and dive deeper into suicide prevention.

How to support someone going through a challenging period and how to support yourself if you find yourself in a rough patch.

 Luke will share his experiences from Special Forces to loss from suicide and how he’s educated and supported 10,000s of people to become more aware of mental health within society.


NOVEMBER 6 1:00PM – 2:00PM ET

This workshop will include learning how to practice self compassion, and using an “I am” meditation or exercise to integrate who you are without the labels, stories and beliefs. This workshop will also offer to the participant an overview of the nervous system, and how to grow awareness and self understanding through awareness.

Kelly Turner, Certified Life Coach


NOVEMBER 5 12:15PM – 1:45PM ET This workshop will offer an awareness of ones spiritual beliefs and connection to God/Spirit/Universe and how to recognize when you are being spiritually guided. This workshop will also offer a specific spiritual communication technique, Kything,which is a “communion skill, a Spirit-to-Spirit loving presence which can bring about a deep sense of peace and communication.”

Sheila Pearl, Recalibration Coach and Spiritual Teacher

NOVEMBER 5 2:00PM – 3:00PM ET-
This workshop will be an interactive writing circle where participants will be encouraged to share their emotions and feelings through writing poetry.

This exciting healing circle will be led by Maria Blon, Intuitive Author and Mentor. Maria has been inspiring people to do reflective writing for over 30 years.

Maria Blon, Intuitive Author and Mentor

NOVEMBER 6 7:45AM – 9:00AM ET

Do you ever have self doubt?
In this 60 minute workshop, David Rahman will help you learn how to overcome any worry or self doubt holding you back in life, relationships or career. The workshop will help you start becoming the most confident version of you ever using simple yet powerful tools and tips.

Since 2004, author and mind coach, David Rahman, has coached professionals all over the world to overcome self doubt and raise their confidence through the roof.
David is also an international speaker, working with companies and organisations looking to improve wellness and mental health in the workplace, and has delivered over 300 live online sessions since 2020.

Presented by David Rahman,
International Author, Speaker, Coach


NOVEMBER 5 7:45AM – 9:00AM ET

The mind-body connection directly effects our emotional and physical well-being.  Numerous studies have confirmed physical activity directly impacts our mental state. Physical activity performed daily, increases both endorphin (euphoric hormone) and enkephalin (healing hormone) levels in the body, thereby making you feel better.

With this 5-MINUTE STRETCHING ROUTINE, you will relieve physical stress and create an emotional well-being that lends itself an ability to function at your optimum.

Dr. Paul Trinkoff is a practicing Chiropractor in New York and New Jersey, for the past 35 years and is a Diplomate of the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners. Additionally, he has a degree in BIONOMICS (a combination of biomechanics and ergonomics), and has received 6 Fitness Certifications, in his work with athletes of all levels of ability. His integrative lecturing style has been well received all over the world by many diverse groups.
Presented by Dr. Paul Trinkoff

Watercolor Doodle for Wellness: Doodle Your Way to Better Mental Health!
NOVEMBER 5 4:30PM – 5:40PM ET
Watercolor paper. Watercolors and brush set, fine point black magic marker.

When faced with constant change and anxiety, doodling can actually help calm the racing mind and bring it back to a more quiet, restful space. Lynne will show how a little watercolor and pen on paper can allow your spirit to rest, recover and regroup.Lynne provides community services and programs that meets the ever-changing needs of library users of all ages, backgrounds, and interests. Lynne has a B.S. Public Communications from Boston University. She is also Ambassador for the Mental Health Association of Rockland County.

Presented by: Lynne Warshavsky, Adult Event Coordinator at Orangeburg Library

Seven Steps to Stay Sober (Workshop & Yoga Class)-Alex McRobert
NOVEMBER 6 9:30AM – 10:30AM ET

In this workshop/yoga class, Alex will introduce you to the chakra system of yoga and explain the role it plays in our emotional sobriety. The chakras are a tool for mapping human development, kind of like Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. We need to bring each chakra into balance to support our mental, physical and spiritual health. When our chakras aren’t in balance, this is when we can turn to unhealthy coping mechanisms such as alcohol in order to manage and navigate our stress.
Presented by Alex McRobert

Alex McRobs (Sober Yoga Girl) has made it her mission to help women around the world quit drinking – and stay sober – through the practice of yoga.

In 2020 while still a teacher in the UAE, she founded the Mindful Life Practice – an international Zoom yoga community. Their core offering is Sober Girls Yoga – the community for women around the world who are quitting drinking and transforming their lives.

She leads everything from 30 Day Sober Girls Yoga Challenges to full year recovery programs to help sober curious women ditch alcohol for good. She also coaches women one-on-one, with a revolutionary program that addresses the body, mind and soul – and leads Yoga Teacher Trainings. She hosts yoga retreats around the world for members of her community – most recently in the Bali, Indonesia, the UAE, and Mexico. She also leads custom retreats when requested for private groups and individuals.
Please come to this session with a journal, pen, and the space set up for a yoga practice. 

CRAFT Recovery:
NOVEMBER 5 9:15AM – 10:00AM ET 
This workshop is an overview of CRAFT (Community Reinforcement and Family Training) an evidence-based model to influence change in a loved one that is misusing substances. Family members learn about why loved ones use substances and the family learns strategies to encourage better choices. The 3-prong approach also stresses self-care for family members.  Although this model has been identified as support for substance misuse, the strategies and techniques are helpful in building healthy relationships in all areas of your life.

Presented by Susan Salomone, MS, CASAC, Founder Drug Crisis in our Backyard

Men’s Mental Health Workshop-Ty Leonard
NOVEMBER 6 3:00PM – 4:00PM ET
This workshop will highlight how any man can build resilience through vulnerability and toughness. Over 60 minutes, Ty shares his experience of redefining what it means to be tough as a man and how he uses his tabletop method to stabilise his mind day in and day out.

Ty is the Founder of Better Today, which is a mental health company that teaches people how to understand and improve their mental health. After being diagnosed with chronic anxiety and depression at 21 years old, Ty knew his life needed much more than just medication and therapy.Ty has his own workshops and has created a mental health journal called “ The Foundations of a positive mind” that helps people access psychology and nutrition information and combines it with stories of lived experience in hopes of helping people avoid the same long, painful journey that Ty had with mental illness.

Harriet Hunter – Changing Our Perspective-NOVEMBER 6 – 4:15-5:30pm ET: Changing our perspective is the miracle that launches our intuitive power to redefine who we think we are.  Each time we change our perspective, there is the potential to become better, stronger, and when we do, we become a testament to others that people really can change, and that change can begin with something as simple as a thought.  To change our perspective about ourselves is to concede that somewhere between the black and white of our usual thinking, lies the answer we seek.

Harriet will show how fifteen exercises serve as the baseline for developing a change in perspective.

Harriet Hunter (Harrer) is the Best Selling author of the much sought-after Award winning, Miracles of Recovery,” an impassioned 365- daily inspiration for people in and around recovery along with several companion books. Miracles of Recovery delivers a powerful mix of hope and practical suggestions for those who want help, regardless of their addiction, faith, or belief. 

Develop Your Intuition! – Zhenya Goma, PhD – NOVEMBER 6, 2022 11AM ET – 12:15PM ET

Do you sometimes feel guided by an inner voice? You were tapping into your natural intuition! This often undeveloped gift plays a vital role in achieving optimum health. Join Zhenya for a fascinating and fun workshop designed to help people improve their intuitive abilities. We will discuss fascinating topics such as elevating your own energy and its importance for overall health, ways to connect with Spirit, types of psychic information, and messages from your spirit guide. Please join us!

Dr. Zhenya has more than 30 years of experience helping people to understand life’s mysteries. A former professor of English, she is fascinated with spirituality and ways people connect with God, leading her to research the occult both as a scholar and as a practitioner. Based in Cairo and New York, she is currently a freelance writer focusing on women in the Middle East, cross-cultural mental health issues, and comparative religious practices. 

Contact Info:

WhatsApp: 20 0106 806 0346

So grateful for our official promoter…

Maria Vanessa Cipolla, Finkelstein Memorial Library!

Whole Person Wellness Schedule and Price


Saturday, November 5, 2022
Sunday, November 6, 2022


Begins 7:45am ET




Fall Back Into Wellness Symposium 2022

Please note: Daylight savings time ends at 2AM Sunday 11/6, if you are attending Sunday’s event, please plan for the time change accordingly.

Listen to presenters from the upcoming Fall Back Into Wellness Symposium here!