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:

SPEAR AND SWIM INTO WELLNESS This workshop is aligned with Wendy’s “Integrative Approach to Recovery” and Chapter 6 of Write Pray Recover. Learn how to S.P.E.A.R. (STOP, PAUSE, EMOTE, ACCEPT, REST/REALIGN/REFRAME) AND S.W.I.M. (Speak your truth, Ask yourself, “What do I need/Who can assist me,” Implement an Integrative Approach to Wellness in Recovery, and Make a Daily Commitment to your self care and wellness).

Wendy Blanchard


Chapter Study/Open Discussion on Chapter’s 10 and 12 for Spiritual Wellness and recognizing the benefits of taking a spiritually aligned action in every situation. In addition, participant will recognize the benefits of one’s inner connectedness and one’s connectedness to God/Spirit/Universe of their own understanding Wendy Blanchard

THE GUT/BRAIN AXIS – Join this interactive workshop that provides an opportunity to engage in learning about how our brain, and our “gut brain” are connected. Learn how they work together, guided by our daily decisions to either promote wellness, or inflammation on a cellular level. The foods that we choose to eat, the thoughts that we allow ourselves to think, and the relationships that we choose to engage in, our daily self care, in addition to environmental factors, are all a recipe for wellness, or dis-ease. – Wendy Blanchard


This workshop will include Yoga/Meditation through lived experience as a natural form of medicine. Instructor will guide the group in focusing one’s attention inward, listening to our body, and use of restorative practices -10 minute meditation (forgiveness)

Jenny Dicker, Yoga Teacher


This program, run by a Certified Recovery Peer Advocate will include the following: Open dialogue connected to ones lived experience, multiple tools/pathway in recovery, a person in recovery perspective, “How to Use Multiple Tools/Pathways” a. Harm Reduction b. MAT (Medication Assisted Treatment) c. An Integrative Approach to Recovery – Presenter TBA


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 understandning of the nervous system, and how to grow awareness and self understanding through awareness.

Kelly Turner, Certified Life Coach

SPIRITUAL WELLNESS-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


SHARING FEELINGS THROUGH POETRY-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



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



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!
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
Other presenters scheduled:
Elsie Demers of Retreat Behavioral Health
Aric Morrison, International Author, Speaker, Coach

Behind the scenes and so grateful for!!!…

Maria Vanessa Cipolla, Finkelstein Memorial Library





Whole Person Wellness Schedule and Price


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


Begins 8am ET

Full schedule to be announced



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