The Meadows Wickenburg Sponsors “An Evening with John Bradshaw” in Houston

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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Arizona, is a co-sponsor with the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston for “An Evening with John Bradshaw” on March 21, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, 303 Jackson Hill Street. Bradshaw will also lead the following morning session on “Recovery of Innocence.”

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The Meadows trauma and addiction treatment center in Wickenburg, Ariz., is a co-sponsor with the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston for “An Evening with John Bradshaw” on March 21, 2013, from 7:00 to 8:30pm at the Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston, 303 Jackson Hill Street. Bradshaw will also lead the following morning session on “Recovery of Innocence.”

In his lecture titled “Gratitude: A Sense of Self & Calling,” Bradshaw will explain how evolutionary psychology leads to the conclusion that nature would never allow individuals to evolve without a “true self” that is only minimally affected by nurture-a theory he puts forth in his upcoming book tentatively titled, What Lies Between: Do We Have Spiritual Helpers in Discovering Our Unique Life Calling? In this context, Bradshaw will discuss how gratitude helps expand awareness of an individual’s sense of calling and destiny.

The Council will host an all-day session on March 22, from 8:30am to 4:30pm, with Bradshaw leading the morning session. He will focus on the impact of relational trauma and how embracing one’s shame-based identity and grief helps reclaim the “true self.” The afternoon session, led by Jamie Milward, LMSW, will use a process-group format in a safe space for guided exploration that delves into essential aspects of recovery for individuals and families—shame, grief, gratitude, and forgiveness.

Bradshaw is a world renowned educator, counselor, motivational speaker, television personality, author, and one of the leading figures in the fields of addiction, recovery, family systems and the concept of toxic shame. He pioneered the concept of the Inner Child, and brought the term "dysfunctional family" into the mainstream. Bradshaw has had a long association with The Meadows giving insights to staff, patients, speaking at alumni retreats and lecturing to mental health professionals at The Meadows’ workshops and seminars.

For more information regarding this event, contact events(at)council-houston(dot)org or 281-200-9109. To register for this event visit http://www.council-houston.org.

The Meadows is an industry leader in treating trauma and addiction through its inpatient and workshop programs. To learn more about The Meadows’ work with trauma and addiction contact an intake coordinator at (866) 856-1279 or visit http://www.themeadows.com.

For over 35 years, The Meadows has been a leading trauma and addiction treatment center. In that time, they have helped more than 20,000 patients in one of their three inpatient centers and 25,000 attendees in national workshops. The Meadows world-class team of Senior Fellows, Psychiatrists, Therapists and Counselors treat the symptoms of addiction and the underlying issues that cause lifelong patterns of self-destructive behavior. The Meadows, with 24 hour nursing and on-site physicians and psychiatrists, is a Level 1 Sub-Acute Agency that is accredited by the Joint Commission.

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