Counselor Wellness -
Addictions Professional Heal Thyself

Presented by John Newport, Ph.D., CEAP

Author: The Wellness-Recovery Connection

This is currently Dr. Newport's most popular workshop!

Addictions treatment is a highly rewarding and a highly stressful profession. Counselors must take care of themselves to avoid burn-out and maximize their levels of health and vitality. Unfortunately, many counselors in recovery suffer from dangerous substitute addictions, including nicotine addiction, food addictions, and unresolved co-dependency issues. In order to serve as effective role models for their clients, counselors need to make personal wellness a high priority in their personal and professional lives.

This dynamic, interactive presentation is targeted to addictions professionals and program administrators, therapists, employee assistance programs (EAPs), and anyone concerned with promoting optimal health and well-being among addictions professionals.

Topics covered include:

  • Basics of wellness and recovery - including nutritional foundations, fitness and recovery and conquering nicotine addiction - the leading cause of death for people in recovery.
  • Guidelines for treatment programs in supporting wellness for program staff - their most precious resource.
  • Self-assessment by participants of personal "strong points" and "weak links" relating to wellness and health-related behavior.
  • Development by participants of a personal Action Plan for Wellness and Burn-Out Prevention

LENGTH: This program can run anywhere from ½ day to a full day's training.

CREDENTIALS: John Newport holds doctorates in psychology and public health, and is passionately committed to empowering people in recovery to take charge of their health. He is a leading authority on the role of healthy lifestyles in recovery from addictive disorders, and is author of The Wellness-Recovery Connection: Charting Your Pathway for Optimal Health While Recovering from Alcoholism and Drug Addiction (Health Communications, Inc., 2004). He has authored over 200 articles on addictions and health care issues, is a featured columnist for Counselor magazine and is serving on a panel convened by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) to develop treatment improvement protocol for health and wellness in recovery.


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