Month: May 2018

West Coast Symposium on Addictive Disorders

Please join us at the West Coast Symposium on Addiction Disorders in Palm Springs, CA. Jaywalker’s Chief of Clinical Operations, Stefan Bate, will be speaking Saturday, June 2nd at 4:15 p.m. on the importance and implementation of Mindfulness in Recovery. Mindfulness need not be an alternative to 12-step treatment, indeed, it is an effective and viable bridge to a sophisticated 12-step treatment protocol that meets the needs of diverse client populations. In today’s treatment landscape, critics of 12-step recovery argue that the 12-step approach is limited and fails to meet the needs of complicated clients with co-occurring mental health challenges. Often, “evidence based” practices steeped in mindfulness centered cognitive behavioral interventions are offered as a replacement to more traditional addiction therapies. The goal of this workshop is to help practitioners understand that the fundamental concepts and essence of mindfulness are in-line with those of 12-step approaches and can, in fact,…

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Mike K: 3 Year Sober

When an all staff email comes across about one of our many alums that work at Jaywalker, we all pause for hugs, high-fives, and gratitude.  Mike is a crucial part of the men’s experience at Jaywalker Lodge on arrival.  Thank you Mike for all you do!  Here is the endearing email we all received yesterday: Hello All, My dear friend Mike Koschlakijflkasjfiojeoajfdlksj is celebrating 3 years sober today! Mike for the longest time thought today was Cinco de Mayo but did not realize that Cinco de Mayo is in fact May 5th and not May 2nd. Mike does not speak Spanish. Anyways, I wanted to give a big shout out to Mike for role modeling to our men what sobriety can look like and that works. Mike is seen at every meeting on every night, and although that takes away from our time together it allows him to be a…

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