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114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States

February 2019

Guided Meditation

Saturday, February 9, 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until Saturday, June 29, 2019

Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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Join us each Friday for a guided meditation from 3:30 to 4:00PM in the Open Space of Advocacy Unlimited.  Designed to assist with the transition between the work week and the weekend. Facilitator Bio: Michaela has been engaged in mindfulness based practices for as long as she can remember.  As an artist, she often found herself entering into deep states of relaxation as she engaged in ceramics and other visual mediums.  Since 2016, Michaela has developed a daily practice that includes…

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Problem Gambling Training – Continuing Education Course

Friday, February 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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WRAP Training

Thursday, February 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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April 2019

Peer Forum with Sarah Knutson

Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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  Please join us for the next Peer Forum on Friday April 5, 2019, 9am - 11am. All are welcome! The Peer Forum will be held at Advocacy Unlimited. It is open to anyone working in peer support roles, interested in the role or in advocacy on human rights. You do not have to be a graduate of RU however credits are available for Recovery Support Specialist (RSS) recertification. We are here to support each other to experience full participation…

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July 2019

Advocacy Unlimited’s Monthly Webinar Series: “Beating Burnout”

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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Summer is in full swing, it’s hot and the sun is blazing! Luckily, we have sunblock to protect ourselves from the harsh rays. What we don’t have is sunblock to prevent us from getting emotional burnout in the workplace! Learn the tools to protect yourself; - Preventatives measures to reduce Burnout by— Recognizing shift, and intentional listening Reframing and seeking support Rest and Reignite Re-engaging with routine activities Re-building and/or redirecting - Coping with stress with goal of building resilience Mindfulness Self compassion Webinar…

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WRAP Seminar I

Friday, July 26, 2019
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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TOPICS INCLUDE: •Empowerment & Responsibility •The Importance of Education •Developing a Wellness Recovery Action Plan •Diet, Light & Exercise •Changing NegativeThoughts to Positive Ones •Taking Responsibility for Wellness •Stress Reduction & Relaxation Methods •Building Self-Esteem & Self Confidence •Developing & Keeping Support Systems (WRAP Seminar I is a prerequisite for WRAP Seminar II the facilitator training. Learn more at Copeland Center https://copelandcenter.com/Copeland%20Center%20Facilitator%20trainingshttps://copelandcenter.com/our-services/wrapfacilitator-training) Location: Advocacy Unlimited 114 West Main Street, Suite 201 New Britain, CT 06051 *Parking: There is FREE parking…

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August 2019

Advocacy Unlimited’s Quarterly Advocacy Meeting: Advocating For Yourself in the Field

Friday, August 2, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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This interactive session with Maggie and Latosha offers practical advice and tools to initiating difficult conversations, that may be tough, but worth it! Advocacting for others may come naturally for many of us, and often it is easier to defend others than ourselves. Understanding and advocacting for the unique roles that peer professionals play, are essential to delivering authentic peer support and recovery driven services. Advocacting for one self starts with the ability to have "courageous" conversations. We RSS's have an obligation,…

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November 2019

Independent Advocacy Meeting

Friday, November 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Advocacy Unlimited, Inc., 114 West Main Street
New Britain, CT 06051 United States
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You Know What Is Needed and Your Voice Matters Title: Individual Advocacy Meeting: Free & Open to the Public, including Recovery Support Specialists When: Friday, November 22, 2019 Where: 114 W. Main Street, Suite 201, New Britain, CT 06051 Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM This meeting is designed as an interactive workshop.  Please come prepared to: Share individual advocacy issues you may be facing Offer strategies for negotiating with treatment providers, and others in positions of authority Receptive to the deliberative…

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