“Who Am I?”

Posted on July 10, 2012

Online SMART Event: “Who Am I?”
An Exploration of Life Choices in Addiction Recovery
With Ed Garcia, CSW
Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10am EDT

Art of Living Series

We are pleased to announce that Ed Garcia will be returning for the second in our ongoing series of open discusions, The Art of Living.

The words “I am” are potent words; be careful what you hitch them to. The thing you’re claiming has a way of reaching back and claiming you. ~ A. L. Kitselman.

Garcia: “I am a strong believer that learning is best achieved not by someone giving us answers, but rather by motivating us to think. In this series, for each event, I will present a quote that will stimulate your thinking. I will ask some questions about the quote, and through your responses, ideas will emerge that I hope each of us can use to paint our very  life canvas brighter and with more passion.”

This discussion will be hosted in The SMART Room – one of SMART Recovery’s online voice chat rooms, on July 14 at 10:00 a.m. EDT for one hour.

To Attend: You must be a registered member of SMART Recovery Online (there is no charge to register). Please register in advance. Once registered, you will be taken to the SMART Message Boards. Select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” – the long blue bar near the top left of the page. Then click on the menu item “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms.” From there, select The SMART Room. (Note: A microphone is not required. You can listen and there is space in which to type questions and comments.)

SMART Recovery is very pleased to be able to continue to offer these Special Events on topics of interest as a public service. Please share with your friends, family and colleagues.


About Ed Garcia: Mr. Garcia has an extensive and diversified background in the field of human behavior. He holds both an under graduate and graduate degree from New York University. His post graduate work was conducted at the Institute for Advanced Study in Rational Emotive Therapy. During that time, Mr. Garcia worked extensively with Dr. Albert Ellis and became a Fellow and Co-Director of Clinical Training. He has lectured and conducted seminars at 35 colleges and universities throughout the U.S., Latin America and Europe and conducted professional in-service training seminars at more than 60 hospitals and mental health centers throughout the U.S. Made guest appearances on national television. He currently teaches at Mercer and Emory universities and is concentrating part of his time as a scuptor, featured at several galleries in the Atlanta area.

4 thoughts on ““Who Am I?”

  1. Richard

    i have been in recovery for aprox 18 months i am on soboxone, and it is the best thing i have done in my life, the program im in saved my life. I am also enrolled in school, going to become an addiction counselor. i went from shooting heroin and cocaine, living in the woods, living in shelters, trying to find a warm place to get high, using a lighter in the middle of winter to thaw out my needle, now i am working full time, bought a new jeep cherokee, i cant thNK god enough for what he hAS done for me

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