Online SMART Event: “Faith & Reason: Adversaries or Partners in Life?”
The Art of Living: An Exploration of Life Choices in Addiction Recovery
With Ed Garcia, CSW
Saturday, October 13, 2012, 7am EDT
Faith & Reason
We are pleased to announce that Ed Garcia will be returning for the third in our ongoing series of open discussions, The Art of Living.
In faith there is enough light for those who want to believe and enough shadows to blind those who don’t. ~ Blaise Pascal
Garcia states: “Faith has been defined as the belief that something is true, even if there is no evidence to support it, and even in spite of evidence to the contrary. What we will be exploring is the power that faith allows us to have, rather than the things that people tend to believe.
“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 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 October 13 at 7:00 a.m. EDT for one hour. Not sure what time that is in your part of the world? Please consult the World Clock.
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.)
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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.