Recovery Celebration, November 3rd, 2012

Posted on October 31, 2012

Guest Speakers + Online Auction = FUN!

auctionIn celebration of the 14th anniversary of SMART Online, SMART Recovery® is excited to again host its annual fall FUNdraising event, featuring a line-up of outstanding speakers and a fabulous array of auction items donated by SMART Recovery volunteers and participants. Speakers include recovery experts, book authors, professors and therapists. A wide array of recovery topics will be explored throughout the day.

Guest Speakers

Speaker Schedule – November 3, 2012, all times Eastern Daylight

10:00 a.m. – Dr. Henry Steinberger, Six Deep Slow Breaths: Using Mindfulness as an Anchor for Accepting Negative Emotions, Thoughts, Urges and Cravings

11:00 a.m. – Dr. Michael Edelstein,“Addiction, REBT, and Philosophy”

1:00 p.m. – Dr. Bill Knaus, Combating Addictions and Depression

2:00 p.m. – Dr. Robert Meyers, author of Get Your Loved One Sober, Community Reinforcement And Family Training (CRAFT)

3:00 p.m. – Dr. Hank Robb, Ph.D., ABPP,The Matrix, a tool for moving forward toward what’s important in your life

5:00 p.m. – Dr. Tom Horvath, “How could I explain my addictive behavior to others?”

6:00 p.m. – Jonathan von Breton, Ask the Pro

7:00 p.m. – Final Auction moments…WHO will win WHAT???

8:00 p.m. – Auction Bidding ends at 8:00 p.m.

FUNdraiser Auction

October 31 – November 3, 2012

The fun starts at 10am on Wednesday, October 31 when bidding begins on our online FUNdraising auction of items donated by SMART participants. Many of the donations are hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind items and come from a variety of countries. A few of the many items available: handcrafted jewelry, Venetian mask, Australian didgeridoo, household items, autographed books, handcrafted basket, Russian military winter hat, original painting, beautiful photography … and more! . The closing events of the FUNdraiser will be from 7 to 8 p.m. EDT on November 3 as final bids are accepted. All bidding ends sharply at 8 p.m. Bidding takes place on the Message Board.

[ Auction FAQs] [Slide show preview of auction items. ]

Please Join Us

Our speakers will be hosted in The SMART Room – one of SMART Recovery Online’s voice chat rooms, November 3, 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EDT. To access the SMART Room: Register for SMART Recovery Online. Once registered, access the SMART Message Board and when logged in, select “SMART Recovery Chat and Meeting Rooms” – from the blue drop-down bar near the top left of the page. From there, you can select The SMART Room. (Microphones are not required, but sound and a keyboard are necessary to participate in the presentation.) Registration [ More Info ]; Accessing the SMART Room [ More Info ]

All funds raised during the FUNdraiser are used to keep SMART Recovery Online growing and thriving. Contributions are tax deductible and donors will receive a thank you and an “official” letter for tax deduction purposes at the end of the year.