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Webinar: Building Close Relationships in Recovery

Posted on November 12, 2013

“Adventurous Living” Part 2: Intimate Adventures: Close Associations
with Ed Garcia, CSW
podcast

Adventurous Living Series

  • Are you missing a sense of connection with your family and friends?
  • Do you feel like you just can’t seem to get close to anyone?
  • Is something holding you back from forming new friendships and close relationships?
  • Are you in a rut and missing out on a healthy social life?


November 15, 2013 6pm ET : Ed Garcia joins SMART Recovery to present Part 2 in his “Adventurous Living” series, this Friday.

    “Intimacy generally refers to the feeling of being in a close personal association and having a sense of belonging. It is a familiar and very close emotional connection with another person as a result of a bond that is formed through knowledge and experience with that person. Intimacy is highly desired and yet thwarted and rejected by many individuals. This segment of Adventurous Living will explore the various types of intimacy, as well as the issues that prevent many people from experiencing the joy of that feeling.” ~Ed Garcia

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This webinar may be recorded and may be made available on SMART Recovery’s podcast site.

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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 sculptor, featured at several galleries in the Atlanta area. Continue reading

Webinar: “Adventurous Living” Presented by Ed Garcia

Posted on July 23, 2013

“Adventurous Living” Part 1: The Adventurous Person: Emotions and Challenges
With Ed Garcia, CSW
Friday, July 26, 2013, 8pm EDT
podcast

Adventurous Living Series

Ed Garcia joins SMART Recovery to present, “Adventurous Living” on Friday July 26, 2013 at 8:00 pm EDT.

Are you living your life on autopilot?

Wondering when something exciting is going to happen?

Mr. Garcia describes life as an ongoing series of events. “The adventure is not only in the events we encounter, but it is even more in the manner in which we perceive them.”

This introductory webinar will focus on “The Adventurous Person: Emotions and Challenges.”

“What would it mean to you to live your life as an adventure?

    To view challenges as opportunities for growth, rather than as inconvenient or unpleasant hassles?

    To approach new situations with a sense of confidence?

    To take on new tasks with eagerness, instead of reluctance or dread?

    To look at the vastness of our world and really see how amazing it is?

Register today for this SMART Webinar.

This webinar may be recorded and may be made available on SMART Recovery’s podcast site.

SMART Recovery is pleased to offer free webinars 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. Continue reading

Webinar: An Open Discussion on Faith & Reason

Posted on October 2, 2012

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
podcastFaith & Reason

Art of Living Series

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, Continue reading

“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, Continue reading

Living Life Is An Art: April 12, 2012

Posted on March 22, 2012

Online SMART Event: The Art of Living
An Exploration of Life Choices in Addiction Recovery
With Ed Garcia, CSW
Thursday, April 12, 2012, 8pm edt
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podcast

Art of Living Series

Living life is an art. Our life experiences are both bright and dark, much like the colors in a painting. Though the primary colors may be the same, the manner in which we blend them determines how richly we experience our life.

We are the artists. We are the ones who choose the colors, we are the ones who mix them, and we are the ones who decide what to paint. Although our life experiences are different, they all contain the three primary colors: red for passion, yellow for brightness, and blue for darkness.

Regardless of all the differences we have as individuals, there are some common universal experiences we all encounter as we go through life. The only difference is in the way we perceive these experiences. It is in these different perceptions that we can learn from one another and become our own and each other’s greatest teachers.

SMART Recovery is pleased to announce that beginning on April 12 at 8:00p.m. EDT, we will present the first in a new ongoing series of  informal gatherings: The Art of LivingContinue reading

Building Emotional Muscle

Posted on August 9, 2011

An Anatomy Of Emotions Workshop & Podcast
Presenter: Ed Garcia, CSW

podcast

Depression

SMART Recovery is pleased to announce that Mr. Edward Garcia, CSW, will continue his series of workshops on The Anatomy of Emotions. Understanding Depression and Building Emotional Muscle, will take place on Thursday, August 25, 2011.

From his premise, “We feel the way we think,” presented in his introductory workshop, Mr. Garcia will expand on the question, “How do our thoughts contribute to feelings of guilt and depression?” and will explore ways to build the type of resilience that will see us through rough emotional times. He will look at the specific thoughts we have, the processes we go through from thought to feeling, and how emotions such as guilt can contribute to situational depression. He will then show us how to rationally modify these thoughts and translate these modifications into positive action by learning how to develop our “emotional muscle.” Continue reading