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Celebration of Recovery - Tuesday, October 17

October's Celebration of Recovery event included stress management techniques everyone can use, including helpful tips from the owners of Keyport's Real Gymm and Changesana Yoga of Recovery of Hazlet.

On Tuesday October 17, 2013 the Counseling Center at Freehold held our 8th Celebration of Recovery Event.  This free monthly event is open to the community and has presented on a myriad of topics since it's inception in March.  Attendees include community members from all around Monmouth and Ocean counties, local politicians, clients of The Cousneling Center at Freehold's Intensive Outpatient program and their families, local New Jersey business owners,  and professionals from regional  treatment centers including local healthcare providers.  The Celebration of Recovery event offers education, strength, and hope to those suffering with the family disease of addiction.  

Donnie Blanks of Real Gym in Keyport, Donna Bonk of The Counseling Center at Freehold, Yoga instructor Allison Sorokin and Mike Soiinski, Clinical Director of The Counseling CenterThe October Celebration focused on tools that we all can use to reduce stress in our lives. We all experience stress. The Counseling Center hosted interesting speakers who presented tools for identifying and managing stressors and triggers.

Donnie Blanks from Keyport, NJ showed us how a renewed passion for exercise and physical fitness helped him to overcome obstacles and rebuild his life. Today, as the owner of Real Gym in Keyport, he finds joy in passing on his life's passion to clients, children, the community and families.

Allison Sorokin, who presented for her second consecutive month, showed us how to stop for just a moment and "just breathe".  As a Certified Yoga instructor, Allison conducts Serenity Prayer Yoga workshops and 12-step Yoga workshops. Allison's tools for "breath work" showed us how we are all capable of reducing stress in our lives. It is important that we learn how to be present in the moment, even if for just a moment.  The night concluded with a ten minute guided meditation that left attendees more relaxed and focused then when they arrived.

Image: From L to R: Donnie Blanks - Owner of Real Gym in Keyport, NJ; Donna Bonk of The Counseling Center at Freehold; Allison Sorokin - Owner of Yoga of Recovery,  and Mike Solinski, Clinical Director of The Counseling Center at Freehold.


November's Celebration of Recovery event will be held at The Counseling Center at Freehold on November 19, 2013.  If you are interested in learning more about The Celebration of Recovery or becoming a speaker please call us or use the contact form on this website.

by The Counseling Center on Oct. 20, 2013, 9:34 p.m. archive

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