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Ask the Expert: Drama Therapist Nadya Trytan

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Nadya Trytan about Drama Therapy and how it can assist those in recovery and those with mental health issues.  Q: What is Drama Therapy? I am frequently asked this question, and there is so much …

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Ask the Expert: Heather Jeffrey of Acres for Life

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Heather Jeffrey of Acres for Life, a stable that offers equine therapy for those in addiction and other mental health issues.  Q: What is Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP)? Equine Assisted Psychotherapy is an experiential …

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Ask the Expert: Patricia Rogers of Body to Brain

We’ll feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions Q: How can body awareness impact recovery? Many approaches to addiction recovery incorporate a variety of practices that improve body awareness, including yoga, meditation, mindfulness-based interventions and CranioSacral therapy. These practices foster awareness of inner bodily sensations, which may …

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Goodwill Easter Seals Offers No Cost Job Training

Goodwill Easter Seals of Minnesota (GES) is offering free, job training and placement for individuals looking for careers in construction, automobile service, information technology and business. “Our classes run year-round,” says Jacqueline Reding of Goodwill. “We start new classes approximately every 7-12 weeks, depending on the class.” GES instructors will teach the technical skills needed …

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Ask the Expert: Jeff Willert of Vinland National Center

We’ll feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions Q: How important is fitness/wellness in the recovery process? It is very important! I always say, “If you feel better physically, you feel better mentally. And if you feel better physically and mentally, you are more likely to stay …

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Minnesota Substance Use Disorder Telehealth Providers

The following list consists of substance use disorder programs/providers in Minnesota that list have listed their telehealth, telemedicine and virtual groups on Fast-Tracker (as of the end of August 2020). It’s easy to find a list of those who offer telehealth by going to the SUD side search page at sud.fasttrackermn.org. Search using “telehealth” under …

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Ask the Expert: Jes Reyes of Avivo ArtWorks

Q: How does creating art help with the overall healing and recovery process? Art is healing because it can be a powerful tool for engagement with one’s self. Not only are you creating something when making art, but you are also building a sense of presence and space for yourself. Art can bring you into …

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