In this webinar, Craig Lewis and Jamie Marich, will be discussing the reality that we all possess the ability to develop more effective coping methods. We honor that each person has a wealth of knowledge and self-expertise, that when tapped into, can radically improve the quality of our lives for the better. This is the ‘Better Days’ approach – that each person is the expert on themselves and therefore knows what sets them off, identifying what has successfully worked for them in dealing with the triggers they face, and accordingly, identifying what reactions that they may have had in the past, to those triggers that have resulted in continued disruption to their lives. Each of us has a choice, and this choice is the key to increased degrees of happiness, peace and life satisfaction. You are the expert on you and this is to be honored, valued, nurtured and respected.
You are one who can figure out how to best cope with your struggles and triggers, etc, by honoring your personal lived experience, knowledge and self-expertise. ‘Better Days’ can become part of your life, and without any question; with hard work, effort and time, the life you want can become yours.
Craig Lewis is a Certified Peer Specialist living and working in Massachusetts. Craig has authored and published the coping skills guide, Better Days – A Mental Health Recovery Workbook. Craig based the Better Days workbook on his personal life and recovery, and every page has been used successfully in peer support group settings.
Dr.Jamie Marich Jamie Marich’s friends and colleagues describe her as a renaissance woman. A dancer, musician, performer, writer, recovery ambassador, and clinical counselor, Marich unites these elements of her experience to achieve an ultimate mission: bringing the art and joy of healing to others. Marich travels internationally speaking on topics related to EMDR, trauma, addiction, and mindfulness while maintaining a private practice (Mindful Ohio) in her home base of Warren, OH.