Thursday April 9, 2015 from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM PDT
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Sovereign Health Group 
6167 Bristol Parkway, Suite 100
Culver City, CA 90230

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Claudia Burton 
Sovereign Health Group 

Los Angeles Networking Luncheon &

C.E. Event

Sovereign Health Culver City welcomes David Rubenstein, PhD


Presenting on "The Role of Stress and Anxiety on Addiction Recovery"

Course Abstract:

Understanding the body’s responses to stress can empower patient and practitioner to more rapidly get on the road to recovery and healing.  These physiological responses are part of a circular chain reaction which negatively impacts our physiology and psychology.  The physiological laws involved are predictable and unforgiving. Theyare also reciprocal and therefore can be used to turn-around the process that leads to healing from stress, trauma and addiction.  Moreover, this course will provide pivotal information on the science of redirecting thephysiological and in turn the psychological responses to stress, anxiety and trauma for improved addiction recovery outcomes. 

Course Objectives:

  1. Define the body’s responses to stress chemically, biomechanically, psychologically.
  2. The body’s physiological responses to stress and sleep quality are highly predictable based on breathing efficiency measurements.
  3. A well-oxygenated brain and body cannot react to stressors with the same amplitude or duration.
  4. A discussion will disclose the distinctions of stress reactivity which is defined by the proportionality of the reaction to the stressor and the basic elements which pre-dispose us to high and sustained stress states. 


This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for MFT's, LPCC's, LEP's, and/or LCSW's required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS) provider number - PCE5216

This course meets the qualifications for 1 hour continuing education credit for addiction professionals required by the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) provider number - 130835.

 Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider  number CEP16424, for 1 Contact Hour.