Friday, July 20, 2018

8:00 - 8:45 am: Check-in, Breakfast & Networking

8:45 am - 12:00 pm: Training

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The DoubleTree Hotel
1000 NE Multnomah Street
Portland, OR 97232

Parking is complimentary in the hotel garage. Parking is limited and not guaranteed.

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Chad Barker
Cedar Hills Hospital & Outpatient Services


Mindful Smoking

      Presented by: Guadalupe Aragón, BA, CADC1, RC  

In 2003 substances were described as alcohol, tobacco and other drugs [ATOD]. Somewhere along the way the T in ATOD was dropped leaving Alcohol and Other Drugs.Today we are finding that tobacco use is impacting every aspect of our client’s lives; employment, residence, mental wellness and health insurability. Nowhere is it more evident than “Tobacco User?” being the one question when applying for health insurance. Thus the T in ATOD is back! 

Professionals will gain confidence and develop a sense of urgency to talk to every client about their tobacco use through; developing a deeper awareness of which vulnerable individuals’ the tobacco industry targets, the neurochemistry impact of smoking on the brain that makes quitting for some so difficult, a review of nicotine replacement therapies to increase successful outcomes as well as other evidence based practices and alternative harm reduction approaches that empower individuals to strive toward wellness resulting in a significant reduction of their tobacco/nicotine use.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Use a multi-sensory, compassionate approach to join with clients as they reconnect with the cigarette, e-cig or chew in their hand right now. 
  • Create and hold a safe space for clients to gain insight on how their life experience, the media, and their chemically-induced dopamine all play a part in their tight bond with tobacco/nicotine. 
  • Support clients as they disconnect with the chemically-induced dopamine and inspire them as they learn how to reconnect with their own natural dopamine – before all of the tobacco use took place.
  • Support clients as they reconnect with their natural dopamine and create a multi-sensory vision of who they really are - a healthy person - with baby pink lungs surrounded by a healthy world.

About the Presenter: 

Guadalupe Aragón is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 1, Recovery Coach, and Transformative Life Coach through Calling In “The One” and Conscience Uncoupling.  Guadalupe earned a BA in Sociology with an emphasis on Family and Industry from the University of California at Berkeley. Guadalupe is the creator of Mindful Smoking – Professionals Empowering Individuals To Reconnect With Their Baby Pink Lungs a harm reduction approach to nicotine cessation. For 15 years Guadalupe has worked in various treatment facilities in the Pacific Northwest. Six of these years were spent at PeaceHealth Southwest formerly known as Southwest Washington Medical Center as a Screening and Brief Interventionist.  Guadalupe currently teaches AD106 Nicotine Cessation at Portland Community College to future alcohol and drug counselors. Guadalupe is an avid learner earning up to 80S educational CEU’s per year.  Eric Martin, Dr. Kevin McCauley, Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Darryl Inaba are among some of her favorite learning experiences however Guadalupe’s philosophy is life is best when we learn from everyone!









Join us for a warm breakfast and an opportunity to network with other behavioral health professionals from 8:00 - 8:45 am.  

       Please be prepared to have found a seat and make sure you have class materials by 8:30am as the instruction will begin promptly at 8:45.  

3 CEU's

Online registration is required to attend.

Flat fee of $20.00 payable online or at the door.

Credit Card Payments can be made online when you register.

Only cash or checks will be accepted at the door.

Please make your check payable to Cedar Hills Hospital.

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