Gloria Englund offers presentations and workshops on a wide range of recovery topics that can be delivered in a variety of settings and tailored to a variety of audiences.
One Family’s Journey to Recovery
“One Family’s Journey to Recovery” are Gloria’s personal reflections from her book, Living in the Wake of Addiction: Lessons for Courageous Caregiving. This presentation will explore how the ignorance, stigma and shame that often accompanies substance use disorders (SUDs) can be lessened for families and loved ones through education, self-care, healthy boundaries and support for all. Ideas that will be discussed:
- Substance use disorders, like mental health disorders, are a brain illness.
- What encourages and helps prevent relapse?
- How does the stigma of SUDs play out in family systems?
- How does the SUD of one sibling impact other siblings?
- Understand how Medication-Assisted Treatment fits into treatment options.
- Learn about the many options for peer recovery support.
- Understand the hope for change.
Resilience as a Path to Recovery
What are the characteristics of a resilient life? How do we discover them and keep them part of our daily experience of recovery? Gloria Englund shares what self-care practices can help you discover and preserve the factors of a resilient life: balance, meaningful connections and joy.
A Different Kind of Grief ℠
This presentation addresses the grief process specific to being in a relationship with a loved one who has died from addiction. Death from substance use disorder (SUD) is a “disenfranchised grief” due to the stigma that accompanies the disease of addiction. The presentation demonstrates how healing begins with education, self-care practices, and support from those with similar experience.
- Examine and recognize how the interplay of stigma, shame, and trauma of addiction may block the grief process.
- Discover how ambiguous loss, secondary loss and disenfranchised grief contribute to the grieving process.
- Review and discuss research about the Dual Process Model of Coping from Bereavement.
- Explore how Post-traumatic Growth may present as part of the healing process.
Addiction: Myths and Misconceptions
This presentation addresses the many myths and misconceptions that accompany addiction and addiction recovery such as the misconception that addiction is due to a lack of will power, that long-term recovery can’t happen especially for opioid addicts, and that providing treatment is more costly that crisis intervention. Learn how these myths and many others create stigma for those in recovery and their loved ones and what to do about it.
How do We Love the Difficult People in Our Life?
This presentation guides the audience through the murky waters of challenging relationships. Gloria Englund explores how to maintain relationships with difficult people and minimize painful consequences by looking at the role of judgment, gratitude, and shifts in perspective.
Are You Right Sized?
Becoming “right sized” is having the tools necessary for an on-going assessment of our own recovery. Too often people consider themselves either more important or less worthy than others. Both of these attitudes can challenge one’s personal recovery. This presentation offers techniques for keeping us right-sized by making accurate self-assessments as we explore the role that meditation, trust, honesty, humility, grace, and love play in this process.
Turn Your Words To Gold
This presentation looks at the role of edification in recovery and wellness. How does the practice of encouraging and supporting others help you increase your own recovery capital? Learn the lingo of edification and watch your recovery change and grow.
Develop Your Inner Leader
This leadership development presentation offers techniques for developing an authentic positive attitude that can impact others. We’ll look at the differences between being internally focused and externally focused and explore how an “inner leader” supports growth in the recovery community as well as in ourselves.
Create the Life You Want – Dream Workshop
This presentation explores how to discover your values and the relationship between values and your personal in recovery. You will learn how to create and use tools like a personal vision statement and dream boards to identify and realize your dreams and goals.
Are You 100% Committed?
This presentation describes commitment as persistence in action; easily said but rarely done. We will look at how the power of commitment affects your recovery as well as why should commitment be your most valued asset. Learn how to become 100% committed to your goals and values and watch your life change.