04/13/2018 - 04/15/2018
Recovery As A Journey Weekend Retreat 2018
MIND OVER MATTERS”: Mindfulness, Meditation, and Step 11
Marty Lerner, PhD., CEO, Milestones in Recovery
Molly Carmel, LCSW-R, The Beacon Program
H. Theresa Wright, MS, RD, LDN, Renaissance Nutrition Center, Inc.
April 13, 14, 15, 2018
This program begins at 7:00 PM on Friday
and ends by Noon on Sunday.
Maris Stella Retreat Center
7201 Long Beach Boulevard
Harvey Cedars, NJ
Mindfulness, when defined as self-awareness, [e.g. cultivating the ability to catch ourselves
distracted from the present moment], and the practice of meditation can afford us the
opportunity to become aware of the distorted reality or projected reality that is the source of
most suffering, especially our food disorders.
Meditation has been explained as a mode of mindfulness that leads incrementally towards an
“awakening:” an understanding of human interaction in the world that is both craving and
delusion-free. From Marty’s perspective, this is limiting delusion and denial, and bringing clarity
and purpose into focus.
We have the choice to live an awakened life… This is a choice to be mindful, see our patterns,
and recognize the delusions that lead us to act the way we do. In Twelve Step terms, it is the
practice of taking inventory, searching out what’s driving our actions and reactions, and taking
responsibility for it. (p. 52) 2009 by Darren Littlejohn’s, The 12-Step Buddhist.