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New Hampshire Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselors Association

Dedicated to Advancing Addiction Professionals in New Hampshire

Clinician Wellbeing Network


 

The Clinician Wellbeing Network (CWN) is a behavioral health clinician support program established specifically to address the health and wellbeing of clinicians to ensure quality care for individuals with substance use disorders. In addition, the program seeks to enhance clinician compassion satisfaction; build confidence, connection, and community among providers; create resilience; and ultimately support workforce retention. 

The CWN offers opportunities for addiction counselors, mental health, and behavioral health providers involved in addressing substance use and co-occurring disorders. to connect. We provide peer collaboration, wellness activities, consultation, continuing education trainings and more.

The program will implement, measure and evaluate initiatives that focus on the overall wellbeing of clinicians, including mental, physical, professional, and social health.  Supporting wellness is an ethical imperative for the integrity of our professional and  to ensure quality care for those we serve. 

Wellness Fair: Self-Care in Action!

June 6, 2024  |  4:30PM - 7:30PM


 Come join us for a day focused on wellness

NHADACA is so excited to host our 1st annual Self-Care in Action wellness fair!


EVENT SCHEDULE

4:30PM - 6:00PM Guest Speakers Nathan and Christine Wiles join us to speak about “Understanding the Labyrinth: Exploring Common Questions" (1 CE; there will be an additional .5 CE for a guided labyrinth walk at 6:30PM, weather permitting).

6:00PM -7:30PM Outdoor Fair where you can take a relaxing walk through a labyrinth, grab a slice at the Analog Pizza pop-up, and visit tables featuring our communities’ wellness providers.  You are welcome to self-pace through an outdoor labyrinth from 6:00-6:30PM, weather permitting. 

2024 Current Confirmed Exhibitors:

  • Blossom Yoga and Wellness
  • Fresh Roots Nutrition
  • Align Counseling (Acupuncture)

*We still have tables available! Contact Destiny@nhadaca.org if you wish to acquire a table. 


PRESENTATION: Join us for an informative presentation that explores the five most frequently asked questions about labyrinths and the experience of walking them. In this session, we will explain the history as it is currently known and the significance of labyrinths, shedding light on their ancient roots and their relevance in today's world. Discover the meditative and reflective qualities of labyrinth walking, as we dive into the ways in which this practice can promote mindfulness and inner calm. Through a thoughtful exploration of these common queries, you will gain an understanding of labyrinths and the profound journeys they offer. Whether you're new to labyrinth walking or seeking to deepen your understanding, this presentation promises insights that resonate with both newcomers and seasoned practitioners alike. Q and A to follow presentation.


ABOUT THE PRESENTERS:

Nathan WilesVeriditas Faculty, Professional Labyrinth Builder and Designer

Nathan Wiles is a professional in the field of labyrinth education, building, and design. With a background as an Interior Designer and Project Manager, Nathan draws upon his extensive skills and experience to create labyrinth builds and facilitate workshops. With a career spanning over 30 years in building and designing, Nathan has honed his expertise specifically in labyrinth design and construction for over 15 years. Through his understanding of the labyrinth, he possesses the ability to tap into the collective consciousness of individuals and groups, bringing their visions to life. Nathan's passion lies in unraveling the mysteries that surround us in today's diverse world, while maintaining both a secular and non-secular approach. He aims to expand the labyrinth community by collaborating with public schools, corporations, churches, and wellness facilities to foster education and raise awareness about the labyrinth's benefits.



Christine Pepin-Wiles, Veriditas Accredited Workshop Leader

Christine's journey spans a rich tapestry of experiences, from a distinguished 25+ year career in Human Resources across diverse industries to her current roles as a Reflexologist and Manager at halotherapy wellness center nestled in northern Vermont. With a profound commitment to holistic well-being, Christine received training under the esteemed Dr. Lauren Artress, emerging as an Advanced Accredited Labyrinth Facilitator and workshop leader through Veriditas. Her expertise extends beyond labyrinth facilitation, encompassing certifications as a Reflexologist, Soul Collage Facilitator, and Nature Therapy Guide accredited by the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy (ANFT). Driven by a deep-seated passion for fostering wellness and community connection, Christine finds fulfillment in leading transformative wellness workshops and actively engaging in local and national non-profit endeavors. Her dedication to service extends to her current role on the Windhorse Healing Arts Board and her contributions to expanding her family's businesses. With a curious and creative spirit as her compass, Christine embraces life's adventures with enthusiasm, always eager to explore new horizons and share her expertise with others.


Ticket Price: $20 per person


Proceeds benefit NHADACA's Clinician Wellbeing Network  to support the health and wellbeing of clinicians throughout New Hampshire.


Podcast
Are you looking for ways to prevent burnout and compassion fatigue? Do you want to feel more satisfied in the work you do. Discover some of the answers in this podcast! Tune in and learn about how self-compassion, burnout, and compassion fatigue all play a role in the importance of self-care. This topic and others will inform, entertain, and enhance your overall wellbeing. It is important to take care of ourselves well as we are in service to others.

Expert guests form the field will share their self-care ideas and routines. We will also explore current best practice in being a clinician in today’s demanding and stressful times. Leadership will also have a voice as we find ways to create a culture of wellness in the workplace.

We would love to here from you the listener. What topics would you like discussed, what are your experiences in the workplace? Contact us if you would like to be on the podcast to share your expertise a clinician and/or leader in the field.

Contact: wellness@nhadaca.org with questions, comments, and requests!
Peer Collaboration
Connect with fellow professionals! Peer collaboration provides the opportunity for colleagues to come together and discuss any challenges, changes, client concerns and energizing topics related to their work. With peer collaboration, you can create meaningful connections and open up new possibilities for your work. Join a collab group today!

Group Topics include:
  • Vicarious Trauma - TBA
  • Wellness - 1st Wednesday; 8-9 am; please register with the link
  • Independent Practice - 1st Thursday; noon-1 pm; at NHADACA, 130 Pembroke Rd, Suite 150, Concord, NH; please email wellness@nhadaca.org to join
  • Leadership - 2nd Tuesday; 9-10 am; for MLADCs who are in leadership positions that need to seek peer collaboration outside their agencies; please register with the link
  • Open Discussion - 3rd Thursday; 9:30-11:30 am; please register with the link
  • Clinical Supervisors - 4th Thursday starting in October; noon-1 pm; for people that provide clinical supervision; please register with the link

      We will continue to add other topics. Join a group and engage in valuable conversations that enhance the practice as well as your professional experience!
Agency Consultation
Lead the Way to Wellness in Your Agency!

Wellness in the workplace is an important factor in employee satisfaction and productivity. It can be difficult to gauge how well your agency is doing when it comes to creating a culture of wellness, but it is possible to get insight into what your employees think. Are you curious about wellness in your agency? Would you like to know what your employees think about the culture of wellness?

We have created an anonymous online Wellness Survey for organizations to quickly and easily measure the overall satisfaction and wellbeing of their workforce. We are available to discuss and interpret the results, offering consultation to the organization's specific needs. We provide insights on employee morale, and how to create a culture of wellness in your agency. We can discuss how to assess employee needs, what kind of initiatives can be implemented, and how to measure the success of these initiatives. With this knowledge, you can ensure that your employees are feeling supported and motivated in their work environment.

*NHADACA requests your permission to save and aggregate the data for use in current and future grant funding opportunities.
Commitment Statements
This New Hampshire initiative is modeled after the National Academy of Medicine's Action Collaborative on Clinician Wellbeing and Resilience initiative. In an effort to support this national movement, NHADACA has collected statements describing organizational goals and commitments to action.

The following organizations have submitted formal statements:

We welcome additional statements describing organizational goals or commitments to improving clinician wellbeing and decreasing clinician burnout.