The Self-Expression Experience: Methods for Healing and Bonding in Recovery
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Addiction is a chronic state of isolation, disconnection and suppression — like living in the darkness. Washtenaw FAN’s May Family Forum will focus on “turning the lights back on” through experiences of self-expression. This virtual interactive forum — including discussion, writing prompts and a workbook — will feature TEDx Speaker and Addiction Recovery Advocate Dylan Lundgren. An inspirational speaker, gifted facilitator and spoken word artist, Dylan will share how expression is the road on which we reconnect to ourselves and the world. Intended for those in recovery and their family and friends, as well as addiction treatment professionals, the forum will explore self-expression and the principles that make it possible to integrate it into treatment cultures in a powerful way.
Specifically, participants will:
• Learn why self-expression is important for recovery
• Explore different options for self-expression
• Understand the mechanics necessary for creating a safe culture for authentic expression According to Dylan, therapeutic experiences grounded in self-expression and contained in a safe way drastically improve metrics associated with recovery — connection, vitality and well-being.
In recovery since 2004, Dylan works with individuals and organizations to increase engagement in the addiction recovery process and improve long-term outcomes.
An eSpeakers Certified Virtual Presenter, Nationally Certified Recovery Coach and Food Addictions Coach, he also holds certifications in Personal Training, Yoga and Leadership Development.
Dylan “teaches with his actions,” and you may find him dancing at noon on a Thursday, doing spoken word at a local museum or going out “sober and solo” to karaoke. He loves to create events and experiences for people in recovery, such as poetry slams and sober raves. His purpose is to transform despair into hope and create a common bond through shared meaning.