Copeland Ctr Webinars on WRAP for Diabetes, Smoking Cessation

Copeland Center Events for National Wellness Week


In an effort to inspire organizations and individuals to live well, SAMHSA has launched National Wellness Week during the week of September 19th in conjunction with National Recovery Month. As a result, individuals and organizations across the country are organizing activities to promote wellness. National Wellness Week encourages individuals, families, and communities across the country to improve their health behaviors, while also exploring their talents, skills, interests, social connections, and environment to incorporate other dimensions of wellness.The Copeland Center is presenting two webinars during National Wellness Week.


On September 18, at 2:00 PM join Eric Larson as he shares his experience using WRAP to create a balance for his mental health and diabetes challenges in the Webinar: WRAP for Diabetes.  Struggling with Diabetes has been a harsh teacher revealing the importance of self-care and its impact on his daily life. However he has used these lessons to reflect upon how the 5 key concepts relate to living with Diabetes. Eric's wellness toolbox grows daily and he will share some simple tools that work to advance his Diabetes care one step at a time. Eric Larson is a certified Advanced Level WRAP Facilitator and Certified Peer Specialist.  

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On September 20, at 2:00 PM, Gina Calhoun, Director of Wellness and Recovery Education at the Copeland Center, will present a Webinar on Smoking Cessation and WRAP.  Gina started smoking at Harrisburg State Hospital as a way to get outside each day.  Smoking soon became a way of life.  It lessened the noise in her head, it alleviated boredom, minimized anxiety and helped her transition from one activity to the next.  
After 15 years of smoking a pack of cigarettes a day, Gina wanted to become a nonsmoker without the side effect of weight gain.   In this Webinar, Gina will share how she used the Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) to take back control of her life from cigarettes and how she discovered that WRAP for smoking cessation only worked when she started working her WRAP.

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