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Wellness News

August 9, 2016

BHWP Training Highlighted in Oregon’s “Tobacco Freedom Policy Survey Report”

The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) Public Health Division released a report “summarizing the successes and lessons learned from residential treatment facilities implementing tobacco-free policies.” Part of OHA’s efforts to implement tobacco-free policies included trainings for staff provided by BHWP. The report states:

“The trainings included a workshop on tobacco-free policy implementation in behavioral health settings…and featured a train-the-trainer component on evidence-based tobacco cessation curriculum. Most of the 126 attendees were mental health and addictions professionals. A small number of public health and social service professionals also attended…Evaluation results from the trainings indicated that a large majority of participants found the information to be very useful (47 percent) and somewhat useful (44 percent).”

Thank you to OHA for inviting us to assist in your tobacco freedom efforts!

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August 5, 2016

Register for upcoming webinar with National Council for Behavioral Health

The National Council for Behavioral Health is hosting a webinar, “Acupuncture and Hypnotherapy, Oh My: Alternative Tobacco Cessation Approaches” on Wednesday, August 24 at 3pm EDT.

If you are a healthcare professional addressing tobacco cessation with your clients with behavioral health conditions, this webinar will help expand your tool belt of potential tobacco cessation approaches and practices. Studies have demonstrated that both acupuncture and hypnotherapy may increase tobacco abstinence and encourage treatment retention among participants with co-occurring mental illnesses and addictions.

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Cindy Morris, Clinical Director

As a child of immigrant parents, I learned early to be independent. Not only did I learn to be resourceful out of necessity, I was taught specifically to be self-sufficient. My mother would tell me, “You don’t want to have to depend on anyone—you just never know.” While in theory, this made good sense in my child’s mind—and ultimately my adult mind—it never really worked in practice. For one, close relationships are very important to me. Two, I care deeply for people. And three, it’s fun to engage in interdependent and collaborative relationships.

But old lessons can be hard to unlearn. And, if I’m honest, it is still hard for me to ask for help. Some may even say that I can be controlling because of my desire to do it all myself. There are also other unintended consequences. Being overly self-sufficient can keep me emotionally distant. It gets in the way of creative collaboration. And from being open to receiving. All things that I want to invite into my daily experience.

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Registration Open for October TTS Training

The RMTTS-C Program has opened registration for the October 3-6, 2016 in Aurora, Colorado. The training will be held at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. The fee for all four days of training is $1,200 and includes breakfast, lunch, and certification.

Tobacco Treatment Specialists are becoming an indispensable facet of healthcare organizations’  tobacco cessation services. Join the growing number of tobacco specialists working across the nation. The comprehensive program consists of 3 full days of training and one day of testing. Upon completion, you will be eligible to achieve the advanced certification of Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist.

Register for the Oct. 3-6, 2016 training

More information on the RMTTS-C Program

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