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Addiction - The Need For Family Healing - Nov 2017

Karen Livingstone

Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

Addiction - The Need For Family Healing - Nov 2017

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Morning Session (9.30 - 12.30) 14 Nov 2017 Free  
Afternoon Session (14.00 - 17.00) 14 Nov 2017 Free  

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Addiction - The Need For Family Healing

A complimentary educational day on the Thursday 16th November 2017, focusing on the family and the effects of addiction. This event has been timed to coincide with Alcohol Awareness Week.

Two sessions available:

Morning 9.30 - 12.30

Afternoon Session 14.00 - 17.00

(please note that both sessions are the same)

Addiction, whether it be alcohol, drugs or gambling etc, can be a significant contributing factor to the breakdown of a family unit.  It is 'the monster in the closet'.  It affects not just the person with the addiction, but also the entire family especially the spouse or partner and children - as well as other close relationships causing stress, psychological and even physical trauma, frequently with financial consequences. It also perpetuates in generations to follow.

Currently in the UK it is estimated that 1:5 children are affected by a problem drinker: 93,000 babies (Alcohol Concern 2016). A Manifesto for Change for Children of Alcoholics was launched in February this year by Liam Byrne MP.  It sets out a 10-point plan to help Britain's 2.6 million innocent victims living with problem drinking. Their suffering can be devastating for life.

We want to give you a greater understanding of the impact of addiction on the family and also offer you information that you can share with affected people on where appropriate help and support can be found.

Presentations include:

  • Francis Lickerish (PGDip. Addiction Counselling. PG cert. CAC):  Francis is a respected professional in the fields of adult addiction and family services and well-regarded for his depth of knowledge, experience and humanity.  Described as a gifted presenter, Francis regularly facilitates retreats and workshops.  He has worked with Clouds House, The Priory Roehampton, North London Priory, Farm Place and Nightingale Hospital London.  His compassionate and empathetic counselling helps clients work through the best options to move their life forwards.
  • Al-Anon Family Groups: Providing support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. They believe alcoholism affects the whole family, not just the drinker. They are an international organisation with over 800 support groups in the UK and Republic of Ireland. Al-Anon is a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience in order to solve their common problems.
  • NACOA (the National Association for Children of Alcoholics): is a small national charity set up in 1990 to provide information, advice and support to the 2.7 M children in the UK affected by their parents’ alcohol problems. Their work is all about planning for a more positive future.  An opportunity for children and young people to see that the world can be different from the one they’ve always known and that they can, with help, go on to live happy and fulfilled lives and break the cycle of addiction.
  • DrugFAM: Providing a lifeline of safe, caring and professional support to families, friends and carers who are struggling to cope with the nightmare of a loved one's addiction primarily to drug abuse, additionally alcohol.  Through their range of services, they give families the strength to break free from the cycle of addiction and rebuild their lives.
  • Sally Miller: Founder of the Renewal Centre in Swallowfield, Berkshire which is dedicated to the pioneering specialised family treatment for addiction.  As a result of her own family’s experienced trauma and a startling experience in the middle of the night when she felt directed and empowered to create this facility in barns alongside her home, she became a self-builder to achieve the renovation.  It is lovingly and charmingly restored and provides an ideal place for education, understanding and healing to occur.  There is ample parking and B&B nearby for participants to stay if required.

We hope that this educational event will also provide you with the opportunity to network whilst enjoying the lovely surroundings of The Renewal Centre.

Do you have questions about Addiction - The Need For Family Healing - Nov 2017? Contact Karen Livingstone

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Renewal Centre
Church Rd
RG7 1TJ Reading
United Kingdom

Thursday, 16 November 2017 from 09:00 to 17:00 (GMT)

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Karen Livingstone

Karen Livingstone founded Little Acorn Marketing to help businesses in the Thames Valley to grow and flourish by motivating and inspiring them to have clear marketing strategies. She works with a diverse range of local clients and two specific areas of focus are Strategy & Planning and Social Media.

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