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Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest

The Gambling, Gaming & Technology Use Community of Interest brings together addiction and mental health service providers, researchers and subject matter experts in the fields of gambling, technology/Internet use and video gaming to collaborate and share knowledge on emerging trends and clinical best practices.

I would have never known that I would be teaching clients how to meditate when I started in the addiction counselling field back in the early nineties. I was not even meditating back then, although I had started training in the martial arts, which I consider to be a form of moving meditation.

I would not even have anticipated the types of benefits that I now see not only for the clients but also for myself and there is even scientific evidence behind them. Over the past several years, scientists have partnered with long term meditators to study the effects of this phenomenon and finding amazing results. How can someone not be more effective at whatever they are doing simply by being more fully present in their lives? It may be simple but not easy, especially in todays distracted world.        

Meditation has helped me both personally and professionally and has become part of my personal wellness program of music, meditation and martial arts.

With that in mind, GGTU is offering a one day workshop: Mindfulness for Gambling, Gaming and Technology Use. This one-day interactive and experiential workshop will provide participants with an introductory overview of mindfulness meditation, the practices, attitudes and concepts, along with how to incorporate them into clinical practice with gambling clients. To register:

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I know that the interest has grown in the field and wondering if anyone would like to share of their own experiences with incorporating mindfulness in their work with clients.  

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