Using Your Inner Voice to Thrive in Recovery |  Mental Health Monday

With Cynthia Phelps, PhD

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Monday, October 4 @ 11:00 am PST

Using Your Inner Voice to Thrive in Recovery

Most of us are familiar with the inner critic, that voice that tells us that we are not good enough, we are going to fail, or maybe even calls us names. You may think that because this voice is only on the inside of your head, that it’s harmless. When in fact, an unkind inner voice can put you at a higher risk for addiction and relapse. The solution is simple, right? Start speaking to yourself in a kind and supportive manner. The problem is, many of us have barriers to being able to make this shift. It turns out that the inner voice is largely adopted from early childhood caregivers, and speaking to ourselves this way is deeply ingrained. In this session of #MentalHealthMonday, Dr. Phelps will be giving us an overview of how self-compassion and a kind inner voice can be the secret sauce in your recovery, and we will dive into how to create (and practice) our own kind and supportive inner language to bolster your recovery.

Join us LIVE for a Q & A session following the presentation.

Cynthia Phelps, PhD, is a researcher, international speaker, coach, certified mindfulness instructor, and the Founder of InnerAlly, a company that builds evidence-based tools to improve resilience and wellbeing. She teaches about the power of having a kind and compassionate inner voice, and guides people to explore their own emotional landscape to create customized inner support language. Dr Phelps has 25 years of experience in digital interactive design and has been developing technologies from online classes to mobile apps to help people learn and change their behavior. She has created an accessible, easy way to develop your own self-compassionate InnerAlly voice. 


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We believe that when women heal, families heal, and communities do too.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation Weekly #MentalHealthMonday Educational Series is composed of hour-long, live, recovery-focused educational sessions featuring today’s leaders in women’s wellness, mental health, and addiction recovery.

All #MentalHealthMonday sessions are broadcasted on Facebook and added to our Youtube Channel for future viewing.

With Great Thanks

This series is made possible by Alkermes.

The SHE RECOVERS Foundation was awarded funding in 2021 as part of the Alkermes Inspiration Grants® program to re-launch #MentalHealthMonday in the fall of 2021. This critical grant support will help us to continue delivering our innovative #MentalHealthMonday Educational series and better meet the increasingly diverse needs of our growing community. We are humbled, grateful, and invigorated by this honor.

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