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LifeRing Introduces our Newest Meeting: Meditation to Empower Your Recovery

LifeRing is excited to announce our newest meeting and introduce our newest convenor. Will Devine is joining the Convenor Community after finding LifeRing in 2020. Meditation to Empower Your Recover is Will’s weekly meeting open to all beginning Sunday, February 28th at 8 a.m. Pacific Time.

Meditation to Empower Your Recovery is a 1-hour session. The first 30 minutes focus on check-in, mostly identifying old thought or behavior patterns participants want to release, and new thought or behavior patterns participants want to cultivate. The second 30 minutes involve a short, 5-minute preparation, followed by Will leading a guided Neurosculpting® Meditation.

Will Devine is a Certified Neurosculpting® Facilitator and is eager to share Neurosculpting® with you. This mindfulness technique, if practiced regularly, may further empower your recovery!

Neurosculpting® is a 5-step meditation process that can strategically help an individual release the grip of old patterns and entrain their brain to create new and more supportive patterns, habits, and behaviors. Meditation is a great fit for the LifeRing Community because it is a wonderful way to learn to reduce stress and to increase your self-determination.

One of the main barriers to recovery is that many people feel they don’t have enough tools or support in their "recovery toolbox". Meditation adds a supportive tool for calming down the fight or flight response and empowering the Prefrontal Cortex to create an empowering story of recovery.

Will is in recovery from PTSD, depression, and alcohol addiction. He has used active meditation and other cross-hemisphere techniques like juggling, to transform his life and the lives of others.  He brings this technique to the LifeRing Community with his Sunday meeting.

Will has been engaged with LifeRing since September 2020. He came to LifeRing at the suggestion of a friend who works in a treatment center. Since his entry into our community, Will has had a desire to share the gift of his training in meditation. His training began long ago when his older sister taught him to meditate outdoors.

 

5 Comments

  1. Penny Pulz on February 24, 2021 at 5:02 pm

    Wow. With only 3 months under his belt with LifeRing, I would be interested in knowing how he will integrate LifeRing into his meditation sessions.
    Cheers,

    • Chris S. on February 26, 2021 at 9:41 pm

      The requirements to be a convenor are six months of sobriety and familiarity with LifeRing principles, not prior membership in LifeRing per se. It would have been hard for people starting meetings where there weren’t any in the pre-Zoom era to have already been LifeRing members.

  2. Christine Gamba on February 23, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    This is so exciting. Looking forward to meeting Will. Such a blessing for our community. Now I just have to wake up early! ; )

  3. Lifering Bob on February 22, 2021 at 10:52 am

    Curious if Will is in Recovery? While I haven’t checked the Lifering Bylaws lately and have been removed from Convenors lists it was my understanding that convenors must be in recovery, and maybe he is.

    • Admin on February 22, 2021 at 1:30 pm

      He has about 20 months of recovery.

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