Women in Recovery Taking Self Care to a Deeper Level

By: Lakeview Health Staff
Published: April 6, 2016

How Long Can You Hold Your Breath?

Christy Plaice, MS, LPC, NCC, CCT

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Noon – 1 p.m. EST 1 CEU Offered [dt_button size=”big” style=”default” animation=”none” color_mode=”default” icon=”/” icon_align=”left” color=”5a86a9″ link=”https://youtu.be/QySd81LDcBo” target_blank=”true”]Watch Presentation[/dt_button] This presentation will be a time to gather awareness about women in recovery in the realms of self-soothing, self-care and healing. It will showcase awareness about what most women truly need beyond going to a meeting, making a phone call, eating, sleeping and bathing.  All women in recovery are ‘breathing’, but often times women will, metaphorically, hold their breath, try and breathe for others, breathe too shallow, or somehow manage to stop breathing. Join us in learning more about personal boundaries and agreements that cultivate internal wisdom and healing.


  1. Identify self-care feelings in addiction recovery, the beliefs and cognitions associated and activities that can support them.
  2. Learn three neurobiological/physiological responses the body gives women when “breathing” (aka self-care) is being neglected or denied.
  3. Identify how self-care must be nurtured differently AND individually for recovering men and recovering women.

Speaker Bio:

Christy Plaice, MS, LPC, NCC, CCT Christy has been working with adolescents, adults, and families in the field of psychotherapy for 12 years. She specializes in substance abuse/addiction, trauma resolution, spiritual exploration, and interpersonal wounds connected with attachment adaptations. Her counseling style incorporates profound healing work with sensory integration, resiliency, and supportive connectivity to the neurobiology of the face, body, and brain.