NCPG Members Webinar: Connecting with Others and Caring for Ourselves--Mindfulness Practice in the World of Social Distancing
Presenters: Lori Rugle and Wiley Harwell
Lori and Wiley are longtime NCPG members and have been mindfulness practitioners and teachers for many years. They are offering NCPG members an online forum for practicing together as a way to help us all to stay grounded and connecting in these unsettling and isolating times.
Beginning on Thursday, April 2 they will offer a guided mindfulness practice Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9:45 – 10:15 am throughout the month of April. Whether this is your first experience with mindfulness or you have practiced for many years, all in the problem gambling, responsible gaming and recovery communities are welcome and we can all benefit by supporting each other.
Presenters: Wiley D. Harwell is the executive director of the Oklahoma Association on Problem and Compulsive Gambling. Wiley has led many workshops on Mindfulness as a therapeutic tool and has also co-led workshops on Mindfulness with Geshe Chopel of the Ganden Shartse Monastery of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. For me, the practice of Mindful meditation is to always be the student as the work is never complete but always sought with patience and quiet.
Lori Rugle, PhD, ICGC-II/BACC, brings 35 + years of experience to her work field of problem and responsible gambling including treatment, prevention, research and responsible gambling. She is certified in Medication and Psychotherapy and has had a personal practice for the past 25 years. She co-founded 12 Step Buddhist Recovery groups in both Connecticut and Ohio. She has provided training internationally on the use of mindfulness and self-compassion based interventions in the treatment of gambling disorder.