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Dawn Farm Addiction and Recovery Education Series

Dec 5, 2018


“An Introduction To Cultivating Mindfulness to Support Recovery” was presented on November 27, 2018; by Elizabeth A.R. Robinson, MPH, MSW, Ph.D. Mindfulness practices have been found to be effective in supporting sustained recovery from substance use disorders. This presentation defines mindfulness, describes research supporting mindfulness’ benefit, provides to experience and cultivate mindfulness, and ties these experiences and research to the process of recovery, making explicit the connection.

This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and related issues. The Education Series is organized by Dawn Farm, a non-profit community of programs providing a continuum of substance use disorder treatment and recovery support services. For information, please see

Elizabeth A. R. Robinson, MSW, MPH, Ph.D.
Dr. Libby Robinson has practiced mindfulness meditation since 1979 and was trained to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness. She has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction since 2003. She recently retired from the University of Michigan, where she was a Research Assistant Professor, carrying out NIH-funded research on the role of spiritual and religious change in recovery. She also did an NIAAA post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center and was on the social work faculty at Case Western Reserve University and the University at Buffalo. Dr. Robinson has an MSW, an MPH and a Ph.D. in Psychology and Social Work from the University of Michigan.