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Theater Mask Workshops Provide New Tools for the Treatment of Addiction

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Colorado Springs, CO – October, 4, 2018:

In 3-day intensive “Lessons From the Stage In Recovery” workshops, attendees are confronted with the role of the human ego in addiction. Using aspects of narrative therapy, psychodrama, cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, and 12-Step concepts, clients in treatment centers gain the ability to release their ‘old story’ and create a ‘new story’ for their lives. “We do a great deal of mask-work”, says Jesse Wilson, Juilliard theater graduate and CEO of Tell the Winning Story. “The masks facilitate the process and help to provide an understanding of the ego at a very deep level.” Alan Henley, author and co-facilitator of the workshop says,

“Our goal is to help the men and women we work with become agents of change. We work hard to raise awareness and foster the idea of choice. Our role is to jump-start the recovery process.”

The nature of this curriculum is intensely active, ensemble-based, and centered around supportive personal discovery. These methods have proven to be dramatically successful in separating the person from the disease of addiction, and in illuminating the path toward living a full and healthy life. Using mask work, physical theater, and guided writing exercises, workshop facilitators have developed a groundbreaking interactive teaching model that works with the six voices of the human ego to create a highly effective pairing of cognitive and emotional tools for clients to utilize on their pathway to recovery.

The workshop evolved from Wilson’s work with inmates in the Colorado prisons and his work with at-risk teens in the correctional system (the subject of his TED-X talk, “Live Your Greater Story”). “Lessons From The Stage in Recovery” has been presented in various recovery settings and has been a staple for the treatment of addiction at Red Rock Recovery Center in Lakewood, Colorado for almost 2 years. It has been warmly received by the clinical staff and medical director of the facility, but more importantly it has been a enthusiastically embraced by the clients.”

“This program provides a safe and creative format for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to look inward and challenge the internal dialogue… Patients report that this offers them the ability to understand their motivation and tendency to abuse drugs and alcohol.” (Shawn Henley, Chief Administrative Officer, Red Rock Recovery Center)

For Product Availability: workshop bookings: http://tellthewinningstory.com/personal-development/

Alan Henley’s book, “On Being Human” is available on amazon:

Colorado Springs, CO – October, 4, 2018:

In 3-day intensive “Lessons From the Stage In Recovery” workshops, attendees are confronted with the role of the human ego in addiction. Using aspects of narrative therapy, psychodrama, cognitive therapy, hypnotherapy, and 12-Step concepts, clients in treatment centers gain the ability to release their ‘old story’ and create a ‘new story’ for their lives. “We do a great deal of mask-work”, says Jesse Wilson, Juilliard theater graduate and CEO of Tell the Winning Story. “The masks facilitate the process and help to provide an understanding of the ego at a very deep level.” Alan Henley, author and co-facilitator of the workshop says, “Our goal is to help the men and women we work with become agents of change. We work hard to raise awareness and foster the idea of choice. Our role is to jump-start the recovery process.”

The nature of this curriculum is intensely active, ensemble-based, and centered around supportive personal discovery. These methods have proven to be dramatically successful in separating the person from the disease of addiction, and in illuminating the path toward living a full and healthy life. Using mask work, physical theater, and guided writing exercises, workshop facilitators have developed a groundbreaking interactive teaching model that works with the six voices of the human ego to create a highly effective pairing of cognitive and emotional tools for clients to utilize on their pathway to recovery.

The workshop evolved from Wilson’s work with inmates in the Colorado prisons and his work with at-risk teens in the correctional system (the subject of his TED-X talk, “Live Your Greater Story”). “Lessons From The Stage in Recovery” has been presented in various recovery settings and has been a staple for the treatment of addiction at Red Rock Recovery Center in Lakewood, Colorado for almost 2 years. It has been warmly received by the clinical staff and medical director of the facility, but more importantly it has been a enthusiastically embraced by the clients.”

“This program provides a safe and creative format for individuals struggling with drug and alcohol addiction to look inward and challenge the internal dialogue… Patients report that this offers them the ability to understand their motivation and tendency to abuse drugs and alcohol.” (Shawn Henley, Chief Administrative Officer, Red Rock Recovery Center)

Alan Henley’s book, On Being Human is available on Amazon.

For press inquiries: Contact Colleen Carey, colleen@tellthewinningstory.com.