Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. Presents Mindful Communication and Boundary Setting

Sometimes we hold back from addressing a concern with a loved one or expressing how an uncomfortable situation felt because we are afraid of how the other person might react. During this session we learn what mindful communication is and specific tools to use it. Participants will work on practicing mindful communication using examples from common life situations as well as some of the deep, hard-hitting difficult ones. There are many subjects and topics that may be touchy, or bring up natural defenses, but we know that we have to talk about them. Using mindful communication keeps defenses low, increases a joint effort in problem solving, opens listening skills, and encourages understanding in a shared experience. It can be the difference between someone opening up and shutting down.

Because mindful communication focuses on each parties’ personal experience, sometimes boundary setting is necessary as a protective measure. Participants will also work on effective boundary setting, common misconceptions, how to set realistic boundaries and communicate them.

When: June 2nd, June 16, June 23, June 30 (Narcan training on June 9th)
5:00-6:00pm just prior to our Family Support Group.

Where: Center For Family Life and Recovery, Inc.
502 Court Street, Utica, NY 13502
4th Floor, Large Training Room

Contact: Ambi Daniel, Family Support Navigator
315-768-2665 or

Family Support Navigation Services are a new and significant addition to Oneida County services. It puts a strong focus on meeting the needs of family members and not just the addicted individual. If your life has been affected by a loved one’s addiction and you are interested in education, support, and/or help with engaging in various services, family support navigation services are here to help you. The Family Support Navigator is based at Center for Life in Recovery, Inc. and is funded through Oneida County by the New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (NYS OASAS).

Center for Family Life and Recovery, Inc. is proud to be the area’s leading expert for advocacy, prevention, counseling, and training. As a community partner, it is important to us that we continue spreading the message of help and hope to our area and with those whom we work.

Posted by Ambi Daniel