"What we love to do and why!"
"We shape
our self to fit
this world and
by the world
are shaped
David Whyte
Creative Change Conferences
"What we love to do and why!"
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If you are a Man who has been
abused as a child we offer free
group counseling The Third
Tuesday of the Month.  Call
760-346-4606 to sign up
Our Speakers: Scott Smith,  Carol Teitelbaum, MFT, Randy Boyd, David Price and Daniel Marquez
Evolution of Psychotherapy Conference
"It Happens To Boys" Conference is
the most professionally fulfilling
conference I participate in thanks to
the quality of speakers,the excellent
and engaging topics and presentations
but also due the high quality of
production that Carol and her staff
provides. I very much look forward to
participating in next year's event
knowing it will be powerful and
life-changing for those who

John Lee  Author of the Flying Boy and
Half-Lived Life
It's inspiring to participate in a
conference where acknowledging  
the impact of trauma on men's lives
and pursuing a complex
understanding of men's behaviors
are accepted as the foundations of
the work rather than being
considered re voluntary ideas!"

Peter Pollard, MPA
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To Have our group present our "It Happens to Boys" workshop at your
facility, school, or conference.  This is a one and a half to two hour
workshop covering aspects of abuse, trauma, addiction, and recovery.
We have been working together for the past 7 years to educate and help
healing happen. Our 7th Annual It Happens to Boys Conference 3/6 &
3/7ay The Annenberg at Eisenhower Medical Center.Please contact:
Carol Teitelbaum, MFT 760-346-4606
Accepting Sponsors and
Exhibitors for 2015
Please call Carol
Teitelbaum 760-346-4606
To Help us keep offering
free counseling to men
and teen boys who so
desperately need it.  
Please help.
The Beautiful Face of Recovery
A Conference for Women
January 24, 2015
        Desert Princess Hotel, Palm Springs, Calif.
8:30 AM to 5:30
Candy Finnigan is an
interventionist who has
appeared numerous times in
the A&E show Intervention. A
recovering alcoholic, Candy
Finnigan wrote When Enough
is Enough: A comprehensive
guide to successful
intervention, "a tell-it-like-it-is
guide to the process of
intervention; a must read if
you're interested in conducting
an intervention."

Susan Moffitt
Yvette Patterson, M..A
Alyssa Farrell
Melissa Thornburg
Mary Gordon
Josie Ramierez-Hendron
Kimberly Nichols
Do Not Miss this great women's

Candy Finnigan, Jeanie Griffin, Mary
Gordon, Betty Ford Center, Susan
Moffitt, The Refuge, Yvette
Patterson, Sovereign Health, Melissa
Thornburg, Sober Way, Josie
Ramirez-Herdon, ATS and
Recoveryview, Rena Rodman,  
Kimberly Nichols and Alyssa Farrell

$125.00 including lunch and CEs
Discounts for tables of 8 call
Pay by Pay Pal
Two Addiction Ladies
In this talk, Kimberly Nichols will share her personal story of
recovery from childhood abuse through psychological,
spiritual and intuitive tools. She will then facilitate a communal
meditation designed to show each attendee the current state
of their chakra system. This will be followed by a presentation
on the chakras and how they mirror our formative life
development. She will help us to understand how our personal
human energy systems reflect our biographies and how they
can be utilized to reveal and heal the issues that have kept us
reaching for other forms of self-medication

Kimberly Nichols is a relational/intentional artist, writer and
healing facilitator whose company Tapping the Inner Palette
helps people to facilitate their own self healing through the
creative, intuitive and spiritual arts. For more information, visit
online at
Susan was in the advertising
industry for years but then 8
years ago made a decision to
take charge of her life and
began her recovery journey.  
She has been able  to use her
marketing degree ti represent
The Refuge-A Healing Place, a
trauma program located in
Central Florida. Susan is also
the co-chair of Coachella Valley
WAAT. "Recovery is absolutely
the best thing that has ever
happened in my life.  I am able to
share some of the worst times
to help others achieve their
authentic selves.  I am proud to
be of service whenever needed."
Josie has been working in the field of
addictions since her start at Loma Linda
Medical Center since 1987. She started
her journey in her, she founded a
national marketing and events agency
called Villareal and Associates, Inc.
Over the the last eleven years, Villareal
has helped start up and brand facilities
such as The Canyon Malibu, Milestones
Ranch Malibu, Sovereign Health ( CA),
The Ranch ( TN), Circle Tree Ranch (AZ)
and many others. Villareal coordinated,
partneredand/or consulted with
conferences such as Spirit Recovery,
Betty Ford
Professional Development Summit,
WAAT Conferences, Recovery Summit
Conference, West Coast Symposium
and CAADE Conferences.  In 2008,
Josie founded RecoveryView.com an
online Journal and CEU
Recoveryview.com, her long term
client His House/New
Creations and her own program called
Addiction Therapeutic Services- IOP.  
She runs ATS-IOP with her husband,
Jim,in the beautiful Palm Springs,
Alysa Farrell is a Pilates/Yoga teacher and Fitness Therapist with more
than 18 years of experience in working with the human body.
Her interest in physical therapy started at age 14 after she suffered a
devastating knee injury. The path back to restoring function in her
knee led her through many areas of study,   including Ashtanga yoga,
bodywork, neuromuscular sport and trigger point therapy, and
traditional Pilates. Noticing that each of these areas of study were not
always enough in themselves, she started combining them into one
integrated body of knowledge, giving her a unique approach to training
people. Having a client base who are often in pain or suffering from
physical restrictions has helped her to refine these methods, teaching
people to access, activate and awaken parts of their bodies that are
not fully ‘participating’ in movements where they should be. Her own
personal journey of self-improvement with regards to both physical
and spiritual health make her a teacher who tries to lead by example,
using the integrity of the human body as a structure of integrity that
expands into every day life. Her goal is to empower her students and
to help them connect deeply to their bodies and selves in the present
Mary has served in several roles at
Betty Ford Center since 1999. She
has served as a Addiction counselor
in Inpatient, Outpatient and Family
Program, served as a Business
Development Representative and
currently oversees the Family
Services since 2005
Mary's workshop Freedom to
Yourself Through Movement
help us raise our awareness of our
embodied spirit. We will move
together and alone to free our
energy for more authentic
Yevette Stone-Patterson is  currently an Outreach
representative for Sovereign Health. She  has more than 10
years’ experience as a registered addiction specialist (Master-
RAS)  she also has a Bachelor of Science in Human service, and  
continuing her education in order to receive a Masters in
psychology (Marriage Family Therapy). . During this past 10
years, Yvette has been able to share her abilities to help people
at Michael’s house located in Palm Springs, the ABC club located
in Indio and Russ Recovery  Intensive Outpatient Program, which
is also located in palm Springs, CA. She also the proud mother of
seven wonderful children; three girls and four boys who have
made a huge positive impact her life.
  Yvette is involved in a prison ministry where she goes out to
the women prisons and prays with the inmates Yvette shares,
"My life is very enjoyable each day when I know that I have been
able to help someone to make a difference in their situation.
Being able to help others, having life experiences and be
educated is only what people dream about.  I have been blessed
in a way to take the dark part of my pass and turn it into a
positive future for myself, my family, and those who cross my
path. Working in treatment has become a big part of my life, and
knowing that Sovereign Health is facilitated to help others,
makes me proud of my work and makes me proud to be a part of
Sovereign Health team."
"Melissa Thornburg began her journey of personal
recovery at a prominent treatment center, located in
Arizona, in December of 1998. Since then, Melissa
has been a "double-winner" , working programs in
both Alcoholics Anonymous and Al-Anon, along with
continuously receiving "outside help" from the
therapeutic community.

Melissa has experienced miracles and great events,
over and over, along her path in recovery.  She was
blessed to begin working in the field of Substance
Abuse and Mental Health in early 2009 and is
blessed to be the Director of Development for the
Sober Way Family of Services, headquartered in the
mountains of Prescott, Arizona.  Melissa has her B.S.
in Electronic Media and holds certifications as both a
200-Hour Registered Yoga Teacher and Trauma
Sensitive Yoga Instructor.  She is also the Chair for
the Phoenix Chapter of the Womens Association of
Addiction Treatment. In her spare time, Melissa
enjoys sponsoring and mentoring women through
the Twelve Steps, participating in her local yoga
community and hiking up any mountain she can
Rena Rodman, MFT
A pioneer in the field of
addiction treatment and gifted
psychotherapist in private
practice.  Rena has called
Coachella Valley home for
many a year. A mom,
grandmom, and great
grandmom who can relate to
any age client.
Jeanie Griffin,  is Founder and
www.freshouttaplans.com an addiction
assessment, consulting and
counseling service in Grapevine, Texas
that combines the traditional 12 step
approach to addiction treatment with
clinical and non alternative forms of
healing, in an effort to assist in spiritual
transformation.  With licenses in Texas
and California and over 23 years
experience working in the addiction
field, she has been clinical director of
treatment programs, faculty member at
UCLA addiction counselor training
program, and she has helped design
psychoeducational programs for
treatment centers.
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It Happens to Boys
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