4701 Market St Suite C (second floor), Fredericksburg, VA 22408

540-645-6042 info@recovery-in-motion.org www.recovery-in-motion.org 540-645-6042

"Please ring the doorbell on the RIM poster
so we can let you into our classroom." 


Accountabilibuddies: During some of RIM’s support and discussion groups, several members have set “mini-goals,” encour-aged each other and celebrated successes. Now, we are taking this to a new level by making it a weekly event. Saturdays, from 2:45 until 3:15 we will focus on working toward improving our daily lives – getting on with tasks we need (or want) to do but just don’t have the energy or motivation to carry out. It’s amazing how much inspiration can come from just knowing that another person actually cares! We will set simple goals, cheer each other on, share our accomplishments, empathize with our struggles and be accountable to our buddies! Please join us - Accountabilibuddies get things done!

Birthday Pizza & Salad Party: All are invited with special recognition to the birthday folks. Please bring salad fixings for the salad. Bryan Moody will be here to speak with us about his Addictions Recovery Ministry.

Coping with Trauma: A support group for individuals whose challenges include an element of trauma, whether cumulative or based on a single event. Come share and receive support around the challenges of coping with trauma. Group is facilitated by a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with lived PTSD experience and trained in trauma informed care.

Discussion Group: The facilitator will make a short presentation related to the topic, typically these have been 15 – 20-minute vide-os or may include handouts. Participants are invited to bring anything of interest related to a topic; cartoons, quotations, short articles, personal experiences, etc. Our focus, as usual, is strength-based; we mention a problem and quickly switch our conversation to problem solving. For October: 7 - We will work through the following topics as time allows. If we need more time, we’ll continue in November. Guidelines for Getting What You Want – a formula to guide your thinking and preparation for pursuing something you want. Asking for What You Want with Respect and Self-Respect – Knowing yourself, your goals and priorities in advance, will give you strength even in the midst of fear. Myths About Interpersonal Effectiveness & Turning Them Around. Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Let’s see if we can shift gears toward health and wellness in our relationships with self and others. 14 - Thoughts and Feelings - Do they have you or do you have them? Attaching to choices that allow you to be directed by your vision and commitment. 21 - same as the 7th. 28 - Freedom and Responsibility - Making peace with these inseparable principles. "Life ultimately means taking the responsibility to find the right answer to its problems."

Drop in: This is an open time that you’re welcome to stop by and say hi to Maryclaire or ask her questions; come in and do a puzzle in the classroom; peruse our library; just an excuse to come in and interact with someone.

General Support Group: Support groups bring together people facing similar issues, whether that's illness, relationship problems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same boat. The day’s topics will be determined by participants.

Meditation: On Saturdays at noon we're doing meditation designed to calm the mind. It's called shamatha meditation, and we usually do it by focusing on the breath or some other anchor to help our mind be more still. We typically start with a guided med-itation lasting 8-15 minutes, and then sit in silence for 5-15 minutes. The entire meditation is usually 20 minutes total, and after-ward we share about our own experience with meditation.

Sit and Stitch: Time for knitting, crochet, or any other craft project. Sitting and chatting are also welcome! This is a self-led group, with experienced crafters willing to help any level of experience.

Women’s Self-Empowerment: Would you like to know more about how to take control of your own life, set goals, make positive choices, and believe in yourself? Join in the learning and questioning as we explore the many aspects of self-empowerment and discov-er helpful strategies and free resources. Topics are chosen by the group for the following month. Topics for October: 6- Guilt: Find out what are the causes and how to deal with guilt. Did you know that there is healthy and unhealthy guilt? 6 signs that you may be suffer-ing from guilt. 13 - Difficult People Despite your best efforts and intentions to the contrary, you’re sometimes forced to deal with chal-lenging relationships,relatives and difficult people. Steps that will help you respond reflectively, rather than reactively. 20 - Conversa-tions: Starting, maintaining and closing conversations. Speaking with strangers and friends. Conversation starters, using open ended questions, and numerous topics. Ideas for speaking in groups, restaurants, on the job, school and even at concerts or sporting events. 22 - Rumination: A bit of self-reflection can be a good thing. But just how serious can it get when introspection goes awry and thoughts get stuck on repeat, playing over and over in your mind? Ways to shift your focus and stop ruminating. 27 - Conflict Resolution: Find out about different types of conflicts and management styles. What will make the conflict better or worse.  Learn 10 tips for resolving conflict. 

Women’s Support Group: Support groups bring together women facing similar issues, whether that's illness, relationship prob-lems or major life changes. Members of support groups often share experiences and advice. It can be helpful just getting to talk with other people who are in the same boat. The day’s topics will be determined by participants.

WRAP Support Group: A support group open to graduates of the WRAP program, based on the concepts learned in WRAP.

Yoga for the Rest of Us: Gentle yoga perfect for those who don’t feel ready to go to a yoga studio. Please bring a mat if you have one. This class will be in the training room, rather than the classroom. Ring the doorbell as usual.

Revised 9/2017