Cancelled; Journey of a Hopeful Healer
THE FINDING FREEDOM COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE PROUD SPONSORS OF MACKENZIE PHILLIPS RADT-I
Mackenzie Phillips will share her journey from hopeless to hopeful. After many tumultuous years battling a near fatal drug addiction, Mackenzie now uses her life experiences as an educator for addiction recovery focusing on healing the family system and healing from trauma. She will speak not only on generational trauma but also improvements in program enhancement, case management and family/referent support as well as the total client recovery experience. She will discuss how treatment is not "one-size...Read more-fits all" and that recovery is a lifelong journey of the spirit that allows us to lift ourselves up even when we might stumble and fall.
A free webinar to kick-start the 7th annual Finding Freedom LGBTQ Symposium being held in Palm Desert, CA on January 29-30th. Learn More: https://app.ce-go.com/lgbtq-symposium/home Less...
- Identify relapse indicators
- Learn to build strategies for hope
- Understand the impact of Complex and generational trauma and addiction on LGBTQi+ clientele
- Learn skills to intervene with treatment resistant LGBTQi+ clients
Tuesday, January 11, 2022
10:00 AM PST - 11:15 AM PST
About the speaker
Mackenzie Phillips RADT-I
Born into rock and roll royalty, flying in Lear jets to the Virgin Islands at five, making pot brownies with her father's friends at eleven, Mackenzie grew up in an all-access kingdom of hippie freedom and heroin cool. It was a kingdom over which her father, the legendary John Phillips of The Mamas & the Papas, presided, often in absentia, as a spellbinding, visionary phantom.
When Mackenzie was a teenager, Hollywood and the world took notice of the charming, talented, precocious child actor after her star-making turn in American Graffiti. As a young woman she joined the nonstop party in the hedonistic pleasure dome her father created for himself and his fellow revelers, and a rapt TV audience watched as Julie Cooper wasted away before their eyes. By the time Mackenzie discovered how deep and dark her father's trip was going, it was too late. And as an adult, she has paid dearly for a lifetime of excess, working tirelessly to reconcile a wonderful, terrible past in which she succumbed to the power of addiction and the pull of her magnetic father.
As her astounding, outrageous, and often tender life story unfolds, the actor-musician-mother shares her lifelong battle with personal demons and near-fatal addictions. She overcomes seemingly impossible obstacles again and again and journeys toward redemption and peace. By exposing the shadows and secrets of the past to the light of day, the star who turned up High on Arrival has finally come back down to earth -- to stay.
These days Mackenzie has traded the limelight for the therapists chair. Now a substance use disorder counselor, Mack works with clients at Breathe Life Healing Center in Los Angeles, bringing with her a unique perspective, much of which has been shaped by her own battle with substance use, in addition to her ongoing professional training as an addiction counselor.