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The CBD Craze: Implications for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Clinicans and their Clients

4 Contact Hours

Friday, February 21, 2020
8:30 am until 1:00 pm (check in begins at 8:00 am) 
9238 Madison Blvd. Bldg. 1 Suite 800 Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend:  $70 by 2/7/20
$100 through 2/20/20
$130 day of/onsite

Speaker: Holly Walker, LPC-S

Learning Objectives: 

  • Define what CBD (cannabidiol) is, where it comes from, and how it differs from THC.
  • Learn how the brain receives and processes CBD.
  • Identify and note scientific studies and findings.
  • Identify clinician biases in support of, against, or neutral about CBD.
  • Address the many CBD products on the market and have examples of several available for viewing at the training.
  • Discuss implications and ethical considerations of mental health and substance use disorder private practitioners and organizations as many clients are seeking CBD products to treat their own symptoms.

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Mindful Kids- Understanding and Teaching Mindfulness in Children and Teens

6 Contact Hours

Friday, March 20, 2020
8:30 am until 4:30 pm (check in begins at 8:00 am) 
9238 Madison Blvd. Bldg. 1 Suite 800 Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend:  $90 by 3/6/20
$120 through 3/19/20
$140 day of/onsite

Speaker: Maggie Minsk, LPC, CHt

Learning Objectives:

  • Define mindfulness and ways of practicing mindfulness
  • Describe the goals of mindfulness 
  • Name the seven mindfulness skills
  • Practice the mindfulness skills and learn an exercise for each for use with KIDS!

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Orthorexia Nervosa: When Fixation on Health Becomes Unhealthy

3 Contact Hours

Friday, April 17, 2020
9:00 am until 12:30 pm (check in begins at 8:30 am)
9238 Madison Blvd. Bldg. 1 Suite 800 Madison, AL 35758

Cost to attend:  $60 by 4/3/20
$90 through 4/16/20
$120 day of/onsite

Speaker: Michaela Whitehead, MS, NCC, LPC

Learning Objectives:

During this training, attendees will learn the following:

  • signs and symptoms of Orthorexia Nervosa
  • physiological and psychological effects of Orthorexia
  • similarities and differences between Orthorexia and Anorexia
  • how we can prevent orthorexic behaviors from turning into a full blown ED
  • ways to effectively treat clients struggling with Orthorexia

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Refund, Cancellation and Postponement Policy


If a refund is requested by the participant a refund, minus a $25.00 administrative fee, will be provided assuming the request is received at least two weeks in advance of the event. All cancellations must be in writing and should be emailed to No refunds will be issued if the request is received less than two weeks prior to the training event.  If a participant fails to attend the seminar, no refunds or transfers will be issued.


If The Balanced Life, LLC cancels a seminar, a full refund will be provided. The Balanced Life, LLC reserves the right to cancel any seminar due to low enrollment.


At times, postponing a seminar may be unavoidable. If a seminar is postponed, all registered will have the option to attend the seminar on the newly scheduled date, or have their registration transferred to another seminar of their choice within the next 12 months. No refunds will be given. If a seminar is not attended within that 12-month period, transfer of paid registration to another seminar is forfeited. 

By enrolling, regardless of payment method, means that you agree to and will adhere to the refund, cancellation and postponement policy. 

The Balanced Life, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6838. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified.  The Balanced Life, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs.

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