Eddie LeShure, CPSS
Certified Peer Support Specialist
Our program is based on a simple three-pronged approach, with complementary practices that help you develop resilience, flexibility, self-compassion, and effective mood management. Our approach includes: Somatic Mindfulness Meditation You will learn how to tune into your embodied, or felt sense experience. This includes your posture, your breath, the level of tension in your body, and the subtle ways that your emotional experience makes your whole body feel. This tuning-in process helps you befriend your body and mind, and then make wise choices when under stress. Therapeutic Movement You will learn Therapeutic Movement, an evidence-based healing program of gentle, body-centered movement, designed to reclaim and revitalize bodies suffering from trauma, addiction, injury, or illness. It is appropriate for all fitness levels. Integrative Breathwork You will learn breathing techniques that calm the body and clear the mind. This practice is powerfully effective for working with addiction, trauma, depression, and anxiety. This can strengthen your immune system and increase your sense of aliveness and overall ease. We offer customized, holistic online support tailored to your individual needs and goals. We focus on the whole of you – mind, body, and spirit – so that every part of you is on board and synchronized for recovery.
I have learned through the simple, daily practices of yoga, meditation and breathwork how to be gentle with myself, to use self-care practices to return to balance and good health, and to accept myself as both fully human and fully divine. I am a Certified Yoga Instructor (RYT 200), Meditation Teacher, Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS), Breathwork Facilitator, and trained NAMI Family Support Group Facilitator. I am also a person in long-term recovery with a professional background that includes 6 years of training, supervision and direct client contact in addiction counseling. I am a trauma-survivor and someone who has been in spiritual emergency. My primary passion is bringing trauma-sensitive, evidence-based, somatic mindfulness and self-compassion practices to those 1) experiencing spiritual emergency, 2) recovering from substance misuse and eating disorders, and 3) those dealing with the effects of trauma. My personal journey took me deep into the throes of active addiction and incarceration on a drug arrest, and my two years behind bars were mostly spent in the notorious Attica Prison where I survived a rebellion in 1971 that killed 43 inmates and employees. As a trauma survivor, my personal healing and recovery and how I work with others has always been guided by deep understanding and compassion. Since becoming a counselor, I have taught and led groups in numerous treatment and recovery facilities and guided numerous series classes, workshops, and retreats. I regularly present workshops at conferences addressing addiction recovery, plus teach mindfulness practices to professionals within mental health facilities. I have worked with many individuals one-on-one, both online and face-to-face. I began doing yoga in the early 70s while in prison and began meditating in the early ’80s. Since then I have lived in two Buddhist retreat centers and studied, practiced, and participated in numerous retreats in Asia, Europe, and the U.S. with a wide range of Eastern and Western meditation teachers, including H.H. Dalai Lama and Thich Nhat Hanh, spending the equivalent of two years in retreat setting.
Trauma-Sensitive Mindful Movement, Somatic Mindfulness Meditation, Integrative Breathwork, One-on-One Mentoring