Events, Workshops & Classes

Zentangle 101 and Beyond Workshop Web Button - December 2014Zentangle 101 & Beyond
Saturday, December 6, 2014

Zentangle® is an art form that  impacts being in the here and now, helping you to create space within yourself and encouraging healing. In this workshop, participants will receive Zentangle®suppliesand detailed instruction on how to create the art of Zentangle®and use it as a tool for healing.  This three-hour course will also include time to create a special holiday-specific piece of art. Click here for more information and to register online.



An Evening With Mary Woods Web ButtonAn Evening with Mary Woods: “Engaging Families in Early Treatment”
Thursday, January 8, 2015

It is vital for individuals and families who experience severe and persistent mental illness and substance use disorders to engage in treatment that helps them develop the skills needed to manage these chronic illnesses, to regain their roles as family members and to grow and recover in their own lives. Join Mary Woods for an evening discussing these issues and her book, When The Door Opened. Please click here for more information and to register for this FREE event.


WestBridge CEU Web ButtonBehavioral Health: Integrated Care of Co-Occurring Disorders CEU Workshop
Friday, January 9, 2015

The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston and WestBridge Community Services are hosting a two-class CEU Workshop on behavioral health and co-occurring disorders. Each workshop offers 2 CEU credits and you can sign up for one or both CEU workshops earning up to 4 CEUs during this one-day event. Please click here for more information and to register online.



Website Button - Compassionate Hearts Yoga RetreatCompassionate Hearts Yoga & Meditation Retreat
Sunday, January 25, 2015

Discover new depths of compassion for yourself and all living beings at this special one-day Yoga and Meditation Retreat at The Council which will include live acoustic music, guided and gong meditations, restorative yoga, Hatha Yoga, Mantra Yoga, and a vegetarian lunch. Please click here for more information and to register.




Healing Hearts of Families - Website ButtonHealing Hearts of Families: Skills for Family Members
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Does someone you care about seem trapped in compelling, overwhelming thoughts and unpredictable behaviors?  Are you overwhelmed in the tangle of excess emotions? Families and friends can learn skills to rekindle their relationship and better understand their loved one’s feelings and actions.  Please join us for a wonderfully enlightening day at the 3rd Annual Healing Hearts of Families 2014: Skills for Family Members. Your day will be enriched with principles you can use described by world-renowned experts in MBT (Mentalization Based Therapy) and DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy). Click here for more information and to register.

Ongoing Classes:

Yoga & Meditation at The Council are classes offered at The Council that are open to the public and free of charge. Beginner Yoga and Meditation Classes are held every Tuesday from noon to 1:15 p.m. and every Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Slow Stretch Yoga for Addiction Recovery is offered on Saturday mornings from 10:30 – 11:30 am.

An Evening with… is our ongoing series that brings nationally recognized leaders to the Council to inform a general audience on popular topics and trends in the speaker’s area of expertise.  

Friday Forums are one-day, 6-hour workshops offered several times a year. They provide professionals an oppotunity to earn 6 CEU credits while gaining in-depth knowledge on a variety of subjects—typically topics that reflect current trends in behavioral and other healthcare.

Weekend Intensives allow individuals and families to focus on specific issues to gain insight and opportunities for accelerated growth, led by Council therapists who highly qualified experts on the topic.

Questions about our continuing education workshops? Check our FAQ about Council workshops.

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