WhatsApp Texting Group
Want to be part of a Community of TEENS who support each other with resources, support, connection.
Also, lots of extra sober activities organized by sober peers?
During these times we are offering a closed Natural Highs WhatsApp Group for TEENS in order to stay connected, get support, share resources and receive texting support.
In order to get added to the Natural Highs WhatsApp Group, download the WhatsApp App from your App Store first and then text Avani at 303-859-5778 with your name, age and request to get added.
Guided Meditations to Download
Want to get inspiration to calm your anxiety, transform your challenging emotions, and find your inner strengths? If you find it easier to listen to audio and practice a guided exercise than reading a book these guided exercises/meditations might be helpful to you.
Online Natural Highs Video Courses
If you are not able to attend a Natural Highs Course in person you can participate in a live recorded workshop so you are not missing out on a sense of community. Every Natural Highs course is unique and is co-created by the questions and input of the participants. Online Courses cannot fully substitute the sense of community in person so we highly recommend supplementing an Online Natural Highs Course with participating in online live hangouts or the WhatsApp Natural Highs group.
Natural Highs Favorite TED Talks
The surprisingly dramatic role of nutrition in mental health | Julia Rucklidge | TEDxChristchurch, Micro-Nutrient Therapy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dqXHHCc5lA
Kelly McGonigal: How to make stress your friend | TED Talk | TED.com: Change your thinking to change your stress & health https://www.ted.com/talks/kelly_mcgonigal_how_to_make_stress_your_friend
Amy Cuddy: Your body language may shape who you are | TED Talk, Powerposes: https://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are
The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=66cYcSak6nE
The demise of guys? Philip Zimbardo – On addiction to videogames, technology & porn: https://www.ted.com/talks/zimchalleng
Johann Hari: Everything you think about Addiction is wrong: https://www.ted.com/talks/johann_hari_everything_you_think_you_know_about_addiction_is_wrong
Natural Highs Books
Cass, Hyla; Holford, Patrick (2002): Natural Highs. Supplements, Nutrition, and Mind-Body Techniques. New York: Penguin Putnam
Milkman, Harvey & Sunderwirth, Stanley (2010). Craving for Ecstasy and Natural Highs. Los, Angeles, CA: Sage
Mate, Gabor (2010). In the realm of hungry ghosts. Close encounters with addiction. Berkeley, CA: North Atlantic Books.
DesMaisons, Kathleen (1998): Potatoes, Not Prozac. A Natural Seven-Step Dietary Plan to control your cravings … NewYork: Simon and Schuster
Wong, James (2009). Grow your Own Drugs. Easy recipes for natural remedies and beauty fixes. Pleasantville, NY: Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.
Info on Yerba Mate: www.guayaki.com
Mars, Brigitte: Addiction Free Naturally
Cool Local Resources
1227 Spruce Street, Boulder, CO 80302
Movement Mass w Melissa Michaels & Friends
Every Sunday at 10:45am
Also check out Surfing the Creative, watch this video to LEARN MORE: https://youtu.be/WU3GVKrT3xs
5 Rhythms Dance
Find the time and location of the dance nearest you by clicking on the following link: http://www.5rhythms.com/ (click on ‘find a class’)
Also feel free to watch this videos to learn more:
https://youtu.be/WU3GVKrT3xs (Surfing the Creative)
Sports/Athletics: Running, Dancing, Soccer, Baseball, Football, Basketball, Martial Arts, Boxing, Skiing/ Snow boarding, Lacrosse
Local Recreation centers and gyms near you!
The Avalon Ballroom: http://www.boulderdancecoalition.org/calendar.php?venue=The%20Avalon
Boulder Indoor Soccer : http://www.boulderindoorsoccer.com/
Front Range Boxing Academy: http://www.frontrangeboxing.com/
Martial Arts: http://www.wayofthecrane.com/classes.html
FREE Sober Community Meetings
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA):
Marijuana Anonymous (MA):
Al-Anon (for friends and family of alcoholics or drug addicts):
Narcotics Anonymous (NA):
Nature: Nearby Trails, Open Space, Lakes, Ponds, Rivers, Ocean, Mountains, Even your own backyard!
Full list of Boulder Trails: https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp/basic-trail-information
Main Outdoor Locations:
Scott Carpenter Park
Community Service/ Volunteering: Contact a local food bank, farm, emergency housing agency, organization for people with developmental disabilities, senior living center, or faith center of your choice
EFAA (Emergency Family Assistance Association):
Boulder Shelter for the Homeless:
Harvest for Hope Food Pantry:
Imagine! (for Adults with developmental disabilities):
Sunrise Senior Living or Brookdale:
Laughing Goat on Pearl St.
St. Julien Hotel - http://www.stjulien.com/d/events-entertainment
Fox Theater - http://foxtheatre.com/
Boulder Theater - http://www.bouldertheater.com/
Red Rocks - http://redrocksonline.com/concerts-events/listing