Total Recovery Speakers & Seminars

Crowne Plaza Northeast
5321 Date Avenue • Sacramento 95841
Saturday, May 30, 2020 • 10 am to 4 pm
$20 Admission • Free Parking


Rita Milios, Author and Psychotherapist


Change your Life now with the Total Recovery Course 

Rita Milios, LCSW, combines the science of neurobiology, traditional psychotherapy techniques, and spiritual growth techniques gleaned from ancient wisdom traditions to help people re-program old, entrenched, self-defeating habits and attitudes and successfully treat anxiety, depression, addictions (substances/people/things), eating issues, relationship issues, trauma, life transition issues and grief.

Rita’s 30+ published books include Tools for Transformation, Discovering Positive Thinking, Discovering How to Make Good Choices, Intuition Log Book and Dream Journal. She has also published more than one hundred articles for print and web (Ex: De-Mystifying Motivation, Reluctant Recovery Syndrome, Who’s in Charge: You or Your Addiction? Help from Your Higher Self, Understanding Personality Styles, Mourning the Loss of Your Dreams, and more). Rita has published audio tapes and Podcasts on mind/body wellness, personal transformation & creative thinking. She has been featured on radio &TV as an expert on mind and positive thinking and is featured as an expert at LinktoEXPERT.com and other online speaking/consulting directories.

Juan C. Garcia, PhD, LMFT

Dr. Juan Garcia

Executive Director and CEO, Integral Community Solutions Institute

How Community Counseling Improves the Lives of the Marginalized

Also, learn how to teach youth: Meditation Practice * Poetry & Rap Classes * Life Direction

Visit the ICSI Booth in Community Counseling Pavilion




Giving Youth a Fighting Chance Against Drugs and Alcohol

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According to Alex Noriega, Program Manager of Better Decisions Counseling Services in Rancho Cordova:

“If five jet liners fell out of the sky every week, the world would be crying to change that and yet, five jet liners worth of kids die every week and very few are doing anything about it.

Tragically, that number represents approximately the same number of kids (50,000) who die in the United States every year from alcohol related incidents.”

At the root of drug and alcohol addiction is a person who feels completely incapable of dealing with intense emotional stress without the aid of their favorite mind altering substance. Janina points out, “The alcohol or drug will take the pain away in about 20 minutes, but what we really need to do is to change our thought patterns by asking ourselves, ‘What is the next right thing to do’?  A high percentage (97%) of the population deals with stress in a dysfunctional way, so the next logical step along the road to recovery is helping people make healthier choices.”

Come hear Alex and Janina guide you and your child to programs designed specifically to assist young people who are victims of various addictions.

Previous Seminars

Prescription Drug Addiction and the Opioid Epidemic
is shattering lives all across America

Michele Zumwalt    
Author of Ruby Shoes – Surviving Prescription Drug Addiction
Maple Room 11am to 12 pm

ZumwaltAmericans are only 4% of the world’s population and yet we take 80% percent of the world’s narcotic medications.

Learn more about this crisis from law enforcement chaplain and bestselling author, Michele Zumwalt, as she shares her personal experience with a prescription addiction that almost killed her.

There is hope and recovery when we learn how to surrender. This presentation will also be helpful for family members who wish to assist loved ones who are experiencing addiction or alcoholism.

About Michele Zumwalt

After a near death experience from an addiction to prescription drugs, Michele Zumwalt has dedicated her life to helping others find hope and recovery. She is a
devoted wife and mother of two beautiful daughters. Michele has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Marketing.

Zumwalt book signingHer story was featured on national programs such as CBS Evening News, “Eye On America,” NPR “Morning Edition,” and was highlighted on numerous television news, radio programs, and newspapers. Michele has been the keynote speaker for many notable organizations such as the Sacramento Women’s Expo, Princess Cruises Enrichment Lecturer, International Overdose Awareness Day speaker at the California State Capitol, the University of California, Davis Medical School, etc.

As an advocate for legislative advancement in treating drug addiction, she has successfully changed California State Law, specifically the way opiates are distributed. She is a Law Enforcement Chaplain and a Critical Incident Stress Debrief Facilitator, assisting Police Officers after Officer Involved Shootings and the community in traumatic situations such as death notifications for Sacramento County. She serves as a Finance Elder for Fair Oaks Presbyterian Church.

She sits on the Board of Directors for the American River Alano, which serves thousands seeking 12-Step Recovery. Michele is Executive Director of a non-profit children’s charity, Contractors Caring for Kids, which she and her husband, John, founded in 1995. Over $500,000 has been raised for local children in need. She has a steadfast faith in God and her life’s purpose is found in serving Him by serving others.

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Are you ready to let go of your obsession with food and weight?

Emma McManus    
Psychological Associate, PsyD, MA
Maple Room 1 pm to 2 pm

Are you tired of chasing prescribed ideas of beauty and constantly thinking about food? I can help you create a healthier you. I will teach you how to feel comfortable in your own skin.

I have helped many individuals reclaim their lives from obsessions with food. I can help you reclaim the freedom you deserve despite what your struggle with food is including is binge eating, emotional eating, food aversion, restricting, weight gain, coexisting food addiction and substance use.

I offer evidence-based treatment that is tailor-fit to your life without disrupting your day to day life including school or employment. I have been working with patients for 10 years in a variety of health-based multidisciplinary teams providing individual, family, and group based therapy.

I am a psychological assistant supervised by Dr. Tony Paulson, a psychologist with over twenty-five years of experience, this means you will have two therapists invested in your treatment being a success.

Call or Email Emma McManus for a free consultation now – (916) 626-4886 x3


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