A Trauma Informed and Recovery Based Outcome Model

Central Mass Recovery Learning Community

The KIVA CENTER is your connection to CMRLC located in WORCESTER, MASSACHUSETTS


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Guest Bio’s:
Dr. Mark Pirtle, Producer and Writer, is a pioneer in integral thinking in stress relief and recovery. He is a clinician, writer, public speaker, filmmaker, and true “innerpreneur.” He connects the dots between science, wellness, and spirituality. Pirtle tirelessly updates his understanding of the latest science to help others change and heal. Combining the disciplines of integral and living systems theories, neuroscience, positive psychology, and mindfulness meditation, he developed an evidence-based program for people suffering from stress-related conditions calls SkillfullyAware®. Pirtle teaches attunement skills, through the use of meditation and mindfulness, to empower his clients to work towards a healthier relationship with themselves, others and the world. Dr. Pirtle works with clients privately, hosts retreats, and teaches for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine Fellowship Program.

Nick Kelso, Impact Producer, is a marketing and fun professional with over a decade of experience in startups and nonprofits. He has helped create a platform for music, art, and film to thrive in nonprofit music education, independent nonprofit radio, independent nonprofit arthouse cinema, and a successfully-funded and toured DIY mobile venue. He brings a unique skill set combining creative writing, development, marketing, event management, entrepreneurship, and a borderline-scary work ethic.

Agenda for the evening:

5:30PM : Doors open (refreshments available for purchase)
6:00 – 6:30PM : Musical performance & welcoming remarks
6:40 – 8:10PM : Film screening
8:10 – 8:30PM : Panel discussion
8:30 – 9:00PM : Q&A with special guests

This event is FREE to attend, however donations are tremendously helpful and very much appreciated.

For questions or for accessibility requests please contact: Khalil Power at


We are celebrating 10 years!

Central Mass RLC commemorated a decade of hard work and success with a special event held on Friday June 8, 2018! We appreciate all the support of our sponsors as well as those who joined us for the evening. We are dedicating the rest of this year to continuing this celebratory spirit in recognition of our past ten years. In addition, we are excited to see what the future holds and will use this time as a foundation for building goals towards our next ten years. Stay posted by following us on Facebook.Central Mass RLC 10th Anniversary logo

Visit our 10th Anniversary Page for details

Our main focus is on promoting wellness and resilience through mutual support. We believe in every person’s right to mental health and their ability to achieve it. We believe that relationships are at the center of what heals people who have experienced mental/emotional health challenges. We are united by our shared experience and common humanity. Our stories, collective wisdom and strength, guide us and our community to wellness.

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