Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, VAR and IT Consulting

Aligned Technology Solutions Awarded as One of The Financial Times The Americas’ Fastest Growing Companies 2021

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Aligned Technology Solutions has been recognized as part of The Financial Times list of The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2021. This prestigious award is presented by The Financial Times and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider.

The FT The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies is comprised of the enterprises that contribute most heavily to economic growth. 500 companies are featured on the list, which was announced online on April 13, 2021 and can currently be viewed on the FT website.

Out of the millions of active companies in North and South America, only 500 firms were awarded in the list, and Aligned Technology Solutions is ecstatic to be recognized as one of FT's inaugural list of The Americas' Fastest Growing Companies 2021.

About Aligned Technology Solutions (ATS)

Since 2010 ATS has been helping organizations leverage and manage technology to grow and secure their businesses. ATS is an award-winning technology service provider delivering customized and comprehensive IT solutions for IT Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Compliance, Cloud Solutions and Business Phone Systems. ATS is committed to providing world class customer service and best-of-breed technology solutions that provide our clients competitive advantage in their marketplace. Learn more at http://www.myalignedit.com/

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Full Spectrum Operations (FSO) Awarded NOAA NMITS Blanket Purchase Agreement

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Full Spectrum Operations, LLC (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Mission IT Services (NMITS), a small business set-aside agreement with a 10-year lifespan valued at $2.1 billion.

The BPA utilizes General Services Administration's (GSA) IT Schedule 70 and is administered by a joint effort from the NOAALink Program Office and Acquisition and Grants Office's (AGO) Corporate Services Acquisition Division.

NMITS enables NOAA to procure mission and mission support information technology (IT) services and tools across a wide range of support areas, to include enterprise services, system and application administration, cloud migration, data and voice network services, information assurance and cybersecurity.

"As a Veteran Owned Small Business, FSO is honored to have the opportunity to provide the full scope of enterprise IT services, applications, enterprise and cloud computing, data and voice network services, cybersecurity and information assurance capabilities to support the NOAA mission," said John M. Schleifer, Managing Member of FSO and President and CEO of ACS.

According to Bob Stanton, By Light Vice President, "NOAA NMITS will leverage the skills and capabilities ACS and By Light have refined in our Software Development Center, our Satellite Operations team, and Cyberspace Operations team, among others. We look forward to addressing the many complex requirements that NOAA will require to drive their mission for the next 10 years."

About Full Spectrum Operations (FSO):

FSO is a CVE-verified, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) based in Fairfax Station, VA, that provides information technology, cybersecurity, engineering, and operational support services to customers in the Federal Government. FSO is an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé JV between ACS (Protégé), and By Light (Mentor), a large business.

About American Communications Solutions (ACS):

ACS, the Managing Partner of FSO, is a CVE-verified SDVOSB currently providing IT, cybersecurity, engineering, software development, and operational and training support services to customers in the Federal Government.

About By Light Professional IT Services LLC:

By Light, headquartered in McLean, VA, is an ISO 9001, 20000-1, and 27001 registered and CMMI Level 3 rated IT service provider specializing in innovative end-to-end software and systems development, security, administration, and management for complex projects and enterprise programs. Founded by industry professionals with extensive knowledge of Federal Government service, By Light's technical solutions integrate commercial best practices to meet the needs of government. For more information, visit http://www.bylight.com/.

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Free News Articles, Software

The New Disk Drill 4.3 for Mac Includes Native Apple M1 Chip Support

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- CleverFiles announces the release of their latest update of Disk Drill for Mac. Now the new Disk Drill 4.3 natively deep-scans system drives on Macs powered by Apple's M1 chips without compromising on speed and efficiency of the recovery process.

To achieve the required level of decryption and access, Disk Drill deploys its own kernel extension, known as kext. With a number of system-level and administrator's approvals, this enables Disk Drill to securely search for lost data in all user folders and system locations on the internal drives in macOS Big Sur on M1 Macs.

"Our team has been developing system-level utilities for Macs since 2009. We've been improving Disk Drill for many years to ensure the maximum possible recovery rates, and we are extremely proud to be the first on the market to announce a full support of scanning and recovery from system partitions on Macs powered by Apple M1 chips," says Serge S., the CEO at CleverFiles.

Disk Drill stands out in comparison to other data recovery apps for macOS, as it's the first app to run a native Deep Scan of system drives on Macs powered by Apple's M1 chips. Disk Drill is the only available solution to recover deleted user folders on M1 Macs, unlike other data recovery apps that can't access and scan system locations.

Unlike other apps that run through a compatibility layer of Rosetta, Disk Drill is faster, more efficient, and fully compatible with the newest M1 chips. The same refers to SIP-protected external storage devices connected to M1 Macs - Disk Drill 4.3 is the only app out there that can scan and recover from them.

Recovering lost data from external drives is generally easier than scanning and restoring deleted files from internal or system drives on Macs. This is determined by the level of encryption macOS maintains to ensure its security protocols, including the M1 layer on the newest Mac devices. Disk Drill can find and undelete an accidental removal of user data on the main system drive, like the default Documents, Downloads, Applications and other familiar user folders.

About Disk Drill

Disk Drill can scan and recover over 400 various file types with a press of a single button, right from the computer's internal or external drive, or any supported storage device. Files can be recovered in the original form, or reconstructed byte-by-byte in the event when the file system no longer contains their names or properties.

For fast, reliable file recovery Disk Drill comes with advanced scanning algorithms to identify and reconstruct deleted files in various formats, including the new raw photo, video and audio formats. Updated HFS+, APFS, exFAT, FAT32, and NTFS recovery algorithms, powered by Disk Drill's smart scans, find more recoverable files, which allows for an improved (up to a 200%) recovery efficiency.

Disk Drill can successfully recover lost and deleted data from a computer's internal disk as well as external drives, mobile devices, memory cards, digital cameras, and more. Accidentally deleted files can be easily retrieved with the Quick Scan.

For best recovery results, Disk Drill performs a Deep Scan, a thorough search on the entire drive to reconstruct lost files. In fact, the sequence of algorithms Disk Drill runs in the background is much more complicated than that, and is always adapted to a specific use case, ensuring the best recovery results for one's file system, storage device condition, and other parameters.

Deep Scan is one of the most advanced Disk Drill's recovery algorithms. It works even when hard drives lose their partitions and disk space is marked as unallocated. This Disk Drill release also concentrates on raw photos and videos, and substantially improves their recovery in many ways.

Pricing and Availability

Downloading the free version of Disk Drill 4.3 for Mac, customers can preview the data that can be recovered before upgrading to the Pro version for US $89 at https://www.cleverfiles.com/pro.html.

With a purchase of Disk Drill PRO for Mac, the customer also gets a license letting them use Disk Drill for Windows.

About CleverFiles

CleverFiles is a US-based software development company, specializing in data recovery solutions, creators of Disk Drill for Mac & Windows. Our mission is to secure personal data one computer at a time. Empowering users with affordable tools to solve everyday technical challenges. Clever Data Powers Clever Decisions. For more details please visit: https://www.cleverfiles.com/

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Alina
alina@cleverfiles.com
404-512-2336

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Business, Free News Articles, Government

Virginia Passes Two Bills Increasing Access to Midwifery Care

SILVER SPRING, Md. -- It's been a busy and productive legislative season for the American College of Nurse-Midwives (ACNM). The organization is anticipating several wins across the country, but right now is thrilled that two bills in the Commonwealth of Virginia were signed by Governor Ralph Northam this month. It was through careful planning, tireless advocacy and coordinated teamwork that the Virginia ACNM Affiliate was able to make Virginia the eighth state in the country to recognize Certified Midwives (CMs) and the 28th state to allow Certified Nurse-Midwives (CNMs) to practice to the full extent of their education and clinical training and be regulated without physician control.

Virginia joins Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, and Rhode Island in recognizing the CM credential, increasing access to midwifery care, and potentially improving outcomes for women, babies, and all who need high-quality, individualized sexual and reproductive care.

"With maternal health care deserts throughout the Commonwealth, we need to address care in underserved areas with initiatives that remove barriers to practice unrelated to health and safety. Greater access to maternal healthcare is essential in reducing disparities in maternal and infant mortality and morbidity, and stark racial and class inequities in maternal healthcare access," says Virginia Affiliate President Katie Page, CNM, FACNM.

Page, along with the affiliate legislative committee chair, Nichole Wardlaw, CNM, FACNM, led a fantastic team, including Karen Kelly, CM; Mary Ellen Bouchard, CNM, MS, FACNM; and their lobbyist, Julianne Condrey, at breakneck speed through a very short session of the Virginia General Assembly.

The CM credential was developed in 1994 to expand access to midwifery through multiple educational pathways. The first CM was licensed in 1997. The CM pathway includes a graduate degree in midwifery from a program accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME) and board certification through the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB). CMs differ from CNMs only in that they are not also licensed as nurses. CMs and CNMs meet the same core competencies, sit for the same board exam, and have identical scopes of practice, including prescriptive privileges.

"We are thrilled to see Virginia supporting expanded access to midwifery care," says ACNM President Cathy Collins-Fulea, DNP, CNM, FACNM. "Ensuring midwives are represented at every table is key to mainstreaming midwifery in the United States. We look forward to continuing our work to improve care and reduce inequities in maternal healthcare.

The ACNM Department of Government Affairs and Advocacy has been working hard with dedicated, savvy volunteer affiliate leaders to make full practice authority a reality in all US states and territories. ACNM's vision of midwifery for every community is our guide in all policy making efforts. As Nichole Wardlaw stated about the successful Virginia efforts, "We can't keep doing things the same way and expect different outcomes." Bravo to the Virginia ACNM Affiliate for these two incredible wins for midwives and the people they serve.

About ACNM

With over 6,500 members, ACNM is the professional association that represents certified nurse-midwives (CNMs) and certified midwives (CMs) in the United States. ACNM promotes excellence in midwifery education, clinical practice, and research. With roots dating to 1929, our members are primary care providers for women throughout the lifespan, with a special emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecologic and reproductive health. ACNM provides research, administers, and promotes continuing education programs, establishes education and clinical practice standards, and creates liaisons with state and federal agencies and members of Congress to increase the visibility and recognition of midwifery care.

Learn more at https://www.midwife.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT:
ACNM Membership & Communications
240.485.1813; membership@acnm.org

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Connected Solutions Group Announces NS804 as Strategic Solutions Partner

RICHMOND, Va. -- Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has added NS804 as their latest Strategic Solutions Partner (SSP). CSG's SSP program is designed to integrate companies with specific areas of expertise with CSG's channel offerings in order to maximize the customer's experience and satisfaction.

NS804, a Virginia-based company founded in 2012, is a mobile app developer for businesses. The company develops mobile applications for both Android and iOS platforms utilizing Java, Objective C, and Swift. NS804 takes a consultative approach to its native app development and sees their clients as partners with NS804 acting as their tech-liasons. Their primary goal is to develop and grow mobile applications with proven user acquisition and retention strategies.

CSG sees the SSP relationship with NS804 as one that will help to round-out its multi-tiered service options to end-customers. "We have a huge team here at CSG who are responsible for properly provisioning and loading applications onto our clients' devices," said Michael Pittman, CEO at CSG, "Within these existing services, we constantly see companies who either have mobile applications they've developed needing improvement or who want to develop custom mobile apps. It just seemed natural that we would add an SSP who can assist with these customer needs. NS804 is among the best out there and we're lucky to be working with them."

Nick Jones, who is CEO of NS804 commented, "We've watched the growth of CSG over the past several years while we have been undergoing our own rapid scaling and we see many symmetries between the two companies. With our skillset, we know that we can make a huge impact to CSG's customers who need mobile app development. We're looking forward to growing this relationship and taking it to the next level."

CSG has been quickly growing its SSP lineup over the past several quarters as they scale to offer more of the services needed by its constantly growing customer base. The company's goal is to fully live up to its name and offer all the connected solutions that its customers require, often through SSP partners bringing specialized expertise. "It's another step in our constant evolution to make sure we are offering all of the products and services that Verizon business customers need," said Pittman, "We're looking forward to spreading the word about this service to our partners at Verizon. The feedback we've gotten so far has been tremendous and we know it will be a huge win for the Verizon reps who regularly have customers with this need."

About Connected Solutions Group

Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG) is a Richmond, Virginia-based leading VAR and wireless hardware deployment company. By bridging the wide gaps between development and deployment of M2M and IoT projects, CSG has created a true turnkey solution allowing customers to focus on building their applications while we design and implement cost-effective hardware to execute them efficiently. With services including MDM installation and support, custom programming, device staging and kitting, nationwide installation, and device activations, swaps and upgrades, CSG acts as the purchasing, fulfillment and installation team for our clients. Learn more at http://www.connectedsolutionsgroup.com.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, VAR and IT Consulting

Cybersecurity Consulting Firm, Aristi Technologies, Accredited as a CMMC Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO)

HERNDON, Va. -- Aristi Technologies, Inc. announced that it is among the first firms to become an accredited Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) Third-Party Assessor Organization (C3PAO) and Registered Provider Organization (RPO) by the CMMC Accreditation Body (CMMC-AB). C3PAOs are the only organizations authorized to conduct CMMC assessments.

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) created the CMMC program to enhance the protection of sensitive data, namely, controlled unclassified information (CUI) and federal contract information (FCI), within the Defense Department's multi-tiered supply chain of more than 300,000 companies. CMMC is specifically designed for small and mid-sized suppliers as they are more vulnerable to cyber threats in the supply chain.

These small and mid-sized contractors are increasingly being targeted by nation-state attackers; they have limited internal resources and cybersecurity expertise to adequately secure their systems and safeguard sensitive customer data.

"Aristi is honored to achieve C3PAO and RPO credentials, demonstrating our commitment to the CMMC program in supporting the DoD's mission to secure the defense supply chain," said Neel Gopalani, Aristi's vice president, and a CMMC-AB Registered Practitioner (RP). "Our CMMC practice is a natural extension of our cybersecurity compliance and assessment services that we've provided for more than a decade."

Over the last year, Aristi has helped small and mid-sized government contractors prepare for complying with CMMC security requirements. Aristi's CMMC consulting services include: boundary scoping, gap assessments, remediation support, security documentation and readiness assessments. As a C3PAO and RPO, Aristi will continue to help federal contractors effectively navigate the DoD's new cybersecurity certification process.

About Aristi Technologies

Aristi Technologies is a cybersecurity consulting firm based in the Washington DC metro area. For more than a decade, it's provided cybersecurity risk and compliance services to organizations, nationwide, including federal agencies, government contractors, and cloud-service providers.

Aristi delivers tailored and affordable solutions to achieve compliance with federal cyber compliance standards including National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) 800-53, NIST 800-171 (the core of the CMMC framework), Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).

MEDIA CONTACT:
Neel Gopalani
of Aristi
+1-703-459-6268
cmmc@aristitech.com

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Business, Free News Articles, Government

AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) Contracted by The State of Louisiana to Provide Medical and Surgical Staff to Support 400+ Intensive Care Unit and Hospital Beds for 12-24 Months

RESTON, Va. -- AMI Expeditionary Healthcare (AMI) will be providing comprehensive, independent, and turnkey operation management for The State of Louisiana as they fight the surge of COVID-19 positive cases during this public health emergency.

Physician owned and physician led, AMI grew out of a need to provide the highest quality healthcare in areas of high demand such as this. "We have a proven track record providing medical and surgical teams on very short notice," Dr. Thomas Crabtree, AMI Group Medical Director notes. "Our company delivers a unique combination of extremely flexible teams of health practitioners combined with highly refined medical processes and procedures. This combination allows us to provide an expanding number of bespoke health services around the world," Crabtree continues.

"The contract allows Louisiana to be prepared should there be additional surges in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations," notes the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH.) AMI will be supplying and managing medical staff, and/or other personnel providing direct patient care as authorized by LDH for at least the next year or two.

AMI's services range from health consultancies and deployment of single-person aid posts and mobile clinics through to full-field hospitals and global aeromedical evacuation solutions - providing people, facilities, equipment, consumables, pharmacy products, procedures, training or any combination of these services depending on needs, requirements and desired healthcare outcomes-all part of this historic response providing critical services to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services all over the United States.

For more information, please contact info@ami.health.

Related link: https://ami.health/

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Connected Solutions Group Announces Raydiant as Strategic Solutions Partner

RICHMOND, Va. -- Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG), a national leader in wireless hardware deployment and services, today announced that it has added Raydiant as their latest Strategic Solutions Partner (SSP). CSG's SSP program is designed to integrate companies with specific areas of expertise with CSG's channel offerings in order to maximize the customer's experience and satisfaction.

Raydiant, a California-based corporation, is a national leader in commercial digital signage hardware and related services. The solutions they offer allow customers to manage an infinite number of screens from one centralized location with turnkey hardware and software. In their SSP relationship, CSG and Raydiant will work hand-in-hand to deliver the hardware, software, installation, ongoing support, and 5G/LTE connectivity that customers need to fully-implement full-scale digital signage deployments.

"This is just an outstanding opportunity for both of us," said Michael Pittman, CEO at CSG, "Raydiant is a great company with an extremely positive culture and a truly outstanding product that we are very excited to show our customers."

Bobby Marhamat, CEO of Raydiant, commented, "Our new partnership with CSG is a phenomenal integration that brings together our strengths and theirs. CSG has shown us that there is a huge customer demand in their channels for Raydiant's solutions. To fulfill this demand, we're coming together to offer solutions that will take their customers from an idea to a completed deployment. For us, this is truly an exciting partnership."

"Think of the system that we will bring to market as a turnkey digital signage network," said Kyle Evans, Chief Business Development Officer at CSG. "The demand for digital signage is continuing to grow and will only accelerate with the winding down of the pandemic. With Raydiant, we are able to offer their products combined with our connectivity solutions, national installation abilities, and ongoing support services to offer a seamless and complete customer experience."

CSG is extremely bullish on their ability to scale these products. They see demand for digital signage not only growing but doing so specifically with enterprise-level customers who will need coast-to-coast implementations and solutions management. "Bottom line is that this is where CSG really shines," said Pittman, "We have the customer base that needs these solutions and we are able to match that with our ability to assure proper connectivity, manage coordinated national rollouts, and assure that the technology functions as designed."

About Connected Solutions Group

Connected Solutions Group, LLC (CSG) is a Richmond, Virginia-based leading VAR and wireless hardware deployment company. By bridging the wide gaps between development and deployment of M2M and IoT projects, CSG has created a true turnkey solution allowing customers to focus on building their applications while we design and implement cost-effective hardware to execute them efficiently. With services including MDM installation and support, custom programming, device staging and kitting, nationwide installation, and device activations, swaps and upgrades, CSG acts as the purchasing, fulfillment and installation team for our clients. Learn more at http://www.connectedsolutionsgroup.com.

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Awards and Honors, Business, Free News Articles, VAR and IT Consulting

With a Two-Year Revenue Growth of 73 Percent, Aligned Technology Solutions Ranks No. 181 on Inc. Magazine’s List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the D.C. Metro Region

ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- Inc. magazine today revealed that Aligned Technology Solutions is No. 181 on its second annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Washington, D.C., area-based private companies. Born of the annual Inc. 5000 franchise, this regional list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the D.C. area economy's most dynamic segment-its independent small businesses.

The companies on this list show stunning rates of growth across all industries in the Washington, D.C., region. Between 2017 and 2019, these 250 private companies had an average growth rate of 211 percent and, in 2019 alone, they employed more than 120,000 people and added nearly $15 billion to the D.C. area economy. Companies based in major metro areas-Baltimore, Maryland, the Washington, D.C. area, and Richmond, Virginia-brought in the highest revenue overall.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000 Regionals: D.C. Metro, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, metro area, and other criteria, can be found at https://www.inc.com/inc5000/regionals/washington-dc starting March 16, 2021.

"This list proves the power of companies in the Washington, D.C. area no matter the industry," says Inc. editor in chief Scott Omelianuk. "The impressive revenues and growth rates prove the insight and diligence of CEOs and that these businesses are here to stay."

About Aligned Technology Solutions (ATS)

Since 2010 ATS has been helping organizations leverage and manage technology to grow and secure their businesses. ATS is an award-winning technology service provider delivering customized and comprehensive IT solutions for IT Outsourcing, Cybersecurity, Compliance, Cloud Solutions and Business Phone Systems. ATS is committed to providing world class customer service and best-of-breed technology solutions that provide our clients competitive advantage in their marketplace.

Media Contact:
Brittany Watson, Marketing Manager
brittany@MyAlignedIT.com
(703) 740-8797

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000 Regionals

Methodology

The 2021 Inc. 5000 Regionals are ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2017 and 2019. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2017. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent-not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies-as of December 31, 2019. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2017 is $100,000; the minimum for 2019 is $1 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons.

About Inc. Media

The world's most trusted business-media brand, Inc. offers entrepreneurs the knowledge, tools, connections, and community to build great companies. Its award-winning multiplatform content reaches more than 50 million people each month across a variety of channels including websites, newsletters, social media, podcasts, and print. Its prestigious Inc. 5000 list, produced every year since 1982, analyzes company data to recognize the fastest-growing privately held businesses in the United States. The global recognition that comes with inclusion in the 5000 gives the founders of the best businesses an opportunity to engage with an exclusive community of their peers, and the credibility that helps them drive sales and recruit talent. The associated Inc. 5000 Conference is part of a highly acclaimed portfolio of bespoke events produced by Inc. For more information, visit www.inc.com

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Business, Free News Articles, Holistic and Spiritual, Webinars

Recovery Expert Slash Coleman To Discuss New Laughter Yoga Addiction Treatment in Webinar to Help Participants Sustain Long-term Sobriety

RICHMOND, Va. -- Renowned author and US Laughter Ambassador Slash Coleman announced today that he will offer a webinar on a new form of addiction treatment entitled "Redefining Addiction and Recovery Through Laughter Yoga." Hosted by the Master Center for Addiction Medicine, this free webinar will occur on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. ET and is meant for addiction specialists, laughter yoga professionals, and participants struggling with substance and activity addictions.

Coleman will speak about an in-patient recovery program he created at a treatment facility in 2019 aimed at helping those who struggle with addictions to: alcohol, drugs, sex, relationships, spending, gambling, eating, and self-injury. The program, which has been utilized successfully as an initiative with the US Department of Veterans Affairs, has been known to help participants gain independence from addictive behavior by: reducing stress related cravings, boosting resistance to intense urges and building purpose, self-esteem and sober coping strategies.

"I grew up with addiction in my family and know firsthand the pain it causes," Coleman says. "It's gratifying to see how something as simple as laughter can have such a positive impact on something as complex as addiction."

Slash Coleman is best known for his work on stage, in books and on television where he often uses his irreverent humor to create stories related to his family's struggle with addiction. In 2015, after suffering a mysterious lung collapse while on his book tour, his journey back to health led him to India where he studied with Dr. Madan Kataria, the founder of the worldwide laughter yoga movement.

"Using laughter yoga to support multiple treatment paths makes this unique," says Alexa Fong Drubay, Executive Director of Laughter Yoga USA. "Since addiction is a family disease, our network of free laugher clubs around the world allows us to not only focus on individuals struggling with addiction, but provide family members with support, as well."

Enrollment in the webinar is limited and pre-registration is recommended at: https://laughteryogarichmond.com/masterclass.

There is no cost for participants, though a $25 recommended donation for laughter professionals and those who work in a recovery-related field is suggested. For more information visit https://laughteryogarichmond.com/.

*PHOTO link for media: https://www.Send2Press.com/300dpi/21-0309s2p-Slash-Coleman-300dpi.jpg

*Caption: Slash Coleman, MAed, US Laughter Ambassador.

MEDIA ONLY CONTACT:
Slash Coleman
of Laughter Yoga Richmond
+1-804-353-3799
info@laughteryogarichmond.com

@slashcoleman

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