COSSAP Webinar: Self-Care and Wellness for Peer Recovery Support Specialists

Peer recovery support services are increasingly offered across diverse community, criminal justice, and health care settings to address opioid, stimulant, and other substance use disorders. Supporting wellness and self-care is becoming increasingly more important as peer specialists handle difficult situations and experiences. This session explores peer wellness and how to implement effective policies and practices to promote self-care in the workplace, as well as techniques and tools to support ongoing wellness for all staff.

During this webinar, the presenter:

  • Discusses peer wellness and its relevance to program development.
  • Identifies the Eight Dimensions of Wellness and techniques and tools to support each dimension.
  • Explores effective policy and practice implementation for promoting wellness and self-care for peer specialists within the workplace.


Ms. Kjerstin Egger is the Wellness and Education Director at the Wellbeing Initiative, Inc., in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, and RYT 200 (Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance who completed a 200-hour certification). Ms. Egger is grateful to walk beside and partner with people on their individual paths of wellness and recovery. She believes that each person is the expert on their own health and well-being and that recovery and wellness are possible for everyone.


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