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April 2015

Community Forum

 

As the overdose epidemic continues to rage across the country and our state – one person dies from a drug overdose every 19 minutes – Minnesota communities are organizing to address dangerous and deadly recreational drug use. In the east metro, three forums will be held in an effort to educate local parents, teachers, and youth leaders on discussing the problem with children and teens, recognizing warning signs, and understanding the disease of addiction. 

According to today’s article in the Star Tribune, participants will include Tom Fitzgerald, the father of a Woodbury teen who died of an overdose last year, Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton, County Attorney Pete Orput, local police, and prevention professionals from Know the Truth, a substance abuse prevention program. We encourage any and all who have a story to share or who are looking for more information about recreational drug use to attend one of the upcoming forums:

Thursday, April 2
7 p.m.
Park High School
8040 80th St. S, Cottage Grove
Minnesota Recovery Connection, Hazelden,
and The Recovery Church present
2015 Spring Recovery Speaker Series

 

How to Survive:
The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

 

Survival stories tend to lean toward the over-the-top man vs. mountain tales, but some of the most heroic survivors are actually ordinary people who bravely faced down everyday trauma. While writing and researching her latest book, How to Survive: The Extraordinary Resilience of Ordinary People, author Andy Steiner talked to people who explained how they survived life’s greatest challenges. What she learned is that we all have the capacity for great strength and resilience.

 

Time
7:00 P.M.
Location
The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

 

This event is free.

 

The Recovery Church is located just across the river from downtown St. Paul off Plato Blvd.
Questions? Please contact Julia Parnell at julia@minnesotarecovery.org or 612-584-5158.

 

Community Forum

 

As the overdose epidemic continues to rage across the country and our state – one person dies from a drug overdose every 19 minutes – Minnesota communities are organizing to address dangerous and deadly recreational drug use. In the east metro, three forums will be held in an effort to educate local parents, teachers, and youth leaders on discussing the problem with children and teens, recognizing warning signs, and understanding the disease of addiction. 

According to today’s article in the Star Tribune, participants will include Tom Fitzgerald, the father of a Woodbury teen who died of an overdose last year, Washington County Sheriff Bill Hutton, County Attorney Pete Orput, local police, and prevention professionals from Know the Truth, a substance abuse prevention program. We encourage any and all who have a story to share or who are looking for more information about recreational drug use to attend one of the upcoming forums:

Thursday, April 9
7 p.m.
Tartan High School
828 Greenway Ave. N, Oakdale
Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

April 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Practice What Principles?

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

What is MNYPAA?

MNYPAA is an annual Alcoholics Anonymous conference held in the state of Minnesota. It is an event for any and all members of AA, and is organized primarily by young, recovering alcoholics. We define young as “young at heart”.

 

Our mission statement-

Minnesota Young People in Alcoholics Anonymous (MNYPAA) has but one primary purpose- to carry its message to the alcoholic that still suffers. When  anyone, anywhere reaches out for help, we want the hand of Alcoholics Anonymous always to be there; and for that: we are responsible.

 

MNYPAA provides visible evidence that large numbers of young people are achieving a lasting and comfortable sobriety in Alcoholics Anonymous. The  three legacies of AA– Recovery, Unity, and Service– are the backbone of MNYPAA, just as they are throughout AA. We unify young or young at heart, people in Minnesota by practicing the principles of AA through meetings, events, and outreach.

 

Newcomers are shown by people their own age, that using AA principles in their daily lives and getting involved in AA service can have a significant impact on a lasting and comfortable sobriety. As the big book of Alcoholics Anonymous states, “We are people who normally would not mix. But there exists among us a fellowship, a friendliness, and an understanding which is indescribably wonderful”, MNYPAA shows all people that this is the case.

 

Click Here to Register

The Emily Program

 

April 14 from 6:30-8 PM at 2265 Como Ave, St. Paul, MN

 

This month Clare Louise Harmon and Anne Healy will talk about their recovery from an eating disorder.

 

Clare began her journey of recovery in 2010 after nearly fifteen years of struggling with disordered eating. During her time at The Emily Program, she not only learned the skills necessary to maintain her recovery, but also found a new passion for art and writing. Currently, she lives and works in New Orleans, LA and is the author of two books of poetry, THE THINGBODY (Instar Books, 2015) and IF WISHES WERE HORSES THE POOR WOULD RIDE (Finishing Line Press, forthcoming 2016). You can read one part of Clare's story here.

 

Anne will share her story of recovery and how she struggled during a time when healthcare professionals knew very little about eating disorders.

 

Join us the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8 PM to hear stories of inspiration and hope.

 

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Improvisation Classes for LADCs, Recovery Coaches & Peer-To-Peer Volunteers

 

Off Script

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

Minneapolis, MN

Off Script Improv Class

 

Off Script is offering an improvisation class designed specifically for LADCs, CDCs, Recovery Coaches and MRC Peer-to-Peer Support volunteers.  This class has been approved for 11 LADC continuing education units.

 

In this 6 week class you will learn how improv can develop your listening skills, ability to connect and respond to your patients. You will also learn to use improv to help patients focus on the now and generate "I statements".  No previous improv experience is required. Class will run for 2 hours over 6 weeks starting on Saturday, April 11th ending May 16th.  Classes are $125.00 and can be paid on the first day of class.  Please reserve your spot in the class today.

Register Here
12 Step Spirituality

April 11, 2015

Guest Speaker Bob N. Step 10: "Emotional Sobriety"

 

Each Session:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal
  • Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

The Heart of Compassion and Forgiveness

A residential retreat presented by The George Mann Project for Spiritually Centered Living - Programming to Enrich Well-Being

 

2015 Retreat Dates

All Retreats are held Sunday-Tuesday.

 

April 12—14

May 17—19

September 13—15

October 4—6

November 15—17

December 4—6 (held in Springdale, UT)*

 

Join us on a journey to self love, kindness and ul-timately, forgiveness of self and others where you'll experience powerful transformational tools that will help you find a deeper sense of peace.

 

We will practice mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness through meditation, and unique practices that address healing of every kind mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

 

Everyone is welcome! Our presenters are fluent in the AA Steps and Traditions, but our programming serves everyone, whether struggling with chemical dependency or other life limiting

The cost for each retreat is $200, including lodging, meals & materials. Scholarship funds are available.

 

*Room and board is not included in this re-treat fee.

For additional information, or to register, call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334
or visit our website: www.theretreat.org

 

Chemical Health Webinar

 

Vinland is pleased to announce the next webinar in our chemical health webinar series. The series offers valuable information on chemical health services for individuals living with cognitive disabilities. The free webinars are held quarterly, with recordings available for viewing on our website here.

 

Registration is currently open for the next webinar in the series. Registered attendees will receive 1 CEU credit.

 

Substance Abuse Treatment for Women with Cognitive Disabilities
Presented by Farrel Braunstein, MS, LADC, BCCR, CBIS, Chemical Health Case Manager at Vinland Center
When: Thursday, April 16, 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Cost: FREE
Register: Click Here
Overview: Vinland specializes in serving individuals with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and cognitive impairments. During this presentation, you will learn about specific challenges inherent in our client population, as well as practical interventions that may be used when treating clients with multiple issues and clinical needs. You will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for their unique situation.
Objectives:
  • Increase awareness, knowledge, and ability to work with cognitively impaired clients that goes beyond the traditional treatment interventions and methodology.
  • Learn practical tools to use with cognitively impaired clients.
  • Understand synergistic effect of addiction, mental health issues, physical disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.
Speaker: Farrel Braunstein has been involved in the field of addiction treatment for more than 35 years and is currently a case manager at Vinland National Center. She works directly with female clients who suffer from addiction issues, mental health challenges, physical disabilities, and cognitive issues, in combination or alone. She holds Master’s Degree in Education, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist with the Brain Injury Association of America. Farrel has presented workshops and lectures on various topics throughout her career including addiction, group therapy, co- occurring disorders, trauma informed services, cognitive disabilities, continuing care needs and relapse prevention.

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Webinar: Substance Abuse Treatment for Women with Cognitive Disabilities

Thursday, April 16 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

Limited space still available. Register today!

Click Here to Register
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4369753143663772673

 

Overview:

Vinland specializes in serving individuals with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and cognitive impairments. During this presentation, you will learn about specific challenges inherent in our client population, as well as practical interventions that may be used when treating clients with multiple issues and clinical needs. You will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for their unique situation.

 

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Increase awareness, knowledge, and ability to work with cognitively impaired clients that goes beyond the traditional treatment interventions and methodology.
  2. Learn practical tools to use with cognitively impaired clients.
  3. Understand synergistic effect of addiction, mental health issues, physical disabilities, and intellectual disabilities.

Speaker:

Farrel Braunstein has been involved in the field of addiction treatment for more than 35 years and is currently a case manager at Vinland National Center. She works directly with female clients who suffer from addiction issues, mental health challenges, physical disabilities, and cognitive issues, in combination or alone. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, and is a Certified Brain Injury Specialist with the Brain Injury Association of America. Farrel has presented workshops and lectures on various topics throughout her career, including addiction, group therapy, co-occurring disorders, trauma informed services, cognitive disabilities, continuing care needs, and relapse prevention.

 

Continuing Education:

Attendees will earn 1 CEU credit. This conference meets the standards for the Cultural Diversity Requirement.

 

 

Technical Requirements:

  • Please review the System Requirements for GoToTraining.com before the training.
  • You can access webinar audio via a long-distance phone number or through your computer speakers (high-speed internet connection highly recommended for this option).

Click Here to Register
https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/4369753143663772673

Recovery celebrated at Gloria Dei

 

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 700 S. Snelling, St. Paul, will celebrate Recovery Sunday during worship services and at a talk by author Dan Maurer on Sunday, April 19.

 

“Our Stories Are Not Finished: From Despair to Hope” is the topic of Maurer’s talk at 9:30 a.m. in the church’s Fellowship Hall. This interactive session will look at the power of personal stories and how we can be transformed by sharing and learning from each other stories. A Gloria Dei member, Maurer lives openly in recovery and wrote Sobriety: A Graphic Novel, which was published last year.

 

Worship at 8:15 and 10:45 a.m. that day will also have a recovery focus prepared by Gloria Dei’s Hope in Recovery Ministry. This ministry is open to people interested in issues related to recovery and meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at Gloria Dei. More information is available on the Gloria Dei website, www.gloriadeistpaul.org

 

April's Public Meeting Speaker Marya Hornbacher

A Non-Believer's Journey with Addiction Recovery

 

April 19th, 2015 1:00 PM

Rondo Community Outreach Library

461 N Dale St, Saint Paul, MN (map)

 

Recovering from a substance abuse addiction is a remarkably hard process. The process is even more difficult when courts, communities and families know of no other program for recovery than the ones infused with religion for their secular loved one.

 

MN Atheists host nationally renowned author, Marya Hornbacher, for our April Public Meeting focuses on addiction recovery without spirituality. This talk is not only for those individuals and families directly impacted by substance abuse, this conversation will assist the secular community to open a dialogue about issues related to the separation of church and state and human rights.

 

Ms. Hornbacher is a Pulitzer Prize and Pushcart Prize nominee and she frequently lectures at universities and other institutions around the country. Recently published by Hazelden, her latest book is "Waiting: a Nonbeliever's Higher Power". This piece is Hornbacher's memoir living a life in recovery from alcoholism without the traditional 12 step path of spirituality. Ms. Hornbacher has also authored New York Times bestsellers, "Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia" and "Madness: A Bipolar Life" and also she teaches in the graduate creative writing program at Northwestern University.

 

You may attend any part of the meeting you wish, here's the schedule: 

1:00-1:15 p.m. – Social Time, library doors don't open until 1:00 so there's no need to arrive any earlier 
1:15-1:45 p.m. – Business Meeting 
1:45-2:00 p.m. – Break  
2:00-3:30 p.m. – Program featuring Marya Hornbacher 
3:30-whenever – Dinner at Mai Village (394 University Ave W, St Paul MN)

 

Please join the conversation.

 

 

Park Nicollet Melrose Center and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present:

SET Your Clients Up for Success
Learn to Spot, Engage and Treat Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

An experiential workshop for mental health providers and CD counselors

 

Wednesday, April 22 or June 17 or September 23
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Park Nicollet Melrose Center
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN
1st Floor Conference Rooms


7.25 CEs provided by the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Through experiential meals, exercises and didactic training, clinicians working with individuals suffering from both eating disorders and substance abuse will explore the similarities, differences and treatment options for this co-occurring disorder.


Participants will learn how to:

  • Spot the warning signs of an eating disorder and how to screen clients effectively.
  • Engage your clients to reduce harmful behaviors and increase willingness to make changes.
  • Treat co-occurring symptoms at your practice or facility and learn when to refer out.

Due to the experiential nature of this workshop there are limited spaces available. Preregistration is required. Register online here


Cost is $150 per person and includes snacks and meals.


About the Presenters:


Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers
Becoming ED Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
Dr. Jason Reed, PsyD, LP, is the clinical lead of the Melrose Center ED/CD Program. Dr. Reed completed his pre- and post-doctoral training at Hazelden Foundation and has worked in the area of addiction and co-occurring disorders for the past 10 years in a variety of positions.


Psychiatric Update for ED/CD
Dr. Gavin Meany, MD, joined Park Nicollet Melrose Center as a staff psychiatrist in August of 2014. Prior to Melrose, Dr. Meany was with Sanford Health System North and Centracare Health System. His training at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND, emphasized various facets of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and other eating disorders, including Night Eating Syndrome and the impact of bariatric surgery on weight, substance use disorders, and general health and wellness, especially the interaction with pharmacotherapies.

 

Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
Dr. Ryan C. Van Wyk, PsyD, LP, joined the Park Nicollet Melrose Center team in 2012 as a licensed psychologist to continue the development of the ED/CD Program. He completed his post-academic training at Hazelden Foundation. His experience working with eating disorders and addiction has led to a specialty in understanding how trauma contributes to the development of co-occurring disorders and complicates recovery.


Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors seen in Treatment

Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
Elizabeth Jackson, MS, RD, LD, has worked as a dietitian at the Park Nicollet Melrose Center outpatient services since 2010. She worked in Michigan for 19 years in private practice, specializing in eating disorders and child and family feeding issues. She also taught at Central Michigan University.

 

Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Meditation
Janet Kirkland Stark is a Board Certified Chaplain and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary (2004) and completed her Clinical Pastoral Educations at Methodist Hospital Eating Disorder Institute (2004-2005). Janet is passionate about how people connect to their "true self, others and to lives that have meaning and purpose. Her work with individuals and families as they struggle with eating disorders allows her to explore this passion while integrating the best of spiritual care practices, progressive spirituality, integrative healing modalities and mind/body awareness.


Schedule
· 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast - Networking
· 8:00 a.m. - Welcome, Introductions, Housekeeping details, Melrose overview and EDCD program
· 8:30 a.m. - Interactive Assessment of ED Knowledge
· 9:00 a.m. - Mindfulness exercise


SPOT
· 9:15 a.m. - Eating Disorder Overview and DSM 5 update
· 9:45 a.m. - Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorder, Food Addiction
· 10:30 a.m. - Break with snack
· 10:40 a.m. - Psychiatric Update for Eating Disorders/Chemical Dependency
· 11:00 a.m. - Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers (Typical Signs and symptoms seen in treatment/sober home settings)


ENGAGE
· 12:00 p.m. - Presentation of three case studies and brief introduction to experiential meal experience
· 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Supervised experiential lunch -Meal provided will be consistent with case study cohort
· 12:45 p.m. - Process supervised meal experience in case study cohort
· 12:45-12:55p.m. - Mindfulness exercise
· 1:00 p.m. - Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors Seen in Treatment, Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
· 2:00 p.m. - Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
· 3:00 p.m. - Break with snack
TREAT
· 3:10 p.m. - Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Mindfulness
· 3:20 p.m. - Becoming Eating Disorder Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
· 4:20 p.m. - Final Q & A
· 4:30 p.m. - Adjourn - CEs Provided

Healing House of Saint Paul Monthly Health Talk

 

Topic: Inner Critic: Concussions & Head Injuries: Effective Treatment Through Use of FSM Therapy, Dr. Ali's Personal Story.

 

When: April  23, 6 - 7:30 pm

 

Where: Healing House of Saint Paul, 338 Snelling Ave. S.

 

Free to attend but must register here

Progress Valley's Road to Recovery Breakfast
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Sustaining Life-Long Recovery & Building Health Communities

Date:
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Check-In Begins at 7:30AM
Program 8:00 to 8:55AM

Event Details:
Join us for Progress Valley's first Annual Road to Recovery Breakfast.  Learn about our mission to help people help themselves.  Hear inspiring stores from men, women and family members as they share their personal journeys.

There is no cost to attend.  We hope you will consider making a gift or pledge to support Progress Valley and those we serve.

Location:
Pinstripes Restaurant
3489 Gallagher Drive
Edina, MN  55435

Online Registration:
You can register on our event page, click here:

For questions, to register and sponsorship information:
Email Lisa at lbuck@progressvalley.org or call at (952)-374-5540

Additional Information:
Free parking is available in the parking lot or ramp.

Visit our website at www.progressvalley.org
Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

Yoga Crawl

26 April, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

May 2015

Days of Remembrance

Join the Training Support Unit of the Minnesota Army National Guard in Sharing the
Story of Larry Tillemans

 

Saturday, 02 May 2015 at 1430

Camp Ripley Training and Community Center
1500 Highway 115, Camp Ripley
Little Falls, MN 56345-4173

 

An opportunity to hear first hand from a fellow comrade and his experience during the Nuremberg Trails and learn from the Holocaust.

 

The Emmy Award winning documentary, "The Typist", follows the life and work of Larry Tillemans, the last living clerk-typist from the Nuremberg Trials. As a sergeant in the U.S. 3rd Army, it was Larry's duty to document the testimony of victims and perpetrators of the Holocaust – information that deeply affected the young Minnesotan. After years of carrying this emotional burden, Larry decided to share his experiences with as many people as possible, a tireless effort that brought one man's voice to a world that sometimes struggles to remember the lessons of the past.

 

POC: MAJ John Donovan
Joint Visitors Bureau
320-616-2726
John.g.donovan12.mil@mail.mil

 

The Heart of Forgiveness— The Truth About Forgiveness and the Peace it Offers
A residential retreat presented by The George Mann Project for Spiritually Centered Living - Programming to Enrich Well-Being

May 3—5, 2015

 

Forgiveness is an essential practice for well-being and healing of every kind – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.


We will explore topics including How to Forgive ; Compassion and Self Forgiveness ; Judgment and Projection; Love or Fear ; and Seeing and Perceiving with the Eyes of Love.


Through guided meditation, storytelling, and experiential exercises, participants will gain useful tools to forgive in their own lives, while experiencing a connection with their own heart.

 

Check in at 4 pm Sunday
Check out at 3 pm Tuesday
The cost for this retreat is $295 including
lodging, meals & materials.


Scholarship funds are available.

 

For additional information, or to register, call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334
or visit our website: www.theretreat.org

 

forgetForget Me Not When Far Away

Free Food and Live Theater


Minneapolis Urban League

2100 Plymouth Ave N

Minneapolis, MN 55411

 

Monday, May 4th
Free meal at 5:459 show at 6:30

Written by Kira Obolenksy Directed by Michelle Hensley Featuring Ron Menzel, Sha Cage, Sun Mee Chomet, Annie Enneking, Elise Langer and Karen Wiese-Thompson The award-winning theater company Ten Thousand Things brings to life a new comedy about a soldier who returns from a long war and must navigate a new, changed world.
** Best for audiences 14 years-of-age and older**

 

A partnership between The Council on Crime and Justice and Ten Thousand Things Theater


This event is made possible in part by a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board through an appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature from the State Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund with money from the vote of the people on November 4, 2008

 

 

Minnesota Recovery Connection, Hazelden,
and The Recovery Church present
2015 Spring Recovery Speaker Series

 

Wellness and Recovery: A Mini Talk with a Mini Expo
Tuesday, May 5, 2015


Why is Wellness so important to Recovery? The short answer: For individuals with lived experience of addiction and recovery, embracing wellness can extraordinarily improve quality and years of life. Join us to hear about the importance of Wellness in Recovery and to visit a number of wellness “stations” to learn about different ways to fortify your recovery. Some wellness stations will include a wellness check, nutrition, running, massage, health care, yoga, meditation, art, financial wellness, acupuncture, and more!

 

Time
7:00 P.M.
Location
The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

 

This event is free.

 

The Recovery Church is located just across the river from downtown St. Paul off Plato Blvd.
Questions? Please contact Julia Parnell at julia@minnesotarecovery.org or 612-584-5158.

 

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery

Attend One Webinar or All

 

Webinar 1 | May 6, 2015     3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Housing and Homelessness within the Addiction Recovery Community Part 1

Presenter: Jason Howell, Board President, National Association of Recovery Residences
Model Program Presenter: Nancy Marcus Newman, President/Founder, the Bridge Foundation, Newtown Square, PA

This webinar will identify trends in rates of homelessness and housing stability among people with substance use disorders.  Special focus will be given to high needs and hard to reach populations, urban v. rural and regional issues, age and gender responsiveness and trauma-informed support.  The overview will provide a framework for further exploration of the role of recovery community organizations (RCOs) in addressing housing and homelessness issues.  The spectrum of recovery housing options will be presented.


Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Treating Anger, Rage and Resentment

 

Join the MnTC Collaborate and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation for a Training For Professional Counselors, Clergy and Concerned Family Members at North Central University

 

Anger & Resentment damage people's lives. These unresolved feelings contribute to failed relationship, destructive impulsive decisions, legal issues, relapse, and mental health disorders. This program will provide participants guidelines on how to help clients manage anger, and let go of resentments.


General Admission is Free: CEU Certificates are available for $15

 

Date: Thursday May 7th 1-3PM.
Location: North Central University -
910 Elliot Ave S, Mpls, MN 55404 - Parking Lot at 14th street and Chicago


Registration is Required. Register at: www.mntc.org/quarterly-professional-trainings, or for more information, call 612-238-6564.

 

12 Step Spirituality

May 9, 2015

Step 11: "Pray All Ways"

 

Each Session:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20-Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Readings from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal
  • Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

When
Tuesday May 12, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM CDT
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Where Amherst H. Wilder Foundation
451 Lexington Parkway N
St. Paul, MN 55104

Driving Directions

 

A forum for school staff, chemical health providers, mental health workers, parents, caregivers, juvenile justice professionals, and others who interact with youth. Join us May 12 to to learn about chemical health among youth in Minnesota and to help find ways to support these students. At the forum you will: 

  • Learn results from the Minnesota Student Survey about chemical use among students and its prevalence among students with incarcerated parents.

  • Hear first-hand from families who have experienced incarceration and professionals who have worked with youth affected by incarceration.

  • Share your ideas and experiences on how to best support these students.

The forum is free, but space is limited and registration is required. Register Now!

 

 

This is the second forum in a series hosted by the
Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative

 

 

 

 

 

Twin Cities Training - May 2015
Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse and Prevention Programs in Minnesota

 

Description:   

 

The primary intent of this substance abuse-related curriculum is to provide an educational experience primarily for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff of state licensed programs in Minnesota. The curriculum is alsoexcellent for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans.

 

Curriculum topics include:

  • Cultural and spiritual values (Pre-European contact)
  • Government policies, treaties and federal laws
  • Prejudicial and discrimination issues
  • Cultural orientations
  • Traditional family relationships
  • Introduction to spiritual ceremonies
  • History of alcohol and drug abuse
  • Multiple addictions and diseases
  • Counseling strategies & culturally and spiritually related assessment instruments

 

This curriculum contains 22 modules that require approximately 22 hours of instructional time.

 

Curriculum Goals:   

  • To improve ATOD prevention and Treatment experiences for Native Americans.
  • To provide a Native American cultural awareness educational program for staff members of prevention programs and other service providers.
  • To explore causal reasons for alcohol and drug abuse among Native American populations.
  • To identify Native American cultural and spiritual ways, and other ways, that contribute to the prevention, treatment and aftercare of alcohol and drug abuse among individuals and families.
  • To increase alcohol, tobacco and other drug related clinical skills & cultural competency

 

Attendance at full training is 22 CEU’s

 

When:  

 

Wednesday - Friday, May 13th, 14th &15th, 2015

8:30 am - 5:00 pm (will end early if possible)

 

Location:

 

Minnesota Indian Women’s Resource Center 

2300 15th Avenue South

Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

Registration is required as there is a capacity limit for this training & Manuals will be ordered

Cost:  $120.00   (includes materials and copy of curriculum)

Register by: Friday, May 1st, 2015

 

Contact: Call Beth Sanftner at 612.728.2009 or email:  beth@miwrc.org   

 

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

May 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Spiritual Recovery
from Trauma and Abuse

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

CoDA Unity Day
Jeff VanVonderen
"Codependency is Dependency"

 

Saturday, May 16, 2015
1:00 – 3:30pm
Oak Grove Middle School
1300 West 106th Street
Bloomington, MN 55431

 

Jeff VanVonderen is a highly sought after speaker and consultant both nationally and internationally. For over 35 years, individuals, families, and organizations have benefited from his skills and understanding in the areas of addiction, family systems and recovery. Jeff was one of the
featured interventionists on the A&E Network's Emmy-winning documentary series about intervention.

 

This is an open meeting and all are welcome. However, seating is limited; please register here


A free will offering of $5 will be taken at the door. Donations made will be used to help cover speaker fees.

 

Sponsored by Edina Womens' CoDa Group & endorsed by Twin Cities CoDa Intergroup.

 

The Heart of Compassion and Forgiveness

A residential retreat presented by The George Mann Project for Spiritually Centered Living - Programming to Enrich Well-Being

 

2015 Retreat Dates

All Retreats are held Sunday-Tuesday.

 

May 17—19

September 13—15

October 4—6

November 15—17

December 4—6 (held in Springdale, UT)*

 

Join us on a journey to self love, kindness and ultimately, forgiveness of self and others where you'll experience powerful transformational tools that will help you find a deeper sense of peace.

 

We will practice mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness through meditation, and unique practices that address healing of every kind mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

 

Everyone is welcome! Our presenters are fluent in the AA Steps and Traditions, but our programming serves everyone, whether struggling with chemical dependency or other life limiting

The cost for each retreat is $200, including lodging, meals & materials. Scholarship funds are available.

 

*Room and board is not included in this re-treat fee.

For additional information, or to register, call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334
or visit our website: www.theretreat.org

 

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery


Attend One Webinar or All

 

Webinar 2 | May 20, 2015    3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Housing and Homelessness within the Addiction Recovery Community Part 2

Presenter: Jackson Longan, Regional Outreach, Oxford House, Inc. 
Model Program Presenter: Ben Bass, Executive Director, Recovery Alliance of El Paso, El Paso, TX

This webinar will highlight the benefits—financial, societal, and economic and in terms of stemming lost human potential—of providing treatment and housing services to the homeless as a way of reducing the costs to the American communities that bear them.  The presentation will include examples of financing and models of homeless services provided by, with and for the recovery community. The spectrum of recovery housing options will be presented (continued.)

 

Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

Museum Ride

May 31, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

June 2015

Minnesota Recovery Connection, Hazelden,
and The Recovery Church present
2015 Spring Recovery Speaker Series

 

Seven Grandfathers and Principles of Recovery
Tuesday, June 2, 2015

 

In the tradition of Native American storytelling Cecelia draws a parallel between the legend of the Seven Grandfathers and the principals of Recovery. Through this journey we are able to view the principals with fresh eyes as living guidelines that exist across cultural, spiritual and generational boundaries.

 

Time
7:00 P.M.
Location
The Recovery Church
253 State Street
St. Paul, MN 55107

 

This event is free.

 

The Recovery Church is located just across the river from downtown St. Paul off Plato Blvd.
Questions? Please contact Julia Parnell at julia@minnesotarecovery.org or 612-584-5158.

 

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery


Attend One Webinar or All

 


Webinar 3 | June 3, 2015    3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Collaborating for Success:  Recovery Community Organizations and Housing Services Providers

Presenter: Steven Samra, Associate, Center for Social Innovation 
Model Program Presenter: Matt Boggs, Director of Development, Recovery Point of Huntington (Huntington, WV)

Partnerships are critical on all levels, from program development to funding to public awareness.  Collaboration requires forming strategic alliances with more than just “the usual suspects.”  Housing First (HF) and Continuum of Care (COC) are models that demonstrate effective partnerships and service philosophies when applied to serving people experiencing homelessness and substance use disorders (SUD).  This webinar will explore these and other examples of successful collaborations.

 

Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery


Attend One Webinar or All

 

Webinar 4 | June 17, 2015     3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Best and Promising Practices: Role of Peers and Peer-Run Programs

Presenter: Honesty Liller, Chief Executive Officer, the McShin Foundation, Richmond, VA 
Model Program Presenter: JC Smith, CPRS, MRT, PRI, Gulf Coast VA Health Care System, Nashville, TN

This webinar will look more closely at effective approaches and peer practices used to address homelessness and housing within recovery community centers and consumer operated services.  This will include models that address the specific needs of diverse populations including justice-involved, veterans, youth, women with children, individuals with co-occurring mental health disorders, and the LGBT community.

 

Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Park Nicollet Melrose Center and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present:

SET Your Clients Up for Success
Learn to Spot, Engage and Treat Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

An experiential workshop for mental health providers and CD counselors

 

Wednesday, April 22 or June 17 or September 23
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Park Nicollet Melrose Center
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN
1st Floor Conference Rooms


7.25 CEs provided by the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Through experiential meals, exercises and didactic training, clinicians working with individuals suffering from both eating disorders and substance abuse will explore the similarities, differences and treatment options for this co-occurring disorder.


Participants will learn how to:

  • Spot the warning signs of an eating disorder and how to screen clients effectively.
  • Engage your clients to reduce harmful behaviors and increase willingness to make changes.
  • Treat co-occurring symptoms at your practice or facility and learn when to refer out.

Due to the experiential nature of this workshop there are limited spaces available. Preregistration is required. Register online here


Cost is $150 per person and includes snacks and meals.


About the Presenters:


Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers
Becoming ED Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
Dr. Jason Reed, PsyD, LP, is the clinical lead of the Melrose Center ED/CD Program. Dr. Reed completed his pre- and post-doctoral training at Hazelden Foundation and has worked in the area of addiction and co-occurring disorders for the past 10 years in a variety of positions.


Psychiatric Update for ED/CD
Dr. Gavin Meany, MD, joined Park Nicollet Melrose Center as a staff psychiatrist in August of 2014. Prior to Melrose, Dr. Meany was with Sanford Health System North and Centracare Health System. His training at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND, emphasized various facets of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and other eating disorders, including Night Eating Syndrome and the impact of bariatric surgery on weight, substance use disorders, and general health and wellness, especially the interaction with pharmacotherapies.

 

Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
Dr. Ryan C. Van Wyk, PsyD, LP, joined the Park Nicollet Melrose Center team in 2012 as a licensed psychologist to continue the development of the ED/CD Program. He completed his post-academic training at Hazelden Foundation. His experience working with eating disorders and addiction has led to a specialty in understanding how trauma contributes to the development of co-occurring disorders and complicates recovery.


Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors seen in Treatment

Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
Elizabeth Jackson, MS, RD, LD, has worked as a dietitian at the Park Nicollet Melrose Center outpatient services since 2010. She worked in Michigan for 19 years in private practice, specializing in eating disorders and child and family feeding issues. She also taught at Central Michigan University.

 

Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Meditation
Janet Kirkland Stark is a Board Certified Chaplain and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary (2004) and completed her Clinical Pastoral Educations at Methodist Hospital Eating Disorder Institute (2004-2005). Janet is passionate about how people connect to their "true self, others and to lives that have meaning and purpose. Her work with individuals and families as they struggle with eating disorders allows her to explore this passion while integrating the best of spiritual care practices, progressive spirituality, integrative healing modalities and mind/body awareness.


Schedule
· 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast - Networking
· 8:00 a.m. - Welcome, Introductions, Housekeeping details, Melrose overview and EDCD program
· 8:30 a.m. - Interactive Assessment of ED Knowledge
· 9:00 a.m. - Mindfulness exercise


SPOT
· 9:15 a.m. - Eating Disorder Overview and DSM 5 update
· 9:45 a.m. - Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorder, Food Addiction
· 10:30 a.m. - Break with snack
· 10:40 a.m. - Psychiatric Update for Eating Disorders/Chemical Dependency
· 11:00 a.m. - Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers (Typical Signs and symptoms seen in treatment/sober home settings)


ENGAGE
· 12:00 p.m. - Presentation of three case studies and brief introduction to experiential meal experience
· 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Supervised experiential lunch -Meal provided will be consistent with case study cohort
· 12:45 p.m. - Process supervised meal experience in case study cohort
· 12:45-12:55p.m. - Mindfulness exercise
· 1:00 p.m. - Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors Seen in Treatment, Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
· 2:00 p.m. - Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
· 3:00 p.m. - Break with snack
TREAT
· 3:10 p.m. - Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Mindfulness
· 3:20 p.m. - Becoming Eating Disorder Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
· 4:20 p.m. - Final Q & A
· 4:30 p.m. - Adjourn - CEs Provided

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

June 18, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Love and Romance

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

NE Art Crawl

28 June, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

July 2015

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery


Attend One Webinar or All

 

Webinar 5 | July 1, 2015    3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Moving Towards Solutions: Preparing the Workforce

Presenter: Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, Vice President of Programs for the Healing Place of Wake County, NC 


Model Program Presenter: Karen Hayes, BSBA, MBA, President and Executive Director, LifeHouse Recovery Connection, San Diego, CA

The peer workforce has been supporting individuals and families experiencing homelessness for many year, often with limited training on best practices.  This webinar will explore challenges encountered by peer support providers, solutions to the challenges, and effective outreach and engagement strategies used by peer support providers and recovery community centers. Knowledge, skills and competencies needed to effectively serve the homeless population will be discussed.

 

Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery


Attend One Webinar or All

 

Webinar 6 | July 8, 2015    3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Educating the Public: Advocacy and Public Policy

Presenter: Lori Criss, MSW, LSW, Associate Director, Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers 
Model Program Presenter: Rachel Post, Public Policy Director, Capital City Concern, Portland, OR

Issues of discrimination and prejudice against people in need of treatment, people in recovery and the homeless population are barriers which require a clear, concise and coordinated advocacy approach.  Key messages used in effective public awareness campaigns to eliminate negative public perceptions of addiction and homelessness will be identified.

 

Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

July 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Hope

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

Glitter Dance Ride

July 26, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

August 2015

 

 

Buy your tickets now for this not-to-miss event of the summer!

3rd Annual Music & Recovery Community Festival

 

HAZELFEST
Celebrate Life

Presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation 
and sponsored by 89.3 The Current

 

Saturday, August 1
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hazelden Campus - Center City, Minnesota

 

Featuring performances by:
Caroline Smith
Astronautalis
Davina & The Vagabonds
GB Leighton


Special guest speaker actress Mackenzie Phillips
Hosted by David Campbell, 89.3 The Current

More special guests to be announced soon!

 

Buy your tickets now for Hazel Fest! 


$15 in advance
$25 at the door
Children 12 and under free

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

August 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Finding Joy In Life

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

MN State Fair

30 August, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

September 2015

SAVE THE DATES!
Hope you will join us for one or more of our Recovery Month Events, September 2015.

 

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
7:10 pm
Target Field, Minneapolis

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our events please contact Monique Bourgeois, Volunteer/Training Manager, 612-584-4158 or Monique@minnesotarecovery.org


For information about becoming a Recovery Month Sponsor, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

 

SAVE THE DATES!
Hope you will join us for one or more of our Recovery Month Events, September 2015.

 

 

Thursday, September 3, 2015
7:30 a.m.
Augsburg College, Minneapolis

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our events please contact Monique Bourgeois, Volunteer/Training Manager, 612-584-4158 or Monique@minnesotarecovery.org


For information about becoming a Recovery Month Sponsor, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

 

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

September 10, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Becoming Happy

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

3rd Annual Rural Wellness Conference

 

September 12th 2015, 9-4:30
"Diversity in Wellness-Filling Up Your Recovery Toolbox"
Grace Covenant Church
17117 Riverwood Drive, Little Falls MN

 

Keynote Speakers:


Scott Geiselhart Frazee Fire Dept
PTSD – This is a growing concern in our profession and one that has been coming to light over the last few years. The rates of firefighters who are struggling with PTSD range anywhere between 7-37%. If PTSD is left untreated it can snowball into substance abuse and even suicide. Scott will share his story of recovery.

 

Karen Wussow
Karen was removed from her alcoholic parents at age nine. She was placed in an orphanage and a succession of foster homes where she was virtually abandoned by Child Protection Services. Through sheer will and perseverance Karen overcame huge barriers and reached her goal of becoming a Social Worker. "Outside the Lines" is her story of the journey from poverty, abuse and neglect to becoming a social worker.


Breakout Sessions on Alternative Health
Registration information available soon at www.wellness-in-the-woods.org
You may register online after May 1, 2015
$50 Registration, CEUs available

 

The Heart of Compassion and Forgiveness

A residential retreat presented by The George Mann Project for Spiritually Centered Living - Programming to Enrich Well-Being

 

2015 Retreat Dates

All Retreats are held Sunday-Tuesday.

 

September 13—15

October 4—6

November 15—17

December 4—6 (held in Springdale, UT)*

 

Join us on a journey to self love, kindness and ultimately, forgiveness of self and others where you'll experience powerful transformational tools that will help you find a deeper sense of peace.

 

We will practice mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness through meditation, and unique practices that address healing of every kind mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

 

Everyone is welcome! Our presenters are fluent in the AA Steps and Traditions, but our programming serves everyone, whether struggling with chemical dependency or other life limiting

The cost for each retreat is $200, including lodging, meals & materials. Scholarship funds are available.

 

*Room and board is not included in this re-treat fee.

For additional information, or to register, call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334
or visit our website: www.theretreat.org

 

SAVE THE DATES!
Hope you will join us for one or more of our Recovery Month Events, September 2015.
 

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our events please contact Monique Bourgeois, Volunteer/Training Manager, 612-584-4158 or Monique@minnesotarecovery.org


For information about becoming a Recovery Month Sponsor, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

 

Park Nicollet Melrose Center and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present:

SET Your Clients Up for Success
Learn to Spot, Engage and Treat Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

An experiential workshop for mental health providers and CD counselors

 

Wednesday, April 22 or June 17 or September 23
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Park Nicollet Melrose Center
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN
1st Floor Conference Rooms


7.25 CEs provided by the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Through experiential meals, exercises and didactic training, clinicians working with individuals suffering from both eating disorders and substance abuse will explore the similarities, differences and treatment options for this co-occurring disorder.


Participants will learn how to:

  • Spot the warning signs of an eating disorder and how to screen clients effectively.
  • Engage your clients to reduce harmful behaviors and increase willingness to make changes.
  • Treat co-occurring symptoms at your practice or facility and learn when to refer out.

Due to the experiential nature of this workshop there are limited spaces available. Preregistration is required. Register online here


Cost is $150 per person and includes snacks and meals.


About the Presenters:


Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers
Becoming ED Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
Dr. Jason Reed, PsyD, LP, is the clinical lead of the Melrose Center ED/CD Program. Dr. Reed completed his pre- and post-doctoral training at Hazelden Foundation and has worked in the area of addiction and co-occurring disorders for the past 10 years in a variety of positions.


Psychiatric Update for ED/CD
Dr. Gavin Meany, MD, joined Park Nicollet Melrose Center as a staff psychiatrist in August of 2014. Prior to Melrose, Dr. Meany was with Sanford Health System North and Centracare Health System. His training at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND, emphasized various facets of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and other eating disorders, including Night Eating Syndrome and the impact of bariatric surgery on weight, substance use disorders, and general health and wellness, especially the interaction with pharmacotherapies.

 

Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
Dr. Ryan C. Van Wyk, PsyD, LP, joined the Park Nicollet Melrose Center team in 2012 as a licensed psychologist to continue the development of the ED/CD Program. He completed his post-academic training at Hazelden Foundation. His experience working with eating disorders and addiction has led to a specialty in understanding how trauma contributes to the development of co-occurring disorders and complicates recovery.


Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors seen in Treatment

Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
Elizabeth Jackson, MS, RD, LD, has worked as a dietitian at the Park Nicollet Melrose Center outpatient services since 2010. She worked in Michigan for 19 years in private practice, specializing in eating disorders and child and family feeding issues. She also taught at Central Michigan University.

 

Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Meditation
Janet Kirkland Stark is a Board Certified Chaplain and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary (2004) and completed her Clinical Pastoral Educations at Methodist Hospital Eating Disorder Institute (2004-2005). Janet is passionate about how people connect to their "true self, others and to lives that have meaning and purpose. Her work with individuals and families as they struggle with eating disorders allows her to explore this passion while integrating the best of spiritual care practices, progressive spirituality, integrative healing modalities and mind/body awareness.


Schedule
· 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast - Networking
· 8:00 a.m. - Welcome, Introductions, Housekeeping details, Melrose overview and EDCD program
· 8:30 a.m. - Interactive Assessment of ED Knowledge
· 9:00 a.m. - Mindfulness exercise


SPOT
· 9:15 a.m. - Eating Disorder Overview and DSM 5 update
· 9:45 a.m. - Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorder, Food Addiction
· 10:30 a.m. - Break with snack
· 10:40 a.m. - Psychiatric Update for Eating Disorders/Chemical Dependency
· 11:00 a.m. - Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers (Typical Signs and symptoms seen in treatment/sober home settings)


ENGAGE
· 12:00 p.m. - Presentation of three case studies and brief introduction to experiential meal experience
· 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Supervised experiential lunch -Meal provided will be consistent with case study cohort
· 12:45 p.m. - Process supervised meal experience in case study cohort
· 12:45-12:55p.m. - Mindfulness exercise
· 1:00 p.m. - Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors Seen in Treatment, Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
· 2:00 p.m. - Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
· 3:00 p.m. - Break with snack
TREAT
· 3:10 p.m. - Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Mindfulness
· 3:20 p.m. - Becoming Eating Disorder Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
· 4:20 p.m. - Final Q & A
· 4:30 p.m. - Adjourn - CEs Provided

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

Black Tie Brunch

September 27, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

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