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If you have an event that you would like us to promote, please contact Julia Parnell at julia@minnesotarecovery.org.

December 2014

The Recovery Church, Minnesota Recovery Connection, and Hazelden present:

Recovery Speaker Series

 

December 2, 2014

Jeannine Leonard, Spiritual Care Professional at Hazelden in Plymouth

Engaging the Emerging Adult in Recovery

 

Emerging adults (ages 18–25) face unique issues in today's culture that can increase their risk of addiction as well as block their recovery. Together we will explore these challenges and discuss ways to encourage this age group to engage in life-giving, meaningful, spiritual recovery.

 

The Recovery Speaker Series is a community event and free of charge.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:The Recovery Church

253 State St.St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org with questions.

 

Webinar: Compensation Strategies for
Common Challenges after Traumatic Brain Injury

Wednesday, December 3 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM.

 

Overview:

Working with individuals with brain injury can be quite a challenge. Impairments are often frustrating for the person, their loved ones, and the professionals trying to help them. Sometimes impairments can be confused with attitude. This webinar will focus on strategies for working with impairments such as impulsivity, distractibility, mental flexibility, initiation and comprehension, as well as the anger and grief that can intensify them.

 

Webinar Objectives:

  1. Review 10 impairments that can be confused with attitude or resistance to treatment.
  2. Explore how anger and grief can intensify impairments.
  3. Learn five techniques for each challenge that can be implemented into their daily practice.

Speaker:

Annette Pearson has been with Vinland National Center for over 16 years, currently serving as the Outpatient Services Manager. She has been teaching workshops about chemical health and cognitive disability for over 13 years for a variety of professionals. She has a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from the University of Wisconsin, is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, is certified by the MN Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy to train and supervise counselors in the licensure process, and is a certified brain injury specialist with the Brain Injury Association of America.

 

Continuing Education:

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

 

Limited space still available. Register today!

Register Here

 

more information

Men’s Support Group

 

Goal: We strive to achieve long-term recovery from active addiction through the restoration of self-esteem, self-worth and peer expectations of positive behavior and growth.


We meet at the following dates, times and locations


December 3rd 2014
6pm – 8pm
HOSMER LIBRARY
347 E. 36th Street (cr of 36th Street and 4th Avenue)
612-543-6900

 

December 17th 2014
6pm – 8pm
HOSMER LIBRARY
347 E. 36th Street (cr of 36th Street and 4th Avenue)
612-543-8400
Contact: George 612-232-5554 or DeJuan 612- 695-9833

 

Come Join Us

St Paul Intergroup Monthly Meeting

Dec 9 - Tues - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Griggs-Midway Bldg,

1821 University Ave. Rm S-127

St. Paul, MN

 

Farmers Markets 101: Exploring the Winter Market 
December 13, 2014, 10:00 am
Will meet at MRC
822 S 3rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55415

Thought farmers markets ended with the cold weather?
Think again. They're taking it INDOORS!

Interested in shopping at a farmers market, but not sure how it all works?
Want to find more ways to eat healthy food on a budget (including SNAP, WIC, EBT)?
Curious about the "eat local" hype and how it might help you get healthier?

You will:

  • Discover delicious seasonal foods of the Mill City Indoor Winter Farmers Market
  • Learn tips for shopping farmers markets on a budget and how to get the best deals
  • Receive tasty seasonal recipes to keep you warm and healthy this winter

This is a group activity where you will actively learn about the produce, growers and benefits of shopping at a farmers market. We will meet at Minnesota Recovery Connection, take a short walk over to the market for our activity, and then have a quick wrap-up back at MRC. Bring your curiosity and sense of adventure.

There is no fee, but RSVP is required. To RSVP, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

Nystrom & Associates, Ltd. Now Offering
FREE Parenting Seminar Series

 

December 16

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

 

Topic: Building School Success into Our Kids

Do you ever wonder if you are doing the most you can to help your kids be successful at school? Does your child's schooling ever cause you frustration? Does the school week sometimes seem never ending with homework, projects, activities and headaches? If yes, then join us for a look at how to rejuvenate your child's motivation, as well as your own motivation, to be successful at school.

 

Locations
New Brighton Office
Brighton Professional Building
1900 Silver Lake Road
New Brighton, MN 55112

 

Eden Prairie Office
Prairie Lakes Corporate Center II
11010 Prairie Lakes Drive, Suite 350
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

 

Duluth Office
Providence Building
332 West Superior Street, Suite 300
Duluth, MN 55802

 

Registration for the seminars is not required, but is recommended.

To Register, please contact:
Kayla Schultz
651-379-1752
or
kschultz2@nystromcounseling.com

The Anonymous People

 

Minnesota Recovery Connection, St. Cloud State University Recovery Community and the St. Cloud Recovery Network invite you to a special FREE screening of the documentary film THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE

 

A FEATURE DOCUMENTARY FILM about the 23.5 million Americans living in long-term recovery, and the emerging public recovery movement that will transform how alcohol and other drug problems are dealt with in our communities.

 

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
3:30 pm Film Screening
James W. Miller Learning
Resources Center
400 6th St S
St. Cloud, MN 56301


RSVP: This event is free, but RSVP is requested for adequate food and drink. For more information and to RSVP please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org.

 

Upcoming Weekend Retreat

December 26-28 at The McIver Center

 

Facilitated by Ellie Hyatt
"Spirit is Silence"
A Silent Retreat Experience

 

"Only when the mind has ceased churning can Spirit inhabit it." - Paul F. Gorman

This weekend will lead you into silence and guide your time spent in silence with reflective activities to deepen and enlarge your spiritual life. This will include meditation, journaling and reflection. We will conclude with group sharing of our experiences. Cost $225. Includes lodging, meals and materials.


Scholarship funds are available.

REGISTRATION INFO

 

1221 wayzata boulevard east | wayzata, mn | 55391  

January 2015

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

 

January 8, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Staying Sober

 

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.

 

12 Step Spirituality

January 10, 2015

Steps 4 and 5: "Love, Belonging, Acceptance"

 

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.

 

Capitol Lab

Friday, January 30, 2015, 1:30 p.m.

Minnesota State Capitol

75 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd

St. Paul, MN 55155

 

Please join Minnesota Recovery Connection for a Capitol Lab. Everyone is welcome!

 

This walking tour of the Capitol Complex will include an "all access" tour provided by Scott Magnuson, the Director of the Senate Information Ofἀce. Scott will introduce participants to the "people's house," provide a broad overview of the MN legislative process and remind us of our civic duty to participate in this process. This session is designed to increase your familiarity and comfort level with the Capitol and Capitol surroundings. This is a great opportunity to be introduced to the Capitol if you've never visited, or a re-introduction if you haven't been there recently.

 

For more information and to RSVP for the Capitol Lab please contact Julia Parnell at julia@minnesotarecovery.org or 612-584-4158

February 2015

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

 

February 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Spirituality and Recovery

 

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.

 

12 Step Spirituality

February 14, 2015

A Panel Discussion Steps 6 and 7: You and Me, God?"

 

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.

 

March 2015

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

 

March 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Surrender and Trust

 

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.

 

12 Step Spirituality

March 14, 2015

Steps 8 and 9: "Forgiveness Takes Work"

 

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.

 

April 2015

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.

 

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.

 

May 2015

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.

 

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.

 

June 2015

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.

 

July 2015

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.

 

August 2015

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.

 

September 2015

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.

 

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