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October 2014

Speed: Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster
- and Overcoming Our Fear of Slowing Down


Feeling rushed, out of control, and overwhelmed? Feeling like you can’t keep up...and can’t stop? It’s not just you. From the need to be constantly connected and the changing definition of “work hours,” to unrealistic expectations of instant gratification, our bodies and brains are being harmed by habits that, as with any kind of addiction, promise short-term satisfaction while doing long-term damage.

Sponsor: The Retreat and Wayzata Community Church
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 7—8 PM
Location: Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN
Fee: FREE
For additional information call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334

Al-Anon/Alateen South Area Fall Assembly
"Communicating Recovery"

Saturday October 4, 2014

1430 Fifth Ave

Mankato, MN,

more info

 

Family Addiction and Recovery
Attachment, Trauma, and a Developmental Process


Presenting an opportunity to learn from an internation-ally recognized expert on the treatment of alcoholics, adult children of alcoholics and all addicts and their families!

 

Stephanie Brown, PhD, is the widely-published author of eleven books on addiction and recovery. She is a licensed psychologist, a researcher, a consultant and a frequent lec-turer in the field of addiction. Dr. Brown was also the founder and director of the Stanford Alcohol Clinic at Stanford University Medical Center, and a Research Asso-ciate at the Mental Research Institute where she co-directed The Family Recovery Project.

Sponsor: The Retreat and Wayzata Community Church
Date: Friday, October 3, 2014

Location: Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN
Fee: 75.00


8:30am Registration

9—noon Family Addiction and Recovery

Noon—1pm Lunch (on own)

1—4 PM A Focus on Adult Children of Alcoholics

 

Register: complete the second page of this flyer. Pre-registration is preferred.


For additional information call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334

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

Recovery Speaker Series

 

October 7, 2014

Karen Casey, Best-Selling Author

Searching for Peace in All Our Affairs

 

We have to be willing to live more peacefully on a daily basis if we want to have more peaceful relations with others. We can practice using simple tools to change who we are in our relationships. This presentation will outline those tools.

 

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.

 

Healthy States and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present
“A Celebration of Women & Recovery”

 

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00pm
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN


Photo: Healthy States and Hazelden Foundation present:    “A Celebration of Women & Recovery”  Thursday, October 9 at 7:00pm  Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN    Millions of women know what it’s like to struggle with addiction or some form of mental illness. The good news is many recover to lead purposeful and meaningful lives of health and wellness.    Join writer and musician Dessa for an evening of conversation with two women who know the power and grace of recovery. Dessa will interview Jennifer Matesa, blogger at “Guinevere Gets Sober” and author of the forthcoming book 'The Recovering Body: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober,' and Gayathri Ramprasad, author of 'Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within.'    Tickets are $15. Members of Minnesota Public Radio receive a $2 discount. Get tickets here: http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/events/


Come celebrate recovery!

 

Millions of women know what it’s like to struggle with addiction or some form of mental illness. The good news is many recover to lead purposeful and meaningful lives of health and wellness.

 

Join writer and musician Dessa for an evening of conversation with two women who know the power and grace of recovery. Dessa will interview Jennifer Matesa, blogger at “Guinevere Gets Sober” and author of the forthcoming book The Recovering Body: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober, and Gayathri Ramprasad, author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within.

 

Jana Shortal of KARE 11 will emcee this evening of celebration. Musical guests to be announced. The event is open to all.

 

Tickets on sale now for $15. Members of Minnesota Public Radio receive a $2 discount. MPR Members can get tickets by calling the Fitzgerald Box Office at 651-290-1200.

St Paul Intergroup Monthly Meeting

Oct 14 - Tues - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Griggs-Midway Bldg,

1821 University Ave.

St. Paul, Rm S-127

 

Minnesota Community Corrections Association Presents:
Housing Issues and People with Criminal Records

Date:

Friday, October 17, 2014

Time:

9:00am-noon

Location:

Goodwill Easter Seals: 553 Fairview Avenue N. St. Paul, MN 55104

 

People with criminal records face many barriers to successful reintegration.  However, finding stable permanent housing is perhaps one of the biggest and most impactful consequences that occur when one has a criminal record.  Learn about both thebarriers faced and ways to work with the issue. 


Topics will include

  • Rules between federally & locally subsidized 
housing
  • Terminations and exclusions
  •  Defining ‘drug related’ crimes
  •  Remedies & exceptions
  •  Mitigating circumstances
  •  Section 8 rules

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"On The Path™" Workshops
Keep discovering your path .... grow your recovery
We are delighted to introduce the first in a new series of monthly workshops.

 

Can Faith Replace Fear?
Overcoming blocks to success in recovery

Monday, October 20th
Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Two Wolves

5051 Highway 7, Suite 280

St. Louis Park, MN 55416

 

Harry Cunliffe - Facilitator

 

"On The Path™" workshops are for people already in recovery from the impacts of addiction and alcoholism. They are for individuals in recovery, family members or friends alike. 


Be actively engaged in your recovery, build your skills and look at specific areas for growth and development. Working in a community of like minded people, the workshops are interactive and highly practical.


Like all Two Wolves programs, "On The Path™" workshops are designed to make a difference in your life in areas that are important to you while having fun and being supported.

 

Workshops 3rd Monday of every month at Two Wolves Time: 6:00pm to 8:30pm

Cost: $35.00 $18.00 for Recovery Immersion™ graduates


Register to reserve a space or come on the night.
Call Harry at (612) 384-7599 or email him atharryc@twowolvesgroup.com


The workshops are engaging, fun and results oriented

Don't just get better, feel better! 
See You There

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

 

October 21

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Topic: The Emotional Child

Parenting is one of the toughest jobs on Earth. It is easy for our own feelings and reactions to get in the way of understanding what our child needs. This presentation will explain how a child's mind works when their emotions are out of control and how to use mindfulness to calm a child down.

 

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

Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge Presents
Treating Opiate Dependence & Achieving Abstinence

Thursday October 23rd 2014 1-3:30 PM

St Paul Lutheran Church 

1901 Portland Ave S

Minneapolis, MN 55404

 

Opiate dependence has been called an epidemic.  However thousands of victims of opiate dependence are regularly being transformed from addiction to abstinence.  Learn current best practices designed to help opiate dependent clients manage withdrawal, overcome cravings and find long term “abstinent based” recovery. A panel of recovering opiate addicts will discuss keys to achieving abstinence.

 

About the Presenters:

Saul Selby, MA LADC has over 30 years of professional experience working with addiction.

Dan Cain, President of RS Eden, Dan has over 40 years of experience working in the addiction field.

 

Registration is Required
For more information call 612-238-6564

Register on-line here

 

HIV & Recovery in the Workplace: What You Need to Know

Monday October 27, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST

Join Faces & Voices of Recovery and Young People in Recovery for a webinar where you will learn about:
  •     Addressing the rights of people with HIV and substance use disorder in the workplace

  •     The Americans with Disabilities Act and how it affects them

  •     What rights are protected and which are not

  •     Bsic legal concepts around employment and determination for people with HIV and substance use disorder

  •     Best practices around human resources and recovery in the workplace

Presented by:
Douglas Rudolph, Chief Policy Officer for Young People in Recovery

Registration deadline is October 24, 2014. The webinar will be recorded and available online.


Shoestring Budgeting

Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00pm
Roseville Library 2180 Hamline Ave. N. Roseville 55113


In this session we learn new concepts and tools for achieving financial success even on a “shoestring budget”. Attendees will learn how to better preserve and save money (no matter how little is available) as well as how to build and protect credit, basic investment strategies, financial terms, consumer protection, and more. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.
Peer Support Services for People with Substance Use Disorders and HIV


Wednesday October 29, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM EST


Join Faces & Voices of Recovery for a webinar presented by Ben Bass, Faces & Voices Board Member. He will draw on his experience with the Texas Recovery Initiative and the El Paso Alliance to describe how providers can move support services for people with substance use disorder and HIV into a recovery oriented system of care; the background of the movement to do so in Texas and beyond; best practices in the field; and the growth of peer recovery and HIV supports.

Presented by:
Ben Bass, Executive Director of the El Paso Alliance and a board member of Faces & Voices of Recovery

Registration deadline is October 28, 2014. The webinar will be recorded and available online.

 

November 2014

Gratitude Night - "Carry The Message"

Nov 8 - Sat - 6:00pm

Presbyterian Church Of The Way

3382 Lexington Ave. N.

Shoreview

more info:

 

St Paul Intergroup Monthly Meeting

Nov 11 - Tues - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Griggs-Midway Bldg,

1821 University Ave. Rm S-127

St. Paul, MN

 

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

Recovery Speaker Series

 

November 11, 2014
(IMPORTANT: Due to Election Day, this will take place on the second Tuesday of November.)

John MacDougall, Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Retreat

Having a Self and Having a God

 

Many recovering people say, "I have a spiritual program, but I'm not religious," but that's the end of the discussion instead of the beginning. Brain science can now tell us, with great clarity, what the problem of addiction is, but many of us remain vague about the spiritual solution of recovery. This program is about the opportunity to define ourselves as recovering people and to make a commitment to God, and to God's will for our lives, while admitting that we cannot accurately define God.

 

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.

 

You are invited to a Dessert Reception
celebrating our25th Anniversary!

November 13, 2014 6:30 – 9:00 pm

Hoversten Chapel at Augsburg College

 

Presented by the

PEASE COMMUNITY FOUNDATION

 

RSVP at http://pease25.eventbrite.com

Map & parking information at http://www.augsburg.edu/abo

 

 

Supporting Students Affected by Incarceration

A forum hosted by the Strengthening Families Affected by Incarceration Collaborative

About 1 in 6 Minnesota students in public schools have had an incarcerated parent. Among students attending alternative schools and juvenile correction facilities, the proportion is even greater. Join us on November 17 to learn about the impact of incarcerated parents on students and to participate in a discussion focused on finding ways to support these students in the classroom.

  • Learn the most recent information about youth in Minnesota who have been affected by incarceration and the challenges they experience at school.
  • Hear first-hand from a youth who had a parent in prison. 
  • Share your ideas and experiences on ways to best support students with incarcerated parents.

Details
Monday, November 17, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway N, St. Paul, MN 55104
The forum is free, but registration is required.

For more information, contact Julie Atella at Wilder Research.

 

Register here

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

 

November 18

6:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Topic: Co-parenting After Divorce

Agreeing upon how to parent aer divorce can be challenging. We will teach parents three essential tools for effectively parenting through divorce and how to renegotiate a co-parenting plan that supports and nurtures all members of the family. We will also discuss non-violent and effective communication skills to provide children with a safe and peaceful environment through the transition.

 

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

Founder's Day Weekend -
Celebrating 74 years of AA in the upper Midwest

Nov 28-30 - Fri-Sun

DoubleTree Park Place

St Louis Park,

more info

 

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.

 

St Paul Intergroup Monthly Meeting

Dec 9 - Tues - 7:00 - 8:00pm

Griggs-Midway Bldg,

1821 University Ave. Rm S-127

St. Paul, MN

 

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

January 2015

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