Professional Training Workshops

RESILIENCE BASED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

for professionals working with adult individuals, couples, and groups

Next adult group will be offered in fall, 2017

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RESILIENCE BASED TRAINING GROUP

for professionals working with children, adolescents and families

Registration now open

Early bird discount available 

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RESILIENCE BASED PROFESSIONAL TRAINING

for professionals working with adult individuals, couples, and groups

Next adult group will be offered in fall, 2017

PARTNERS IN RESILIENCE is offering a unique training group based on an integrative, resilience based model of living your own life and working with issues of stress, depression, and anxiety your clients or patients present.  The training is based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook, co-authored by Henry Emmons, MD, Sandra Kacher, LICSW, Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP, and Carolyn Denton, MA, LN.  This resilience-focused approach is grounded in the best of brain science and the Psychology of Mindfulness.  Each monthly session will include informational presentations, mindfulness practice, and application discussions.

The group will be facilitated by Sandra Kacher, MSW, LICSW and Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP.  Nutritionist Carolyn Denton, MA and Henry Emmons, MD, will join the group for information presentations and consultation.

This 10 session series will equip you to effectively use an integrative, whole-person model for working with depression, anxiety, and other stress related conditions in work with your clients, and for your own well-being.

COST: $850 for the 25 hour program.

Cancellation Policy:  $50 administrative fee will be charged for any cancellations after October 7th.  No refunds after the program begins.

Certificates of Completion will be provided for submission to licensing boards.

Questions:  Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP

612.874.8608  or susan@partnersinresilience.com

FOR A DETAILED FLYER AND INFORMATION ON APPLYING CLICK HERE

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RESILIENCE BASED TRAINING GROUP

for professionals working with children, adolescents and families

Registration now open

Early bird discount available 

 

This 9-session training (Sept 2017-May 2018) is based on an integrative, resilience-based model of living your own life and working with issues of stress, anxiety and depression our patients present.

Here are what professionals are saying about this training:

“Presenters expertly combine evidence-based knowledge and skills with their years of experience with children/adolescents and adults to provide techniques that are applicable to all ages.”

“An excellent opportunity to work with other like-minded professionals dedicated to helping kids and teens of all ages.”

“The best part of this training is sharing with participants what practices are working and how we are adapting ideas.” “I’m glad I signed up!”

This training is based on The Teen Resilience Program, which is an integrative skills-based model to help teens develop self-awareness and skills to enhance social, physical, mental, and emotional health and well- being. Based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook, this model is grounded in the best of brain science and integrates principles from: Integrative Nutrition (food as information/balancing the body), Holistic Psychiatry (natural therapies/judicious use of medication), Yoga Based Movement (calming the body/mind and mobilizing energy) and Mindfulness Mediation (settling the mind/emotional skills training). Each monthly session will include mindfulness and skill practice, presentations, and discussions regarding personal and professional application of material presented.

The group will be facilitated by Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD and Kevin Harrington, PhD.  Other members of the Teen Resilience Program (Henry Emmons, MD, Timothy Culbert, MD, Carolyn Denton, Nutritionist and Kathy Flaminio, Yoga Instructor) will join the group for information presentations and consultation. 

COST of the 25-hour program is $950.00. (Complete registration and payment by May 15, 2017 to receive $100 off tuition). A Certificate of Completion will be provided for participants to submit to their licensing board for CEU/CME.

For more information, please contact Kevin Harrington, PhD at kmh@kevinharringtonphd.com or 612-766-9255 to schedule an intake conversation and complete the registration form (see attachment below).

This program will meet on the 3rd Fridays of the month (except for October)

Sept 15, 2017  (9:00-11:30 am)  The Whole Person Change Model

Oct 27, 2017   (9:00-11:30 am)  Stress Response and Turning off False Alarms (Meeting the 4th Friday this month)

Nov 17, 2017  (9:00-12:00 pm)  Mind-Body-Heart Balance & Mindful Movement (Kathy Flaminio, LGSW, E-RYT-200)

Dec 15, 2017   (9:00-12:00 pm) Nutrition, Energy and Sleep (Carolyn Denton, MA, LN)

Jan 19, 2018     (9:00-11:30 am) Monkey Brain and Mind/Unsettled Mind

Feb 16, 2018    (9:00-12:00 pm)  Developing a Healthy Relationship with Emotions (Tim Culbert, MD)

March 16, 2018  (9:00-11:30 am) Compassion for Self

April 20, 2018   (9:00-12:00 pm)  Depression, Anxiety and Supplements (Henry Emmons, MD)

May 18, 2018  (9:00-11:30 am) Circle of Connection, Integration and Closure

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Creating The Chemistry of Joy: Incorporating Natural Therapies and Wisdom Practices in the Treatment and Prevention of Depression
A Workshop for Health Professionals

Henry Emmons, MD

This is a workshop for any health care practitioner seeing patients with depression and anxiety who wishes to integrate effective complementary strategies into their treatment. We will explore the need for a healthy brain and how to incorporate lifestyle strategies, natural therapies and spiritual practices to support the recovery from depression and a return to more resilient state.

We will discuss the “enemies of joy” and how they affect brain health and function. The three most common types of depression will each be considered, along with their potential causes and brain chemical imbalances. Specific nutritional and other physical measures and healthy practices will be outlined for each, along with supplements and herbs that support their particular needs for restoration. We will also explore the underlying psychology, from a mindfulness perspective, for each of these three types, as well as specific practice suggestions for each.

Objectives:

    • Describe the most common “enemies of joy” and how they cause brain imbalance.
    • Distinguish the three subtypes of depression and understand the chemical imbalance and the “unskillful habits” of each.
    • Apply an understanding of the triad of health to each of the different subtypes.
    • Understand non-medicinal alternatives that can support healthy brain chemistry for each of the three subtypes of depression.
    • Discuss the principles of “the psychology of mindfulness”.
    • Understand the research linking unhappy or joyful mental states to brain function, and describe how mindfulness practice may improve those mental states.

Creating the Chemistry of Calm – Incorporating Natural Therapies and Wisdom Practices in the Treatment and Prevention of Anxiety
A Workshop for Health Professionals

Henry Emmons, MD

Anxiety disorders are easily the most common mental illnesses, affecting nearly 1 in 5 adult Americans in any given year—that’s over 40 million people per year who have a diagnosable anxiety condition—not to mention those whose suffering doesn’t quite cross the threshold into illness

Dr. Emmons will examine the anxiety epidemic through the lens of integrative psychiatry and the psychology of mindfulness. He will outline the factors that undermine resilience, and survey the science that provides hope even to those who have dealt with years of illness. We will discuss the core factors in resilience and specific nutrients, lifestyle changes and inner practices that can return anyone to a state of greater calmness and equanimity.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this presentation you will be able to:

  • List three distinct patterns of anxiety and describe the brain areas involved.
  • Understand the seven roots of resilience.
  • Identify specific nutrients, exercises and self-management skills for the subtypes of anxiety.
  • Describe how psychological and spiritual practices can enhance personal resilience.
  • Plan at least three simple changes to create your own healthier brain

Resilience Training – An Integrative Approach to the Recovery and Prevention of Depression and Anxiety
Henry Emmons, MD

Over the past decades the rates of anxiety and depression in this country have increased steadily. They are now rising rapidly worldwide. What has eroded our natural ability to bounce back from adversity? What are the preventable causes of anxiety and depression? And what can be done to regain resilience and sustain it throughout a lifetime?

As an integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Emmons will take a broad and refreshing look at these questions. He will describe the Resilience Training Program, based upon his books THE CHEMISTRY OF JOY and THE CHEMISTRY OF CALM. This uniquely integrative program brings together nutrition, exercise and an eight-week group teaching skills in the psychology of mindfulness and has been shown to improve outcomes in the treatment of depression and anxiety. We will discuss the core factors in resilience, their scientific basis, and how they can help one achieve greater vitality, equanimity, openness and connection.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this presentation you will be able to:

    • List at least 6 underlying causes of depression and anxiety.
    • Describe three distinct patterns each for anxiety and depression, as well as the chemical imbalances and brain areas involved.
    • Understand the seven roots of resilience.
    • Identify specific nutrients, exercises and self-management skills for each subtype of anxiety and depression.
    • Describe how psychological and spiritual practices can enhance personal resilience.
    • Plan at least three simple changes to create your own healthier brain.

Spiritual Aspects of Depression and Anxiety
Henry Emmons, MD

Depression, as we have come to understand it, is one of the most common and disabling illnesses in today’s world.  It is also a condition that affects every aspect of what it means to be human.  This includes the inner life, and our deepest relationships with our selves, with others and with our sense of the universal or spiritual.

In this workshop, we will explore the full range of impacts from depression and anxiety, with an emphasis on soul and spirit.  There is authentic hope for recovery from these and other stress-related conditions when a whole-person approach is offered.  We will focus upon the resilience model, which blends the most effective natural therapies with the psychology of mindfulness and inner spiritual practices.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
At the end of this presentation you will be able to:

  • Describe the most common “enemies of joy” and how they cause brain imbalance.
  • Define resilience and discuss specific practices that help restore resilience.
  • Understand non-medicinal alternatives that can support healthy brain chemistry and aid in the recovery from depression and anxiety.
  • Describe how psychological and spiritual practices can enhance personal resilience.
  • Explore depression as a spiritual experience, and discern when it can interfere with spiritual growth.