Courses

Sleep: The Non-Negotiable

 

Pillar of Wellbeing

 

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Do you fall asleep easily? Do you sleep through the night?
Do you wake feeling rested and refreshed?
Is your energy more or less steady throughout the day?

Sleep is the central lifestyle measure for the brain, mood and overall health, yet many are unable to achieve normal, restorative patterns of sleep, even with the help of medications. Sleep is also one of the main requirements for recovering fully from depression, anxiety or other illnesses.

Join Henry Emmons and Carolyn Denton
for this half-day workshop on why sleep is so important, and how to improve your own sleep.

Topics include:
* The science of sleep-what does it do for us?
* Sleep physiology and why diet sets the stage for normal sleep patterns
* Daily rhythms and how the choices you make throughout the day influence your sleep at night
* Summary of medications used for sleep and effective natural alternatives
* Strategies for calming the unsettled mind

Where: Partners in Resilience
1409 Willow Street, Suite 210
Minneapolis, MN 55403

When: Saturday. April 29, 2017
9:00AM-12:00 Noon

Fee: $75.00

Facilitators: Henry Emmons MD, Integrative Psychiatrist
Carolyn Denton, MA, Licensed Nutritionist

FOR QUESTIONS EMAIL CAROLYN DENTON:  carolyn@partnersinresilience.com

TO REGISTER CLICK HERE

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PATHWAYS TO RESILIENCE:

 

Restoring the Elements of a Joyful Life 

This ten-week program, based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook, integrates the best of movement, nutrition and supplements, and the psychology and practice of mindfulness to help you restore your resilience and rediscover joy – even if you have been dealing with depression or anxiety for months or years.

This program is for you if:

  • You are struggling with overwhelm – the feeling that you don’t have enough time, energy or personal resources to meet life’s demands.
  • Depression or anxiety are part of your past or present experience.
  • You are looking for new skills and perspectives that empower you to improve your sense of physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual wellbeing, and to increase your sense of personal choice and effectiveness.
  • You accept that life is complex and solutions require more than a pill or other one-step interventions.

Program benefits include:

  • Assessing your resilience skills and building an individualized program to enhance your overall health and well-being
  • Identifying and dealing effectively with the challenges you face in creating a resilient life.
  • Learning the latest information on balancing brain chemistry through nutrition and supplements
  • Practicing meditation and mindful living to help calm your mind, deal skillfully with emotions, and open your heart to connection with self and others
  • Experiencing group support and encouragement in making lifestyle changes

FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

 

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  TEEN RESILIENCE PROGRAM

Dates to be announced

We are excited to have a resilience program for teenagers. This is a four-week program especially developed for adolescents, grades 10-12.  Kevin Harrington and Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr facilitate this program and the fourth week includes a parent session. The focus of the fourth session is to provide parents with information on what has been covered during the Teen Resilience Seminar. Parents will also learn how they can help their teens continue to develop resilience skills at home. The fourth session is two hours. The first hour and a half the teens and their parents are in their respective groups. The last half-hour is combined teens and parents.

The Teen Resilience Program 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.  This program is based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook and integrates the best of movement, nutrition and supplements, and the psychology and practice of mindfulness to help teenagers to develop resilience skills.

Teenagers often feel overwhelmed with the challenges of their life. This can lead to stress, depression, at risk behaviors and feelings of isolation. The Teen Resilience Program uses the teenager’s everyday life to develop resilience skills that can result in teens feeling empowered to live a life of less stress and more joy. The group format helps teenagers learn to make lifestyle changes in a fun and supportive environment. The facilitators have years of experience working with teenagers and brain, body and heart skills.

Core Topics:

  • Developing skills and perspectives that empower you to improve your sense of physical, mental/emotional, and spiritual well-being, and to increase your sense of personal choice, self-control and effectiveness.
  • Build an individualized program to enhance your overall health and well-being.
  • Practicing meditation and mindful living to help calm your mind, deal skillfully with emotions, and open your heart to connection with self and others.
  • Learn the latest information on balancing brain chemistry through nutrition and supplements to help you sleep better, feel more calm and improve your mood.
  • Develop the ability to utilize specific techniques to manage emotions, transitions, and stressors.

When:                    To be announced
Facilitators:       Kevin Harrington, PhD,   Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD
For Questions:  Contact Kevin Harrington at kmh@kevinharringtonphd.com

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 TAKING IN THE GOOD: Creating New Pathways to Joy

In a very real sense, we are what we experience. Our lives, our sense of ourselves, our ideas and expectations are all created as we experience daily life. Unfortunately, we humans seem to be wired for tuning in to the negative. We are often hyper-focused on what’s wrong, not what’s right, with our lives. This “negativity bias” makes our minds “like Velcro for the negative and Teflon for the positive”. In this four session experiential workshop we will explore and practice techniques for “taking in the good” from Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness. By training our attention to focus on and soak up what’s pleasant, affirming, and positive in our daily lives, we can build reservoirs of positive experience that profoundly affect our moods, resilience, and capacity for joy.

CORE TOPICS

  • Understanding our brain’s “negativity bias” and how to counter that by our own ability to create neural networks that support our resilience and well-being
  • Building our inner resources by using a simple 3-step process for having, enriching, and absorbing positive experiences
  • Learning to use these resources to build our sense of security, positive mood, strength, self-worth, and contentment…literally “hardwiring happiness” into the brain

Facilitator:        Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP.  specializes in applying Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices to her work as a psychotherapist. She is co-founder of Loring Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Center, and founding member of Partners in Resilience. Susan has twenty-plus years of experience in meditation and psychotherapy, and has a deep appreciation for the power of our attention to create joy in daily living.

Questions?       Contact Susan at 612.874.8608, or email susan@partnersinresilience.com

 

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PRACTICING SELF-COMPASSION

A One-Day Experiential Workshop

   

“A moment of self-compassion can change your entire day

A string of such moments can change the course of your life.”

                                                                      – Chris Germer, PhD, Author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion

Research has begun to show that self-compassion training results in decreased depression and anxiety, increased life-satisfaction, and even changes in the neural pathways of the brain. We know from experience that self-compassion is a pathway to freedom from the life-limiting practices of self-rejection and judgment that many of us have perfected over the years. This day of experiencing many ways to be kind to yourself will support your efforts to create a string of self-compassionate moments, the foundation of a life of self-acceptance and joy. We will draw on the work of Kristin Neff, PhD (author of Self-Compassion: Stop Beating Up on Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind), and Christopher Germer, PhD (author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion).

 

CORE TOPICS

  • Learning the key elements of self –compassion and how to integrate them into your daily life
  • Learn simple practices of taking a “Compassion Break”, the Compassionate Body Scan, and developing your own “self-compassion mantra” for use in difficult times.
  • Creating and practicing a personalized Loving-kindness Meditation
  • Designing a simple self-compassion practice plan to carry into your daily life

 

Facilitator:        Susan Bourgerie, MA, LP. Susan specializes in applying Buddhist psychology and mindfulness practices to her work as a psychotherapist. She has a special interest in supporting others to move from shame to self-acceptance and self-compassion. She is co-founder of Loring Psychotherapy & Mindfulness Center, and founding member of Partners in Resilience.

Questions?       Contact Susan at 612.874.8608, or email susan@partnersinresilience.com

 

 

 

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