We Are Partners In Resilience
We offer workshops and one-on-one sessions to help with stress-related conditions like anxiety and depression.
Our work is guided by the belief that resilience is our essential nature, woven into our being as a natural capacity to restore and recover, so that we can experience the joy and well being that are our birthright.
Much of human suffering originates in
the body, due to physical imbalances and toxicity;
the mind, when it is conditioned and unsettled;
the heart, in the form of separation from our inner self, from others, or from a source of deeper meaning for our lives.
We believe that transformative change involves the whole person, and that healing can come about through physical, mental, and spiritual means, woven together. The process of transformation doesn’t mean you have to embark on a major self-improvement project. Small changes over time will lead to great results.
The foundation of this transformation is acceptance of self, of others, and of life as it is.
Everyone can grow in their capacity for joy and deepen their sense of connectedness with a source of wisdom, acceptance, generosity, and love.
We get best at what we practice regularly, and we can organize that practice by constantly cultivating the Nine Pathways to Resilience.
What We’ve Accomplished
We’ve presented our work to thousands of people in a wide variety of settings – corporations, colleges, churches, and nonprofits. We’ve trained hundreds of mental health professionals in the foundations of our resilience model, and developed a Resilience-Based Training and Consultation Group for professionals.
We’ve also developed and delivered a variety of complementary workshops on topics essential to living resiliently – recovery from shame, self-acceptance and compassion, and living mindfully. Our seasonal one-day retreats create opportunities for renewal, reflection, and connection in relaxed settings
The Chemistry of Joy Workbook, published by New Harbinger Press, captures the essentials of our resilience-based, integrative approach to the treatment of depression and anxiety. We’ve presented a 10-week course based on the Workbook to hundreds of people, and we’ve recorded meditations to accompany the Workbook, too.
About Henry Emmons
Henry Emmons, MD, is an integrative psychiatrist who weaves together mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness teachings, and other holistic approaches to mental health problems like depression and anxiety. He’s a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, the interface between spirituality and mental health, and personal and professional renewal.
A founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health, Henry has developed programs on mindfulness and professional self-care for the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing, and on resilience for the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
He’s a co-founder of NaturalMentalHealth.com, a website offering trusted information and holistic products to help people of all ages optimize their mental health and build resilience in mind, body, and spirit.
Henry is the author of four books:
The Chemistry of Joy: A Three Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom (Simon and Schuster, 2005)
The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety (Simon and Schuster, 2010)
The Chemistry of Joy Workbook: Overcoming Depression Using the Best of Brain Science, Nutrition and The Psychology of Mindfulness (New Harbinger, 2012)
Staying Sharp: 9 Keys to a Youthful Brain Through Modern Science and Ancient Wisdom (Simon and Schuster, 2015)
About Carolyn Denton
Carolyn Denton, MA, LN, identifies underlying physiological imbalances that contribute to chronic health issues. Food is information. The body requires nutrients for direction and function. What and how we eat is the natural solution to restoring balance.
Stress influences the body in profound ways: digestion, sleep, mood, concentration and even how we store energy are all affected. Carolyn incorporates mindful eating and meditative practices to enhance vitality and reduce stress.
For two decades, Carolyn has successfully partnered with a variety of clients to help them achieve optimal health and well being. Areas of expertise include:
• Autoimmune diseases
• Anxiety and depression
• Food sensitivities and intolerances
• Integrative Nutrition
• Blood sugar imbalances
• Skin conditions
• Digestive problems
• Inflammatory conditions
• Sleep issues
• Heart health
• Holistic Nutrition
• Insulin resistance
Carolyn delivers nutrition education programs in clinical, educational, and corporate settings. She has published articles in a variety of magazines and periodicals and wrote the nutritional content for Taking Charge of Your Health, the website of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. She also teaches Functional Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. Carolyn holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition with an emphasis on nutrition and aging. Carolyn is currently at work on a book that addresses the nutritional saboteurs of health and well-being.