Connections:  Strengthening the Bonds Within and Between Us.
Oct
19
9:00 AM09:00

Connections: Strengthening the Bonds Within and Between Us.

Connections: Strengthening the Bonds Within and Between Us

  • How connected do you feel with yourself?

  • How attached are you to others?

  • Do you know how to increase connecting with yourself and others?

Not only are deep, satisfying connections with oneself and with others critical elements in establishing and maintaining mental health, they make life itself worth living. This half-day, experiential “playshop” explores what it means to be connected to oneself and others and guide participants through various activities that immediately increase such connections.

 When we connect with ourselves we know what we want and need, what we think and feel, and can advocate for ourselves and our loved ones. We are calmer and have adequate energy. When we connect with others we feel accepted and important. Our self-esteem rises and we are naturally propelled to give back to others.

Facilitated by author Tom Glaser, MS, this session examines why connecting with yourself and with others is so important and provides participants experiences to improve their ability to do so.

 Topics include:

  • What are deep connections with self and others?

  • What does neuroscience tell us about how we are wired to connect?

  • What behaviors establish and maintain deeper connections?  

 Activities Include:

  • Mini-lectures

  • Guided meditation

  • “Viewpointing”, guided, improvisational, mindful, joyful movement

  • Journal writing

  • Small and large-group conversation

Where:

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

Facilitator:

Psychologist and Full Heart Living author Tom Glaser, MS, LP http://www.tomglaserlp.com

Program Questions:  tom@tomglaserLP.com

Registration Questions: carolyn@partnersinresilience.com

 Cost: $80.00

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Learning to Live: Five Awakening Lessons
Oct
26
9:00 AM09:00

Learning to Live: Five Awakening Lessons

How do we open our hearts to ourselves and to others?

How do we live with an open heart?

What does it mean to be fully alive?

Learning to live is a workshop that explores three life changing events and the five lessons learned. Life is the ultimate continuing educator. Realizing and living our true life is a sacred gift we all deserve. This half day workshop explores what it means to live from the inside out—body, mind, and heart.

Join Integrative Spiritual Consultant, Catherine Duncan, in exploring what it means to be fully alive.

 Topics include:

  • What does living in the moment and listening from the heart look like?

  • What is self-compassion and why is it important?

  • Who are we in this big universe?

 Activities include:

  • Mindfulness exercise

  • Guided Meditation

  • Self-compassion exercise

  • Journal writing

  • Tapping/EFT

When
Saturday October 26, 2019
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where
Partners in Resilience Group Room, Suite 210
1409 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403

Facilitator
Rev. Catherine Duncan MA, BCC www.learningtolive.org

Cost
$80.00

Program Questions: revcduncan@gmail.com

Registration Questions: carolyn@partnersinresilience.com

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Minnesota Group Therapy Fall Conference
Nov
1
9:00 PM21:00

Minnesota Group Therapy Fall Conference

Purpose: To increase your effectiveness as a group therapist. The experiential format of this institute provides an opportunity for in-depth study of group interventions: it includes both self-reflective examination and didactic discussion of personal group experiences.

Format: Small group experientials, didactic, and group consultation/mastermind experiential. The experiential format is identical to group conferences organized by the American Group Psychotherapy Association and affiliated group therapy societies.

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to

  • Explain the components of therapeutic here-and-now activation and illumination

  • Select group leader interventions to activate and illuminate the here-and-now

  • Identify their own subjective experiences, and explore those of other participants and the group-as-a-whole experiences.

  • Incorporate mindfulness-based approaches and interventions to aid in activating and illuminating the here-and-now experience of members and the group-as-a-whole.

When:
Friday November 01, 2019
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where:
Partners in Resilience Group Room, Suite 210
1409 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403

Cost: $90.00 (Plus $15.00 for CEU credits)

Facilitators:
Nate Page
is the Group Coordinator at Carleton College Student Health and Counseling. He is the creator of Group Therapy Central LLC, which is an organization dedicated to providing high quality group therapy education and training. Nate specializes in treating shame-based concerns as they relate to depression, anxiety, and interpersonal relationships. He also specializes in group therapy for college students and is actively involved in the American Group Psychotherapy Association.


Tom Glaser is a past president of the Minnesota Group Psychotherapy Society and has been running therapy and training groups for over 30 years. Tom is the author of Full Heart Living: Conversations with the Happiest People I Know, an Amazon.com bestseller. Whether counseling individuals or groups, hosting podcasts, or teaching, his passion for helping people live their best lives flows through. For more information about Tom please visit www.tomglaserLP.com or www.fullheartliving.com.

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Sleep: the Non-Negotiable Pillar of Wellbeing
Nov
2
9:00 AM09:00

Sleep: the Non-Negotiable Pillar of Wellbeing

Do you fall asleep easily?
Do you sleep through the night?
Do you wake feeling rested and refreshed?
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.

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 choices you make throughout the day influence sleep at night.

·       Summary of medications used for sleep and effective natural alternatives

·       Strategies for calming the unsettled mind

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

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

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

Questions: carolyn@partnersinresilience.com

Cost: $80.00

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On Purpose:  Living an Authentic Life
Nov
16
9:00 AM09:00

On Purpose: Living an Authentic Life

  • What gives life purpose and meaning?

  • How do we access meaning in our lives?

  • What does it mean to be fully alive and living out our purpose and passion?

 Living a life of meaning and purpose is not only essential to mental health, it can shape the trajectory of our lives. But what is a life of meaning and purpose? How do we access it? This half-day “playshop” explores what it means to live authentically and on purpose, on a daily basis, through the body, mind, and heart.

Join integrative spiritual consultant Catherine Duncan and psychologist and author Tom Glaser, MS in exploring how living on purpose is essential to a life well lived.

Topics include:

  • What is meaning and purpose?

  • How do mindfulness of body, mind, and heart support and encourage discovering and living in alignment with our life purpose

  • What habits establish and maintain a life with deeper meaning and purpose?  

Activities Include:

  • Guided meditation

  • Values clarification exercise

  • Basic, mindful body movement

  • Journal writing

  • Small and large-group conversation

  • Draft a working purpose statement

Where:

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

Facilitators:

Rev. Catherine Duncan, MA, BCC http://www.learningtolive.org

Psychologist and Full Heart Living author Tom Glaser, MS, LP http://www.tomglaserlp.com

Questions: revcduncan@gmail.com or tom@tomglaserLP.com

Cost: $80.00

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Teen Resilience
Oct
12
9:30 AM09:30

Teen Resilience

We are excited to present a 3 hr workshop for teens (ages13-18).  This integrative, skill-based program is based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook. It integrates the research on resilience with the practice of mindfulness, movement, breath work, and life-style to  help teens build self-awareness and enhance social, physical, mental and emotional health, all needed for building resilience

Resilience Skills: Learn How To…

  • Bounce back from stress

  • Quiet the inner critic  - engage the positive visionary

  • Manage mood, worries, anxiety with skills instead of pills

  • Use movement to release tension and increase sense of calm

  • Change some habits to have more energy

  • Learn the power of mindfulness - be in the present moment

  • Balance your mind, body and heart

  • Develop self-awareness

  • Feel more confident, competent, in control  and Find more JOY

When
Saturday October 12, 2019
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
***Next offering of this Workshop will be Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

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

Facilitators
Lynda Richtsmeier Cyr, PhD, Integrative Clinical Psychologist

Rebecca Kajander, MPH, APRN, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Yoga

Cost
$95.00 per teen

Program Information:
Please send the following information to:rebeccakajander@gmail.com
Teen’s name:
Teen’s age:
Teen’s gender and preferred pronoun:
Teen’s grade:
School:

Comments from previous teen participants:

  • I learned that you don’t have to be perfect.  Be in the now. 

  • You learn more ways to be one with yourself. 

  • I really enjoyed this!  I came in nervous and knowing nobody, but then I felt super peaceful. 

  • Comforting to be surrounded by people with same struggles and anxiety

  • It went insanely fast.

  • My favorite of all activities was the imagery.  It shows how I can put myself in a different situation, and really feel it, just with my mind.

  • It was helpful to learn small exercises I could use throughout the day.

PROGRAM QUESTIONS: rebeccakajander@gmail.com

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: carolyn@partnersinresilience.com

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Pathways to Resilience: Restoring the Elements of a Joyful Life
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Pathways to Resilience: Restoring the Elements of a Joyful Life

What are the enemies of joy?

·      An unbalanced body

·      An unsettled mind

·      A disconnected heart

This ten-week program introduces you to the Nine Pathways that can help you balance the body, settle the mind and connect the heart. Based on The Chemistry of Joy Workbook, we integrate movement, nutrition, and natural therapies with the psychology of mindfulness to help you restore resilience and rediscover joy.

This program is for you if:
You experience stress, anxiety or depression and you seek new skills and perspectives to rekindle your innate resilience and capacity for joy, even if you’ve been dealing with depression or anxiety for months or years.  

What to Expect:
This program is a journey in self-discovery and a chance to learn and refine the skills that form the roots of resilience. We bring the Nine Pathways to life through short talks, experiential exercises, mindful movement, meditation, small and large group discussion and home practices. It is not a psychotherapy group, but is a perfect complement to therapy.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Create your own personalized resilience plan.

  • Balance brain chemistry through nutrition and supplements.

  • Deal effectively with inner and outer challenges to resilience.

  • Practice meditation and mindful living to calm your mind, deal skillfully with emotions, and experience connection with self and others.

But does it work?
Independent research shows that 60% of participants achieved full remission from depression. Ratings of depression and quality of life both improved by 71%. Similar improvements were found in perceived stress, anxiety and work productivity. This is a program that works.

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

Facilitators: Diane Brady-Leighton MSW, LICSW
Henry Emmons, MD (one session), Carolyn Denton, Licensed Nutritionist (two sessions)


Cost: 695.00

Questions: carolyn@partnersinresilience.com

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Inner Life Workshop for Professionals
Oct
4
9:00 AM09:00

Inner Life Workshop for Professionals

Are you drawn to your work more by a sense of calling than by having a job?
Are you driven more by what has heart and meaning than by the bottom line?
If so, this workshop is designed for you.

Healthcare professionals face diverse challenges, which contribute directly to rising rates of stress, disconnection and loss of purpose. To be fully present to the needs of our patients, we must access our inner wisdom as a guide toward connected, whole-hearted, purposeful work.

Join us for the Inner Life Workshop for Health Professionals, designed to support meaning-making and lifelong professional resilience.

Workshop Details:
When:
 October 4, 2019, 9am-4pm
Where: Westminster Presbyterian Church,  Minneapolis, MN

Cost: 175.00

Facilitators:
Henry Emmons, MD
, is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and neuroscience into his clinical work. He practices with Partners in Resilience in Minneapolis, and is a co-founder of NaturalMentalHealth.com, offering trusted information and holistic products to help individuals of all ages build their resilience and rediscover joy. Henry is the author of The Chemistry of JoyThe Chemistry of Calm, and Staying Sharp, and is in demand as a workshop and retreat leader for both healthcare professionals and the general public.

Sandra Shallcross, PhD, LP, uses an integrative approach, rooted in mindfulness, neuroscience, and narrative perspectives on wellness. She provides psychotherapy for individuals and couples. She also offers wellness consultation, training, and workshops to support healthcare providers and organizations. She is committed to providing highly effective interventions, grounded in the best scientific evidence available.

Additional Facilitators: Kathleen Feil, PhD, LP, Anjali Goel, MD, and Kathleen Hopkins, DO

For questions contact: innerlifeworkshop@gmail.com

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Finding True Self                          
Sep
14
9:00 AM09:00

Finding True Self                          

DISCOVER NEW TECHNIQUES FOR SOLVING OLD PROBLEMS

This  program provides the opportunity to  develop the Core Knowledge that lives within you through exposure to what are called  ESSENTIAL ABSOLUTES. These qualities are our true psychological  home and the  work will be focused on expanding our awareness and comfort as we learn to embody and locate these qualities.

During this 10 session group process you will have the opportunity to participate in guided experiences that will  introduce you to Mind Body Therapies, Emotional Freedom Technique (tapping), Internal Family Systems  and  Vision Cards all within the context of Attachment Therapy.  This is a time to examine  and fortify your strengths  as well as noticing  and dissolving barriers to optimal living.

This process is for you if: 

  • You are looking for some new context for persistent and nagging self doubt, depression or anxiety

  • You  want to focus on your strength and abilities and to realize your strongest self

  • You see possibility and want to actualize a new direction for yourself

  •  Challenges and hardship can be reframed in a way that doesn't overwhelm your ability to find reasonable solutions.

  •  The grief and loss that accompany  life transitions can be held in a more secure way. 

Imagine:

  • Finding  the courage to confront old wounds with new skills

  • Feeling empowerment  within the context of painful relationships

  • Focusing on learning new strategies for  patterns of self destructive behaviors.

  • Freeing yourself from the tyranny of the past and living more fully in the present
     

When
Saturdays… September 14  and November 9:  9AM-12PM
Tuesdays…September 17, 24. October 1, 8, 15, 29. November 5, 12. 6 PM-8 PM.

Where
Partners in Resilience Group Room, Suite 210 (Saturday sessions)
Suite 400 (Tuesday sessions)
1409 Willow Street, Minneapolis, MN  55403

Facilitators
Carol Wichers :MA., LICSW., LMFT. Carol has over 40 years experience in individual and couples therapy, exploring and supervising within a variety of psychological modalities”
Laurie Phillips:  Life Coach

Cost
$600.00  

Registration includes a preliminary phone conversation with Carol Wichers before the September 14th start date.       

Program Questions: carolwichers@gmail.com

Registration Questions: carolyn@partnersinresilience.com    

     

                
 

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Play and Creativity: Opening the Door on Joy
Apr
13
9:00 AM09:00

Play and Creativity: Opening the Door on Joy

Play and Creativity:  Opening the Door to Joy

 Play and creativity enhance wellbeing and reduce stress.  Yet many of us have trouble setting aside time or remembering how natural it is to play.   This class will lay groundwork for joy by inviting play and creativity back into your life.

  • Learn about the latest research on the benefits of play and creativit

  • Re-connect with your own experiences of playfulness

  • Participate in hands on activities to invite mindful pleasure

  • Decide on ways to regularly open the door to joy in your life

  • Connect with others who want to explore inviting this joy filled pillar of well- being into their lives

 Join Diane Brady-Leighton, psychotherapist, poet and former therapeutic recreation specialist for an exploration of play and creativity. This will be an interactive, participatory class.  Dress in comfortable clothing that allows for movement.  Class is limited to 16 participants so register early.

Where:

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

Facilitator:

Diane Brady-Leighton, MSW, LICSW

Program Questions: diane@dianebradyleighton.com

Registration Questions: carolyn@partnersinresileince.com

Cost: $80.00

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Raising a Resilient Child: Parent Workshop
Mar
16
9:00 AM09:00

Raising a Resilient Child: Parent Workshop

Learn strategies that help your child’s brain, body, and heart work together.

Would you like to implement innovative strategies and figure out a way to “be on the same page“ with your parenting partner?

Help your child:

  • Develop mindfulness skills to manage mood, anxiety and stress.     

  • Increase motivation, confidence and school performance.

  • Develop healthy habits for screens, sleep, nutrition, and exercise.

  • Strengthen relationships with family and friends.

When:
Saturday, March 16, 2019 
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

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

Fee: 
$100 for one parent/$150 for two parents 

Facilitator: 
Kevin Harrington, PhD  


PROGRAM QUESTIONS: KMH@KevinHarringtonPhD.com

REGISTRATION QUESTIONS: carolyn@partnersinresilience.com

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Self Compassion: A Mindfulness Practice
Mar
9
9:00 AM09:00

Self Compassion: A Mindfulness Practice

  • What is Self Compassion, and how does it differ from self care?

  • What are the barriers that keep us from being kind to ourselves and how does early life experience and “faulty neuroception” impact our ability to manage self criticism?

  • What does it mean to become our own best friend and ally?

We go to great lengths to manage the powerful emotions of self criticism and shame and often end up feeling more disconnected from ourselves and others in the process. The good news is that we are hard wired to be compassionate toward others, so how can we use this skill to tend to ourselves?

Psychotherapist Jenny Wilson will introduce the healing power of Self Compassion, a mindfulness practice that can strengthen resiliency and protect us from self criticism. She will draw upon the latest neurobiological research to help us explore the origins of self criticism and other protective emotions, and introduce mind, body and heart strategies to help us cool the fire of self judgement in our daily interactions with others.

Topics include:
• The Myths of Self Compassion
• What is your Self Compassion IQ?
• “Faulty Neuroception" and the Triune Brain
• How to develop a Self Compassion Practice

Activities include:
• Guided meditation and self reflection
• Small and large group sharing (optional) • Mindful Movement

Where:

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

Facilitators:

Jenny Wilson, MSW, LICSW is a clinical social worker who specializes in traumatic grief and loss. For more information about her work, please visit jennywilsontherapy.com

Questions: jennywilson1@yahoo.com

Cost: $80.00

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Balancing Mood with Food: A Workshop for Therapists
Oct
30
5:30 PM17:30

Balancing Mood with Food: A Workshop for Therapists

Balancing Mood with Food: A Workshop for Therapists

This is a half-day primer for you (and ultimately for your clients) about healthy eating for a healthy mind and body. Food feeds the body and influences the mind. It sends messages to the brain and body about how it is going to behave.

Communications are constantly being transmitted about energy, mood, emotions, concentration and wellbeing. 

You’ll learn:

  • The “recipe” for creating positive neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine in your brain.

  • How to escape cravings.

  • How stress can sabotage even the best-laid eating plan.

  • About the physiology/science that connects the mind and the body.

  • How to identify whole foods and single nutrients that support a well-functioning body and a clear mind.

  • Strategies to blunt the effects of stress as it relates to eating.

  • How to develop an implementation plan for yourself and your clients.

Facilitator:  Carolyn Denton MA, LN.

Carolyn practices nutritional therapy privately with Partners in Resilience and teaches Functional Nutrition at the University of Minnesota. She is a co-author, with Henry Emmons, MD, of The Chemistry of Joy Workbook.

 
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Taking in the Good: Creating New Pathways to Joy
Oct
1
5:30 PM17:30

Taking in the Good: Creating New Pathways to Joy

In a very real sense, we are what we experience. Our sense of ourselves, our ideas and expectations, our very lives are all created as we experience daily life. Unfortunately, we humans seem to be wired for tuning in to the negative. We’re 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,” as someone has said. In this half-day experiential workshop we will explore and practice techniques for “taking in the good” from Rick Hanson, author of Hardwiring Happiness: the New Brain Science of Contentment, Calm and Confidence (Harmony Books)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. 

You’ll learn:

·      How to understand your brain’s “negativity bias” and how to counter it by creating neural networks that support resilience and well-being.

·      How to build your inner resources by using a simple three-step process for having, enriching, and absorbing positive experiences.

·      How to use these resources to build your sense of security, positive mood, strength, self-worth, and contentment…literally “hardwiring happiness” into the brain

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

 
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