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Annual Conference October 7, 2017

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Program details subject to change!



Harvest of Hope
"Winning at Wellness"




Not wheelchair accessible.= This workshop not wheelchair accessible.




Detailed Workshop Descriptions



I. Ask the Doctor
William Hayes, MD, & Michael Chen, MD
Drs. Hayes and Chen will answer your questions about mental health issues affecting adults, children and adolescents.

J. Borderline Personality Disorder: A Workshop on Hope for Families
Ann Costello, MA, & Matt Costello, MA
Learn about Borderline Personality Disorder and how the NEA-BPD's Family Connections program brings skills, knowledge, and hope to families

K. Ask the Social Worker Not wheelchair accessible.
Carol Rickard, LCSW. TTS
Do you have an unanswered question about your own care or that of a loved one? Do you need help navigating the healthcare system? Now is your chance to receive advice.

L. Music and Wellness
Tanya Gabrielian, MA, & John Haag, D.Min
Active listening to music has a positive effect on our physical well-being. We will be using live music to draw awareness to the present and help calm our body and mind.

M. Metta/Zen Meditation Not wheelchair accessible.
Serita Scott

The goals of metta (loving kindness meditation) and zazen (Zen meditation) are to liberate us from our tenacious hold on suffering. Discover freedom in the present moment.

N. A Support Group Experience
Ethan Evans, MS

Experience the therapeutic benefits of sharing personal stories with others facing similar challenges in a safe, confidential, and supportive milieu.

O. Working with Dreams: Energizing Your Life
Diana Doyle Clark, M.Div

Learn to unlock the mysterious language of dreams and to understand the meaning of dream symbols. Increase self-awareness and creativity in waking life by building a re- lationship with unexplored aspects of your inner life.

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