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September 2015

An Intimate Look at Dementia: Examining Issues Surrounding Intimacy and Ethics for People Living with Dementia

September 10, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC Registration is required prior to the event.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room. Please click here for event flyer. In collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter ABOUT THE SPEAKER Ann Marie McDonald, MBA, MEd, and Outreach Manager, Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter Ann Marie has…

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Recovering Our Children – Dealing Successfully with Substance Abuse and the Threat of New Poisons (Designer Drugs)

September 15, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC Registration is required prior to the event.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room. WITH A SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY LIEUTENANT ROBERT HENRY.  Lieutenant Henry will give a brief presentation on what simple items can be bought from a store in order to create a designer drug as well as…

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Lunch and Learn: Self-Esteem and Our 2015 Teens

September 23, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will focus on ways our teens’ self-esteem is affected by issues going on in today’s society and healthy ways to help them overcome poor self-esteem.  We will talk about how adults can help to facilitate the growth of healthy self-esteem and other resources for therapeutic settings if needed. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Registration is required prior to the event.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Click here…

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The Link Between Suicide and Social Media

September 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM What is suicide?  Could you tell if someone you knew and loved was suicidal?  Could it be possible that your loved one’s Twitter followers know more about his or her mental well-being than you do?  How or should you monitor your loved one’s use of social media?  In addition to addressing these and other questions, learn how to create spaces and moments for high touch in a high tech age. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW,…

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Warning Signs of Relational Violence: Recognizing the Key Signs in Order to Help Others

September 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Domestic violence is a pattern of intentional, abusive behavior that one intimate partner exerts over another as a way of gaining power and control.  Domestic violence can include physical, sexual, emotional, economic, and psychological abuse.  Domestic violence can happen to anyone. Statistically, one in three women will be a victim of some form of domestic abuse in her lifetime (CDC, 2013).  This workshop will cover myths and facts about domestic violence and teach you the signs to look for…

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October 2015

The Autism Family Across the Lifespan: Caring for the Individual and the Family

October 1, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM A child’s diagnosis of Autism impacts the entire family as priorities shift, finances are stretched, and roles and responsibilities are thinned. Frequently, professionals and family members alike focus primarily on the child with Autism, and the family system is overlooked. Help increase the quality of life for one Autism Family by attending a workshop that reviews Autism Spectrum Disorder across the lifespan, for both the individual and the family. Learn the signs and symptoms of Autism, the…

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The Power of Healing Prayer

October 5, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Rev. Picot as she discusses the power of healing prayer and how our spiritual lives impact our physical and psychological wellbeing.  Rev. Picot will share what Bible says about disease and healing as well as the benefits of healing ministry, based on the model used at Harnhill. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be…

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The Role of Faith and Spirituality in Mental Health

October 6, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM People are often surprised to learn that individuals in psychological distress are more likely to go to a clergy member for assistance before a mental health care provider.  Positive religious engagement has numerous benefits for individuals struggling with mental health difficulties.  However, the role of faith and spirituality in mental health is not a topic that is often discussed.  In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will answer the question “What if the mental health and faith communities worked…

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Recovering from Trauma: Sensory Based Treatment Integrating Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Dimensions

October 8, 2015 @ 9:00 am - October 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE Dr. Burke, an internationally recognized speaker and expert in trauma and healing, will equip you to recognize and respond to the ways that the body and mind reveal unspeakable events which have been hidden in secret.  Journey through the mystery and drama, and the repetition of unhealed trauma, to gain illuminating insight into our culture’s mental health crisis, which encompasses an epidemic of anxiety, depression, suicide, eating disorders, and sexual and chemical addictions.  The goal of the conference is to learn…

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Lunch and Learn: Heart Disease and the Impact on Emotional Well-Being

October 14, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Cardiovascular disease and events such as a heart attack, stroke, or major heart surgery commonly also involve sadness, depression, anxiety, or traumatic stress. However, depression is a risk factor for adverse medical outcomes in patients with heart disease and should not be ignored. This presentation will discuss the emotional impact on individuals and their families/caregivers and the importance of caring for the behavioral and psychological health after a cardiovascular event and while living with chronic heart disease.…

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The Journey to Healing and Love: Getting Beyond Abuse

October 14, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Rick as he shares his personal story of healing.  Rick’s mission is to help all those who have experienced abuse by demonstrating how NOT to remain a victim by regaining self-respect, confidence and love of self. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room. Click here…

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How We Can Transform Ourselves: My Journey From Breast Cancer

October 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Certain that longevity was her birthright, Ruth was stunned to be diagnosed with breast cancer at 42 while nursing her baby. After treatment, she was determined to effect change. Galvanized to help others, Ruth began lobbying at the Knesset (Israeli parliament) and at local municipalities to promote health and equal access to medical care for Israeli and Palestinians women, including ultraorthodox women, women hailing from the periphery, and women with disabilities. Her message: empowered, we can all…

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Mindfulness, Acceptance, and Compassion in Service of Suicide Prevention

October 27, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Suicide risk is a high-stress topic that can strain relationships, whether within the family, among friends, or between therapist and client. With all good intentions, one’s determination to save a life can translate into a tug-of-war that promotes conflict rather than collaborative problem-solving.  This presentation will summarize recent developments in the fields of psychotherapy and suicidology that show the potential of a mindful acceptance perspective for sustaining an alliance between a suicidal individual and his or her…

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Lunch and Learn: The Healing Power of Theophostic Prayer

October 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM We all struggle to some degree with anxiety, anger, addiction or depression, even if we are believers. With a simple yet profound method of inner healing prayer, Jesus brings truth that sets us free from these struggles. Come learn about and witness a life-changing experience with God. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Please click here for event flyer. ABOUT THE SPEAKER…

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November 2015

How to Beat the Odds of Heart Disease

November 3, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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ABOUT THE PROGRAM Heart disease is the #1 killer in the United States.  Are you at risk for heart disease?  Please come and learn about cardiac risk factors and how you may be able to prevent heart disease.  Join Catey Carter to learn about heart disease prevention and a state-of-the-art comprehensive cardiac health study now underway.  The Century Health Study seeks to prove that an aggressive preventative treatment plan of diagnostic testing, appropriate medication, and lifestyle improvements can prevent heart…

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Psychotherapy and Faith Conference: Illuminating the Sacred in Healing Relationships

November 6, 2015 @ 7:15 am - 4:00 pm

ISH’s Psychotherapy & Faith Conference is in its 24th year. This year promises to be outstanding and provide cutting edge experience for practicing psychiatrists, psychotherapists, social workers, mental health professionals, chaplains, clergy and interested public. The theme for the conference is “Illuminating the Sacred in Healing Relationships.” There is steadily emerging literature about the influence of religious and spiritual factors on health outcomes. Examples of this literature include Positive and Negative Religious Coping (Pargament, 1998), Spiritual Struggles (Pargament and Lomax,…

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Lunch and Learn: Worried About Your Memory? It May Not Be Dementia.

November 11, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Memory lapses are not always caused by dementia.  Many adults over 50 worry about becoming forgetful; it is natural to feel uneasy when you forget something.  However, many memory lapses are simply the result of normal aging changes, not a serious illness.  How can you tell the difference?  Sally will review situations attributed to age-related changes and share lifestyle habits that can increase your chances of aging successfully. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE…

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SESSION CANCELLED – Mental Illness Q&A

November 19, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS SESSION WILL NOT BE MEETING. Sessions will resume on December 17. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, CEO, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. The New York Times, USA Today, Fox, MSNBC, Yahoo!, and…

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December 2015

Lunch and Learn: Starting the End of Life Conversation

December 9, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM According to one national survey; 9 in 10 Americans want to discuss their own and their loved ones' end-of-life care.  But only about 3 in 10 Americans have actually done so.  It's always too soon until it's too late.  We know that no single conversation can cover all the decisions that you and your family may face. What a conversation can do is provide a shared understanding of what matters most to all.  This can make it…

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Mental Health First Aid

December 11, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

PLEASE NOTE: Payment must be made Eagle Enterprises, NOT the Hope and Healing Center . To register, please click here to fill out the form and email it to gary.eagleton@swbell.net, fax to 713 682-0023 or mail to: EAGLE Enterprises, Attn: Gary G. Eagleton, 1062 W. Donovan, Suite E, Houston, TX 77091 Registration is complete once the form has been sent. Click here for event flyer. ABOUT THE PROGRAM Someone you know could be experiencing a mental illness or crisis. You can help them. You are more likely to…

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Living Hope Group – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 24, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. The Living Hope Group is a 12-week curriculum-based support group for adult female survivors of childhood or adult sexual abuse, assault, or domestic violence. This dynamic group provides a safe place for survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. The group is led by Madeline Stiers, Mental Health Coach at the Hope and Healing Center . Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Men’s AA

December 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*This is a men's only meeting* Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Matters of the Heart Support Group – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 24, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. His Father's Heart Ministries Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Men’s AA

December 25, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. *This is a men's only meeting* Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous (SLAA) – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 28, 2015 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. A program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial  

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Men’s AA

December 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. *This is a men's only meeting* Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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The Sage Group Al-Anon

December 28, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. The Al-Anon Family Groups are a fellowship of relatives and friends of alcoholics who share their experience, strength, and hope in order to solve their common problems. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Gambler’s Anonymous

December 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. Gambler’s Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Gam-Anon – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. Gam-Anon is a 12 Step self-help fellowship of men and women who have been affected by the gambling problem of a loved one. We know that living with the effects of a loved one’s gambling can be too devastating to bear without help. Through Gam-Anon we find our way back to a normal way of thinking and living whether or not our loved ones continue to gamble. Closest Bus Lines:…

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Co-Dependents Anonymous (CODA) – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 28, 2015 @ 7:15 pm - 8:30 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. A fellowship of men and women whose common purpose is to develop healthy relationships. The only requirement for membership is a desire for healthy and loving relationships. We gather together to support and share with each other in a journey of self-discovery — learning to love the self. Living the program allows each of us to become increasingly honest with ourselves about our personal histories and our own codependent behaviors.…

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Gambler’s Anonymous – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. Gambler’s Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from a gambling problem. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Women’s AA – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 29, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. *This is a women's only meeting* Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial  

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Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 29, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. A program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Co-Ed Speaker Meeting for Alcoholics Anonymous

December 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Co-Sex Addicts (COSA) – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 30, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. COSA is a 12 Step Program to help loved ones of sex addicts.  Please contact us for further questions. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Support Group

December 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. For individuals living with depression and bipolar disorders. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Parents of Alcoholics – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 30, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. Provides answers to parents concerning their role in dealing with their child’s substance abuse problem, and helps parents learn to communicate more effectively with their children. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Living Hope Group – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 31, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. The Living Hope Group is a 12-week curriculum-based support group for adult female survivors of childhood or adult sexual abuse, assault, or domestic violence. This dynamic group provides a safe place for survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. The group is led by Madeline Stiers, Mental Health Coach at the Hope and Healing Center . Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Men’s AA

December 31, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

*This is a men's only meeting* Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Matters of the Heart Support Group – CLOSED for the Christmas holiday

December 31, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

This group will not meet due to the Christmas holiday. His Father's Heart Ministries Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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January 2016

Men’s AA

January 1, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS GROUP WILL MEET IN THE COMMUNITY ROOM DUE TO THE CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY. *This is a men's only meeting* Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Alzheimer’s Disease and the MIND Diet: Nutrition, Cognition, and Memory

January 12, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY. Please call to be put on the wait list: 713-830-4143 ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Richard Elbein, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Association, Houston and Southeast Chapter, and registered and licensed dietitian, for a discussion of the MIND Diet's development, its components, and the potential benefits of this promising new eating plan. According to a recent study published in Alzheimer's & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, the food choices you make on a daily basis might…

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Lunch and Learn: Money and Spirituality – Making Money Count

January 27, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

  ABOUT THE PROGRAM Come and hear Ann explore the drama, seduction and lure of money and learn about the very real spiritual aspect and energy of money. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Ann McMaster, MA, LPC, and Senior Trainer, More to Life Ann has degrees in Social Work and Psychology and a Master's Degree in Behavioral Science. She is a…

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February 2016

Lunch and Learn: The Heartsync Model – Healing the Brokenhearted and Freeing the Heart from Addiction

February 24, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of the Heartsync model is to release trauma, false beliefs and unresolved conflict and to receive truth and a new role assignment from God. Once these parts of the heart -- Function, Guardian and Emotion -- resolve their conflict between God and with one another, an individual is free to be the person God intended as well as to live with a whole heart. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Registration is required prior…

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March 2016

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

March 2, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us to learn more about Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)  and the difficulties in managing emotions for those who have the disorder or other issues with coping with emotions.  Dr. Hall, along with individuals in recovery, will discuss the ways in which you can best communicate and help your loved one and understand their experiences.  Learn communication and coping strategies that can help with the emotional intensity that often has loved ones walking on eggshells. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs will be…

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Understanding PTSD: A Guide for Veterans, Their Families, and Community

March 8, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This talk will cover typical signs and symptoms of PTSD in Veterans as well as common ways that PTSD affects Veterans’ families, friends, and employment. We will discuss common misperceptions about PTSD and explore the latest research on effective treatments for PTSD, including both medications and therapy.  Local and national resources for Veterans and their families will be provided. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, and LPC REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED…

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Lunch and Learn: Early Stage Memory Loss – When to Call Your Health Care Professional

March 9, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Has your dad been having challenges with calculating the tip at dinner?  Has your mom started repeating the same stories over and over?  Does your spouse keep losing things or putting them in unusual places?  Signs of the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease aren’t always clear and can be challenging to manage.  In this presentation, Sally will share the early warning signs of dementia, offer tips on how to manage your loved one,…

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Mental Illness Q&A

March 17, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO SPRING BREAK. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, CEO, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute (HHCI) in Houston, TX and adjunct professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine and the Department of Psychology at the University of Houston. The New York Times,…

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April 2016

Lunch and Learn: Cultivating Peace in Marriage – Thoughts on Attachment, Emotional Regulation, and Mindfulness

April 13, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In our marriages, what are the roots of the pain we experience? How do we get back to or maintain what it means to be an “us” in our marriages? Erik will describe where our deepest emotional needs originate and how they shape our approach to relationships. He will present a practical model for how to honestly assess ourselves and our spouses in such a way that our marriages are a place where peace is cultivated. Bring…

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Mental Illness Q&A – CANCELLED

April 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS SESSION HAS BEEN CANCELLED. THE NEXT SESSION WILL BE JUNE 16TH.    

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May 2016

Ethical and Spiritual Considerations in Dementia Care

May 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Julie Kutac, MA, Religious Studies and PhD, Medical Humanities, for this presentation. Objectives of this seminar include the following: • Articulate the moral challenge of memory loss within modern society. • Define “redescription” as a mode of ethical thinking. • Differentiate between medical, psychological, and philosophical scripts of dementia. • Evaluate new ways of morally and spiritually connecting with persons with dementia. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for LCSW, LMFT, LPC, and…

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Lunch and Learn: Cultivating Self-Compassion: The First Step to Healing

May 11, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Have you noticed how kind and caring you are to your friends and relatives when they are suffering? Do you give yourself the same level of compassion when you are in pain? This presentation will help you recognize your own suffering and compassionately embrace it to become more whole. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Click here for event flyer. Registration is required prior to the event.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the…

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Mental Illness Q&A – Postponed

May 19, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THE NEXT MENTAL ILLNESS Q&A WILL TAKE PLACE JUNE 16TH. Click here for more information.

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June 2017

The Spiritual Roots of AA’s 12 Steps

June 24, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP This workshop brings to life the spiritual principles and practices of Alcoholics Anonymous from their Oxford Group roots to the present day. It focuses on early AA’s lost, but life-changing practice known as Two Way Prayer. The workshop is open to members of any 12 Step fellowship and to spiritual seekers of all stripes. Many in recovery struggle to find a simple and effective prayer and meditation practice. AA Co-Founder Bill Wilson wrote: “something was lost from A.A. when we stopped emphasizing the morning…

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September 2017

Aging with Grace: Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities

September 20, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient. When was the last time you read this document? In this presentation, Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the key features, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be followed. *This event will be held in the Payne Education Center, Room 217 of St. Martin's Episcopal Church*…

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Helping Yourself and Others Deal with Stress and Loss After the Storm

September 20, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In this presentation Dr. Stanford will offer guidance on recognizing the signs of and minimizing the impact of disaster-caused stress. Understanding the difference between a normal stress response to a traumatic event and post-traumatic stress disorder will also be discussed. Support during this time is important for all who experience a disaster, especially children, older adults, and vulnerable individuals. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Matthew S. Stanford,…

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Mutual Aid After Harvey: Addressing Community Mental Health

September 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM How has Hurricane Harvey affected our mental health? How do we respond to loss? How has the storm affected our perspectives on what it means to live in Houston? Join us for a presentation by Erica Fletcher, PhD, and a group discussion following. Erica is and social researcher, filmmaker, and the Hope and Healing Institute’s Zorich Fellow on Mental Health Policy. She will discuss landscapes of mental distress and possibilities for community healing within her urban homeland…

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Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

September 27, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions.  However, there are other legal considerations of aging, and Al Vacek, a board-certified estate planning and probate lawyer will help you to understand the key considerations, including ways to bequeath your earthly possessions, as well as understand other documents that may be needed as we age. *This event will be held in the Payne Education Center, Room 217 of St. Martin’s Episcopal…

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Addressing Children’s Mental Health Needs in the Wake of the Storm

September 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure. In most cases, depending on the risk factors present, distressing responses are temporary. In this presentation the clinical staff of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute will educate parents and grandparents on how best to comfort and care for their children in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.

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October 2017

Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

October 4, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Studies show that most of us prefer to remain in our own homes as we age, but we may need help to do so or may need to consider alternatives. Robin Ferris, a Licensed Master Social Worker, will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home. *This event will be held in the Payne Education Center, Room 217 of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church*

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Training in Community Mental Health and Mutual Aid

October 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

We are neighbors working together to cope with the social, mental, and spiritual effects of Hurricane Harvey. Join us for a training session on providing peer support, navigating public mental health resources, and facilitating community events to address mental wellbeing in your area. Trainees from this event will have the opportunity to participate in Bayou Action Street Health's volunteer efforts in Houston and the surrounding areas. No prior experience is needed.   Facilitator: Erica Fletcher, PhD, Community Health Worker Instructor…

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Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

October 11, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care.  A Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant, Treadway Brogdon helps individuals and families to define their financial goals and execute them, and will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years.

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April 2018

Aging with Grace: Health Care Rights and Responsibilities

April 11, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient. When was the last time you read this document?  In this presentation, Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the key features, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be followed. Click here for event flyer.  

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Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

April 18, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions.  However, there are other legal considerations of aging, and Al Vacek, a board-certified estate planning and probate lawyer will help you to understand the key considerations, including ways to bequeath your earthly possessions, as well as understand other documents that may be needed as we age. Click here for event flyer.

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Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

April 25, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Studies show that most of us prefer to remain in our own homes as we age, but we may need help to do so or may need to consider alternatives. Robin Ferris, a Licensed Master Social Worker, will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home. Click here for event flyer.

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May 2018

Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

May 2, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care. A Chartered Life Underwriter and Chartered Financial Consultant, Treadway Brogdon helps individuals and families to define their financial goals and execute them, and will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years. Click here for event flyer.

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December 2020

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Community EMPOWER

December 1, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056 United States

Join Dr. Matt Stanford as he presents a Virtual Empower training. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions relating to Mental Health.

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March 2021

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Community EMPOWER

March 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On March 2nd, increase your understanding of the importance of mental health awareness with this free workshop led by Dr. Matthew Stanford. During this training, you will gain the tools to identify mental illness, develop appropriate situational responses, and connect those in distress with professional help. During this training, you will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding mental health.

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EMPOWER in San Antonio

March 25 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 am

Gateway to Hope is going to San Antonio! On March 25th, increase your understanding of the importance of mental health awareness with this free workshop led by Dr. Matthew Stanford. During this in-person and virtual training, you will gain the tools to identify mental illness, develop appropriate situational responses, and connect those in distress with professional help. Registration begins at 8:30 AM CST. Training occurs from 9:00 AM CST to 11:00 AM CST. San Antonio has a long history of…

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May 2021

GTH Training: Creating a Supportive Community

May 20 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056 United States

GTH is excited to continue making an impact in San Antonio, TX! On May 20th from 9 AM - 11 AM CT, we will be conducting a training that will teach you how to create a supportive community for those struggling with their mental health, specifically as a result of trauma. *This training will be offered both in-person at our facility in Houston and live-streamed for those that cannot attend in person.

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June 2021

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Community EMPOWER

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056 United States

On June 8th, increase your understanding of the importance of mental health awareness with this free workshop led by Dr. Matthew Stanford. During this training, you will gain the tools to identify mental illness, develop appropriate situational responses, and connect those in distress with professional help. During this training, you will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding mental health.

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Community EMPOWER in Spanish

June 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Rd
Houston, TX 77056 United States

On June 15th, increase your understanding of the importance of mental health awareness with this free workshop led by Dr. Matthew Stanford. During this training, you will gain the tools to identify mental illness, develop appropriate situational responses, and connect those in distress with professional help. During this training, you will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding mental health. (El 15 de Junio, aumente su comprensión de la importancia de la conciencia sobre la salud mental con este taller…

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August 2021

Private Event: Empower at Change Happens!

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Private Event

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September 2021

Private Event: EMPOWER in Schools at The Benefit Company/Atlanta Schools

September 8

Private event

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Mental Health Coach Networking Event

September 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

During our September Mental Health Coach Networking Event, we will be discussing the differences between the following providers: Licensed Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapist, Clinical Social Workers, Clinical Psychologists, School Psychologist, School Counselors, Psychologists, Psychiatrist and Primary Care Providers.

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Private Event: EMPOWER in Schools at Casey Family Services

September 21 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am

Private event

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Community Empower: Mental Health Awareness Training

September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On September 21st, increase your understanding of the importance of mental health awareness with this free workshop led by Dr. Matthew Stanford. During this training, you will gain the tools to identify mental illness, develop appropriate situational responses, and connect those in distress with professional help.

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Private Event: EMPOWER in Schools at Recreate-TT

September 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Private Event: EMPOWER in Schools at Yorkshire Academy

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Private event

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Community EMPOWER in Spanish

September 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

On September 28th, increase your understanding of the importance of mental health awareness with this free workshop led by our Community Education Coordinator, Carolina Vargas. During this training, you will gain the tools to identify mental illness, develop appropriate situational responses, and connect those in distress with professional help. During this training, you will have the opportunity to ask questions regarding mental health.

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Private Event: EMPOWER at Casa El Buen Samaritano

September 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Private event

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October 2021

Private Event: GTH Schools at Association For Biblical Higher Education

October 5 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Private event

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Private Event: Empower in Workplaces at The Benefit Company

October 13

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Mental Health Coach Networking Event

October 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

During our October Mental Health Coach Networking Event, we will be discussing the Support Groups, specifically what group sessions are like, how to lead the group, and how to market a support group.

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Private Event: Empower in Workplaces at The Benefit Company

October 20

Private event

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