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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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Faith and End-of-Life Decisions

November 16, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Echoing a widespread sentiment, a leading physician recently opined that health care decisions should be made “based on science, not theology, hope or magical thinking.”  Yet, science-based approaches to end-of-life decisions have led to an increasingly unsustainable health care system.  And the scientific paradigm that powers modern medicine’s remarkable success has also medicalized and complicated the process of dying.  What is the role of faith in end-of-life decisions? And why is science alone sometimes insufficient? Click here…

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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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Lone Star Veterans Association’s Spouse and Caregiver Process Group

January 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely

This group is for spouses or caregivers of veterans that have served in the U.S. armed forces. It will be a chance to process your challenges with other caregivers, make connections, feel less isolated, and gain support. Members of the group will share their resiliency and strength with each other in the hopes of making the job of being a caregiver a little easier. 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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Calm, Confident, and In Control!

January 13, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will provide strategies that will help you parent with confidence while teaching your children invaluable life skills.  Highlights include tips for helping children manage anger energy; comparing parenting styles with children’s temperaments, setting rules and boundaries, encouraging self-confidence and helping children cope with stress and disappointment.  Children who are calm, confident and in control tend to be self-reliant, and comfortable with who they are, which causes…

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Grief Support Group

January 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until March 2, 2016

Designed to help grieving participants process the intense emotional suffering associated with the loss of a loved one. Myths and misunderstanding of the grieving process will be discussed. Strategies for coping with the normal emotional and physical effects of grief such as loss, anger, emptiness, depression, and exhaustion will help restore your stability and aid in recovery as you start to heal. Click here for group flyer. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Building a Successful Stepfamily Conference

January 23, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE Join us for a practical, yet comprehensive training event that teaches adults how to build their stepfamily dream home and nurture a household of faith.  This event is not exclusive to blended families.  Singles and married couples desiring more education to strengthen, develop and support blended families are also encouraged to attend. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  Check in will begin 15 minutes…

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Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going with End-of-Life Decision Making?

January 25, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM What has been happening with the infirmed elderly prior to now? What is the current approach to the elderly and others in traumatic circumstances in the acute care setting? What happens with those who are unfunded? How does the Affordable Care Act fit into the current health scenario? Join us as Kateri M. Harniteaux answers these important questions and more. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15…

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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

Encouraging Academic Responsibility and Independence

February 3, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM There is no question about it; all parents want their children to experience school success.  But the challenge many parents face is how to facilitate success.  Homework time is often perceived as a stressful time for both parents and their children.  This stress causes power struggles and unproductive academic performance in the home.  Homework is intended to provide opportunities for parents to encourage their child’s effort, initiative and…

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Suddenly Solo: Grieving the Loss of a Significant Other

February 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Marian Mankin, LCSW, and Program Director at Bo’s Place, to discuss the grief journey of individuals whose significant other has died.  Examples from grief theory and research will be used to describe the current understanding of bereavement.  Common grief reactions will be discussed as well as what helps the bereaved make meaning of the death of a loved one and grow and heal from the experience. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.…

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Living Hope Group

February 8, 2016 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Monday, repeating until April 25, 2016

The Living Hope Group is a 12-week curriculum-based support group for adult female survivors of childhood/adult sexual abuse/assault or domestic violence. This dynamic group provides a safe place for survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. Click here for group flyer. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Raising the Happy and Empowered Child: Positive and Proactive Parenting

February 9, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Parenting is one of the most challenging endeavors many of us will ever experience and one that doesn’t come with the proverbial learner’s manual. Although there is no such thing as perfect parenting, the good news is that there are research-based answers that prove to bring more peace, joy and harmony to your family. Learn how to move away from reactionary punishment toward proactive and positive solutions that…

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The Seven Myths of Aging

February 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

SPONSORED BY THE HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us to debunk these common myths and misconceptions on aging: You’ll Feel Old Your Brain Power Declines You’ll Be Stuck with Bad Habits Your Happiness Will Decline You’ll Stop Learning and Growing Frailty is Inevitable Your Destiny is Out of Your Control Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.  Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.  Due to video…

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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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Journey of the Heart

February 27, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE A conference designed for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child. The conference is designed to uplift mothers physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.  The speakers and workshops provide the tools with which to cope.  The mothers meet new friends walking the same road and journey towards healing.  They begin to share insights on grief and bring hope back into each other’s lives.  It is a special time of sharing, caring, bonding, and the beginning of…

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March 2016

POSTPONED – Hope and Healing with a Cancer Diagnosis

March 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN POSTPONED This event will now be held on June 7th from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM. Please stay tuned for more information.  

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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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Peer to Peer

March 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until May 19, 2016

A unique learning experience for people living with a mental illness who are interested in establishing and maintaining their wellness and recovery. The course uses a combination of lecture, interactive exercises and structured group processes. The teachers are a team of trained “mentors” or peer-teachers, who are themselves experienced at living well with mental illness. Classes held weekly for ten weeks. This course includes: Ten two-hour units taught by a team of two trained “Mentors” and a volunteer support person who…

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Spirituality in Life After Homicide

March 23, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will provide an overview of recent research on homicide and spirituality, specifically the role of spirituality in the process of healing among homicide survivors and the process of spiritual change after homicide.  The presenter will conclude with a discussion on the relevance of the research in advancing the effectiveness of mental health services for survivors of homicide. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program.…

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Grief Support Group

March 30, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until May 18, 2016

Designed to help grieving participants process the intense emotional suffering associated with the loss of a loved one. Myths and misunderstanding of the grieving process will be discussed. Strategies for coping with the normal emotional and physical effects of grief such as loss, anger, emptiness, depression, and exhaustion will help restore your stability and aid in recovery as you start to heal. Click here for group flyer. Closest Bus Lines: METRO Bus Line #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial ABOUT THE…

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April 2016

Is it a Stroke? The Latest Research, Therapies, and Medications

April 5, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

SPONSORED BY HUFFINGTON FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM Dr. Kent’s own research spans from the basic science of oxidative stress in the nervous system, clinical trials of novel intravenous drug combinations for acute ischemic stroke, and development of outcome methodologies. He has a special interest in diabetes and hyperglycemia, the mechanisms by which they influence stroke outcomes and their role in the poor outcomes seen especially in minority populations. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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Burning Out in the Pursuit of Happiness

April 6, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

SPONSORED BY THE ALBERT & ETHEL HERZSTEIN CHARITABLE FOUNDATION ABOUT THE PROGRAM High school and college students (and their parents!) are under more pressure than ever before, and the fallout is all around us. How do children and parents find peace in the midst of the rat-race? Join the Rev. R-J Heijmen, father of a teenager, as he discusses practical and spiritual strategies for surviving and thriving during the teenage years. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR…

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Empowered to Connect Simulcast – CANCELLED

April 8, 2016
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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until April 9, 2016

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. PLEASE CHECK THE LINK BELOW FOR ALTERNATE LOCATIONS. http://showhope.org/be-hope/equipping-families/etc/etc-simulcast/#map

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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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Collateral Damage: The Impact of Suicide on Congregations and Caregivers

April 13, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Suicide is a common cause of death which is often challenging to discuss because of stigma. A particular difficulty is the way suicide leaves painful questions within family members and caregivers of those lost to this grievous consequence of mental illness. This session will discuss this problem and how faith communities can come together to provide a healing space in the midst of pain and uncertainty. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs will be offered for…

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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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A Chrysalis Occasion – 5th Annual Award Luncheon

April 26, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

HOST COMMITTEE Andy Achenbaum* Marilyn and Bolivar* Andrews Michelle and Lorne Bain* Susan G. Baker Peggy* and Bill Barnett Scott F. Basinger Frances and Don Baxter Margaret and Bob Baze Maxine Davis Bumstead Minnie and Ed Cappel Carol and Tom Chaney Tanya* and Jon Clarkson Stephanie Fox and Ross Clinton Mary Collins Ellen and Geoff Davis Julie and Casey Doherty Julie and Michael* Donaldson Joan and David Dunlap Elizabeth and Alexander Dwyer Joy and Tim Ellwood Lee and Bill Evans Cindy and David Fitch Gracewood Carol and Frank Gruen Gwen and Don Hanna Maarit…

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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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Gulf Coast Community Bioethics Dialogues: Methods and Results

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

ABOUT THE PROGRAM All of us are or will be users of health care, but there are few opportunities to have reasoned discussions about our issues and experiences. Community Bioethics Dialogues provide an opportunity to engage a variety of health care topics, including treatment outcomes, mental illness and aging, and end-of-life decision-making in facilitated groups using readings, guest speakers, and participant stories. This presentation will describe dialogues held with several groups in Galveston, Texas, and consider ways that all of…

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Family Connections: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Finding Compassion and Support When Intense Emotions Impact the Ones You Love)

May 17, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells with someone you love? Ever felt overwhelmed by someone’s intense anger or sadness? Are you worried about someone who self harms to manage their emotions? You’re not alone. Despite advances in mental health services, Borderline Personality Disorder remains one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders. As a result, countless individuals and their families are left to suffer in isolation lacking information and feeling unsupported. However, there…

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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 2016

Coping with Cancer: Four Dimensions of the Human Experience

June 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Cancer is not just a physical disease. It impacts the life of the whole person and affects all of our relationships. We will explore the four dimensions of the human experience, the impact a cancer diagnosis can have for both patient and family in these dimensions, and coping skills that help us learn to live with and beyond cancer. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin…

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After a Suicide: The Grief Process

June 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will concentrate on the grief process following the suicide of a loved one. Survivors struggle with complex emotions because of the shock and trauma of suicide. We will explore the many variables that contribute to this complicated grief process. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. In collaboration with DBSA Greater Houston REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes…

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July 2016

Living Hope Group

July 6, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until August 31, 2016

The Living Hope Group is a 12-week curriculum-based support group for adult female survivors of childhood/adult sexual abuse/assault or domestic violence. This dynamic group provides a safe place for survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. Closest Bus Lines: METRO #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Mental Illness Q&A

July 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until July 19, 2018

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Dr. Stanford will offer caregivers and family members of individuals living with serious mental illness the opportunity to ask honest questions in a supportive environment. He will equip you to better interact with and care for your mentally ill loved ones, and guide you through the mental health care system. REGISTRATION IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Matthew S. Stanford, PhD, CEO, Hope and Healing Center & Institute Matthew S. Stanford, PhD is CEO…

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September 2016

Special Needs Parent Support

September 6, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until December 20, 2016

Special Needs Parent Support is for parents to receive emotional and spiritual support while connecting with other parents sharing the journey of raising children with special needs. Closest Bus Lines: METRO #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Tranformation Prayer Ministry

September 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, happening 12 times

Transformation Prayer Ministry (TPM, formerly Theophostic) In collaboration with Serenity Retreat, prayer ministers are available at the HHCI. Transformation Prayer Ministry (TPM, formerly Theophostic) is an intentional, focused approach to prayer which leads to an authentic encounter with the presence of Christ.  Most people feel some level of depression, anxiety, anger, or relationship troubles. Transformation Prayer sessions address any or all of these forms of distress. During a session the prayer minister will help you look at your past painful experiences to…

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Highway to the Heart: Marriage Enrichment Program

September 8, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 29, 2016

GOD HAS CREATED US, man and woman, to thrive in partnership. Highway to the Heart is a biblically based marriage-enrichment program designed to equip couples, whether married 2, 20 or 40+ years, with skills needed to connect on a heart level and resolve problems.  Group time is light-hearted and not for couples in crisis. Happily Ever After – Understand why this belief is embedded in our hearts Heard and Understood – Learn how to hear the heart of your spouse…

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The Violent Brain

September 13, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Mass shootings have become an all too common occurrence in our society. What drives an individual to commit such violent acts?  Are these individuals mentally ill or evil?  In this presentation, Dr. Stanford looks at the neuroscience of aggression and violence to give us insights into why these tragedies happen and how we might be able to stop them. Click here for event flyer. **The Houston Counseling Association (HCA) will host a reception from 5:30 – 6:30…

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Lunch and Learn: When What You Don’t Know Can Hurt You

September 14, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Being an educated consumer helps you make better healthcare decisions that increase your chances of getting the great outcomes you want.  When visiting your healthcare provider, questions should be mandatory.  This presentation will help you feel more comfortable asking, learning and evaluating the complex world of medicine. Bring your lunch, we will provide drinks. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKERS Lauren Kane, MD, FACS, FACC…

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Grief Support Group

September 14, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until November 16, 2016

Designed to help grieving participants process the intense emotional suffering associated with the loss of a loved one. Myths and misunderstanding of the grieving process will be discussed. Strategies for coping with the normal emotional and physical effects of grief such as loss, anger, emptiness, depression, and exhaustion will help restore your stability and aid in recovery as you start to heal. Closest Bus Lines: METRO #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence

September 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM A guide for victims and their loved ones on seeking help. Knowing what to do when faced with marital/relationship abuse can be difficult. The challenges can make it seem impossible to get help and change the situation. This presentation focuses on key resources and steps to take for victims of domestic violence and their friends/family. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Biological Bases for Domestic Violence - Wednesday,…

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Eating Disorders: New Research, Treatments and Therapies

September 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM According to the National Eating Disorders Association, over 10 million people in the United States are afflicted with an eating disorder and they have the highest mortality rate of any mental health disorder. Eating disorders are one of the toughest addictions to recover from because of the need for food to live. Amy has worked with many men and women who have struggled with eating disorders such as anorexia, bulimia,…

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Living Hope Group

September 21, 2016 @ 6:45 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:45 pm on Wednesday, repeating until December 7, 2016

The Living Hope Group is a 12-week curriculum-based support group for adult female survivors of childhood/adult sexual abuse/assault or domestic violence. This dynamic group provides a safe place for survivors to heal and rebuild their lives. Closest Bus Lines: METRO #47 Hillcroft and #20 Canal/Memorial

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Present Time Kids: A Mindfulness Program for Transforming Homes and Schools

September 27, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

THE LUNCH OPTION IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, BUT ATTENDEES ARE WELCOME TO BRING THEIR OWN LUNCH. Presented by  Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Present Time Kids™ combines mindfulness and neuroscience to teach the mind and body to become calm, focused and ready to learn. Present Time Kids™  implements 2 tools and 4 exercises based in mindfulness practice and brain-based theories. PTK can be implemented in the home or school setting and benefits both children and adults. If performed in the…

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Lunch and Learn: Reimagining Modern Day Suffering – The Search to Make Life Matter

September 28, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Psychopathology is a word we hear thrown around in modern conversation, although does it mean what we think?  Psyche and patho, originate from the Greek, “soul or breath” and “suffering,’ respectively. Where is soul when it comes to the way that doctors, therapists and psychologists approach and understand our maladies?  What are we to make of our “pathologies,” “dysfunctions” and suffering? Let us consider that what was once considered undesirable and scary could now be the threshold through which we must pass to…

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October 2016

Mental Health Issues and Challenges for Harris County

October 4, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Texas has the highest rate of medically uninsured citizens among any state at 25.2% and Texas is rated second to last in per capita mental health funding compared to other U.S. states. Harris County has the second highest rate of uninsured citizens among Texas counties at 25.4%. 45% of individuals with behavioral health needs are uninsured in Harris County creating a lot of challenges for citizens of the county. This presentation will focus on some of these…

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Highway to the Heart: Marriage Enrichment Program

October 6, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until October 27, 2016

GOD HAS CREATED US, man and woman, to thrive in partnership. Highway to the Heart is a biblically based marriage-enrichment program designed to equip couples, whether married 2, 20 or 40+ years, with skills needed to connect on a heart level and resolve problems.  Group time is light-hearted and not for couples in crisis. Happily Ever After – Understand why this belief is embedded in our hearts Heard and Understood – Learn how to hear the heart of your spouse…

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What’s So Great About Getting Older? What If That’s When the Real Adventure Begins?

October 11, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join the Hope and Healing Center & Institute and the Episcopal Church Women of St. Martin's Episcopal Church to welcome Grammy Award Winner and top-selling Christian music artist Amy Grant. Co-chairs Nancy Bynon and Melinda Berkman invite you for fellowship at 11 am and lunch at 11:30 am, in Bagby Parish Hall at St. Martin's Episcopal Church.  Child care is available from newborn – pre-K in Founders’ Hall.  Registration will begin August 1 and end October 7 For registration questions or assistance…

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Lunch and Learn: Living the Single Parent Life – Without Limits

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

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Yes, single parents can be very happy, confident, and fulfilled in their life. But many don’t feel this way -- they worry about their parenting, suffer guilt or regret they can’t shake, or wonder if they are missing something. Discover what actually holds single parents back, understand the fundamental purpose of single parent life, and learn the important strategies you need to focus on as a person, parent, and future partner. Create a happier and more satisfying…

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Tough Guys and Drama Queens – How Not to Get Blindsided by Your Child’s Teen Years

October 15, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

Presented by Albert & Ethel Herzstein Charitable Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us as Mark speaks on parenting in today’s culture. He will discuss why traditional parenting is no longer effective and offers a new model for parenting teens. Mark will share from decades of working with teens and families about certain parenting techniques and perspectives that are no longer effective in parenting teens and pre-teens and even those that do more harm than good. He will explore a new model…

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Bipolar Disorder and Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders

October 18, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Substance use disorders can be prevalent among individuals who have bipolar disorder. We will discuss clinical presentation and implications for treatment of substance use disorders when co-occurring with bipolar disorder. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Biological Bases for Domestic Violence

October 19, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM What are the factors that lead an individual to physically abuse their intimate partner? Research suggest that not all perpetrators of intimate partner violence are the same and their response to treatment may depend on these subtypes. In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will look at the psychology and neuroscience of intimate partner violence. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Motivational Interviewing Skills - Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Preventing…

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Mental Illness Q&A – Postponed

October 20, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

THIS SESSION WILL NOT MEET. NEXT MENTAL HEALTH Q&A WILL BE NOVEMBER 17.

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Lunch and Learn: The Seasons of a Woman’s Life

October 26, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join Women's Emotional Health Specialist, Deborah Olson, and explore how women are constantly needing to adapt as they pass through new seasons and chapters of life. Women wear many hats and thus play many roles during their lifetime, which may cause challenges, stress, and emotional adjustment issues. In this seminar, Deborah will share her tips for helping women navigate these ever-changing, challenging waters of life without losing themselves in the process. Bring your lunch, we provide…

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November 2016

Mental Health in Children and Adolescents: New Approaches in Early Detection and Therapies

November 1, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

20% of youth ages 13-18 live with a mental health condition. 11% of youth have a mood disorder. 10% of youth have a behavior or conduct disorder. 8% of youth have an anxiety disorder. 50% of all lifetime cases of mental illness begin by age 14 and 75% by age 24. The average delay between onset of symptoms and intervention is 8-10 years. Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24. *Statistics provided by the National…

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“This is My Story” – Storytelling Group

November 2, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, happening 6 times

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Telling our stories is an essential element of our human history, beginning with the ancients.  With the mobility of family members in modern times, we have lost some of that tradition.  Do your children and grandchildren know your stories?  Would you like to preserve some of them?  If so, come to the Hope and Healing Center & Institute’s series on “This Is My Story.”  We will meet every Wednesday for six weeks from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in…

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Cafe CHANGE

November 3, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 2, 2017

The actress Bette Davis reportedly observed that “growing old isn’t for sissies.” Circumstances change during the aging process, and sometimes we have to find new ways adapting, particularly in the health care arena. Join Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow on Bioethics and Aging at the Hope and Healing Institute, to answer questions and explore issues in a supportive environment.

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Highway to the Heart: Marriage Enrichment Program

November 3, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until December 1, 2016

GOD HAS CREATED US, man and woman, to thrive in partnership. Highway to the Heart is a biblically based marriage-enrichment program designed to equip couples, whether married 2, 20 or 40+ years, with skills needed to connect on a heart level and resolve problems.  Group time is light-hearted and not for couples in crisis. Happily Ever After – Understand why this belief is embedded in our hearts Heard and Understood – Learn how to hear the heart of your spouse…

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Vets and Barriers of Health in the African American Community

November 8, 2016 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

***Due to Election Day Parking, please arrive early to ensure parking availability*** 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. Click here for event flyer. 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. In collaboration with DBSA Greater Houston ABOUT THE SPEAKER Michael McClam, MD Michael McClam, MD is…

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Lunch and Learn: Balancing the Healthy Self – Secrets to Staying at Your Best

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

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Life gets busy and complicated. It is easy to neglect taking care of the things that matter most in the face of the things that “have to” get done. This lunch and learn will discuss the elements of balanced total health and reveal the small things that make a big difference in the ways to take care of oneself and stay at our best. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION…

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Motivational Interviewing Skills

November 15, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will help counselors and others who work with survivors learn new skills in helping them empower survivors. Motivational interviewing is an important tool to help clients overcome resistance in taking positive steps. Participants will be introduced to methods to help victims decide to make positive change in their lives and find motivation to stop unhealthy relationships. Click here for event flyer. Additional Topics: Preventing and Addressing Teen…

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This Ain’t Your Grandpa’s Dementia: Issues Specific to Younger-Onset

November 16, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM The objectives of this presentation are: Identify the emotional and physical impact of younger-onset dementia Explore ethical implications of issues specific to younger-onset dementia Discuss how the diagnosis influences family dynamics Analyze strategies to overcome the challenges associated with younger-onset dementia Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. In collaboration with Alzheimer's Association, Houston & Southeast Texas Chapter REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR…

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December 2016

Positive Approach to Care

December 3, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
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January 2017

Creating Meaningful Activities for Persons with Dementia

January 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Even basic activities can be meaningful if done with intention and purpose. This presentation will address ways to incorporate meaningful activities across the disease spectrum for a person with dementia. Dr. Kutac will talk about communication challenges for persons with dementia and distinguish between physical and social needs. She will discuss simple ways that social needs can be met and identify creative ways to develop activities that build upon a person's life story,…

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Couples Staying Connected Through Parenting Challenges

January 18, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Parenting a child with a psychiatric disorder can cause significant strain on a couple’s relationship and create a dynamic that is riddled with blame, mistrust and division. Children and adolescents managing drug or alcohol abuse, self-harm behaviors, impulsivity, defiance, depression and/or anxiety can suck the oxygen out of the home and the family, leaving couples with little energy for each other. Often times, instead of turning towards each other for support and sustenance, differing perspectives and beliefs…

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Lunch and Learn: Facing A Life-Threatening Medical Condition – Be Aggressive on Your Own Behalf

January 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join us to hear the speaker's important message that when it comes to one’s own health, one must be assertive, and even aggressive, on one’s own behalf.  He will discuss his 10 points for taking control of one’s own health.  He will tell his story, answer your questions, and urge you to take control! Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER The speaker is a…

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February 2017

A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Preventing and Addressing Teen Dating Violence

February 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM 10% of adolescents experience physical violence from a person they’re dating 30% experience emotional and mental abuse at the hands of a boyfriend or girlfriend Adolescence is a time when teens’ ideas about relationships are being formed and can significantly impact future relationships. Join us for this presentation to explore what can be done to help teens create healthy boundaries in dating relationships. Click here for event flyer. Additional…

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Lunch and Learn – Equipping Families: Is It Willful Disobedience or Something Else?

February 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Many children we are called to love and serve have unique histories and needs. This requires that we take on new ideas and new ways of relating, communicating, and offering discipline. This short presentation introduces the basics of how the hard places in life impact our children and families. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Amy Bezecny As a Fellow at the Hope…

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Breakthroughs in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Alzheimer’s Dementia

February 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Alzheimer’s disease (AD) currently affects 5.5 million Americans. Because its incidence doubles with every five years that we live longer, our successes with heart disease, cancer and stroke mean that we are living longer and therefore the number of Americans with AD is increasing dramatically. For the first time in history, we can now diagnose AD definitively when persons present with symptoms, and even before they have any signs of AD. In addition,…

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The No-Judgment Zone: Changing Attitudes, Services and Support for Individuals with Mental Illness in the Criminal Justice System

February 15, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In 2013, the Legislature passed Senate Bill 1185 which established a mental health jail diversion pilot program in Harris County. The purpose of the pilot was to develop strategies to address the increase in the number of individuals with mental illness who repeatedly cycle through the criminal justice system. The Harris County Jail Population Report reflects an average daily population of 8,922. Of those, over 1,500 individuals have a mental health history with more than 700 also…

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Community Research Update: Young Blood for Old Brains

February 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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SPLIT – A Film About Divorce for Kids (And Their Parents)

February 21, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM 1 in 2 children will see their parents separate before their 18th birthday.  What if we knew what was in their hearts and minds?  Come join us for an exclusive preview of SPLIT, a powerful documentary featuring REAL kids sharing what is feels like when parents part. Touching, insightful and sometimes even funny, this deeply moving film pulls back the curtain and offers an unfiltered look at divorce through children’s eyes.  Following the screening, divorce expert Christina…

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Lunch and Learn: Community-Led Approaches to Mental Health

February 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Community health workers and peer support specialists have long served as advocates for mental wellness amongst diverse populations; and through a deep understanding of their communities and lived experience of mental distress, these community organizers have the potential to foster preventative mental health care and to connect those in distress to appropriate resources across Texas. This lecture will explore the role of 1115 Transformation Waiver/DSRIP funded programs in developing the groundwork for lay experts to advance community-based…

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Empowered To Connect

February 26, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learn to connect, build trust, and help your child heal and grow. Join us for our Empowered to Connect (ETC) six-week course for parents waiting on a foster or adoption placement and parents with foster or adopted children currently in their home. The class is also beneficial for teachers, volunteers, and close family and friends supporting those who parent foster and adopted children. ETC is a 6-Week Course starting Sundays February 26 running through April 2, 2017 Please note: We…

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March 2017

Stroke and Women

March 7, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM Stroke is the third leading cause of death for women (in comparison, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death for men). Each year 55,000 more women have a stroke than men. There is increasing evidence which suggests that sex differences exist in the etiology, presentation, treatment, and outcome from stroke. Stroke is a serious interruption or reduction of blood flow to the brain and women have unique risk factors. Because stroke occurs…

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Lunch and Learn: Patient’s Rights and Responsibilities: Beyond Acknowledgement

March 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Before receiving any kind of health care, you will be asked to acknowledge your patient rights and responsibilities.  What does this mean?  How can you prepare for care?  Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will review the things you need to know before going to the doctor or entering a care facility. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Peggy Determeyer,…

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Adolescents and Bipolar Disorder

March 21, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Dr. Swann to learn about early signs, symptoms and triggers as well as the latest research. This program will be targeted to parents, caregivers and clinicians. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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Lunch and Learn:What to Expect When Facing a Serious Mental Illness Treatment

March 22, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Science has come a long way on the path of providing more efficient mental health treatments. However, serious mental illness is still seen by professionals as a lifelong condition. What does “lifelong” mean? What can be expected when seeking help for a chronic psychiatric disorder? Join us as Dr. Barroso answers these questions and more. Bring your lunch, we provide the drinks. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Adriane Barroso,…

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A Series on Women and Domestic Violence – Sexual Violence: Myths and Facts

March 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by The Junior League of Houston, Inc. ABOUT THE PROGRAM Sexual violence is a topic that is surrounded by myths and misunderstandings. This presentation highlights common societal myths about rape and sexual assault and challenges these false notions with facts and new perspectives. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.…

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PTSD Family Psychoeducation

March 28, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The goal of family psychoeducation is to get everyone “on the same page,” in the same room, and working together to support one another in dealing with PTSD.  Psychoeducation brings the veteran, the family and mental health professionals together to improve communication, to enhance the understanding of PTSD, to learn ways to manage it effectively as partners or family, and to maximize the well-being of all family members.  Veterans who have support from their families tend to…

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Mindfulness is Medicine: Affordable, Accessible and Effective

March 29, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The stress of living in the past or future is robbing us of our health as seen in the rise of chronic diseases and mental diseases.  Learn how mindfulness can help you stay in the present and to be open to the flow and richness of life. Click here for flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior…

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April 2017

Journey of the Heart Conference

April 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

A day-long conference designed for mothers who have experienced the loss of a child.  The conference is designed to uplift mothers physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually.  The speakers and workshops provide the tools with which to cope while the mothers meet new friends walking on the same road and journey towards healing.  These friendships help them to share insights on grief and bring hope back into each other’s lives.  It is a special time of sharing, caring, bonding and the…

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Shining a Light on Dementia

April 4, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation will focus primarily on early stage memory loss and the strategies for navigating the journey. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Amazing Place 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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Women’s Transitions Through Menopause

April 19, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM A description of the menopausal transition, a discussion of treatment options, and prevention of morbidity through the aging process. Click here for event flyer. 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. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Kelly Wirfel, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Diabetes and…

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May 2017

A Chrysalis Occasion – 6th Annual Award Luncheon

May 2, 2017 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm

  THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS SUPPORTERS:   Emperor Clare Glassell Barbara and Bob Zorich   Admiral Carol and Frank Gruen Marnie and Lee Hogan   Papillon Minnie and Ed Cappel Debbie and Roger Clemens Laura and Roy Nichol   Chrysalis Michelle and Lorne Bain Polly and Murry Bowden Gwen and Don Hanna Bonnie and Larry Likover/Virginia and Dan Steppe Kristi and David Lumpkins Wendy and Ben Moreland Katherine and Paul Murphy Liz and Matt Rotan Kathy and John Stanton  …

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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body: Tips from the Latest Research

May 9, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Presented by Huffington Foundation ABOUT THE PROGRAM For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a…

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Lunch and Learn: Living the Single Parent Life – Without Limits

May 10, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Yes, single parents can be very happy, confident, and fulfilled in their life. But many don’t feel this way — they worry about their parenting, suffer guilt or regret they can’t shake, or wonder if they are missing something. Discover what actually holds single parents back, understand the fundamental purpose of single parent life, and learn the important strategies you need to focus on as a person, parent, and future partner. Create a happier and more satisfying…

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Family Connections: Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder (Finding Compassion and Support When Intense Emotions Impact the Ones You Love)

May 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel like you have to walk on eggshells with someone you love? Ever felt overwhelmed by someone’s intense anger or sadness? Are you worried about someone who self harms to manage their emotions? You’re not alone. Despite advances in mental health services, Borderline Personality Disorder remains one of the most misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorders. As a result, countless individuals and their families are left to suffer in isolation lacking information and feeling unsupported. However, there is…

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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

Recovery is Possible: Understanding BPD

September 12, 2017 @ 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 related to coping with emotions. Dr. Hall will discuss the ways in which you can best communicate and help your loved ones, and understand their experiences. Learn communication and coping strategies that can help with the emotional intensity that often has loved ones walking on eggshells. Jaime will share her personal story…

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Lunch and Learn: Recovery is Possible – Caretaking 101

September 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Taking care of a loved one can take a toll on one’s health. We often get so focused on the needs of our loved ones that we forget to take care of ourselves. Join us as Sharon discusses the struggles of caretaking, learning to adjust to a new normal, and how to celebrate the successes of caretaking. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Sharon Throckmorton, LPC Sharon has been a…

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Recovery is Possible: Adolescents and Bipolar Disorder

September 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join Dr. Swann to learn about early signs and symptoms of bipolar disorder. Dr. Swann will discuss triggers, the latest research, and stories of hope for those living with bipolar disorder. This program will be targeted to parents, caregivers, and clinicians. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. 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…

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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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Lunch and Learn: Recovery is Possible – Addiction, A Journey of Resurrection, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation

September 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Scott, a sober addict since 1988, will share his personal story of drug and alcohol addiction and his journey of recovery. Totally demoralized and unable to stop drinking and using while living in his own foreclosed home, he will share the miracle of his intervention and the path of his recovery to a life of happiness, freedom and service. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Scott F. Basinger, PhD Scott…

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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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Lunch and Learn: Be A Good Digital Parent

October 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Today our children have an incredible opportunity to learn, create, and communicate through the use of technology. It is important that parents are confident in their understanding of digital devices, apps, games, and their ability to help guide their children at every age to ensure a positive experience online. This presentation is designed to teach parents and other caregivers to confidently navigate the web with their kids. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT.…

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Envisioning a Better Future for Those Living with Mental Illness and Their Families

October 24, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM The numbers are truly overwhelming. In the United States, one out of every five adults struggles with a mental disorder in a given year. The annual prevalence of mental illness in adolescents 13 to 17 years old is even greater. More disturbing is the fact that 60% of adults and 50% of children/adolescents diagnosed with a mental disorder receive no treatment. In this presentation Dr. Stanford will discuss the Christian church’s historical role in the care of…

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Lunch and Learn: Confident Coparenting

October 25, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Do you feel emotionally exhausted by your ex-spouse’s contentious behavior? Tired of relentless divorce drama? Wish you could figure out why your ex-spouse is playing nice one day and nasty the next? Come join Christina McGhee for an informative and interactive discussion on how to counter the conflict connection. Both practical strategies for managing divorce drama and shielding kids from conflict will be shared. Christina will also offer sanity saving tips to help you separate yourself from…

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An Overview of Depression: Clinical vs. Situational and Treatment Options

October 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Depression is an illness that has wide reaching implications for cost, lost productivity, and its impact on overall physical health. It is estimated that depression in America costs society $210 billion per year, yet only 40% of this sum is associated with depression itself (25 Feb 2015, Scientific America). It is estimated that 6-7% of full-time US workers experienced major depression within the last year. Unlike other diseases (heart disease, cancer, etc.), the vast majority of patients…

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November 2017

6 Step Process for Human Trafficking

November 7, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Please join us to hear representatives from HoustonTexasCan and learn about the six step process human traffickers use in recruiting their victims. You will hear the stories of suburban Houston parents regarding their daughters being taken by sex and human traffickers in 2016/17. Learn what you can do to prevent it from happening to your family. You will walk away with a different perspective and awareness. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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Lunch and Learn: Surviving the Holidays Part One

November 8, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Perspective always matters--especially when we face the challenges and stressors associated with the holidays without loved ones. Loss is real and leaves a void in our lives; but embracing the void and giving ourselves necessary "permissions" empowers us to find joy! Let's walk through the power of "permission" together and reclaim the joy of the season. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Verdi Lethermon, Author, Speaker, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Verdi…

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Spirituality in Children: A Source of Resilience

November 14, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This talk will explore the meaning and the sources for resilience. Dr. White will attempt to contrast religiosity and spirituality, and show how they can be major sources for developing resilience in children and adolescents. Storytelling and fairy tales will be discussed as means of shaping the child’s spiritual being, and how they can be used as tools in helping children develop a coherent understanding of the world and find answers to existential questions. We will also…

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December 2017

Aging Well: Using the Arts to Enrich the Lives of Those with Dementia

December 5, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In this presentation, you will learn how Amazing Place, the day center for those with mild to moderate dementia, uses visual, performing, literary and culinary arts to engage and stimulate their participants. Their techniques of working with those with dementia offer lessons for all of us about the benefits of the arts as we age. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Amazing Place 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS…

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Lunch and Learn: Surviving the Holidays, Part Two

December 13, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Perspective always matters--especially when we face the challenges and stressors associated with the holidays without loved ones. Loss is real and leaves a void in our lives; but embracing the void and giving ourselves necessary "permissions" empowers us to find joy! Let's walk through the power of "permission" together and reclaim the joy of the season. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Verdi Lethermon, Author, Speaker, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Verdi…

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HHCI Closed

December 25, 2017 - January 1, 2018

The Hope and Healing Center & Institute will close on Friday, December 22nd at 5 p.m. and will reopen Tuesday, January 2, 2018.

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January 2018

Lunch and Learn: New Year, New Spirit

January 24, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM As the New Year comes around, many people want to make changes in their lives but aren’t sure where to start. Through a whole health approach, this lunch and learn will walk you through areas of your life that need nurturing and care: physical, mental, spiritual, and relational. You will learn simple ways to make positive changes, rebuild, and enhance your life. Through living a balanced life, it is possible to see life renewed. Click here for…

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Healing After Trauma

January 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM What happens after a human traffic victim is rescued? Discover the healing approaches to complex trauma recovery for sex traffic survivors by Shield Bearer, a Houston counseling ministry. Gain a greater understanding of the affects of complex trauma and how to bring hope and healing to their hurting hearts. Explore effective holistic approaches to hope and healing. Find how you can join the fight for human traffic survivors. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for…

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February 2018

Why Teens Die By Suicide

February 7, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM In his new theory of suicidal behavior, Thomas Joiner proposes three factors that mark teens most at risk of death: the feeling of being a burden on loved ones; the sense of isolation; and, perhaps chillingly, the learned ability to hurt oneself. He tests the theory against diverse facts taken from clinical anecdotes, history, literature, popular culture, anthropology, epidemiology, genetics, and neurobiology--facts about suicide rates among adolescents; white and African-American men; anorexics, athletes; members of cults, sports…

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Aging Well: Latest Research on Alzheimer’s Disease

February 27, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This accessible and motivating presentation will discuss the latest research in Alzheimer's disease, including updates from the most recent Alzheimer's Association International Conference. Dr. Kutac will address the current understanding of Alzheimer's risk, early disease detection and diagnosis. She will also share information about local clinical trials recruiting Houstonians. Click here for event flyer. In collaboration with Alzheimer's Association, Houston and Southeast Texas Chapter 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED…

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Lunch and Learn: Essential Keys for Working Together as Parent and Stepparent

February 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Learn how to deal with the most common and challenging issues in blended families, so you and your partner can get back to the fun, love and passion that brought you together in the first place! Step by step instructions for couples who want to learn how to work successfully together as parent and stepparent (whether you are dating or married.) Learn the secrets of good partnership in stepfamily life, how stepfamily dynamics play out, how parents…

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March 2018

Aging Well: Medicare, Medicaid, and Aging – What Do I Need to Know?

March 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM There has been a lot of information in the news about Medicare and Medicaid. What is the difference between these two programs, and how do they affect those of us who are aging? Dr. Peggy Determeyer, McGee Fellow in Bioethics and Aging, will compare and contrast the two programs and provide an update on some of the changes being considered by lawmakers. These programs will affect all of us and those we love, so staying abreast of…

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Aging Well: The Unwanted Gift of Grief

March 20, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM When we face loss, when we experience the wilderness of grief, how do we make it through? This seminar will explore the human dilemma when we experience dramatic changes, losses and subtle teaspoon by teaspoon losses. Whether that is divorce, death, job loss, health changes and more, we each have our stories of the wilderness. If we are willing to grieve our losses, we can move toward healing and new life. By using the unwanted gift of…

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Lunch and Learn: A Cancer Diagnosis

March 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM A cancer diagnosis brings new challenges to finding balance in life.  One’s expectations may be shaken in trying to find a new “normal,” with the body and brain giving mixed messages.  Nurse Navigator Karen Davin from the Bobetta Lindig Breast Center, MD Anderson at Memorial Hermann Memorial City, will explore some of these messages, and offer suggestions for coping and trusting your intuition. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Karen Davin is a Certified Breast Oncology Nurse Navigator with The…

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April 2018

Aging Well: End of Life Decision-Making – The Good, The Bad and The Future

April 10, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM There are a number of initiatives aimed at educating and encouraging Americans to engage in advanced care planning, yet most of these programs fail to meet their stated goals. In this presentation we will explore the history behind these programs, their successes, barriers and future. Click here for event flyer. 2 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the…

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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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Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution in Romantic Relationships

April 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Successful relationships are not about avoiding conflict but knowing how to navigate conflict and disagreements. Learn some of the foundational tools that can help couples maintain emotional connections, communicate effectively, and find common ground. These tools strengthen the relationship while also helping to navigate difficulties. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT ABOUT THE SPEAKER Deniece Christ-Rice, LCSW, LCSW Supervisor, and Certified Family Wellness Instructor Deniece received her Master’s…

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Changing Directions: Criminal Justice Reform

April 17, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM During the 85th Legislative Session, several bills were passed that expanded mental health treatment and jail diversion capacity for individuals with mental health needs. This presentation will provide an overview of the impact of this legislation on the criminal justice and behavioral health systems in Harris County, specifically the continued efforts of the Mental Health Jail Diversion Program. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL…

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

April 18, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 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. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT,…

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CANCELLED Mental Illness Q&A

April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This Mental Illness Q&A is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

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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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Lunch and Learn: Etiology and Treatment of Eating Disorders

April 25, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Join us as Dr. Rebecca Wagner discusses current research on eating disorder diagnoses.This presentation will also include different treatment approaches and key members on a treatment team. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. ABOUT THE SPEAKER Rebecca Wagner, PhD Rebecca Wagner, PhD is the Clinical Director of Eating Recovery Center in Houston, Texas. She is a voluntary faculty member at Baylor College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and…

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May 2018

HHCI’s Chrysalis Award Luncheon

May 1, 2018 @ 10:45 am - 1:00 pm

Thank you to our generous supporters: Holly Blue Petersen Family Foundation/Phillips Family Foundation Barbara and Bob Zorich Red Admiral Carol and Frank Gruen Katherine and Paul Murphy Papillon Marnie and Lee Hogan Wendy and Ben Moreland Laura and Roy Nichol Chrysalis Marilyn and Bolivar Andrews/Susan and Will Penland/Kathy and John Pipkin Polly and Murry Bowden Cynthia and Ben Guill Houston Methodist Allison and Jack Jensen/Bonnie and Larry Likover Carole and James Looke Flo McGee Carroll Ray Liz and Matt Rotan…

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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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Lunch and Learn: Is It Picky Eating or Could It Be Something More?

May 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM Come and learn about Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder or ARFID. If your child, adolescent or young adult avoids certain food they could be a picky eater. However, if “picky eating” is preventing them from nutritional growth or causing them to cut out major food groups this could be ARFID. Sufferers of ARFID have an inability to eat certain foods. "Safe" foods may be limited to certain food types and even specific brands. In some cases, afflicted…

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The Science of High-Risk Behavior: New Marijuana and Vaping Trends

May 15, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABOUT THE PROGRAM This presentation teaches participants how substances and other high-risk behaviors affect adolescent brain development. Dr. Collier will focus on new marijuana concentrates and vaping trends that are on the rise globally. Special attention will be paid to teaching participants how to prevent children and adolescents from engaging in such risky behavior. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LCSW, LMFT, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in…

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August 2018

The Increasing Need for Peer Specialists in Mental Healthcare

August 21, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

As we consider new approaches to dealing with our country’s mental health crisis, this presentation will explore the many possibilities of expanding access to care for those who need it most.

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September 2018

Living Successfully with Bipolar

September 12, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Bipolar disorder affects roughly 5 million Americans each year, yet it can still be a confusing and scary subject, especially for family and friends.  People living with Bipolar disorder may experience shame or embarrassment when talking about it, but that doesn’t have to be the case. This presentation will provide information about the illness, stories of individuals living successful and fulfilling lives, shattering the stigmas attached to mental illnesses, and demonstrate how love and patience can help a loved one’s…

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Lunch and Learn: Solid Strategies for Caregiving

September 19, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Caregiving is hard work, involving a myriad of different activities.  In this presentation, Danielle Riley and Faith Hawkins will present a variety of helpful tips for caregivers in meeting the Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). Click here for event flyer.   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. ABOUT THE…

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Addressing the Family System

September 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our early family experiences shape our view of self, our relationship to others, how we view the world around us, and our behaviors.

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October 2018

Aging with Grace: Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities

October 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient.

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Candid Conversation: Talking About Suicide with the Ones You Love

October 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

There are many types of “talks” we have with our loved ones, but when is the last time your talk included a conversation on suicidality?  With suicide on the rise, it’s time to give this topic a place in our family conversations.  Learn recent statistics and vital information about suicidality, and learn how to engage in essential conversations about this growing mental health issue.  Talking about suicide in the context of caring and prevention does not make someone suicidal, rather…

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Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

October 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions. However, there are other legal considerations of aging. Join us 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. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 15 – Understanding Living Options October 22 – Paying for Aging

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Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

October 15, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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. We will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 8 - Legal Concerns of Aging October 22 – Paying for Aging

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Lunch and Learn: Suddenly Solo

October 17, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

When your significant other dies your world is turned upside down.  Join Marian Mankin, Program Director of Bo’s Place, to discuss the grief journey of individuals whose partner has died. Learn what helps the bereaved make meaning of the death of a loved one and grow and heal from the experience. Click here for event flyer. 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,…

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Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

October 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Aging comes with its own challenging financial issues considering costs and income needs for everything from living arrangements to possible elder care. Individuals and families will learn how to define their financial goals and execute them, and we will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years. Click here for event flyer. Additional programs in this series: October 1 – Healthcare Rights and Responsibilities October 8 – Legal Concerns of Aging October 15 - Understanding Living Options

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Addiction, Attachment & The 12 Steps

October 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Gain information about attachment theory as it relates to substance using clients, utilize attachment theory to better understand and enhance the therapeutic alliance, and learn techniques to engage clients in substance use treatment and 12-step support. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.…

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November 2018

The Effects of Alcoholism and Addiction on Families and Children

November 7, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to learn how substances or other high-risk behaviors affect brain development and effects the manner in which addicted individuals parent. This presentation will review the effects of substance and process addictions, the family roles and rules in an addicted system, and the best methods to assist families who have members struggling with addiction. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning.…

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An Overview of Anxiety

November 14, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Everyone experiences anxiety or stress at some point in their life, whether at work or when dealing with a major life event. However, for someone living with an anxiety disorder it can become so intense and overwhelming that it begins to negatively affect their daily life and interfere with their relationships. Join us to learn about what causes anxiety, how to recognize it, and what is helpful versus what is harmful to someone struggling with their anxiety. Click here for…

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Healthcare Ethics 101: Defining and Applying Core Principles

November 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Advances in health care have enabled people to live longer lives. What are some of the issues that arise with these advances? What are some of the core ethical principles and how are they applied? Dr. Peggy Determeyer will review some of the cases that have led to the adoption of these principles, and provide examples for discussion on how they might be applied. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. Click here for event flyer. 1.5 CEUs…

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December 2018

Eating Disorders: Spotting Early Signs and Treatment Options

December 5, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Three percent of teenagers and four percent of adults are affected by eating disorders. Some may make significant efforts to hide their behavior while others may not be aware something is wrong. Join us as we learn about warning signs to look out for if you are concerned a loved one may have an eating disorder. This presentation will also include different treatment approaches and key members in a treatment team. Click here for event flyer. REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR…

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January 2019

An Overview of Depression: Clinical vs. Situational and Treatment Options

January 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us as we learn about warning signs to look out for if you are concerned a loved one may have an eating disorder.

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Lunch and Learn: MIND Diet

January 16, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition (particularly the MIND Diet!), exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement.

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Introduction to Play Therapy

January 23, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an introduction to using play therapy with your younger clients (and maybe their older relatives, too!).

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Navigating the Teenage Brain

January 30, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Stanford will discuss how stress affects brain development and decision making in our teens and will identify the difference between typical and atypical behaviors.

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February 2019

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

February 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In this presentation, we’ll discuss the symptoms of the disorder in terms of some of the latest research about under controlled and over controlled temperaments.

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Lunch and Learn: The Well Mom – How to Stay Healthy and Happy After Having a Baby

February 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation includes an overview of common maternal mental health issues such as postpartum depression and anxiety, their risk factors, and prevention methods.

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Diagnosing BPD – The Differences Between Undercontrolled and Overcontrolled Temperament

February 27, 2019 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

In this presentation learn some of the key distinctions in diagnosing borderline personality disorder to determine appropriate treatment.

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March 2019

Windows Into the Life of Schizophrenia

March 6, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Join us as mental health advocate the Reverend Dr. Suzi Robertson discusses the genetic, clinical, social, economic, spiritual and cultural impact of schizophrenia.

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Lunch and Learn: Getting a Brain Tune-Up!

March 20, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation will highlight tips that have shown to help preserve our brains that we have control over; and to introduce strategies to help improve our memory ability.

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Aging with Grace: Health Care Rights and Responsibilities

March 25, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

In this presentation we will review your rights as a patient, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be followed.

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How to Avoid Ethical Pitfalls – Mental Health Professionals

March 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In this training you will review the ethical pitfalls that many mental health professionals encounter and how to avoid them.

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April 2019

Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

April 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Join us 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.

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The ABCs of Trauma and Grief in Children and Teens

April 3, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation will provide an overview of trauma and grief in children and teens, as well as mental health issues seen in children following Hurricane Harvey.

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Aging with Grace: Understanding Living Options

April 8, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

We will present the different living options for seniors, including considerations for obtaining help inside and outside the home.

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Making It Through the Wilderness of Grief

April 10, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

This seminar will explore the human dilemma encountered after or during loss.

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Aging with Grace: Paying for Aging

April 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Individuals and families will learn how to define their financial goals and execute them, and we will present some of the considerations in paying for our golden years.

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Lunch and Learn: Medicine and Religion at the Bedside: Do They Crash, Intersect, or Parallel?

April 17, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation will consider matters of religious coping, serious illness, and end-of-life care using case examples integrating diverse issues.

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Trauma and Me

April 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This training uses brain-based research and images to help counselors and community leaders understand the impact of trauma on actions, emotions, physical well-being and cognitive abilities. Trauma is a whole-body experience and must be addressed to achieve wellness. This CEU event is geared towards Mental Health Professionals. with Heather Lambert, LPC, Clearhope Counseling Center

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May 2019

Suicidal Behavior in Teens: Transforming Pain into Hope

May 1, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This presentation will address research findings which suggest that suicide attempts are prompted by a sense of hopelessness and the experience of intolerable pain.

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The Increasing Need for Peer Specialists in Mental Healthcare

May 8, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Many individuals suffer from mental health disorders and lack direct access to affordable, appropriate care. In today’s environment, peer specialists, as part of a mental healthcare team, play an increasingly important role in delivering services to those who would otherwise not be able to access care. As we consider new approaches to dealing with our country’s mental health crisis, this presentation will explore the many possibilities of expanding access to care for those who need it most.

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Lunch and Learn: Conflict Resolution in Romantic Relationships – The Art of Compromise

May 15, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Learn some of the foundational tools that can help couples maintain emotional connections, communicate effectively, and find common ground.

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Managing Suicidality

May 22, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

During this presentation, Dr. Massoud will discuss assessment for suicide risk, reviewing documentation, and levels of treatment.

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June 2019

RENEW Training: Become a Peer Mental Health Coach

June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Strengthen your faith community and help address the stigma, shame, and barriers of mental illness by serving as a Peer Mental Health Coach. Conducted by Matthew Stanford, Ph.D. and a team of experts, RENEW trains you to understand your role as a Peer Mental Health Coach, enhance a mental health ministry, and build a referral network. Individuals must register and are required to attend all four days. 

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August 2020

August Zoom Call

August 11, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Recently we partnered with the American Association of Christian Counselors to offer certified Mental Health Coach training. What is a Mental Health Coach? Mental Health Coaches help clients develop a healthy balance in life, give guidance in decision making, offer support in navigating mental health difficulties, and assist in establishing a recovery plan. This would be a great additional resource to your established mental health ministry. If you have questions about the training or want additional information, please sign-up for…

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September 2020

Live Virtual EMPOWER

September 15, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Join Dr. Matt Stanford as he presents a live-Virtual Empower training. You will have the opportunity to ask your questions relating to Mental Health.   Our in-person event will have limited seats as we follow COVID-19 gathering guidelines. We will have hand sanitizer available, distanced seating, and temperature checks. Masks will be required for those who want to attend in-person. For those who are not able to attend in-person, there will be a virtual option available.

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September Zoom Call

September 29, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us as we host our September Zoom Call! Have questions about building your Mental Health Ministry, or need help getting started? We have your answers! Registration link coming soon.

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October 2020

TRANSFORM Q&A

October 22, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Join us as we present a live Q&A to get your questions answered about the TRANSFORM Training.

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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

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September 2021

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

September 8

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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

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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

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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

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October 2021

Private Event: GTH Schools at Association For Biblical Higher Education

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

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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

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