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November 2015

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways.

 

MRC is hosting All Recovery Meetings throughout the Twin Cities area.These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!! Friends and family members welcome to attend!

 

Click here to access a calendar with the most current meeting times and locations, check back often as new meetings are being added as the program grows. Click here to access a PDF that can be printed and shared.

Minnesota Recovery Connection, Hazelden, and The Recovery Church present
2015 Fall Recovery Speaker Series

A community event and free of charge, taking place on the first Tuesday evening of October, November, & December.

 

Creating a Safe Space for the LGBTQ Community in Recovery

Speaker: Molly B. Gilbert, M.Ed, Director of Business Development

Molly Gilbert is the Director of Business Development at PRIDE Institute. Molly has spent the rest of her career running various college admissions teams as Dean of Enrollment Management & Director of Admissions.

Having 33 years of continuous sobriety, she decided she wanted to 'give back' in a more direct way, and is loving her role at PRIDE Institute. She believes she is working at a flagship treatment center; one that all other LGBT programs around the world try to emulate, and is grateful to be doing so. Continuing to educate others on ways to support all underserved communities is a passion, and she enjoys watching other's learning process along with her own.

 

November 3, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Location:

The Recovery Church

253 State St.

St. Paul, MN 55107

The Recovery Church is located just across the river from downtown St. Paul off Plato Blvd.

Click here to access a PDF that can be downloaded and shared.

 

For more information about the Recovery Speaker Series contact Kris Kelly at kris@minnesotarecovery.org or 612-584-4158

GROUP COACHING SUPPORT FOR COURAGEOUS CAREGIVERS©

Meets Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm

Nov. 4th – Dec.9, 2015

 

Registration Deadline: Nov. 2, 2015 - Space is Limited

 

These group coaching sessions are for family members and friends who have loved ones struggling with any kind of substance addiction, opioid and/or alcohol addiction and use or who are new to recovery. Opioid addiction/use includes narcotic pain pills like Oxycodone, Oxycontin, Opana, Percocet, Vicodin & the drug heroin.The coaching support offered during Courageous Caregivers© groups differs from Alanon and Nar-anon recovery support groups because Gloria provides targeted coaching and facilitates group sharing. She also provides specifically focused educational information for each six-week session. Participants are informed about resources specific to their needs.

 

Contact Gloria@612-866-1056 or gloria@recoveringu.com for fee, registration and a free 1/2 hr. session.

 

WOW Fall Forum and Book Fair Minneapolis Women’s Club

 

Gloria Englund will hold a question/answer session in Rm 4, 9:15-9:45am on the “Six Common Myths of Addiction.”  Her book, Living in the Wake of Addiction will be available for sale at her table throughout the rest of the event.

 

November 7 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

 

The Woman’s Club of Minneapolis

410 Oak Grove St 

Minneapolis, MN 55403

 

More information

Your Opinion Matters!
Substance Use Disorder Statewide Community Forums

 

Northwest Region

November 6, 2015, 3-5 p.m.

EPA

6201 Congdon Boulevard

Duluth, MN 55804-2595

 

Join the Department of Human Services Alcohol and Drug Abuse Division for a series of statewide listening sessions designed to hear — YOUR VOICE — in improving Minnesota's service continuum for individuals with substance use disorders and the prevention of substance abuse.

 

For more information please contact Jacob Owens at 651-431-2237or Jacob.owens@state.mn.us

 

Visit the DHS website for registration. Walk-ins are welcome.
Submit suggestions to: YourOpinionMatters.DHS@state.mn.us

 

GROUP COACHING SESSIONS FOR A DIFFERENT OF GRIEF©

Meets Tuesday evenings, 7:00–8:30 PM

November 10, 17, 24 – December 8, 15, 22, 2015

 

Registration Deadline – Nov. 9, 2015 - Space is Limited

 

The turmoil before and after an addiction–related death of a loved one may have a different effect on each family member or friend. As a professional in recovery from her son’s overdose death, Gloria understands this kind of loss. The group coaching support differs from traditional grief support groups because Gloria’s focus is on the trauma and stigma that often results from this kind of disenfranchised loss. She also provides a specifically focused educational curriculum for each six-week session. There is ample time for personal check-in.

 

Contact Gloria@612-866-1056 or gloria@recoveringu.com for fee, registration and a free 1/2 hr. session.

 

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality
Explore centering prayer meditation and deepen your practice of step 11

 

Second Sunday Monthly

September 2015 - May 2016

 

November 14, 2015 Step 2:

"Opening the Door: Saying "Yes" to an Offered Invitation" & "God Consciousness"

 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Church of Edina

Fireside Room

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

 

Sessions Include:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20 Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Reading from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

 

A free will offering of $10 dollars per session to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated.

 

Website 12stepspirituality.org

 

Native American Curriculum for Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Programs in Minnesota

 

When:

November 18, 19, 20, 2015
8:30 am - 5:00 pm each day
(will end early if possible on Friday)

 

Description:
The primary intent of this substance abuse-related curriculum is to provide an educational experience primarily for prevention specialists and substance abuse staff of state licensed programs in Minnesota. The curriculum is also relevant for health, mental health and social work staff members, and other service providers working with Native Americans.

 

Presenters:

There will be a variety of presenters throughout the training. Some of the trainers will be:


Rose Robinson

Native American Curriculum Consultant for the State of MN, Leech Lake Reservation enrolled


Denise Lindquist

Ojibwe, State of MN, DHS, ADAD, American Indian Section, White Earth Reservation enrolled


Betty Poitra

Ojibwe, Native American Curriculum Senior Trainer, Turtle Mountain Reservation enrolled


Rich Antell

Ojibwe, Native American Curriculum Senior Trainer, White Earth Reservation enrolled


Beth Sanftner

Ojibwe, Native American Curriculum Senior Trainer, White Earth Reservation ancestry

 

Training Participant Limit:

Only 30 seats available
Seats given to participants returning completed registrations first.

 

Training Cost:

$120.00 (includes materials and copy of curriculum)

 

Hotel Cost:

$95.00 +tax per night, hot breakfast included; https://www.choicehotels.com/minnesota/maple-grove/cambria-hotels
A block of hotel rooms is set up for MIWRC Native American Curriculum Training at this special rate.
You are responsible for you own reservations and expenses.

 

Register On-line at:

https://www.miwrc.org/our-programs/learning-center/

 

December 2015

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways.

 

MRC is hosting All Recovery Meetings throughout the Twin Cities area.These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!! Friends and family members welcome to attend!

 

Click here to access a calendar with the most current meeting times and locations, check back often as new meetings are being added as the program grows. Click here to access a PDF that can be printed and shared.

Minnesota Recovery Connection, Hazelden,  and The Recovery Church present
2015 Fall Recovery Speaker Series

A community event and free of charge, taking place on the first Tuesday evening of October, November, & December.

 

Surviving the Season of Stress: Managing Recovery During the Holidays

Speaker: Panel of Guest Speakers that will address familial, financial, spiritual, and emotional stresses that we often face over the holiday season and offer resources and advice on how to manage these stresses specific to recovery.

 

December 1, 2015

Time: 7:00pm

Location: 

The Recovery Church 

253 State St. 

St. Paul, MN 55107

The Recovery Church is located just across the river from downtown St. Paul off Plato Blvd
Click here to access a PDF that can be downloaded and shared. 

 

For more information about the Recovery Speaker Series contact Kris Kelly at kris@minnesotarecovery.org  or 612-584-4158

Minnesota Recovery Connection Recovery Speakers Series

 

Gloria Englund will be part of a panel of guest speakers sharing ideas on “Surviving the Season of Stress: Managing Recovery During the Holidays.” The panel will address familial, financial, spiritual, and emotional stresses that we often face over the holiday season and offer resources and advice on how to manage these stresses specific to recovery.

 

December 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

 

The Recovery Church

253 State Street

Saint Paul, MN 55105

 

More information

Mindful Eating: Addressing Nutritional Needs with Individuals with Eating Disorders

 

The Emily Program invites you to join us for a complimentary CEU event on 

Wednesday, December 2 from 8:30-11:00 AM.


Normalizing eating and restoring or establishing a healthy
relationship with food is a primary treatment goal. This session will educate attendees about the usefulness of mindful eating at the various levels of care, the limitations and benefits in eating disorder treatment, and how it compares and contrasts with other approaches to normalizing eating and addressing the nutritional needs of individuals struggling with eating disorders.

 

Schedule:
8:30-9:00 AM     Check-in
9:00-10:30 AM    Presentation
10:30-11:00 AM  Q&A and Evaluations 
 
This seminar will:
  • Increase knowledge of and differentiate between mindful eating, attuned, and intuitive eating
  • Discuss various techniques used in ED treatment to repair and restore normalized eating
  • Discuss the dietitian's role in the treatment of ED
  • Discuss individualized nutrition treatment approaches with client

more information

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality
Explore centering prayer meditation and deepen your practice of step 11

 

Second Sunday Monthly

September 2015 - May 2016

 

December 12, 2015

Step 3: "Bondage of Self"

 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Church of Edina

Fireside Room

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

 

Sessions Include:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20 Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Reading from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

 

A free will offering of $10 dollars per session to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated.

 

Website 12stepspirituality.org

 

January 2016

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways.

 

MRC is hosting All Recovery Meetings throughout the Twin Cities area.These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!! Friends and family members welcome to attend!

 

Click here to access a calendar with the most current meeting times and locations, check back often as new meetings are being added as the program grows. Click here to access a PDF that can be printed and shared.

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality
Explore centering prayer meditation and deepen your practice of step 11

 

Second Sunday Monthly

September 2015 - May 2016

 

January 9, 2016

Steps 4 and 5: "Writing Our Wrongs" & "Embarrassment as a Spiritual Path"

 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Church of Edina

Fireside Room

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

 

Sessions Include:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20 Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Reading from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

 

A free will offering of $10 dollars per session to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated.

 

Website 12stepspirituality.org

 

February 2016

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways.

 

MRC is hosting All Recovery Meetings throughout the Twin Cities area.These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!! Friends and family members welcome to attend!

 

Click here to access a calendar with the most current meeting times and locations, check back often as new meetings are being added as the program grows. Click here to access a PDF that can be printed and shared.

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality
Explore centering prayer meditation and deepen your practice of step 11

 

Second Sunday Monthly

September 2015 - May 2016

 

February 13, 2016

Steps 6 and 7: "Freedom in Humility, Are You Kidding?"

 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Church of Edina

Fireside Room

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

 

Sessions Include:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20 Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Reading from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

 

A free will offering of $10 dollars per session to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated.

 

Website 12stepspirituality.org

 

March 2016

 

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways.

 

MRC is hosting All Recovery Meetings throughout the Twin Cities area.These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!! Friends and family members welcome to attend!

 

Click here to access a calendar with the most current meeting times and locations, check back often as new meetings are being added as the program grows. Click here to access a PDF that can be printed and shared.

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality
Explore centering prayer meditation and deepen your practice of step 11

 

Second Sunday Monthly

September 2015 - May 2016

 

March 12, 2016

Steps 8 and 9: "Forgiveness"

 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Church of Edina

Fireside Room

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

 

Sessions Include:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20 Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Reading from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

 

A free will offering of $10 dollars per session to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated.

 

Website 12stepspirituality.org

 

April 2016

 

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways.

 

MRC is hosting All Recovery Meetings throughout the Twin Cities area.These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!! Friends and family members welcome to attend!

 

Click here to access a calendar with the most current meeting times and locations, check back often as new meetings are being added as the program grows. Click here to access a PDF that can be printed and shared.

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality
Explore centering prayer meditation and deepen your practice of step 11

 

Second Sunday Monthly

September 2015 - May 2016

 

April 9, 2016

Steps 10 and 11: "Getting to Empty: Letting God Drive the Bus" & "Spirituality of Imperfection"

 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Church of Edina

Fireside Room

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

 

Sessions Include:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20 Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Reading from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

 

A free will offering of $10 dollars per session to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated.

 

Website 12stepspirituality.org

 

May 2016

All Recovery Meetings

All Recovery Meetings are based on the idea that there are great benefits to bringing people together from multiple recovery pathways.

 

MRC is hosting All Recovery Meetings throughout the Twin Cities area.These meetings honor all pathways to recovery, acknowledging that each person’s path is unique and reflects their personal strengths. The meetings are an opportunity for social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery and to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. Come, socialize, share!! Friends and family members welcome to attend!

 

Click here to access a calendar with the most current meeting times and locations, check back often as new meetings are being added as the program grows. Click here to access a PDF that can be printed and shared.

Exploring 12 Step Spirituality
Explore centering prayer meditation and deepen your practice of step 11

 

Second Sunday Monthly

September 2015 - May 2016

 

May 14, 2016

Step 12: "What's Spiritual Experience and Spiritual Awakening Like?"

 

9:00am – 12:00pm

Colonial Church of Edina

Fireside Room

6200 Colonial Way

Edina, MN 55436

 

Sessions Include:

  • Centering Prayer Instruction
  • Two 20 Minute Sessions of Silence
  • Reading from the Big Book
  • Presenters Share Personal Experiences
  • Teaching on 12 Step Spirituality and Impediments to It
  • Group Discussions

 

A free will offering of $10 dollars per session to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated.

 

Website 12stepspirituality.org

 

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