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If you have an event that you would like us to promote, please contact Julia Parnell at julia@minnesotarecovery.org.

September 2014

Minnesota Recovery Connection (MRC) presents
Rally Caps for Recovery

 

September 2, 2014 7:10 p.m. Twins vs Chicago White Sox
Tickets are $15 each and include a FREE hot dog and soda with every ticket.

Arrive early to hear the Recovery Works! pre-game talk and see our throwing out of the First Pitch!

 

  • Tickets will go fast! Reserve now! *Bring a baseball cap to wear as a Rally Cap for Recovery
  • Individual or group tickets may be purchased online at or by calling
    Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158
  • For Recovery Month Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org
  • This is a Minnesota Recovery Month event to express gratitude, convey hope and to celebrate all in recovery—family, friends, and everyone in our communities who help recovery happen

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A New Journey Group 

Come be part of a small group that meets weekly for 12 sessions finding encouragement and gaining tools for moving beyond the effects of past traumatic events or abuse. A Journey Group is led by trained facilitators from within our church community.

This uniquely non-judgmental group environment is a safe place where participants can experience core biblical concepts as they explore ways to journey toward restoring healthy relationships and new life.

Journey Group begins September 12 and continues on Monday nights. For more information or to register, contact Pastor Jennifer Schoenrock (jschoenrock@1stcov.org) or Pastor Dan Collison (dcollison@1stcov.org)

Registration is due September 7, and materials are $45. Scholarships are available.
Recovery Month Spirituality Breakfast

Presented by Minnesota Recovery Connection, the Augsburg College Step

 

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 7:30 a.m.

Hoversten Chapel, Foss Center

Augsburg College

625 22nd Ave. S.

Minneapolis, MN 5545


KEYNOTE SPEAKER— JoAnn Campbell-Rice
JoAnn Campbell-Rice, Ph.D. is a spiritual director at Hazelden's Dan Anderson Renewal Center, where she manages the renewal program and spiritual care. A teacher, writer, and inspirational speaker, JoAnn teaches the 12 Steps as a spiritual path in the Lodge program in Center City and leads retreats on grief and recovery. Prior to receiving her certificate in spiritual direction from St. Catherine University, JoAnn worked in higher education for 25 years, as a professor of English at Indiana University, as the co-founder of the IU office of Community Outreach and Partnerships in Service-Learning, and as staff of Minnesota Campus Compact. She is the author of Towards a Feminist Rhetoric as well as articles on spirituality of the 12 Steps, writing to heal, and meditation and listening.

 

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A Neurological 12-step Spirituality Workshop. 

 

This workshop is driven by step 1, my life is unmanageable. We'll explore how we can change our stinking thinking and poor behavior. Bill Wilson says we can be transformed, he was and so can we. We will show you how to change your brain and change your mind through neurology and at the same time build a deep and abiding relationship with the God of your understanding. Neurons that fire together wire together. Jenny S.Ed.D., nationwide presenter and Dick Y will lead this workshop. Find us on our www.12stepspirituality.org


The workshop will be held at Colonial Church of Edina in the Hearth room on Saturday September 13th from 9 AM to 12 PM. No registration is required.

Workshop: Foundational Truths for Self Compassion and Forgiveness. 

September 14-16, 2014

 

In this experiential 3 day retreat, facilitators Ellie Hyatt and Laura Davida Preves bring participants on a journey to self love, kindness and ultimately, forgiveness of self and others. We will practice self compassion and forgiveness through meditation, journaling, breath, sharing from the heart and laughter. (A residential retreat Sunday at 4pm through Tuesday noon.)

Fee: $225.00

 

Location: Our program is offered in the beautiful McIver Center for Spiritual Development at The Retreat in Wayzata, MN. 1221 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN 55431.

 

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Recovery Management: Moving from an Acute to 
Chronic Care Model

WEBINAR

Wednesday, September 17 

1 p.m. Eastern Time, Noon Central, 11 a.m. Mountain, 10 a.m. Pacific (1 hour)

Webinar is free / Certificate of Completion available

"Embracing recovery management means recognizing addiction as a chronic disease that needs to be managed over a lifetime, and providing patients with the tools they need to do that, where they are, at their specific stage in recovery." 
–Janelle Wesloh, LADC/MBA

Janelle WeslohResearch indicates better long-term outcomes for patients who participate in structured, post-treatment recovery programs that promote adherence to a continuing care plan, encourage commitment to a recovery lifestyle, provide on-going support and instill personal accountability. 

This informative webinar can help your organization integrate a recovery management/chronic care model into your substance use disorder treatment and recovery program, and improve patient outcomes for those you serve. Discover the benefits of developing personalized post-treatment support to create a bridge between the treatment experience and every-day life in a supportive community, with the goal of enhancing the durability and quality of early recovery.

 

 

Register online for this continuing education opportunity.

 


 

 

 

 

Upon completion of this webinar, you will better understand:

  • The importance of shifting from acute care to a chronic disease management model to help patients learn to manage their disease over their lifetime.

  • The similarities between substance use disorders and other chronic illnesses.

  • Some of the key components of making a shift to a recovery management model.

  • A variety of tools and services that can be used in unique combinations to help engage a client for longer periods of time in order to improve outcomes.

Janelle Wesloh (LADC/MBA) has been in the addictions field for 23 years. She has held many roles at Hazelden, including counselor, electronic medical record designer, and privacy officer. Janelle's current role is Executive Director of Recovery Management, where she oversees the MORE program (an online and phone-based recovery support program), Continuing Care groups, Hazelden Connection (a support, monitoring and accountability program) and the Dan Anderson Renewal Center (recovery-based retreats and workshops).

Questions? Contact Ann Tucker, corporate events coordinator, by email or at 651-213-4204.

To view our entire webinar series visit our website.

Housing 101 - presented by SMRLS (legal aid) and Keystone

Wednesday, September 17 at 2pm
Roseville Library 2180 N. Hamline Ave. 55113


Laura Jelinek is a housing attorney at Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services (SMRLS) and has over 15 years of experience representing and advocating for tenants in Ramsey county. She and Keystone’s family crisis case manager, Carlinda Green, discuss many housing related issues including how to be a smart tenant, housing resources, avoiding eviction, expunging an eviction, and much more. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.

Substance Use Disorder & Eating Disorders CEU Event

 

Please join us Wednesday, September 17 for a complimentary seminar to discuss the treatment of Substance Use Disorder and Eating Disorders.

 

This continuing educational program will educate attendees about eating disorders, treatment approaches, and complications that occur when an individual struggles with eating disorders co-occurring with substance use disorders.

 

The seminar will:

  • Summarize and discuss the signs and criteria for diagnosing individuals with eating disorders.
  • Discuss approaches for treating eating disorders and substance use disorder
  • Discuss the co-occurring nature of eating disorders and substance use disorder.

Click the Register Now link below to reserve your seat. We hope to see you there! 

 

Wednesday September 17, 2014 from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM CDT
Event Schedule: 9:15-9:30 AM        

Registration 9:30-10:45 AM      

Presentation 10:45:11:00 AM    

Break 11:00-11:15 AM    

Case Study 11:15-11:30 AM    

Q & A


The Emily Program
5354 Parkdale Drive
2nd Floor
St. Louis Park, MN 55416

 

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*seating is limited

 

Parents and Children: Ending the Tug of War

Thursday, September 18 at 2:00pm
Roseville Library - 2180 N. Hamline Ave. 55113


Julia Stanely from New Found Abilities is a licensed, professional child and family educator. She provides a clear understanding of how to effectively discipline and communicate with young children so they will listen, and so you can enjoy more family peace. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.

Operation Recovery: Awareness Creates A Safe Environment
September 18, 2014
10:00 am - 3:15 pm
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
1501 Hennepin Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55403

This is the 7th Annual Recovery Month event at MCTC, attended by 2000 students, faculty, administrators, community members and behavioral health and recovery organizations.

Click Here to RSVP
MRC's Fourth Annual Walk for Recovery!

Saturday, September 20, 2014 9 a.m.–1p.m.
Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis, MN

 

EVENT SCHEDULE
Registration 9 a.m.
Walk 10:30 a.m.
Celebration 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m.

 

This is a National Recovery Month event to express gratitude, convey hope, and to celebrate all in recovery and those who help recovery happen! Bring your family and friends - wheelchairs, strollers, and even the family dog!

 

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Drugs in the City

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
6:30 to 8:00pm
Southdale Library
7001 York Avenue South
Edina, MN 55435

 

Overdose deaths, emergency room visits, and treatment center admissions continue to rise dramatically in the Twin Cities. Join us for this educational workshop as Carol Falkowski presents a current and accurate overview of substance abuse issues, what our communities should know and what they can do about it.

 

Following Carol's presentation, a panel of local professionals from schools, law enforcement and treatment centers will provide the opportunity for question and answer discussions.

 

All are welcome to attend and cost is free!

 

Carol Falkowski is Minnesota's foremost expert on drug abuse and author of reference book "Dangerous Drugs".

 

For more information please contact Lisa at 952-374-5540 or lbuck@progressvalley.org
Visit our website at: www.progressvalley.org

 

October 2014

Speed: Facing Our Addiction to Fast and Faster
- and Overcoming Our Fear of Slowing Down


Feeling rushed, out of control, and overwhelmed? Feeling like you can’t keep up...and can’t stop? It’s not just you. From the need to be constantly connected and the changing definition of “work hours,” to unrealistic expectations of instant gratification, our bodies and brains are being harmed by habits that, as with any kind of addiction, promise short-term satisfaction while doing long-term damage.

Sponsor: The Retreat and Wayzata Community Church
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014
Time: 7—8 PM
Location: Wayzata Community Church
125 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN
Fee: FREE
For additional information call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334

The Recovery Church, Minnesota Recovery Connection, and Hazelden present:

Recovery Speaker Series

 

October 7, 2014

Karen Casey, Best-Selling Author

Searching for Peace in All Our Affairs

 

We have to be willing to live more peacefully on a daily basis if we want to have more peaceful relations with others. We can practice using simple tools to change who we are in our relationships. This presentation will outline those tools.

 

The Recovery Speaker Series is a community event and free of charge.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:The Recovery Church

253 State St.St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org with questions.

 

Healthy States and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present
“A Celebration of Women & Recovery”

 

Thursday, October 9 at 7:00pm
Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN


Photo: Healthy States and Hazelden Foundation present:    “A Celebration of Women & Recovery”  Thursday, October 9 at 7:00pm  Fitzgerald Theater, St. Paul, MN    Millions of women know what it’s like to struggle with addiction or some form of mental illness. The good news is many recover to lead purposeful and meaningful lives of health and wellness.    Join writer and musician Dessa for an evening of conversation with two women who know the power and grace of recovery. Dessa will interview Jennifer Matesa, blogger at “Guinevere Gets Sober” and author of the forthcoming book 'The Recovering Body: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober,' and Gayathri Ramprasad, author of 'Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within.'    Tickets are $15. Members of Minnesota Public Radio receive a $2 discount. Get tickets here: http://fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org/events/


Come celebrate recovery!

 

Millions of women know what it’s like to struggle with addiction or some form of mental illness. The good news is many recover to lead purposeful and meaningful lives of health and wellness.

 

Join writer and musician Dessa for an evening of conversation with two women who know the power and grace of recovery. Dessa will interview Jennifer Matesa, blogger at “Guinevere Gets Sober” and author of the forthcoming book The Recovering Body: Physical and Spiritual Fitness for Living Clean and Sober, and Gayathri Ramprasad, author of Shadows in the Sun: Healing from Depression and Finding the Light Within.

 

Jana Shortal of KARE 11 will emcee this evening of celebration. Musical guests to be announced. The event is open to all.

 

Tickets on sale now for $15. Members of Minnesota Public Radio receive a $2 discount. MPR Members can get tickets by calling the Fitzgerald Box Office at 651-290-1200.

Shoestring Budgeting

Wednesday, October 29 at 2:00pm
Roseville Library 2180 Hamline Ave. N. Roseville 55113


In this session we learn new concepts and tools for achieving financial success even on a “shoestring budget”. Attendees will learn how to better preserve and save money (no matter how little is available) as well as how to build and protect credit, basic investment strategies, financial terms, consumer protection, and more. Attendees are invited to contribute to the discussion.

November 2014

The Recovery Church, Minnesota Recovery Connection, and Hazelden present:

Recovery Speaker Series

 

November 11, 2014
(IMPORTANT: Due to Election Day, this will take place on the second Tuesday of November.)

John MacDougall, Spiritual Care Coordinator at the Retreat

Having a Self and Having a God

 

Many recovering people say, "I have a spiritual program, but I'm not religious," but that's the end of the discussion instead of the beginning. Brain science can now tell us, with great clarity, what the problem of addiction is, but many of us remain vague about the spiritual solution of recovery. This program is about the opportunity to define ourselves as recovering people and to make a commitment to God, and to God's will for our lives, while admitting that we cannot accurately define God.

 

The Recovery Speaker Series is a community event and free of charge.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:The Recovery Church

253 State St.St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org with questions.

 

December 2014

The Recovery Church, Minnesota Recovery Connection, and Hazelden present:

Recovery Speaker Series

 

December 2, 2014

Jeannine Leonard, Spiritual Care Professional at Hazelden in Plymouth

Engaging the Emerging Adult in Recovery

 

Emerging adults (ages 18–25) face unique issues in today's culture that can increase their risk of addiction as well as block their recovery. Together we will explore these challenges and discuss ways to encourage this age group to engage in life-giving, meaningful, spiritual recovery.

 

The Recovery Speaker Series is a community event and free of charge.

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Location:The Recovery Church

253 State St.St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org with questions.

 

January 2015

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