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February 2015

An Emily Program Event

 

Feb. 5 from 6:30-8pm at St. John's University.

Hilmar Wagner, registered dietitian at The Emily Program will present on Males and Eating Disorders. 

HAZELDEN BETTY FORD FOUNDATION TO SPONSOR
RECOVERY 2.0 GLOBAL ONLINE EVENT

 

The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation’s largest nonprofit addiction treatment provider, is sponsoring the free “Recovery 2.0: Beyond Addiction” online conference Feb. 6-12. The web-based event will present one-on-one, in-depth conversations between yoga teacher and addiction recovery expert Tommy Rosen and a wide variety of wellness and recovery specialists, including William Moyers, the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Vice President of Public Affairs and Community Relations. 

 

“We are pleased once again to partner with Tommy Rosen, one of the most energetic and thoughtful advocates for embracing lifelong recovery,” said Nick Motu, Vice President of Marketing, Communications, Business Development and the Center for Public Advocacy at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. “Tommy’s ‘Recovery 2.0’ is an innovative recovery platform. The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s support of Recovery 2.0 reflects our strong commitment to long-term recovery and holistic health.”

 

This will be the fourth Recovery 2.0 conference, which focuses on the Twelve Steps; yoga; meditation; healthy relationships with people, food and money; and the identification of one’s purpose and mission in life. The conference will feature four or five speakers per day via streaming video, and it is available for free to anyone in the world.

In addition to Moyers, the 30 speakers will include:

  • Medical expert and TV personality Dr. Drew Pinsky
  • Jennifer Matesa, author of The Recovering Body from Hazelden Publishing
  • Renowned speaker and bestselling author Dr. Gabor Maté
  • Actress Mackenzie Phillips
  • and many more!

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF SPEAKERS AND TO REGISTER FOR THE FREE RECOVERY 2.O CONFERENCE Click Here

 

Recovery Sunday

Mayflower ommunity Congregatioal Church UCC
Sunday, February 8, 2015
106 E. Diamond Lake Rd • Minneapolis MN 55419

 

Worship Times: 8:30 and 11:00 a.m.

"Sober! Now how do I deal with my fallible self"

 

Guest Preacher David Rayson is a 63-year-old Instructor of History at Normandale Community College where he has carried out his calling for the past 15 years. A late bloomer, David earned his Ph.D. in History from the University of Minnesota in 1996. "When I first walked into a college classroom as the teacher," he often tells his students, "I felt as if I had come home, and if that is not a calling, I don't know what is." He often jokes with his students that he will "be carried feet first out of Normandale." He accomplished all of this while being an alcoholic 33 out of the last 38 years.

 

Education Hour 9:45-10:45 a.m.

"Addiction: Myths and Misconceptions"

 

One of the biggest misconceptions about addiction disorders is the deadliness of the disease and the number of lives that are lost every day. In July of 2014 the Department of Justice stated that 110 Americans on average die from drug overdoses every day outnumbering even deaths from gunshot wounds and motor vehicle crashes. Learn about the many myths and misconceptions of addiction disorders and how your own education, awareness, and simple advocacy can help to eradicate the stigma and the shaming judgment that often prevent those with addiction disorders and their loved ones from reaching out for help and recovering.

 

Gloria Englund is a pioneer in the field of addiction recovery and support. She holds a Master of Arts in Human Development and is a certified Recovery Coach who works with individuals and families dealing with an addiction to alcohol, drugs, food and relationships. Gloria has personal as well as professional knowledge of addiction and recovery; her oldest son died of a heroin overdose in 2007. She also offers two, on-going coaching support groups. Courageous Caregivers© is a group for loved ones of active drug addicts and alcoholics. A Different Kind of Grief© is a group for those who have a loved one who has died from addiction. As an accomplished public speaker, advocate and published author, Gloria brings a message of hope and recovery to others. For more information, please see her website: www.recoveringu.com

 

Four Part Recovery Series
Hosted by the Retreat and Zion Lutheran Church in Anoka

 

Dr. John MacDougall will lead us through this series starting Tuesday, January 27, and continuing Tuesday, February 3, 10, & 17.

It is a free series and will begin at 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

 

MacDougall is an ordained minister who has worked for over twenty years at Hazeleden Treatment Center and is now the Director of Spiritual Guidance for the Retreat in Wayzata and the author of "Being Sober and Becoming Happy".

 

The series will cover four topics:

  • Spirituality and Recovery from Alcoholism and Addiction
  • Spirituality and Recovery from Trauma and Abuse
  • Hope
  • Finding Joy in Life.

 

This is a great series for anyone struggling with life limiting behaviors, people who counsel people with addiction, anyone who has been affected by someone with addiction, or  people who would like to apply the wisdom of the twelve steps to their life. If you have further questions or would like more information please contact Pastor Kathie Nycklemoe at: 763-506-8123 or knycklemoe@zionanoka.org.

 

The Retreat provides a continuum of recovery services based on the spiritual principles of the Twelve Steps of AA. For more information on the event or the Retreat go to www.zionanoka.org orwww.theretreat.org.  No registration necessary, all are welcome!

 

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

February 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Spirituality and Recovery

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

12 Step Spirituality

February 14, 2015

A Panel Discussion Steps 6 and 7: You and Me, God?"

 

Each Session:

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

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

Snowtubing Event

Saturday, February 21, 2015
10:30am – 3:00pm


Snowtubing at: Badlands Snow Park
772 Kinney Rd. Hudson, WI 54016
Bus Ride & Meet Up Location:
Wesley Historic Center
101 East Grant Street Mpls, MN 55403
Cost $15
Scholarships Available

 

Join us for a fun afternoon of snow tubing at the Badlands Snow Park in Hudson, Wisconsin!


We have chartered a bus to take us from Minneapolis into Hudson. The bus ride is free of charge to anyone who wants to attend. We will be leaving the Wesley Historic Center (Jitters) at 10:30am. Please get there early so we can leave on time.


We will plan on snow tubing from approximately 12:00pm - 2:00pm. We will leave Badlands Snow Park promptly at 2:15pm and return back to Wesley Historic Center by 3:00pm. Following snow tubing we will have fellowship at the Nicollet Diner for all who want to come.


The ticket price for snow tubing is $15 dollars. This includes lift ticket and the bus trip to and from the event. We only have 44 seats on the bus, so don’t delay, sign up today!!


Everyone must register online in advance on our website. Go to GLBTinRecovery.com and find the event registration link on our events page. We cannot accept walk-up registrations the day of the event.

 

Friends in Recovery Annual Banquet
February 21, 2015
Tickets: $30.00

Join us for a special night celebrating Friends in Recovery's successful commitment to provide fun and safe events for people in recovery and their friends and family!

6:30 pm at K&J's Catering, located at 2546 7th Avenue E. North St. Paul, MN 55109. Dinner will follow at 7:00 pm. You have your choice of Beef Tips or Specially Seasoned Grilled Chicken, both come with potatoes, vegetables and a salad.

At 8:00 pm our Guest of Honor Speaker will share their experience, strength and hope.

To purchase tickets contact:
(Tickets MUST be purchased in advance)

Mike S. - 651-259-0559
James N. - 651-964-5816
Leanne G. - 651-325-7483

 

An Emily Program Event

 

Feb. 22 at 8am We are a sponsor of the NEDA walk at Mall of America, Rotunda.

Walk begins at 9am.

More information can be found here.

An Emily Program Event

 

Feb. 23 at 9pm 

The Emily Program will present on eating disorders and treatment at Winona State University.

Webinar
Federal Income Taxes and Health Coverage 101

 

February 25, 2015 | 2 p.m. Eastern Time

 

The 2015 tax season is the first time individuals and families will be asked on their tax returns for some basic information regarding their health coverage.

 

Join by Phone Only: 1-480-297-0021 
Access Code: 362-066-915 — The PIN is the # key.

 

Register for the Webinar

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

 

When:
Wednesday - Friday, February 25th, 26th, and 27th, 2015
8:30 am - 5:00 pm (will end early if possible)


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. This curriculum contains 22 modules that require approximately 22 hours of instructional time.

 

Curriculum Goals:
  • To improve ATOD prevention and Treatment experiences for Native Americans.
  • To provide a Native American cultural awareness educational program for staff members of prevention programs and other service providers.
  • To explore causal reasons for alcohol and drug abuse among Native American populations.
  • To identify Native American cultural and spiritual ways, and other ways, that contribute to the prevention, treatment and aftercare of alcohol and drug abuse among individuals and families.
  • To increase alcohol, tobacco and other drug related clinical skills & cultural competency

Location:

Minnesota Indian Women's Resource Center
2300 15th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
Cost: $120.00 (materials and copy of curriculum will be provided)
Contact: Beth Sanftner @ email: beth@miwrc.org

 

63rd Spiritual Program Retreat/Workshop

For A.A., Al-Anon, and A.C.O.A. Members
February 27, 28 & March 1, 2015
Friday night supper through Sunday noon)

Lake Wapogasset Camp and Retreat Center
738 Hickory Point Lane - Amery, Wisconsin

A Spiritual Retreat, founded under the guidance and encouragement of the late Clarence Snyder, one of the original 40 members of A.A., who believed, as did his sponsor Dr. Bob, that our program should be a life changing experience, Open to all alcoholics and their families who would like to share the experience, strength and hope of the the A.A. program to live a life of contentment and peace of mind.

Accommodations:
Meals: Furnished Friday through Sunday brunch.
Two nights lodging in dormitory style rooms with twin size bunks. Has bath and heat. Bring a sleeping bag and pillow or sheets and blankets for twin size bunk, plus towels.

Many excellent speakers of varied backgrounds will share how, after being defeated by alcoholism and chemical dependency they have become winners by the spiritual principles of AA and Al-Anon. If you've been searching for the spirituality of the original AA members don't miss this retreat.

Among those speaking will be:
Phil G., St. Paul, MN
Mike H., New Richmond, WI
Jill M., St. Paul, MN
John M., Murray, UT
Joe M., Clear Lake, WI
Robin H., New Richmond, WI

Experience the 12 Steps as Clarence taught them (Friday & Saturday)
Price, including meals, $120.00 per person

(minimum of $50.00 deposit with reservation by February 20).
We are limited to the first 65 registrants. (A number of scholarships available, call for info).
Registration begins at 3:00 p.m. Friday. Dinner will be at 5:30 p.m., followed by our first meeting at 6:30 p.m. Remember to bring sleeping and personal items.

This retreat will be a wonderful opportunity to complete the first seven steps. It is also an opportunity to get experience sponsoring a new member of our fellowship.

We are looking forward to sharing this time of fellowship and the life changing experience with you.
For further information call 715-268-8450 or 651-353-1346

March 2015

Pain Management and Addiction

Monday, March 2, 2015,  7:30 pm -  9:00 pm (ET)

Webinar sponsored by International Nurses Society of Addictions (IntNSA)

 

Speaker: William Lorman, JD, PhD, RN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN

Webinar Description: Patients who suffer from a pain syndrome have a right to be pain-free, even those suffering from an addictive disorder. The issue is not whether or not to use opiate analgesics, the issue is how to best manpm8age their administration. This program will provide an understanding of the neurobiology of addiction and pain and how to properly manage the patient. A case study will be presented demonstrating the problems and issues surrounding such management.

Educational Objectives:

• Describe the final common pathway for reward and pleasure.
• List the types of pain and pain signals.
• Differentiate between pseudoaddiction, addiction, and physical dependence

 

The International Nurses Society on Addictions CNE is accredited by the California Board of Nursing for nursing contact hours. The California Board of Nursing has accredited this program for 1.5 contact hours of continuing nursing education.

 

Click Here to Register

Webinar
Got Coverage? Next Steps in Using Your Health Insurance

 

March 5, 2015 | 2 p.m. Eastern Time

 

Many people now have health insurance but may not know how to use it. This webinar will discuss how to read your insurance card, how to find a doctor, what you need to know to make an appointment, and what to do in case you have a health emergency. Key terms will be discussed as well as recommended health screenings. We will highlight the From Coverage to Care materials on health insurance literacy during the webinar.

 

Join by Phone Only: 1-415-655-0051 
Access Code: 910-370-456 — The PIN is the # key.

 

Register for the Webinar

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

March 12, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Surrender and Trust

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

12 Step Spirituality

March 14, 2015

Steps 8 and 9: "Forgiveness Takes Work"

 

Each Session:

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

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

Motivational Interviewing Basics for Tobacco Dependence Treatment.

 

The training is being held from 8:00 to 4:00 on March 16 in Mankato and March 17 in St. Paul. This training is for professionals who serve people with mental illnesses and chemical dependency to help to build their skills in helping their clients being to consider tobacco dependence treatment.

 

6.5 CEUs for Social Work are available.

 

Free to attend. Registration is limited.

Register online

 

RECOVERY ADVOCACY SEMINAR

Fight Stigma! Speak Out! Promote Recovery!

 

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Metro State University Founders Hall Auditorium

700 7th Street East

St. Paul, MN 55106

 

Join us for a seminar on Recovery Advocacy and find out what YOU can do to support the Recovery Community.

This seminar is for all supporters of the recovery community including students, faculty, community members and professionals and will provide you with the tools and training to:

  • Become civically engaged to advocate for recovery issues important to you
  • Speak out about recovery in a clear and credible way that will help move the recovery community’s advocacy agenda forward
  • Promote recovery by advancing public awareness of the reality of recovery
  • Connect with, talk to, and educate your elected officials about issues surrounding recovery
  • How to turn your ideas into laws: the process of making legislation in Minnesota

 

Keynote Speaker Betsy Hodges is the 47th mayor of Minneapolis and a woman in long-term recovery. Mayor Hodges will talk to the importance of the recovery community being civically engaged, running for office as a person in recovery and the importance of having more persons in recovery elected to public office.

 

 

Registration Deadline: March 13 To register, click here

 

For more information contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

April 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

April 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Practice What Principles?

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

Improvisation Classes for LADCs, Recovery Coaches & Peer-To-Peer Volunteers

 

Off Script

 

Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1:00 PM - Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

Minneapolis, MN

Off Script Improv Class

 

Off Script is offering an improvisation class designed specifically for LADCs, CDCs, Recovery Coaches and MRC Peer-to-Peer Support volunteers.  This class has been approved for 11 LADC continuing education units.

 

In this 6 week class you will learn how improv can develop your listening skills, ability to connect and respond to your patients. You will also learn to use improv to help patients focus on the now and generate "I statements".  No previous improv experience is required. Class will run for 2 hours over 6 weeks starting on Saturday, April 11th ending May 16th.  Classes are $125.00 and can be paid on the first day of class.  Please reserve your spot in the class today.

Register Here
12 Step Spirituality

April 11, 2015

Guest Speaker Bob N. Step 10: "Emotional Sobriety"

 

Each Session:

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

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

May 2015

12 Step Spirituality

May 9, 2015

Step 11: "Pray All Ways"

 

Each Session:

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

Cost:
A free-will offering of $10 per workshop to cover rent, snacks, printing and coffee is greatly appreciated

 

Location:
Colonial Church of Edina
Hearth Room
6200 Colonial Way
Edina, MN 55436

 

Directions:
Located north of Hwy 62 in Edina; From Hwy 62 take the Tracy Ave exit, turning north onto Tracy Ave. Take the 1st left (west) onto Colonial Way. Colonial Church is located on the left.

 

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

May 14, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Spiritual Recovery
from Trauma and Abuse

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

June 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

June 18, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Love and Romance

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

July 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

July 9, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Hope

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

August 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

August 13, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Finding Joy In Life

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

September 2015

Nine-Part Lecture Series at Transfiguration Lutheran Church
Based on the new book by Rev. Dr. John MacDougall
Being Sober and Becoming Happy

 

September 10, 2015 6:30 p.m. Free

Becoming Happy

 

Transfiguration Lutheran Church
11000 France Avenue South (110th Street and France)
Bloomington, MN 55431
952.884.2364

WWW.TLCMN.COM

 

Rev. Dr. John MacDougall, one of the most respected voices in the field of addiction and recovery, presents a series of lectures beginning on January 8, 2015.

 

This series is appropriate for all people interested in learning how to apply the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous to daily life. No familiarity with addiction or recovery is required to attend.

 

All are welcome

Refreshments and optional discussion groups follow.

 

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