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

July 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.

 

These meetings offer an open format where people can discuss all things recovery with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives. The meeting is a space to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining recovery, for peer to peer support and personal growth. Everyone will be given an opportunity to share about their personal, social, and environmental well-being. 

 

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.

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery


Attend One Webinar or All

 

Webinar 5 | July 1, 2015    3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Moving Towards Solutions: Preparing the Workforce

Presenter: Chris Budnick, MSW, LCSW, LCAS, CCS, Vice President of Programs for the Healing Place of Wake County, NC 


Model Program Presenter: Karen Hayes, BSBA, MBA, President and Executive Director, LifeHouse Recovery Connection, San Diego, CA

The peer workforce has been supporting individuals and families experiencing homelessness for many year, often with limited training on best practices.  This webinar will explore challenges encountered by peer support providers, solutions to the challenges, and effective outreach and engagement strategies used by peer support providers and recovery community centers. Knowledge, skills and competencies needed to effectively serve the homeless population will be discussed.

 

Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Having a Stable Place to Live 

Housing, Homelessness and  the Role of Addiction 
Recovery Community Organizations 


FREE Six-Part Webinar Series Presented by Faces & Voices of Recovery


Attend One Webinar or All

 

Webinar 6 | July 8, 2015    3:00 – 4:00 pm EST Educating the Public: Advocacy and Public Policy

Presenter: Lori Criss, MSW, LSW, Associate Director, Ohio Council of Behavioral Health & Family Services Providers 
Model Program Presenter: Rachel Post, Public Policy Director, Capital City Concern, Portland, OR

Issues of discrimination and prejudice against people in need of treatment, people in recovery and the homeless population are barriers which require a clear, concise and coordinated advocacy approach.  Key messages used in effective public awareness campaigns to eliminate negative public perceptions of addiction and homelessness will be identified.

 

Click here for a complete list of presenters and their bios.

 

Webinar Flyer

 

For more information, please contact us atinfo@facesandvoicesofrecovery.org.

 

Funding for this webinar series has been provided by the Center for Substance Abuse treatment (CSAT) at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

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.

 

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

Glitter Dance Ride

July 26, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

August 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.

 

These meetings offer an open format where people can discuss all things recovery with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives. The meeting is a space to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining recovery, for peer to peer support and personal growth. Everyone will be given an opportunity to share about their personal, social, and environmental well-being.

 

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.

 

 

Buy your tickets now for this not-to-miss event of the summer!

3rd Annual Music & Recovery Community Festival

 

HAZELFEST
Celebrate Life

Presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation 
and sponsored by 89.3 The Current

 

Saturday, August 1
11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Hazelden Campus - Center City, Minnesota

 

Featuring performances by:
Caroline Smith
Astronautalis
Davina & The Vagabonds
GB Leighton


Special guest speaker actress Mackenzie Phillips
Hosted by David Campbell, 89.3 The Current

More special guests to be announced soon!

 

Buy your tickets now for Hazel Fest! 


$15 in advance
$25 at the door
Children 12 and under free

Walk for Recovery Kick-off Breakfast

 

The RECOVERY CHURCH is graciously hosting a Pancake Breakfast to Kick-Off our 2015 Walk for Recovery and You're Invited.

 

WHEN: August 8, 2015, 10:00 am
WHERE: The Recovery Church
253 State Street, St. Paul, MN 55107

 

Minnesota Recovery Connection's fifth annual WALK FOR RECOVERY is a way to celebrate recovery, show your support, generate hope, reduce stigma, and offer living proof that recovery is real!


The Kick-off Breakfast is a great opportunity to start organizing your Walk Team! We'll have a great breakfast with lots of fun and fellowship, and we'll go over all the Walk details to help you create your most successful Walk Team ever! Bring yourself, your friends, your family and your whole Team!

 

The kick-off breakfast is free and open to all, but RSVP is required to Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

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.

 

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

MN State Fair

30 August, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

 

Monday August 31, 2015

US Courthouse

300 S. Forth Street, Minneapolis, MN

 

Join our call for immediate Federal Action to end our nation's Epidemic of Addiction and Overdose Deaths

  • Learn about the life saving drug Naloxone
  • You're invited to bring a pair of shoes to be displayed and tagged with the name of your lost loved one.

Hold open your evening for The Annual Overdose Vigil Location TBD

 

For further details or volunteer opportunities please contact Emma Tofte:

emma.tofte@steverummierhopefoundation.org

 

http://steverummlerhopefoundation.org/

 

September 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.

 

These meetings offer an open format where people can discuss all things recovery with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives. The meeting is a space to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining recovery, for peer to peer support and personal growth. Everyone will be given an opportunity to share about their personal, social, and environmental well-being.

 

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.

SAVE THE DATES!
Hope you will join us for one or more of our Recovery Month Events, September 2015.

 

 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
7:10 pm
Target Field, Minneapolis

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our events please contact Monique Bourgeois, Volunteer/Training Manager, 612-584-4158 or Monique@minnesotarecovery.org


For information about becoming a Recovery Month Sponsor, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

Get your tickets here.

 

SAVE THE DATES!
Hope you will join us for one or more of our Recovery Month Events, September 2015.

 

 

Thursday, September 3, 2015
7:30 a.m.
Augsburg College, Minneapolis

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our events please contact Monique Bourgeois, Volunteer/Training Manager, 612-584-4158 or Monique@minnesotarecovery.org


For information about becoming a Recovery Month Sponsor, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

Get your tickets here.

 

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.

 

3rd Annual Rural Wellness Conference

 

September 12th 2015, 9-4:30
"Diversity in Wellness-Filling Up Your Recovery Toolbox"
Grace Covenant Church
17117 Riverwood Drive, Little Falls MN

 

Keynote Speakers:


Scott Geiselhart Frazee Fire Dept
PTSD – This is a growing concern in our profession and one that has been coming to light over the last few years. The rates of firefighters who are struggling with PTSD range anywhere between 7-37%. If PTSD is left untreated it can snowball into substance abuse and even suicide. Scott will share his story of recovery.

 

Karen Wussow
Karen was removed from her alcoholic parents at age nine. She was placed in an orphanage and a succession of foster homes where she was virtually abandoned by Child Protection Services. Through sheer will and perseverance Karen overcame huge barriers and reached her goal of becoming a Social Worker. "Outside the Lines" is her story of the journey from poverty, abuse and neglect to becoming a social worker.


Breakout Sessions on Alternative Health
Registration information available soon at www.wellness-in-the-woods.org
You may register online after May 1, 2015
$50 Registration, CEUs available

 

Self-Compassion as a Spiritual Practice
Embracing Self-Compassion and Centering Prayer as an 11th Step Practice

 

ANNOUNCING A ONE DAY EVENT!

 

Most people believe that self-criticism is an effective motiva-tor, as it provides the illusion of being in control. Motivation by self-criticism is harmful, as it comes from fear of being worthless, and focuses solely on self-improvement.


Motivation with self-compassion comes from the desire for health and well-being. Self-compassion provides the emotion-ally supportive environment needed for change and growth.
The practice of meditation is also necessary for growth and change. The 11th Step, with its emphasis on prayer and medi-tation, is often misunderstood. Most of us know about prayer, but we lack knowledge of, and experience in, meditation.


In this workshop, we'll practice Centering Prayer, a form of meditation based on resting in the presence of the God of your understanding. Incorporating this practice, with the other Steps, allows self-criticism to drop away, and allows for the opportunity of healing while deepening a relationship with your Higher Power.

 

Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 9 AM—3:30 PM (lunch on own)
Location: The Retreat
1221 Wayzata Blvd. E., Wayzata, MN
Fee: Free-will offering to support the Family Program Scholarship Fund
Sponsor: The Retreat

 

For additional information call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334

 

The Heart of Compassion and Forgiveness

A residential retreat presented by The George Mann Project for Spiritually Centered Living - Programming to Enrich Well-Being

 

2015 Retreat Dates

All Retreats are held Sunday-Tuesday.

 

September 13—15

October 4—6

November 15—17

December 4—6 (held in Springdale, UT)*

 

Join us on a journey to self love, kindness and ultimately, forgiveness of self and others where you'll experience powerful transformational tools that will help you find a deeper sense of peace.

 

We will practice mindfulness, compassion and forgiveness through meditation, and unique practices that address healing of every kind mental, emotional, physical and spiritual.

 

Everyone is welcome! Our presenters are fluent in the AA Steps and Traditions, but our programming serves everyone, whether struggling with chemical dependency or other life limiting

The cost for each retreat is $200, including lodging, meals & materials. Scholarship funds are available.

 

*Room and board is not included in this re-treat fee.

For additional information, or to register, call 952.476.0566 or 952.767.0334
or visit our website: www.theretreat.org

 

SAVE THE DATES!
Hope you will join us for one or more of our Recovery Month Events, September 2015.
 

 

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Lake of the Isles, Minneapolis

 

If you are interested in volunteering for one of our events please contact Monique Bourgeois, Volunteer/Training Manager, 612-584-4158 or Monique@minnesotarecovery.org


For information about becoming a Recovery Month Sponsor, please contact Julia Parnell at 612-584-4158 or julia@minnesotarecovery.org

 

 

Park Nicollet Melrose Center and Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation present:

SET Your Clients Up for Success
Learn to Spot, Engage and Treat Co-Occurring Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse

An experiential workshop for mental health providers and CD counselors

 

Wednesday, April 22 or June 17 or September 23
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Park Nicollet Melrose Center
3525 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN
1st Floor Conference Rooms


7.25 CEs provided by the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies
Through experiential meals, exercises and didactic training, clinicians working with individuals suffering from both eating disorders and substance abuse will explore the similarities, differences and treatment options for this co-occurring disorder.


Participants will learn how to:

  • Spot the warning signs of an eating disorder and how to screen clients effectively.
  • Engage your clients to reduce harmful behaviors and increase willingness to make changes.
  • Treat co-occurring symptoms at your practice or facility and learn when to refer out.

Due to the experiential nature of this workshop there are limited spaces available. Preregistration is required. Register online here


Cost is $150 per person and includes snacks and meals.


About the Presenters:


Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers
Becoming ED Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
Dr. Jason Reed, PsyD, LP, is the clinical lead of the Melrose Center ED/CD Program. Dr. Reed completed his pre- and post-doctoral training at Hazelden Foundation and has worked in the area of addiction and co-occurring disorders for the past 10 years in a variety of positions.


Psychiatric Update for ED/CD
Dr. Gavin Meany, MD, joined Park Nicollet Melrose Center as a staff psychiatrist in August of 2014. Prior to Melrose, Dr. Meany was with Sanford Health System North and Centracare Health System. His training at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, ND, emphasized various facets of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, and other eating disorders, including Night Eating Syndrome and the impact of bariatric surgery on weight, substance use disorders, and general health and wellness, especially the interaction with pharmacotherapies.

 

Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
Dr. Ryan C. Van Wyk, PsyD, LP, joined the Park Nicollet Melrose Center team in 2012 as a licensed psychologist to continue the development of the ED/CD Program. He completed his post-academic training at Hazelden Foundation. His experience working with eating disorders and addiction has led to a specialty in understanding how trauma contributes to the development of co-occurring disorders and complicates recovery.


Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors seen in Treatment

Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
Elizabeth Jackson, MS, RD, LD, has worked as a dietitian at the Park Nicollet Melrose Center outpatient services since 2010. She worked in Michigan for 19 years in private practice, specializing in eating disorders and child and family feeding issues. She also taught at Central Michigan University.

 

Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Meditation
Janet Kirkland Stark is a Board Certified Chaplain and an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. She graduated with a Masters of Divinity from United Theological Seminary (2004) and completed her Clinical Pastoral Educations at Methodist Hospital Eating Disorder Institute (2004-2005). Janet is passionate about how people connect to their "true self, others and to lives that have meaning and purpose. Her work with individuals and families as they struggle with eating disorders allows her to explore this passion while integrating the best of spiritual care practices, progressive spirituality, integrative healing modalities and mind/body awareness.


Schedule
· 7:30-8:00 a.m. - Registration/Continental Breakfast - Networking
· 8:00 a.m. - Welcome, Introductions, Housekeeping details, Melrose overview and EDCD program
· 8:30 a.m. - Interactive Assessment of ED Knowledge
· 9:00 a.m. - Mindfulness exercise


SPOT
· 9:15 a.m. - Eating Disorder Overview and DSM 5 update
· 9:45 a.m. - Eating Disorders and Substance Use Disorder, Food Addiction
· 10:30 a.m. - Break with snack
· 10:40 a.m. - Psychiatric Update for Eating Disorders/Chemical Dependency
· 11:00 a.m. - Eating Disorder Assessment for Chemical Dependency Providers (Typical Signs and symptoms seen in treatment/sober home settings)


ENGAGE
· 12:00 p.m. - Presentation of three case studies and brief introduction to experiential meal experience
· 12:15-12:45 p.m. - Supervised experiential lunch -Meal provided will be consistent with case study cohort
· 12:45 p.m. - Process supervised meal experience in case study cohort
· 12:45-12:55p.m. - Mindfulness exercise
· 1:00 p.m. - Eating Spectrum: "Normal" - Eating Disordered Behaviors Seen in Treatment, Including Food Insecurity and Compulsive Eating Behaviors
· 2:00 p.m. - Coping with Trauma through Eating Disorders and Addiction
· 3:00 p.m. - Break with snack
TREAT
· 3:10 p.m. - Connection to Self, Others and One's Higher Power thru Mindfulness
· 3:20 p.m. - Becoming Eating Disorder Sensitive: Treatment Site Recommendations
· 4:20 p.m. - Final Q & A
· 4:30 p.m. - Adjourn - CEs Provided

Fourth Wednesdays Women in Recovery Meeting

"Healthy Finances in Sobriety" by Ruth Hayden

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015 7pm

 

Why do I spend more than I have?

Why is it easier to take care of other's needs rather than my own?

Why do my partner and I argue so much about money?

Why can't I ever seem to get ahead? Why is money so hard?

Do any of these statements sound familiar? If they do, you, like many other women, may feel that your money life is not working as well as you need it to and you're looking for a change. Ruth will explore these "why" questions that keep women financially stuck and change them into "how" questions so you can move forward — with health and sobriety in your money life.

 

Come early for refreshments and fellowship at 6:30 pm.
Bring your women friends - all 12-Step fellowships are welcome.
Call 952-476-0566 for more information or directions.

 

1221 Wayzata Blvd E.

Wayzata, MN 55391

1-877-446-9283

952-476-0566

www.theretreat.org

 

Recovery Bike Shop Social Sundays

Black Tie Brunch

September 27, 2015

 

Are you someone who wants to ride slow and take lots of selfie breaks? Do you want to meet new people, go to cool places, and have an amazing time on your bike at a pace even The Muppets could keep??

Well then get off your couch and join Recovery Bike Shop for our SUNDAY SOCIALS, because you can only watch Broad City so many times. (Although, to be fair, mathematically no one has possibly reached that limit yet...)

SUNDAY SOCIALS are about having fun, riding bikes, and going cool places with your friends. Each SUNDAY SOCIAL is free, slow paced, and less than 10 miles. 

 

Rides leave at noon
2504 Central Ave NE
RecoveryBikeShop.com
Alcohol free event
#RECOSOCIALS

BRING: Bike, lock, snacks
COST: Your afteroon

 

More information and register

 

October 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.

 

These meetings offer an open format where people can discuss all things recovery with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives. The meeting is a space to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining recovery, for peer to peer support and personal growth. Everyone will be given an opportunity to share about their personal, social, and environmental well-being. 

 

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.

 
10/03/2015
 
Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C. and March to the White House.

 

FED UP! Is partnering with the Unite to Face Addiction event to be held on 10/04/2015

 

We are in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in United States history.
The epidemic is having a catastrophic impact on families and communities and is placing tremendous strain on our health care system, businesses, and local and state governments.


The mission of The FED UP! Coalition is to create one voice calling for an end to the epidemic of addiction and overdose deaths attributed to opioids (including heroin) and other prescription drugs.

 

Please visit our Facebook page for the most up to date Rally information.

 

www.feduprally.org

 

www.facebook.com/feduprally

 

@FEDUpRally

 

feduprally@gmail.com

 

 

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.

 

These meetings offer an open format where people can discuss all things recovery with an emphasis on the hope and healing of recovery and how recovery has changed our lives. The meeting is a space to connect with others who are initiating and maintaining recovery, for peer to peer support and personal growth. Everyone will be given an opportunity to share about their personal, social, and environmental well-being. 

 

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.

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