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October 2019

October 30 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church, 3611 N Berens Rd NW
Prior Lake, MN 55379 United States

Developing and Sustaining Healthy Relationships In this session we will discuss elements and characteristics of effective relationships. At the center of every effective relationship is compassion, respect and mutuality. We will discuss how we can maintain these concepts in our families, especially when going through the often confusing and confounding stages of raising adolescent children. We will look at how mindfulness practices can help each individual in the family remain centered and engaged even during times of stress.

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November 2019

November 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 7401 County Road 101
Maple Grove, MN 55311 United States

What is “Intentional Parenting”? This session will provide an overview of the basic theoretical foundations informing the work we do. We will explore the physiological, emotional, and spiritual need to be in connection with others and some of the barriers that make this so difficult. We will discuss family system theory, relationship dynamics, and a model of adaptive behavior in response to familial stress. This will be followed by an interactive discussion detailing some of the pressures and challenges the…

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November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States

The Art of Intentional Parenting – A Series of Conversations About Family OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY Today’s families experience significant stress while attempting to navigate evolving social pressures. The Art of Intentional Parenting series will provide some basic guidelines and concrete skills for families to consider and utilize as they face challenging or adverse situations. These engaging and experiential sixty-minute sessions are designed so that each can stand-alone; they also build on each other if attended in sequence. A primary…

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November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States

The Art of Intentional Parenting – A Series of Conversations About Family OPEN TO THE COMMUNITY Today’s families experience significant stress while attempting to navigate evolving social pressures. The Art of Intentional Parenting series will provide some basic guidelines and concrete skills for families to consider and utilize as they face challenging or adverse situations. These engaging and experiential sixty-minute sessions are designed so that each can stand-alone; they also build on each other if attended in sequence. A primary…

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November 17 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 13901 Fairview Dr
Burnsville, MN 55337 United States

Closed workshop through Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Burnsville. Contact Jason Kramme at the church for more details on the series and workshop access. jkramme@popmn.org or 952-898-9387  

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November 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
White Bear Lake District Offices, 4855 Bloom Ave.
White Bear Lake, MN 55110 United States

Adverse Childhood Experiences & Relational Trauma:  What it is, how to identify it and how to heal from it In this interactive and engaging session, we will explore Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how these less than nurturing experiences affect your life today through organic disease, social malfunction, behavioral issues and mental illness. You will learn the criteria in the ACE screening and also be able to identify different types of trauma such as “big T” and “little t” trauma,…

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November 24 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 500 Blake Road S.
Edina, MN 55343 United States

Finding Connection in a Disconnected World Human beings are both biologically hardwired and socially programmed to seek and benefit from connection with others. When we connect physically, emotionally, or spiritually, we actually receive a chemical reward through the release of dopamine, endorphins, and other naturally produced chemicals that bring feelings of safety, belonging, and pleasure. We experience higher levels of self-worth, and with that comes the energy and motivation to engage even more with others. However, too many adults find…

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December 2019

December 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Thomas More, 1079 Summit Ave
St. Paul, MN 55105 United States

Building Resilience In this session we will explore the importance of self-regulation as an essential part of building resilience. We will help families practice breathing techniques, as well as examine concepts such as timing, containment, and emotional processing. In addition, we will talk about labels and diagnoses, examining how they may keep us focused on problems, rather than solutions. We will also share tips for how to maintain our progress in building family resilience in spite of what other families…

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December 3 @ 5:45 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Mary’s Graduate School

Rob Rodriguez speaking at licensed marriage and family therapist graduate class.

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December 6 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
NuWay, 2118 Blasdell Ave.
Minneapolis, 55404 United States

Helping Families Heal – Approaching Addiction Treatment Through the Lens of Family Systems Theory About this Event Family involvement in treatment is one of the most critical factors in long-term positive outcomes. State and Federal regulations and guidelines stipulate the necessity of family engagement, however funding for family-related services is woefully inadequate. This presentation will offer some ideas for improving family services without putting untenable stress on your facility’s operating budget. In this presentation, participants will: • Review the fundamentals…

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