HopeNet Wellness ConferenceHopeNet2018-02-23T15:16:24-06:00
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Plenary Session – 8:30
The Wounded Leader, presented by Charity Schaulis
Session 1 – 9:15 AM
The Table: An Invitation to Intimacy, presented by Jo Lynn Bright
The desire to know and to be known is deep within us and therapists, pastors and even medical doctors are seeing the growing cost of loneliness. But the process of being known can be scary and risky. Join us as we take a look at what intimacy is and what it is not. We will explore the costs, risks, myths and truths about intimacy in a variety of relationships. Come away with practical suggestions to help you have the courage to offer, pursue and accept invitations to intimacy.
Maximizing Your Body, presented by Holly Hajjaj, YMCA Corporate Wellness Director
Your emotional and spiritual health are affected by your physical health. Learn how taking care of your body can help you keep the rest of your life in balance.
Bouncing Back, presented by Dioane Gates
Whether it’s direct or indirect, everyone will experience a traumatic event at some point in their life. Assisting people who are dealing with trauma can bring a secondary trauma that can have negative impacts on the caregiver. Taken from a pastoral and spiritual point of view, this session will help participants identify the warning signs of long term exposure to secondary trauma and will give tools to help navigate through it.
Brain Plans℠: A Blueprint for Remodeling your Brain by Renewing your Mind, presented by Jana Hinz
This workshop will talk about the hopefulness of renewing your mind. Participants will learn the basic structures and functions of the brain and how this basic knowledge can increase our ability to regulate our own emotions. As helping professionals, emotion regulation is a valuable skill as we interact with others. It is also something we can teach our patients and clients. A simple tool for emotion regulation and mind-body-spirit integration will be demonstrated.
Session 2 – 10:30 AM
Developing Exponential Leaders, presented by HopeNet Coaching Staff
This workshop will help you learn a better model to lead and develop the leaders in your organization. Use better questions and listening to promote self-discovery in order to help others capitalize on their strengths. Participants will have opportunities to practice listening and questioning techniques from the COACH MODEL with observational feedback and tips from the HopeNet Coaching Team.
When Sex goes South: Healing Solutions for Common Problems, presented by Erin Osbeck
Over the course of one’s life, there will come a time when one’s sexual life hits a few bumps. Healing solutions to the rescue! Erin will present information on the five most common sexual issues she addresses in the counseling setting and solutions that have helped others.
Finding Deliverance from the Tyranny of the Moment, presented by Jayme King
Living in the tyranny of the moment is when an individual is focused on just simply surviving. They have pressing daily needs and are only able to base their decision making on those immediate needs. It is easy for individuals, groups and communities to get stuck in survival mode in all economic classes. This presentation will discuss ways of finding deliverance from that chaotic way of thinking and help inspire others who are struggling.
The Complexities of Grief & Coping Mechanisms of the Bereaved, presented by Christy Schunn
This session will assist in caring for bereft clients and families. The focus of this session will be to discuss the tasks of grief and mourning; to identify grief reactions and coping mechanisms; to recognize special types of losses and their implications for grief work; to recognize secondary trauma and the necessity of debriefing; to discuss community bereavement referrals and finding resources for those who need them.
Lunch – 11:45 AM
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Session 3 – 1:00 PM
Connecting - Turning Conflict into Healthy Conversation, presented by Mark Oelze
Whether it is small scale conflict on a one to one level or large scale between races, political parties, or even countries, we need direction and instruction. PLEDGEtalk offers that instruction. At its core, it is a step-by-step guide to process conflict and reveals the natural order to heathly conversation. On a broader scope, PLEDGEtalk provides the needed direction for us to stop and hear each other on a deeper level, learn of each other’s needs, experience compassion and re-connect.
Leadership Coaching Practicum, presented by HopeNet Coaching Staff
Curious about whether coaching is for you? Come see this live version of mini coaching sessions. Witness first hand how the coaching process works with real life goals. There will be an opportunity to ask questions for clarification and more depth.
Tips for Health: A Functional & Integrative Approach to Medicine, presented by Dr. Jeff Davis
Learn how functional medicine works to get to the root cause of patients’ concerns and how a team approach can help providers work collaboratively to provide the best outcomes for our patients. Dr. Davis will also talk about how his direct primary care approach differs from traditional medicine.
Chronic Pain and Mental Health: Making Connections and Finding Solutions, presented by Lisa Bellecci-St. Romain
Using case studies of her own patients with chronic medical concerns, Lisa will overview how EMDR and somatic experience interventions give lasting relief. These case studies will be appropriate for medical doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists and other interested persons. Specific success cases address loss of ability to swallow food, digestive problems, chronic headaches and TMJ, chronic unexplained fatigue and phantom limb pain
Session 4 – 2:15 PM
Made for Connection, presented by Risa Rehmert
This session will give practical information addressing fundamental issues that help prevent abuse and exploitation. Abuse and exploitation most often occur in the context of close relationships. Learn about our human need to connect and identify those who exploit that need.
No Stranger to Change: Staying Adaptive through Life Changes, presented by Perry Malzahn
What's the Compromise, presented by Jeff Witherspoon, certified financial planner
Learn practical ways to recognize your spending habits and ways to save money in your everyday life.
Learning to Listen, Learning to Slow Down: A Spiritual Direction Exercise, presented by Jenny Wall
Experience rest and renewal in a small co-ed group. In this guided time, take a moment to slow down, seek God silently, and listen for His invitation to you through Scripture.
Session 5 – 3:30 PM
Turning Inward: Seeking Awareness in the Everyday, presented by Michele Meinhardt
Have you been living in a busy, task-oriented world? Have you found yourself operating on “autopilot” and wondering how to change? Learn the science behind mindful awareness and how to cultivate this skill to build a more wholehearted and purposeful life.
Filled with Good, for Good: How Food can Empower your Impact, presented by Jana Snyder
You’re busy with good things, serving others. But are you running on empty? Maybe you push yourself through the day, grabbing food or drink to keep your energy up, always feeling like there’s not enough you to go around. And maybe you’ve spent a fair amount of time beating yourself up for your food choices, whether consciously or not. If so, Jana will offer you a different way to look at your self care and the effect it has on your serving. This session offers you hope, an encouraging nudge, some practical steps — and more hope.
Restoring Hope to Couples in Parenting Conflict, presented by Mika Gross
Parenting is hard work. It can be even harder when partners disagree over what path to take. Learn strategies for making progress with intact, blended and post-divorce families and unique challenges each have in resolving parenting conflict. Learn real life solutions and Mika’s process and compass for partnering with parents working through difficult issues.
The Advantages of Brain Mapping in a Direct Primary Care Office, presented by Dr. James Seberger and Veronica Seberger
We use brain mapping as a tool to measure brain wave activity. Brain mapping is a 19- channel quantitative analysis which can help identify problems that relate to cognitive and executive function, mood, anxiety, and attention. We look into the underlying reasons that can cause us to see abnormalities on a brain map, such as: diet, stress, anxiety, sleep, memory, processing speed, lifestyle, and more. By identifying these factors, we are then able to develop a specific protocol to train your brain and manage physical symptoms as well. By doing this in a direct primary care setting we are able to treat the whole person; mind and body. We will also discuss the advantages of brain mapping and the outcomes we can look forward to.
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