Course Calendar 2018

 

WELLNESS RECOVERY ACTION PLAN  with Audrey Cucullu and Eliza Eller
WRAP was developed in Vermont in 1977 by people who had been living with a variety of mental health challenges and addictions and who were working hard to feel better and get on with their lives. A key leader among those brave pioneers was Mary Ellen Copeland, a woman who had been struggling with anxiety, depression, and extreme mood swings that had caused her to experience social isolation, economic hardship, and repeated hospitalizations. Seeking to restore her health and reclaim her life, she began her own journey to find strategies for recovery by conducting a survey of her peers on the subject. From the 125 survey responses she received, Mary Ellen identified five key concepts to recovery – Hope, Personal Responsibility, Education, Self-Advocacy and Support – along with “tricks” for feeling better, which would later be called wellness tools. Mary Ellen and a colleague, Jane Winterling, worked together to develop a simple system for organizing a personal “wellness recovery action plan.”

April 12-13, & 26-27  12:30 – 5 pm at Kenai Peninsula College

 

 

 

INTERGENERATIONAL TRAUMA & TRADITIONAL PLANT MEDICINE with Dr Gary Ferguson
Addictions, alcoholism as well as emotional imbalances may have their root in our grandparents’ generation. We will explore epigenetic trauma and how events from our historical past may be effecting us today. Plants too have long memories and can be  powerful medicine. Most modern pharmaceuticals are extracted from, and are based in, traditional plant based therapies, used for thousands of years by indigenous peoples. We will explore the latest knowledge on how best to use botanicals for recovery and stability.

May 3-4, 12:30 – 5 pm   at Kenai Peninsula College

 

 

 

NOTES FROM MEDICAL SCHOOL with Jonathan Burgess
We will examine evidence for diet and nutrition, physical activity and mindfulness, cognitive-behavioral approaches, as well as exposure to nature in the prevention and treatment of neuro-psychiatric disorders. We will learn about  the impact of diet on the mind; the impact of exercise on the mind; and the impact of the mind on the mind.

June 7- 8, 12:30 – 5 pm   location to be announced

 

 

 

THE HEALING POWER OF THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND with Jessica Porter
We will navigate the conscious and subconscious minds and how they work as antagonistic and complementary opposites – the yin and yang of perception. Whether you struggle with blocks from the past, or would just like to pay more attention, come to this class to find out how to mobilize more of your power.
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COOKING FOR VIRILITY AND VITALITY with Jessica Porter
If you feel baffled (or bored) by whole plant foods and feel maybe you need to eat animals to feel like a real man or woman, this is the class for you. We will go into the benefits of powerful plant foods for your romantic life, your ability to perform and persist, and, yes, your sexiness quotient. You will leave class confident and excited to hit the kitchen.

June 14-15, 12:30 – 5 pm   location to be announced

 

 
CLOSING CIRCLE at Ionia
Let’s check in and celebrate our successes together. June 16, time to be announced

 

The NEXT FULL COURSE will be during SPRING SEMESTER 2019:  January – May 2019