Experience Multiple Pathways to Healing and Health at NYAPRS Conference 2017: Only 2 Days Left for Register 5, Get 1 Free Early Bird!

NYAPRS Note: The NYAPRS Annual conference has always offered the opportunity to experience multiple pathways to personal emotional, physical and spiritual health and balance, and this year’s program offers a rich menu of healing experiences and presentations. See below for some examples. 


There’re only 2 more days left to take advantage of our Register 5 Get 1 Free early bird special! Register today at https://rms.nyaprs.org/event/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=24

Living Resilience: Mind-Body Skills to Deactivate the Stress Response in Yourself and Others, Part 1
Join us for a fun and experientialexploration of how to shift our mental, emotional, and physical states using simple, holistic, and no-cost techniques. Throughout this extended 2-part workshop, we’ll practice mind-body skills such as grounding, breathing techniques, Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), dynamic (moving) mindfulness, and an amazing 90-second practice that can be done anytime, anywhere to de-stress and create an immediate sense of calm and mental clarity.
Leah Harris, Shifa Consulting, Alexandria, VA
Eva Dech, Intentional Peer Support, Peachtree Corners, GA

Healing Through Spiritual Practices with a Trauma Informed Lens
This workshop weaves the value of supporting spiritual practices in recovery through weaving spiritually into a trauma-informed care lens. 
Patty Blum, Ruth Gonzalez, Crestwood Behavioral Health, Inc., Sacramento, CA
Regina Kaiser, Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network, Fairfield, CA

Managing Common Health Conditions
We will run through strategies to prevent and managed common health conditions.
Melissa Hinds, Nancy Covell, Forrest Foster, Noah Lipton,
New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY

Digging in the Dirt: A Collective Model of Peer-Supported Healing
This workshop will explore how nurturing the soil also nurtures the soul, reminding us that our mental and physical health are deeply rooted in the dirt.
David Bayne, STEP By STEP, Inc., Ogdensburg, NY
Amy Colesante, Mary Szacik, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Inc., Albany, NY

Hidden Trauma: Sharing Our Narratives to Support Healing Others and Ourselves
Through discussion and activities, this workshop will teach participants how to use their personal narratives to explore experiences that have shaped their lives and can be used to promote healing and resiliency when someone else is experiencing a crisis. 
Beth Mangiaracina, Mental Health Empowerment Project, Albany, NY
Teena Brooks, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Long Island City, NY

HaHa and Soul
In this workshop, we will have some fun, sing some songs, move around a bit, and talk together about what our purpose is and what we can do to bring more hope and joy into our lives and the work we do supporting people with disabilities and others.
Steve Holmes, Albany, NY

Putting on the Arts
Learn how art can be used as a powerful healing tool to explore deep emotions – the sorrows, the struggles, and joys. Also, understand how networking between artists has led to the formation of consumer arts organizations and programs, including creative arts drop-in centers, which are of benefit to the consumer and the community.
Gayle Bluebird, Bluebird Consultants, New Castle, DE

Transforming Trauma into Triumph – “It All Comes Out in the Wash”
This powerful presentation will be delivered by people who have been touched by trauma in their lives and have successfully overcome it.
Sadine Richardson, Vincent Mancini, Dawn Batson, Federation of Organizations, Patchogue, NY

Transformation without Retraumatization!
Trauma? NO FUN! HEALING FROM TRAUMA NO FUN??? No truth!!! 
Noelle Pollet, Heart Circle Consulting, West Camp, NY
Colleen Sheehan, NYAPRS, Albany, NY

Complementary and Alternative Healing Modalities: An Overview and How They Enhance Recovery Plans
Have you ever wondered how complementary and alternative healing practices can complement your wellness plan? Have you ever wondered how complementary and alternative healing practices can fit into a traditional mental health model of recovery?
Elizabeth Patience, NYS OMH, Syracuse, NY
Luclann Stalzer, NYS OMH, W. Brentwood, NY

Storytelling for Personal Transformation and Social Change
As the Native American saying goes: “tell me a fact and I’ll learn. Tell me a truth and I’ll believe. But tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.” In this fun and interactive workshop, we will explore the universal elements and skills of effective storytelling including the use of sensory details, the “rule of 3,” and how to determine what to include and what to leave out. 
Leah Harris, Shifa Consulting, Alexandria, VA

Journey to Wellness: Discovering Our Pathways to Healing
Discover more about your own journey during this insightful and interactive workshop. Our presenters will share their experience and personal approaches to healing, wellness and recovery as well as offer interactive opportunities to learn about and use personal wellness tools.
Amanda Miles, NYCPS, Peer Alliance League, Oneonta, NY
Kate Hewlett, Otsego County Community Services, Oneonta, NY
Sarah Elaine Felman, Peer Support Specialist, Empowerment Exchange, Ronkonkoma, NY
Moderator: Chacku Mathai, Star Center, Rochester, NY

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