2nd Thursday Seminars
The NAMI St. Louis Brown Bag Lecture Series is held the 2nd Thursday of each month.
Location: The Heights – Richmond Heights Community Center
8001 Dale Ave
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
Time: Noon – 1:00 PM
Bring you lunch and we will provide the drink and cookies when you RSVP using the link below or by calling our HelpLine at 314-962-4670.
October 12, 2017
Topic: NOT what you THINK – an introduction to the healing power of hypnosis and meditation
Speaker: Kevin Herbert, LPC, CH
Like prayer, hypnosis and meditation are controversial topics for the general public. However, research in medicine, neuroscience and psychology have demonstrated the unique effects of these activities upon the brain and behavior. Understanding how the body and brain process information is key to understanding the power of these ancient approaches to treatment.
November 9, 2017
Topic: Addressing Hoarding Issues in Housing
Speaker: Debbie Kricensky, Resource Coordinator for St. Louis County, Problem Properties Unit
Debbie will explain hoarding, how to speak to someone who hoards, examples of violations and how to assist the individual.
December 14. 2017
Topic: Your Dependent with Special Needs: Building a Letter of Intent Workshop
Speaker: Michael Chiodini, Investment Advisor Representative of SII, Chiodini Finacial Group, LLC
No one else knows your child as well as you do, and no one ever could. You are an expert on your child’s medical history and habits, you are an advocate for their experiences and their wishes, and you share their hopes and aspirations.
What would happen if you suddenly became unable to provide your child with the necessary supports he/she needs? Without you, our child would become dependent on others. The Building a Letter of Intent Workshop will walk you through the steps necessary to plan for disruptions that will occur when you become unable to care for your child during your lifetime.
January 11, 2018
Topic: Journey To Recovery Through Al-Anon and the Twelve Steps
Speaker: Diane R., 2-year Member of Al-Anon, Al-Anon Public Outreach C0-Chairperson
Al-Anon is a free Twelve Step Recovery Program for families and friends of alcoholics. Diane will share how she benefited from the program in her own recovery from the effects of growing up in a family with mental illness.
Points addressed: Life Then and Now, Use of Twelve Steps and other “tools” of this Twelve Step Program