2nd Thursday Seminars

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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.


Upcoming Topics:

August 10, 2017

Topic: Your Dependent with Special Needs:  Making Their Future More Secure

Speaker: Michael Chiodini, Investment Advisor Representative of SII, Chiodini Financial Group, LLC

Families with children and other dependents with special needs, no matter what the age or disability, face many serious questions about how to best prepare for their future well-being.  This workshop addresses such critical issues as protecting government benefit eligibility for Supplemental Security Income (SSI), creating Special Needs Trusts and the importance of a Will. Taking steps now can help arrange for a loved one’s well-being today and tomorrow.

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September 14, 2017

Topic: Mindfulness & Yoga for the Caregiver:  Get Out of Your Mind and Into Your Life

Speaker:  Tami Meyer-Stahl, RN, 500hr RYT from Jane’s House of Yoga                                                                              

Ms. Meyer-Stahl had the opportunity to attend a conference with Jon Kabat-Zinn (author of Full Catastrophe Living and founder of the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program at U Mass) and Thich Nhat Hanh and his monastics.  The conference was a blending of western science and eastern modalities aimed at health care providers.

This interactive session will explore several mindfulness and yoga practices as ways to care for yourself so that you may continue to care for others.  Mindfulness is about being fully present to life as it is in the moment without getting carried away by thoughts.   It’s a practice of learning to live life fully in each and every moment and cultivating the ability to respond rather than react to life…and to embrace it all as it all belongs.

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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.

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