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Intentional Peer Support Responds to AOT/ Forced Psychiatry! Chris Hansen, Director of Intentional Peer Support, describes a principled, relational alternative to forced psychiatric interventions like AOT (Assisted Outpatient Treatment). Chris has been promoting, developing and training peers worldwide in Intentional Peer Support for a decade. She has assisted the development of numerous peer-run crisis respites in a number of countries. Before her work in Intentional Peer Support, Chris served as an advisor to New Zealand mental health services and on the board for the World Network of Users and Survivors of Psychiatry. She was a member of the New Zealand delegation to the United Nations to develop the Convention for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In this episode, Chris describes what Intentional Peer Support is and how it came to be developed as an alternative to force and coercion in mental health. She shares her experience (both lived and work-related) of how and why forced treatments (like AOT) are damaging. Shel explains why many people believe that alternatives need to be happening, what some of these alternatives are, and how they might come to be more broadly available to people who want them. Sponsored by Peerly Human Radio - Radio at the heart of humanity.
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April 16, 2015 - LIVING A RICHER LIFE ~ Life Changing Talk Radio
THEME: Need Help? Why a Peer Support Group Might Be Your Answer
INTERVIEW GUESTS: Duana Wilkins, Darryl Walker and Cindy Koumoutzis
Duana Wilkins is the Co-founder and National Executive Director of Change Addiction Now & President of Washington State C.A.N.
Darryl Walker is the National Assistant Executive Director of C.A.N. and Georgia State Leader.
Cindy Koumoutzis is the Founder, Regional Director and Ohio State Director
THIS WEEK’S MESSAGE:
Peer support for people with similar life experiences has proven to be tremendously important towards helping many move through difficult situations. These similar life experiences may include people who have lost children, people with alcohol and substance abuse problems, and etc. In general, the value of peer support has been substantiated by the fact that people who have like experiences can better relate and can consequently offer more authentic empathy and validation. A Peer Support Group is a voluntary gathering of people with similar challenges to share experiences, reveal coping strategies and offer understanding. Tonight we will take a closer look at the peer support group concept through the eyes a newly formed organization whose mission is to embrace, educate and empower families and communities impacted by substance use disorder. Can a Peer Support Group be what you have been looking for?
In this talk, you will hear Emily Grossman, MA, CPRP Recovery Specialist and Trainer, OnTrackNY, share a first-hand account of her experience living with and recovering from Bipolar Disorder, as well as how she used this experience to help others, first as a Peer Provider in a Community Mental Health Center, and currently as a trainer of mental health professionals. Emily will explore the definition and role of peer providers as well as her experience working in this exciting field. Finally, she will talk about how the Center for Practice Innovations is using Peer Providers to advance their work. The talk will be moderated by Dacia Morris, MSW, New York State Psychiatric Institute/Columbia Psychiatry Research Recruitment Liaison. Please join us for this informative discussion.
The Center for Practice Innovations (CPI) supports the New York State Office of Mental Health's mission to promote the widespread availability of evidence-based practices to improve mental health services, ensure accountability, and promote recovery-oriented outcomes for consumers and families. The CPI serves as a key resource to OMH by spreading those practices identified by OMH as most critical to accomplish OMH's system-transformation initiatives. For information about the Center for Practice Innovations please go to http://practiceinnovations.org/AboutCPI/tabid/172/Default.aspx or call 646 774-8422
#RenoACR2015 Listen as Andrea Silverstone and Wayne Barkauskas give an overview of their unique and innovative one-day training dedicated to peer support for victims of abuse and high conflict.Their training, on Friday, October 9 from 8:30 am to 5 pm at ACR Conference 2015 (http://reno.acrnet.org/77) being held at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa, will focus on a progressive model for peer support of a difference which will include service delivery components, case studies, methods and evaluative results. It is an opportunity for all professionals and conflict resolvers, including mediatiors, lawyers and others working in the area of domestic violence, to enhance and expand their knowledge and skills to address the difficult and complex dynamics of high conflict couples and victims of abuse. For details about Andrea and Wayne's training, the other great trainings, sessions and presenters at ACR Conference 2015, go to reno.acrnet.org . Come to Reno starting on October 6 for a special two day child-centred training, and for the whole program from October 7-10 to meet old and new colleagues, network and enjoy enriched learning and skills based opportunities. See you in Reno! #RenoACR2015
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This will be part of 2 segments. We will discuss what Acreditation and Certification means to a Certified Peer Specialist. Accreditation can be a way that validates the role of Peer Support. And a Certified Peer Specialist can demonstrate how dedicated they are to the field. Calls will be accepted at 646-668-2478.
Brain Injury Support groups save lives, build communities and give meaning to a life affected by brain injury
Many who think about groups, think it may just be coffee and a donut but they are so much more than that, groups for many are the only connection to society, any connection to any other person that is not a medical profession or pharmacist dish out medicines.
Groups get people into the community if their facilitated right, doing healthy activities such as yoga, meditation and nutrition and exercise. They can help survivors and their families find a purpose that has meaning. Even after years of being stuck in hopeless mode. It saves lives, for many survivors who first discover others who have the same challenges, it can be the first glimpse of hope. Hope that life is not only about loss and pain. Hope that life can have meaning. No other services available to those living with a brain injury can inspire hope like peer support.
We are doing this episode to share with any and all who ever want to limit support groups, we need people to understand the power in Peer support groups, the power to rebuild life, and dreams..
August 30, 2015 Special Broadcase 9pm Eastern 8pm Cenral
Pat Risser spent over ten years (1973 –1987) as a "mental patient" with over twenty hospitalizations including state hospital and various treatment modalities. His lived experience includes (often forced) inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, day treatment, individual, group and medication therapy He recovered fully and worked as a professionalThe organization also monitored facilities for compliance on issues such as use of seclusion and restraints. Pat started over 60 self-help, peer support groups (and local AMI family member He is also the recipant of numerous awards. Pat Risser will provide a unique perspective of where are movement is and a look to the future. A person who does not understand his past is bound to repeat the future. Call in and join the conversation at 267-521-167 or lessen on podcast or blog radio.
Your brain is an amazing organ with multiple complexities. Despite man’s age-old fascination with this biological computer, so-to-speak, it is the organ we have yet to learn the most about. Researchers do know enough about this strange looking organ, however, to have devised certain strategies to improve its function and minimize the risks of neurological and cognitive disorders.
In today’s world where Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Dementia is on a rapid incline and things like migraines and headaches, brain fog and memory loss have become an everyday norm, it is more important than ever to support the brain with the necessary quality nutrients and specific wellness strategies for optimal brain function.
In today’s episode, Dr. Budweiser, founder of Weiser Living will discuss these and provide you with a game plan on how to take care of your brain so that it will take care of you!
He will cover the following:
The First Signs of Brain Deficiency
Alzheimer’s and the link to aluminum
Parkinson’s & Dementia
Migraines & Headaches
Mental Acuity & Memory
The Brains Natural Chemicals & Their Synthetic Counterparts
From Brain Fog to Mental Clarity
Nerve Transmitters & Their Effect on the Brain
Brain Health & Longevity
Strategies for Excellent Brain Health
Brain Foods – The Good & The Bad
Supplements for Brain Health
… and much, much more!
So stay tuned for a mental check up from the neck up with Dr. Budweiser and his pearls of Wisdom!
Meanwhile, go to www.WeiserLiving.com for more articles, videos, FREE recipes and products.
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Today: Violet Flame Saturday for the Healing and Return of Soul Parts with Mother Mary and Kwan Yin
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During our soul journies, in this lifetime or perhaps another, we have likely parted with parts of our soul memory and even lost soul parts. This may have happened when our experience felt too difficult to cope, or we may have exchanged soul parts with former partners, friends, or others.
It's time for us to reclaim our sovereignty and wholeness and this Violet Flame Saturday can help.
We'll be working with the Archangels, Violet Flame and Ascended Ones to call back our missing soul parts and to have them fully healed and returned. This is a powerful work and a great service to give.
Today we give ourselves and all souls of Light a great present, by giving the Violet Flame and other decrees and calls for the return of soul parts to healing retreats and then reintegration into our four lower bodies. Archangel Michael, Micah and Angels of Unity will be working closely with us to fulfill this Divine Mission and we'll be completing it the Fun Way : ).
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