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Insight and Healing through Meditation and Imagination
with Juliet Rohde-Brown and Radhule Weininger
Feb 8-10, 2013
Friday, 7:30 pm to Sunday, 1:00pm
at La Casa de Maria
800 El Basque Rd., Montecito
register at www.lacasademaria.org
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Earth, when I am about to die
I lean upon you.
Earth, while I am alive,
I depend upon you.
Ashanti prayer in honor of the ancestors
My Message for the New Year:
Remembering those who have passed in both peaceful and violent ways. Innocent children taken in a terrible moment and elders acknowledging their time. Ash and grain and sun and rain, one passage blending to another as dawn greets us with an expression we can only guess at. May we choose to courageously rest in our compassionate hearts as we enter this new cycle.
Betty Frain, PhD, MFT and I recently went to Shanghai for the 2nd International Conference on Existential Psychology (assocated with APA Division 32) and presented the films we made with our family members about experiences growing up with a brain injured sibling. We both had an extremely meaningful experience, meeting with colleagues from the East and the West. We were particularly moved by the Chinese students’ quality of sharing. For a brief report on the conference, please see Dr. Louis Hoffman’s page at http://newexistentialists.com/
In addition, please see the list of family support groups offered by the Brain Injury Center of Ventura below. Betty and I will be sharing our films with other families along with some discussion and suggestions for coping, communication, and self-care that will be included in our upcoming book. Our support group is in bold print.
Family/Friend/Caregiver Support Groups
All Family/Friend/Caregiver Support Groups meet at the same date, time and location as our Survivor Support Groups.
Workshops presented by the Brain Injury Center of Ventura County
Intended Audience: Brain Injury Survivors, Families/Caregivers, Professionals
Location: Wellness & Caregiver Center of Ventura County on the campus of Camarillo Health Care District, 3687 E. Las Posas, Building H, Camarillo (directly across from the Camarillo Police Station)
Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
Please call to register 805/482-1312 for one or all of these monthly workshops.
July 17, 2012 – 6pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Self Esteem and working with Challenges
Presenters: Carol Leish, MA and Stanlee Panelle, MA, MFT
“Self Esteem”, we here those words so often that we gloss over their true meaning and importance. Come along and explore what real self esteem is, why it is so important and how you build it into your daily living. Learn coping techniques for physical, emotional and cognitive challenges using humor, improvisation and accommodations to a wide variety of situations. You are not alone and we are all more similar than different – learn from famous people who have challenges and the ways they have used self esteem to through various accomplishments.
July 24, 2012 – 6pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Family Dynamics and Living with a Brain Injury Survivor
Presenters: Juliet Rohde-Brown, Ph.D. & Betty Frain, Ph.D., MFT
A brief documentary will be shown that was developed by the presenters regarding their own family experiences around growing up with a brain injured sibling, followed by a discussion with participants about their experiences. The presenters will share some strategies for coping with caregiving stress, finding meaning, and communication skills with non-brain injured children who are siblings of a brain injured brother or sister.
August 14, 2012 – 6pm to 7:30pm
Topic: Neuropsychological Assessments – what they are and why they are important
Presenter: Eric Lande, Ph.D.
A core part of neuropsychological assessment is the administration of neuropsychological tests for the formal assessment of cognitive function. It is important to remember though that neuropsychological testing is more than the administration and scoring of tests and screening tools. It is essential that neuropsychological assessment also include an evaluation of the person’s mental status. Aspects of cognitive functioning that are assessed typically include orientation, new-learning/memory, intelligence, language and executive function. These tests can be used as benchmarks and tools to rehabilitation of cognitive challenges. This interactive workshop will demonstrate how these tests are administered and how they are used in working up an on-going rehabilitation program.
September 11, 2012 – 6pm – 7:30pm
Topic: Exploring Challenging Behavior and Brain Injury
Presenter: Jeffery Hayden, MA., BCBA
You can’t RATIONALIZE behavior. It’s not that understanding behavior is so complicated; it’s often that people have to suspend what they “think” the behavior is about and just look at the evidence. This is a pretty challenging proposition for most people. This workshop will help put “behavior” in perspective and help you walk through the challenges.
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I facilitated a training workshop at the Turning Point Foundation on June 15th and I wanted to share the link to this wonderful organization with you. Here it is:
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The registration for the Imagery International Conference is now open. It will take place on Oct. 5th through the 7th at the beautiful Mercy Center near San Francisco and the theme for this year is Imagery and the Soul. Here is the link:The link is on the annual conference page
The conference is listed online with Active.com, Eventful, Upcoming and Google Calendar
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“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” Martin Luther King, Jr.
La Casa de Maria Retreat Center presents Working with Imagery for Life Issues with Juliet Rohde-Brown, PhD
Working with Imagery for Life Issues
It is profoundly powerful to use images to ground yourself and set a course of healing and forgiveness. We will work interactively with metaphor, symbol, and guided imagery to facilitate greater joy, increased self-wisdom, and calm.
Donations are requested.
Lunch may be purchases for $14 or you may bring your own lunch.
Please make a reservation in advance online at:
For more information call: (805) 969-5031800 El Bosque Road
Santa Barbara, CA 93108
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