People House Presents: The Chemistry of Joy
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012
9:00 am to 4:30 pm
CU Denver Auraria Campus
The North Classroom Building
Tickets are $129 and include lunch and light refreshments
The Center is located at 1200 Larimer Street, Denver CO 80204. It is on the Auraria Campus just across Auraria Parkway from the Pepsi Center. The North Classroom building is a five story red and glass brick building located on the corner of Speer Boulevard at Larimer Street as indicated on the UC Denver campus parking map which is available here http://www.ahec.edu/parking/2011%20Parking%20Map.pdf.
The Redwood lot is closest to the North Classroom Building and costs $5.50 for the day and credit cards are accepted. Additional hourly parking is available at the Tivoli Building. You may also park in the Parking and Transportation Center on 7th Street near Auraria Parkway for $4.50. This lot is about a ten minute walk from the North Classroom Building. Please allow extra time for parking if you choose this option. Public transit to the campus is also available and the map shows the bus and light rail stops as well as parking.
This event is for you if...
- You have ever struggled with depression
- You have clients struggling with depression
- You'd like to expand your toolbox to help yourself and your clients
- You believe that there is not a "one size fits all" description of depression
- You think that pharmaceuticals are not the only answer
- You'd like to learn specific, step-by-step treatments for body, mind and spirit tailored to each person's body type, depressive type and chemistry
ABOUT THE EVENT...
This full day event is designed to teach people how to create JOY in their own lives! We believe that every person has the power, and we will provide the tools to experience joy and healing. You will leave with powerful, practical tools that will help you to experience more joy in your own life on a daily basis.
Check out this great write up of "The Chemistry of Joy" on the front page of 50 Plus Marketplace News: click here for article (PDF).
A peek at the day's schedule (subject to change):
Registration and Silent Auction open Come prepared to bid on fabulous items from a night's stay at a boutique bed and breakfast, to hand made quilts to a homemade Puerto Rican Dinner for Two with an intro to the varieties of Latin music and salsa dance lessons!
Welcome and invocation
Keynote speaker Dr. Henry Emmons, a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, and compassion and insight into his clinical work with depression. Henry developed the Resilience Training Program, based upon the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm. He is also a founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.
Rohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH Expert in the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine, will discuss body typing and nutrition
Break. Silent auction open.
11:30 am-12:15 pm:
Michelle Lee Weldon, LPC RYT, weaves traditional psychotherapy with yoga and will lead us in samples of type-appropriate moves.
Enjoy a box lunch created just for YOU based on your body type and browse through our information tables filled with resources to help you continue your path to JOY. Last opportunity to place your final bid on your silent auction items.
Continue to learn techniques to experience joy through guided meditation.
Scott Shannon, MD, President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine and Director of AlterMed Research Foundation, will discuss the power of nutritional supplements to affect substantial change in mood disorders and help create the optimal chemistry for JOY.
Joel Miller will demonstrate the power of humor to heal, elevate and energize
Closing remarks by Dr. Emmons – how to continue on your own path to JOY!
Wrap up and iZoar door prize give away
A portion of the ticket price will be tax-deductible. Practitioners can receive a certificate for five hours of Continuing Professional Development Credit.
Cancellation Policy: 50% of the ticket price will be refundable until Aug. 31. After August 31, tickets are nonrefundable.
Ticket price includes lunch designed specifically for your Ayurvedic type.
Back by popular demand: Buy one ticket get the second ticket half price.
Dr. Henry Emmons
Henry Emmons is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, and compassion and insight into his clinical work. Henry developed the Resilience Training Program, which is currently offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. This unique program is based upon the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm. His career has been animated by the desire to develop more integrative approaches for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Henry is a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, building personal resilience, and personal and professional renewal. In addition to Resilience Training, Henry has developed "A Year of Living Mindfully" and "The Inner Life of Healers: Programs of Renewal for Health Professionals" offered through the University of Minnesota's Center for Spirituality and Healing. He is also a founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health. Website: http://www.partnersinresilience.com.
Rohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH
Rohini Kanniganti, MD, MSPH is a board certified family physician. After attending medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, she traveled to Brindavan, India where she underwent training in the principles of Ayurvedic Medicine with Dr. Liladhar Gupta. She was deeply inspired to integrate these principles into her own life, and subsequently into her clinical practice as a western biomedical doctor. She is also dedicated to bringing the Ayurvedic principles of self-healing, self-compassion and laughter to the community of medical students, residents and physicians across the United States. She lives in Boulder, CO with her husband and two kids, and practices integrative medicine at Boulder Family Medicine. Website: http://www.hcphysicians.com/our_team.php.
Michelle Lee Weldon, LPC RYT
Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Yoga Psychotherapist, registered Vinyasa Yoga Instructor and Therapist Supervisor in the Metro Denver area. As a Somatic (Body Centered) Psychotherapist, Meditation facilitator, and self proclaimed science geek, Michelle has always been mesmerized by the connection between physiology, neuropsychology and psychology. Michelle presents workshops to various professional interest groups and is the creator of Psychology of Yoga workshop series. Michelle's emphasis is on training mental health professionals to incorporate aspects of mindfulness and yoga into their client sessions. Website: www.SpandaTherapeutics.com.
Scott Shannon, MD
Dr. Scott Shannon is the Founder of a unique, cutting-edge clinical program at Wholeness Center and practices as a holistic child/adolescent psychiatrist in Fort Collins, Colorado. Besides serving as the President of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicien (2011-2013), he also serves as a Director of AltermMed Research Foundation Board. Dr. Shannon lectures widely to professionals on the integrative treatment of psychiatric problems. Website: http://www.wholeness.com/Scott_Shannon.php.
Joel Miller, MD
Graduated from Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern Univ. Medical School, Illinois Psychiatric Institute (Chicago), followed by advanced training at Maudsley and Tavistock Institute, London. He's held workshops on "Mind, Body, Spirit" for 15 years at the QuaLife Wellness Community for cancer patients and families as well as serving on their Board of Directors, and has presented many talks and workshops on Relaxation Training, Dream Interpretation, "Humor and Health," and Nutritional Medicine. He is currently practicing integrative psychiatry and doing consultation in the DTC area. His current interests are traveling in Latin countries learning Spanish, and the new field of "Positive Psychology." Website: http://joelfmillermd.com.
Sponsored by CU Denver, Nexus, 50+ Marketplace, Discover Insight and Expert Incentives, LLC.