Public Events

6-Hour Intensive Workshop

8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

June 16th, more to come in Fall 2018

Do you want to know what tool I used to change my life when I started my recovery journey? There was a moment in my life when I realized I was now “In Recovery” and boy was I overwhelmed!

I realized I had a lot to overcome and I needed to change my way of thinking to get better, I had to start somewhere! For me, I started some deep work with therapists, EDMR, Somatic Experiencing and a host of other work with professionals. It was through this important work that helped me see that I could be well and have a better life.

After months of appointments and endless hours of therapies, I thought, “Now what?” How do I shift my focus from dealing with the past and start focusing on the future?

That was when I re-discovered an old vision board I had clumsily popped together on the door in my home office. Imagine my surprise when I noticed that many of the dreams I had taped there were actually starting to happen in my new life In Recovery!

Honestly, I’ve read The Secret, watched Oprah talk about how amazing and powerful a tool vision boards can be to envision and create your best life. I thought it was interesting enough to try it but didn’t put a whole lot of energy behind it. AND IT STILL WORKED!!!

Since then, with 9+ years of recovery (and celebrating my life!) I have developed an intensive workshop to help others in their own journey to answer the “Now what?” question.

Now I want to share it with you too!

What you receive in the workshop:

  • Clarity on what you really want (No more settling for someone else’s dreams)
  • Space and time to map out your ideal outcomes in each areas of your life
  • Connection with like-minded peers (No “Negative-Nellies” permitted!)
  • A method to clear out the natural “gunk” that arises (Time to let go!)
  • All the tools and time to create your own powerful Vision Board (You don’t have to bring a thing, I’ll provide all the materials you need!)
  • Your very own vision Board to take home and effortlessly attract your ideal outcomes in the months ahead
  • Follow up emails to help you continue maximizing this incredible tool!

 

To Register message me on Facebook @KissMyRecovery OR email me KissMyRecovery@gmail.com

 

Faith & Mental Health Series

Sundays 11:20 a.m.

25150 N. Pima Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255 | Chapel Library

We are learning more and more about the connections between the mind and body. Our faith can help us live well in our relationships and personal experience, just as a positive vision of mental health can deepen our faith. Whether we turn to belief in moments of crisis or seek tools to sustain a healthy outlook in our day to day lives, the relationship between our faith and our mental health matters.

February 18 – Improving Communication with Marcus and Robin Earle

February 20 – Improving Couple-ship with Ralph Earle

March 4 – How to handle Trauma with Marilyn Murray

March 11 – Mental health and God with Shelly Reed

March 18 – Cultivating Tolerance and Compassion in a Polarized World with Ken Wells

March 25 – A Beautiful Brain: How Brain Function Impacts our Way of Being with Terrina Picarello

 

 

DBT Skills Group

Wednesdays 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (begins March 7th, 2018)

Cost: $70.00 per session (Call to register)

7530 E. Angus Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

PCS is pleased to offer a Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) group, facilitated by licensed psychologist, Dr. Heidi Green. This is an open group with no set end date You are welcome to join us anytime to develop emotional wisdom, learn to deal effectively with emotional distress, self-defeating behaviors, and build relationship skills.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Includes:

Mindfulness – Be completely present in the here and now/Increase awareness.

Distress Tolerance – Increase the ability to handle upsetting situations and distressing emotions without making matters worse.

Emotional Regulation – Understand your emotions and develop skills for healthy self-soothing and manage difficult emotions.

Interpersonal Effectiveness – Identify wants vs. needs/Improved communication/Boundaries

*This is a psychoeducational group and not designed to replace individual therapy.

 

 

Let’s Heal Together Group

Thursdays 4pm – 5:30pm

7530 E. Angus Drive, Scottsdale, Arizona 85251

Healing Together is a group which provides tools to address relationship conflict as well as betrayal. Depending on the need of each individual in the group, the focus will be on identifying how betrayal affects our communication, healing betrayal, healing relationship conflict or both. Individuals and couples are welcome to attend the group. This group can serve as a supplement to your current therapy, but also can benefit those not currently in therapy.

 

Let's Heal Together Group

 

While all couples experience relationship conflict, one of the key skills of a healthy relationship is the ability of the couple to negotiate through conflict. The challenge, however, for many couples is when conflict is about betrayal.

 

Ideas and Questions to Start Building Health in Relationships:

All valued things require work.

It requires work to maintain the health of a relationship. Most adults invest a significant amount of time in their jobs. They get skilled and good at their jobs due to the time investment. Often however, there is far less effort placed in building their closest relationship.

How much time and energy am I investing in my relationship? Am I doing all I can to make this a healthy relationship that I want to be in? If not, what do I need to do?

Trust and a Team Effort

Trust is always the foundation of any relationship. If there is no trust, there is no safety. If there is no safety things devolve quickly in the relationship. Often when the trust is broken, the relationship breaks up or continues but fails to address the elephant in the room. If the trust is gone in the relationship, this is the first things which must be addressed. Optimally when there is more trust in the relationship, each partner is operating as an individual on a team.

How is the trust in our relationship today? How much are we operating as a team? How much are we competing with each other?

The Dance

Begin to notice patterns between you and your partner. Is one person wanting more engagement, and the other withdrawing? is there a pattern where one person pursues, and the other person withdraws? What are the sensitive issues or topics between you?