Resiliency against stress topic of free seminarThe Miller-Dwan Foundation and the Holiday Inn host a free educational seminar 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Great Lakes Ballroom. Over the decades, the rates of depression and anxiety in this country have increased steadily. They are now rising rapidly worldwide.
The Miller-Dwan Foundation and the Holiday Inn host a free educational seminar 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Great Lakes Ballroom.
Over the decades, the rates of depression and anxiety in this country have increased steadily. They are now rising rapidly worldwide. What has eroded our natural ability to bounce back from adversity? What are the preventable causes of anxiety and depression? And what can be done to regain resilience and sustain it throughout a lifetime?
Speaker Dr. Henry Emmons will explore the need for a healthy brain and how to incorporate lifestyle strategies, natural therapies and spiritual practices to support the recovery from depression and a return to more resilient state.
Emmons is an integrative psychiatrist and author of “The Chemistry of Joy” and “The Chemistry of Calm” — books that describe his mind-body and alternative models for restoring resilience in the face of depression, anxiety and other stress-related conditions. He conducts workshops and retreats for health care professionals on psychopharmacology, natural therapies for depression, the use of mindfulness meditation and health realization in medicine, resilience training and the evolution from clinician to healer.
Dr. Emmons received training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction from Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and completed a Bush fellowship studying the integration of natural and alternative therapies in psychiatry.
He has co-developed and facilitated “A Year of Living Mindfully” and “The Inner Life of Healers” programs through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. He practices general and holistic psychiatry at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing at Abbott Northwestern Hospital and also consults to several colleges and organizations in and around Minneapolis-St. Paul.