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People need two things in this world, whether they actively know it or not: they want to be loved on some level and they want to belong. Having a sense of belonging ranks just after food, clothing and shelter in our basic human needs; without it we suffer terrible consequences. In this unique, experiential keynote you’ll discover the importance of belonging and community as a key component of mental health and well-being. Ashley and Thom will not only tell you about this key human need and how to get it, but also show you how to make it happen. Experience how easy it is to create a sense of belonging, even in a large group of strangers in under 10 minutes. Join us to discover the uplifting power of feeling connected to your comunity and learn powerful and simple tools to create a sense of belonging for others.
There is more to us than the color of our skin. But that does not mean that racial tensions and struggles do not affect us. In this 45-minute presentation, Dr. Sessoms will illuminate some of the pressures and mental health effects that dealing with structural racism, microaggressions, and racialized power dynamics can have on us. But there is hope, and this session will also instruct you in the ways that each of us as individuals can engage in anti-racist thought-work as well as how we can advocate for the just society we wish to live in.
Anxiety is at an all-time high with financial stress, broken relationships, job challenges, world events and more. Imagine feeling joyful, content and faith-filled despite your life circumstances. We call these folks High Definition People! They understand living life well is a discipline and a choice. It means we believe rather than doubt, give rather than get, trust rather than fear and we pray rather than worry. In short, we choose to live a purpose-filled, God-centered life! You’ll discover fun and proven ideas to avoid the pitfalls, practice mind maintenance, enjoy spiritual nourishment, overcome anxiety, demonstrate trust and Dream Big! In this highly engaging and inspirational program Barb will share how you can experience life and work at the highest level possible – in high definition!
There are so many people on the Interfaith Community Services Team that make us the impactful organization that we strive to be every day. In this panel, you will get a chance to meet some of the people on the ground level that make what we do possible. Panelists will take questions and elaborate on some of the intricacies of their various programs to shine a light on all of the ways they are supporting their communities in Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido, and beyond; as well as ways that you can help as too.
When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change. It’s time we rethink and reduce the stigma of mental health. This session offers you a fresh set of lenses that allow you to discover and embrace your unique gifts with awe. Powerful insights from science, psychology, philosophy, spirituality and current research will empower you with empower you with authenticity and a renewed sense of acceptance and possibilities. Join dynamo South African Josh (diagnosed bipolar) as he helps you unpack the game-changing gifts of neurodiversity. This exciting approach is endorsed by NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental San Diego and studied by the University of San Diego.
Life is a succession of transitions. How well you navigate and execute them will dictate your future. This ex-fighter pilot instructor and high-performance coach will share the secrets behind a “flight plan” to help you reach your future destination, the life you dream of and deserve. If you are exhausted from the 9-5 grind, a student needing direction, dreaming of being an entrepreneur, or just need a plan to get unstuck and make a change---this session is for you! You’ll gain the confidence, competence, clarity, and tools you need to map out a path forward and reach a higher level of success. Take action, be fulfilled, and be the Top Gun of your life!
En este panel se hablara de los trastornos mentales mas comunes en diferentes edades que impactan el pensamiento, sentimientos, estado de animo y comportamiento. Estos pueden ser ocasionales o duraderos, pueden afectar la capacidad de relacionarse con los demas y el funcionamiento de cada dia, hablaremos sobre los sintomas, los diferentes tipos de tratamiento y recusos donde puede encontrar ayuda.
(This panel will discuss the most common mental disorders at different ages that impact thinking, feelings, mood, and behavior. These can be occasional or long-lasting, they can affect the ability to relate to others and daily functioning, we will talk about the symptoms, the different types of treatment, and resources where you can find help).
Addiction is a disease that impacts all members of the family in some way. Just as the addicted person may go to any length to use, the family may go to any length to take care of their loved one. Anyone touched by addiction knows, all too well, the feelings of despair, frustration and hopelessness each relapse brings. This well intended drive to take care of the addicted person may result in strained relationships, mental health concerns, financial hardship and neglect of self and others. At this point it is clear, the family is “under the influence” of addiction. As hopeless as this reality may feel...there is hope for the entire family. In this session, Shellie will cover topics such as the importance of self-care when caring for others, the difference between “caring for” and “taking care of” others, effective intervention strategies and recovery resources available for the entire family. You’ll leave with new ideas for a renewed sense of hope about navigating a pathway to recovery for you and your loved ones.
Have you experienced growing ambivalence within your faith community? Does it feel like 90% of the work is being done by 10% of the people? You’re not alone and we have solutions. An impressive panel from different faith communities will share how they actively grow, retain, engage and support their congregants with meaningful service projects. Hear how engaging youth in service can promote long-term retention and providing small groups and counselors create connection and support. You’ll leave this session feeling empowered and armed with specific ideas to create programs that contribute to your community and the emotional well-being of your church members.