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NAMI Peer-To-Peer Meeting – Presented by NAMI Livingston Class Starts Monday, February 25th 1pm – 3pm First United Methodist Church 400 E. Grand River Ave, Brighton, MI 48116 NAMI Peer-to-Peer is a free, 8-session educational program for adults with mental illness who are looking to better understand their condition and journey toward recovery. These classes are taught by a trained team of people who’ve been there, the program includes presentations, discussion and interactive exercises. Everything is confidential, and NAMI never recommends a specific medical therapy or treatment approach. What You’ll Gain This in-person group experience provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow. This is a confidential place to learn from shared experiences in an environment of sincere, uncritical acceptance. Recovery is a journey, and there is hope for all people living with mental illness. NAMI Peer-to-Peer helps you: Create a personalized relapse prevention plan Learn how to interact with health care providers Develop confidence for making decisions and reducing stress Stay up-to-date on mental health research Understand the impact of symptoms on your life Access practical resources on how to maintain your journey toward recovery Sign Up There is no charge to attend this educational please call Kelly at 810-599-1314 or Email P2Pnamilivingston2@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
Educational Meeting: TEMPERAMENT TRAITS - We all have them, why not understand them? Featuring Julie Swanson Join us while we explore temperament traits and the role they play in positive/negative family dynamics. We’ll discuss nine temperament traits and fill out a temperament tool/continuum regarding your own family members. Discover how your immediate family or your family of origin express their ‘hard wired’ temperament. You’ll learn about how the “goodness of fit” between family members positively influences relationships, as well as what to do when there is a mismatch of traits. Understanding the role of temperament in family dynamics is enlightening and a good foundation for improving all relationships. Julie Swanson is a Speech/Language Pathologist and Early Interventionist who has worked extensively with families of 0-5-year olds for the past 15 years. She coaches parents whose children struggle with social emotional development and who may themselves, have diagnosed or undiagnosed mental health issues. She is an ‘Infant Family Specialist’ who is passionate about improving attachment relationships between parent and child in the early years of a family’s development. Her experience as a woman “gifted” with ADHD gives her empathy for others who think and perceive differently. She has also parented a son with special needs which provided her with insights that education could not provide.