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Bipolarized – Rethinking Mental Illness – Feb 17

Join us February 17, as Rethinking Psychiatry presents

BIPOLARIZED
Rethinking Mental Illness

A film by Rita Kotzia

Bipolarized - Rethinking Mental Illness
The film BIPOLARIZED follows Ross McKenzie as he embarks on a journey to treat his symptoms through alternative treatments and dig up the root cause of his mental breakdown.

  • Winner, Special Jury Award, Health & Wellness, Worldfest International Film Festival.
  • Winner, Certificate for Creative Excellence, U.S. International Film & Video Festival.
  • Winner, Best Feature Documentary, Mad in America Film Festival.

View the trailer at www.bipolarizedthemovie.com

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
7:00 PM
The Center for Intercultural Organizing
700 N. Killingsworth St., Portland Oregon

Discussion to follow.     Download flier here.

Barbara Ford Workshops

Barbara FordThanks to Barbara Ford for an inspiring presentation at Rethinking Psychiatry’s January 20th meeting!

For those who missed our meeting, or those wanting more information, she has two workshops scheduled for January 23 and January 30.  Visit Barbara’s website for more information.  www.BarbaraFord.net

Despair & Resilience in Changing Times – Jan 20

How to Face the Mess We’re in Without Giving Up

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Rethinking Psychiatry is pleased to welcome Barbara Ford as guest speaker for our first monthly meeting of 2016.

Barbara Ford shares the film, “Joanna Macy and the Great Turning”.

She will lead discussion and interactive processes on the importance of honoring and supporting our emotional and spiritual responses to the difficult news of the world.

Barbara FordBarbara has been an activist, therapist, facilitator, singer, and artist with over thirty years of experience working with individuals and groups, including faith groups, activists, intentional communities, non-profits, and schools.

Wednesday 7:00 pm  –   January 20, 2016
The Center for Intercultural Organizing
700 N. Killingsworth St
Portland, Oregon

Compassionate Listening Workshop, Jan 9-10

Compassionate listening

Two days of immersion into the world of listening with and speaking from the heart!

Compassionate Listening Basics Intensive:
Healing Our World from the Inside Out

Presented by Compassionate Listening Oregon

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Oregon Fellowship of Reconciliation
490 19th St NE,  Salem, Oregon

Facilitators: Joanie Levine & Yehudah Winter
Assistant: Christine Gilman

Compassionate Listening teaches how to speak and listen from the heart, without trying to fix the problem, judge the individual, or give advice.  Pre-Register Now!

For more information, click here, or call 503-287-8737.

Hearing Voices Group Facilitation Training

Presented by Portland Hearing Voices & HVN USA

June 2nd, 3rd & 4th, 2015

phvtraining600In this 3-day training, voice hearers and people who experience other extreme/altered states come together with people who have not experienced these states. The result is a powerful, diversified environment for learning, and a solid foundation for setting up and facilitating groups. Peers, professionals and allies are welcome: priority to those committed to creating a group.

This Hearing Voices Facilitators Training, presented by Oryx Cohen and Kate Hill, will give you the skills and knowledge to run Hearing Voices and Extreme States support groups!

Hearing Voices Groups (also called Voices, Visions and Extreme States groups) are a peer-led place to share and explore voices and any other kind of unusual and extreme experience, in a supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. These states are sometimes labeled psychosis, but HVN embraces a much wider view of human possibility.

To receive an application, please email k8hill1 @gmail.com. Applications due 4/17/15, selected trainees will be notified by 5/15/15.

Cost: $300 (Please let us know if you need financial assistance). Trainees are responsible for their own travel, lodging and meals.

Location: Portland, OR (specific location to be determined)

Postpartum Depression: An Epidemic of the 21st Century?

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1.5 clinical practice CEUs from NASW

Would you be surprised to learn that postpartum depression is  practically unknown in certain cultures?

Virginia Elliott, CD PCD (DONA), examines:

  • What is “Postpartum Depression”?
  • How do different cultures support new mothers worldwide?
  • What is the impact of family, community & societal support on moms’ mental health?
  • What about medical treatment when social support is lacking?
  • How can new moms and babies thrive in the 21st Century?

Virginia L. Elliott, BA, has extensive professional training and expertise in birth trauma, postpartum depression, and domestic violence during pregnancy and new parenthood. She has personal experience of postpartum depression with her youngest son.

Ms. Elliott is an Internationally Certified Birth and Postpartum Doula (DONA International); certified by the International Center for Traditional Childbearing (12 years); and a La Leche League International Leader (14 years).

When: Wednesday, April 15, 2015; 6:45 PM
Where: National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)

Peer Support Groups: Where the Power is at!

Recovery InternationalMarch 18, 2015

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  • Learn about Recovery International & other peer support options available in Portland.
  • Understand, from first-hand experience, what makes peer support groups such powerful tools for recovery.
  • Find out how to access the groups and take home peer-created recovery information.

When: Wednesday, March 18, 6:45 PM
Where: National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)

We Survived “ADHD” Without Drugs!

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Rethinking Psychiatry presents Steve McCrea, MS, author and child advocate, for an interactive evening as he shares his journey raising active, intense, challenging children to adulthood.

Steve will provide perspectives based on personal and professional experience (including scientific research) on challenging questions like:

  • What exactly is meant by “ADHD”?
  •  Is it really a “mental disorder?” Or what is it?
  •  Does stimulant treatment make things better or worse in the long term?
  •  What else can be done to help our active, intense and adventurous children to thrive?

When: Wednesday, February 18, 7:00 PM
Where: First Congregational Church, Portland, OR

The Economics of Happiness
an international conference

The Economics of Happiness ConferenceFeb 27 – Mar 1
1211 SW Main St
Portland, OR

Rethinking Psychiatry is proud to partner with the International Society for Ecology and Culture this weekend to promote the annual ‘Economics of Happiness Conference’.

The organizers of this conference share our belief that the current global economy is causing thousands of individuals to be depressed and disempowered. Pills and psychiatric labels are not the answer for disempowerment! Organizing is the answer!

Join Rethinking Psychiatry and other activists this weekend for an uplifting message of hope and a roadmap on how to re-envision our communities so people are supported and uplifted, not diagnosed and oppressed!

Click here for more information

Returning Veterans Project Film Screening

Returning Veterans Project

Returning Veterans Project

The Returning Veterans Project presents

Is Anybody Listening?

A New Documentary by Dr. Paula Caplan

Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tabor Space: 5441 SE Belmont St. Portland, OR
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Film begins at 6:00 pm
Q&A at 7:30 pm
Workshop 7:45 to 9:00 pm

Suggested Donation: $10.  No one turned away who can’t pay

Dr. Caplan’s documentary will take us on her journey to bridge what has been called an “epidemic of disconnection” between civilians and veterans. After the film, Dr. Caplan will host a 15-minute Q&A session and then an hour long workshop on: What veterans want and how community members can learn to listen to their stories, participate in their various struggles and gain a deeper awareness of the meaning of war, the realities of military life and how it is to return home.

For more information about this event please contact:

Returning Veterans Project
503-954-2259 or mail@returningveterans.org