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Fire Up or Burn Out!

As professionals, we are exposed to stress and trauma each day. Clients come to us for help and share with us extreme pain and shame. We must know how to deal with it, dissipate it and be balanced. In this presentation, we will discuss how the brain processes stress, review the self-care wheel, and implement the three principles to diffuse secondary trauma. Read More

Lessons in Leadership within the Behavioral Health Environment

This presentation will offer Leadership tips and lessons regarding how to lead with impact in the field of behavioral health and how to ensure the pace of change external to your environment is not the driver of the organization, your team is. Read More

Holistic Care: Helping Us Become Well-Rounded Individuals

How could holistic care benefit someone with addiction? Coming out of the chaos of addiction, care for self has often been minimal, if not obsolete. People in the throes of addiction often focus all their attention on the next drink or drug, creating a disconnect from their core needs. Getting a sober and clearer mind is the beginning of being able to absorb the benefits of holistic care. Read More

Pursuing Happiness

Many of the women who walk in our doors feel that happiness is unattainable, just out of reach, or something only others can experience. This is why we created our Pursuing Happiness group. Our group is based on The Art of Happiness by the Dali Lama and Howard C. Cutler, M.D. The book teaches concepts of compassion, kindness and love. These are big world concepts that can apply to everyday life and its struggles. Topics are linked back to addiction and mental health issues making it relevant to participants' recovery process. Read More

Clinical Hypnosis for Addiction Treatment

Hypnosis is a strength-based intervention that utilizes the trance state to help a patient/client meet their goals. It’s not magic and depends entirely on the patient/client’s inner strengths. Most people will experience a trance state after one session; however, significant progress toward goals is typically experienced through multiple sessions and practice. Several studies have found it to show long term efficacy after only 6 sessions. Read More

Can Childhood Trauma Pave the Way to Addiction?

Many women experience a complex intersection between trauma, mental health problems, chemical dependency, and physical illness. Wayside has worked diligently over six decades to develop and sustain the expertise required to address these unique needs. Over 85% of the women we serve have experienced significant trauma in their lives and over 60% have complex medical needs. Our implementation of best practices and robust staff education policies allow us to address every facet of these needs. Read More

The Mental Illness–Chemical Dependency Link

Approximately 80% of the women Wayside serves have a mental health issue. To meet this need for co-occurring treatment, we have developed internal expertise in addressing both simultaneously. Women with a mental health problem are more likely to become chemically dependent. For many women, alcohol and/or drugs serve as a coping mechanism, but one that can quickly lead to serious consequences. It is critical to receive treatment for both illnesses. This is especially true for women, as a greater percentage of women are struggling with both illnesses compared to men. Read More

Tele-Psychiatry: Breaking Barriers to Psychiatric Treatment in Minnesota

Minnesota has a shortage of psychiatrists specializing in chemical dependency and mental health. Tele-psychiatry connects local women to psychiatrists across the U.S. Read More

Substance Use and Mental Illness in U.S. Adults

Substance Use and Mental Illness Infographic
According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 20.2 million adults have Substance Use Disorder and 43.6 million adults have any mental illness. 7.9 million have co-occurring behavioral health disorders in the U.S.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Fire Up or Burn Out!

As professionals, we are exposed to stress and trauma each day. Clients come to us for help and share with us extreme pain and shame. We must know how to deal with it, dissipate it and be balanced. In this presentation, we will discuss how the brain processes stress, review the self-care wheel, and implement the three principles to diffuse secondary trauma.

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