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February

Wed 9

Social Media and Your Teenager’s Brain

February 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Matthew Stanford, PhD, and CEO of the Hope and Healing Center & Institute as he presents on Wed., February 9 at 12 p.m. With screen time on the rise, social media seems to be consuming and controlling almost every part of young people’s lives. It affects the reward pathway, contributes to anxiety, and leads to avenues for cyberbullying and stress. In this presentation, Dr. Stanford will discuss the negative neurobiological impact that excess social media use is having on…

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Wed 16

Parenting and Pornography: What Parents Need to Know About Sexual Addiction

February 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Greg Miller, M.Div., D.Min., and co-director of Faithful & True Workshops as he presents on Wed., February 16 at 12 p.m. An overwhelming percentage of teens view pornography, whether or not their parents are aware, and children are finding access and exposure to it at a younger age. Join Dr. Greg Miller as he shares what parents need to know about pornography, sexual addiction, and how our children are impacted by it, as well as how we can help.

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Thu 17

Safe Medication Management for Seniors

February 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Sara Rogers, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice as she presents on Thurs., February 17 at 12 p.m. Medicines help us live longer and healthier. But, taking them the wrong way or mixing certain drugs can be dangerous. You need to be careful to keep track of your medicines and use them safely. During this presentation, you will learn about strategies to enhance medication safety.

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Wed 23

The Neuroscience of Addiction & Alcoholic Psyche

February 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Crystal Collier, Ph.D., LPC-S, as she presents The Neuroscience of Addiction & Alcoholic Psyche on Wed., February 23 at 12 p.m. Join us to learn how the brain becomes addicted to alcohol, drugs, and other high-risk behavior. This presentation will review the effects of substance and process addictions on the brain, how the disease of addiction creates an alcoholic psyche, and strategies for healing.

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March

Mon 7

The Savvy Caregiver Class

March 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Peggy Determeyer, PhD, MDiv, as she begins Savvy Caregiver series on Mon., March 7 at 10 a.m. Presented through The Amazing Place. Caregiving, especially for someone dealing with dementia, is often a new role and requires special skills and knowledge. The Savvy Caregiver Class, presented through The Amazing Place, is an innovative, free, program for understanding the changes your loved one is experiencing throughout the disease’s progression. During the six-week, two-hour class sessions, we help caregivers understand dementia, its…

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Wed 9

Clergy Wellness

March 9 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Lisa Burns, Canon for Wellness and Care, as she presents on Wed., March 9 at 12 p.m. The life of clergy and those in ministry can be incredibly rewarding in care and service of others, but incredibly easy to forsake their own personal wellness in the process. In this presentation, Rev. Canon Lisa S. Burns will discuss common issues that can arise in a clergy member’s wellness plan as well as tools and support to practice healthy self-care as…

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Thu 17

From Pandemic to Endemic: Living with COVID-19

March 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Dr. Ed Septimus, M.D., F.I.D.S.A, F.A.C.P, F.S.H.E.A. as he presents on Thurs., March 17 at 12 p.m. It appears that we are transitioning from “pandemic” to “endemic”; that is, it appears that we will be living with the individual/familial/communal effects of COVID-19 for the next several years. Along the way, how do we manage risk, as other critical needs - and wants - re-emerge as priorities? How do we stay connected to one another, as distancing, masking, testing, and…

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Wed 23

Contemplative Self-Care Practices for Christian Practitioners

March 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free
Contemplative Self-Care Practices for Christian Practitioners

Join Madeline Stiers, MSW, LCSW, and Director Of Clinical And Supportive Services at HHCI as she presents on Wed., March 23 at 12 p.m. This presentation will begin with a brief overview of research related to compassion fatigue, self-care, the role of faith in positive coping, and burnout among Christian mental health professionals. Madeline Stiers will address unique issues faced by Christian practitioners: secondary-trauma effects on faith; shame and guilt around holding multiple service centered roles; stress related to bridge-building…

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Wed 30

Food for Thought: Understanding How Your Brain and Diet Relate

March 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Madhureeta "Reeta" Achari, M.D., as she presents on Wed., March 30 at 12 p.m.

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April

Tue 5

The NeuroWhereAbouts Guide Family Workshop with Dr. Crystal Collier

April 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Hope and Healing Center & Institute, 717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Crystal Collier, Ph.D., LPC-S, as she offers an in-person workshop for families with children on Tues., April 5 at 6:30 p.m. This family event is appropriate for kids 8 years old to college-aged! Families will learn how to apply prevention science principles by creating a family code to use throughout children's developmental stages to protect their brain from the effects of high-risk behavior. Parents and kids will enjoy learning about and creating family traditions that increase family unity and…

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Wed 6

The Holistic Approach to Mental Wellness

April 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Helena Washington, M.Ed, LCDC, ICADC, MAC, as she presents on Wed., April 6 at 12 p.m.

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Thu 21

Aging Well: End of Life Decision Making

April 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Rebecca Lunstroth, J.D., M.A. as she presents on Thurs., April 21 at 12 p.m. There are a number of initiatives aimed at educating and encouraging Americans to engage in advanced care planning, yet most of these programs fail to meet their stated goals. In this presentation we will explore the history behind these programs, their successes, barriers and future.

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Mon 25

Aging with Grace: Health Care Rights & Responsibilities

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Seth M. Stander, MAHL, as he presents the Aging with Grace series starting on Mon., April 25 at 10 a.m. When you go to a new doctor or hospital, you are given information about your rights and responsibilities as a patient. When was the last time you read this document? In this presentation we will review some of the key features, as well as explain ways that you can assure that your health care wishes will be followed.

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Wed 27

Equipping Pastors for an Immediate Response to Porn Addiction in Colleagues

April 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Greg Miller, M.Div., D.Min., and co-director of Faithful & True Workshops as he presents on Wed., April 27 at 12 p.m.

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May

Mon 2

Aging with Grace: Legal Concerns of Aging

May 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
717 Sage Road
Houston, TX 77056 United States
Free

Join Seth M. Stander, MAHL, as he continues the Aging with Grace series on Mon., May 2 at 10 a.m. Aging brings the reminder that we need to consider the legacies of our earthly possessions. However, there are other legal considerations of aging. Join us to understand the key considerations, including ways to bequeath your earthly possessions, as well as understand other documents that may be needed as we age.

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