Live a life that feels authentic and true to your heart no matter what others think or say. Your truth is yours alone and honoring that is the greatest gift you can ever give to yourself and others. Come discover your future self that is real, self-loving, connected and compassionate.
Girls who are experiencing difficulties with friendships/relationships. Applicable to all girls no matter what their role is in the conflict. We help empower tweens to stand in their own power to manage relational aggression through activities such as yoga, role play, and meaningful discussion. This workshop builds tweens empathy, a fundamental skill that all young girls can improve upon.
Your body is perfectly imperfect. As moms, it starts with us! Spend an hour with your daughter and stop the cycle of body shaming in our community. Come and learn new ways to befriend your body through positive body affirmations and yoga movement. Without realization, we adopt societies 'thin ideal' when in reality the average women size is a 16. Young females begin to diet and become body conscious as young as 7 years old. This can change, we can change...let's start now!
Do you have a daughter who struggles with body image and confidence?
Do you wonder what to say or how to help?
Join us for Our FREE Live Interview and Webinar to answer your questions!
Be Who You Are and Share It With The World
"With Overwhelming Request, #reclaim Is Back!"
Saturday Reclaim You
Students Ages 15-19
10am-4pm at Gorton Center
Participants are invited to jump into a full day experiential workshop, guaranteed to offer a fresh perspective on personal growth. In this time, we are increasingly focused on goals and perfection. We will use key concepts such as emotional intelligence to build a greater sense of motivation that is sustainable and meaningful to each participants' individual values. Thought provoking and educational, the workshop material will be designed from nationally recognized books such as, Grit The Power of Passion and Perseverance, Primal Leadership How To Unleash The Power of Emotional Intelligence, and Switch: How To Make Change When Change Is Hard. Participants will walk away with a whole new perspective on their decision-making process and how to be more confident!
*Parent & Participant Friday Night Kick-off Dinner
Kick off starts at 6pm at Gorton Center
Join us and learn what we're all about...emotional intelligence! Parents and participants are welcome to attend a casual Friday evening kick-off dinner. Come and learn key concepts of emotional intelligence and how we combine it with other big ideas. Keynote speaker, Audrey Grunst LCSW, is a local therapist with a background in business and leadership. She will share her experience and insights into key factors to increase self-awareness and social responsibility in the emerging adult population. *Friday night dinner is optional however highly recommended that participants and at least one parent attend. Check registration for dinner ticket price.
It's often said that 'body image is the last step of recovery' for those diagnosed with eating disorders. Owner and therapist, Audrey Grunst, shares her experience as a therapist who's worked with eating disordered clients at all stages of their recovery. She shares compelling research which shows that learning can occur at all stages and body image shouldn't be postponed until the end of treatment.
“YOUTH STRESS IN NORTHBROOK: STORIES, CONVERSATION AND INFORMATION”
MONDAY, OCT. 16, 2017
NORTHBROOK PUBLIC LIBRARY AUDITORIUM
*Free Public Admission*
STORIES OF SCHOOL, FAMILY, SIBLINGS, HEALTH AND SICKNESS, FINANCES, SOCIAL MEDIA, CULTURE, DIVERSITY AND FRIENDSHIPS WILL BE SHARED.
JOIN IN ON THE DIALOGUE, LED BY YOUTH COMMISSION STUDENT PANELISTS AND PROFESSIONAL MODERATOR/THERAPIST AUDREY GRUNST, LCSW
Simply Bee Presents At Amita
Introduction and opening statements
Delia Aldridge, MD, CEDS
Effective Treatment for the 1/3 Of Patients Who Live With A Chronic Eating
Kim Dennis, MD, CEDS
Eating Disorders: Nutritional Care and Management
Melissa Pociask MSNW, RD, LDN
Understanding the Complexities of Treating Eating Disorders in Athletes
Jacey Keeney, MS
Eating Disorder Panel - Melissa Pociak, Audrey Grunst, Jacey Keeney
Beyond Motivational Interviewing: Using 'Therapeutic Strategy to Increase Clients' Motivation
Audrey Grunst, LCSW
A Dialectical Behavioral Therapy Treatment Approach
Kay Segal, PsyD, DBT
Treating the Complex Patient
Denise Styer, PsyD
Self-Injury Panel - Audrey Grunst, LCSW, Kay Segal, PsyD, Denise Styer, PsyD
There is a $65 - includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon refreshments.
Day 1: Self Awareness
+ mindfulness + values + goals + purpose + confidence
Self awareness will be a common theme spread across the entire day. To explore this, an improv and acting coach will gently ease participants into an exercise of self evaluation, that allows them tap into themselves in a fun and creative way. Next, a dynamic and compelling speaker Mike Nerheim will share his journey through life making decisions based on his self values and how he recovered from mistakes, titled 'How To Make A Values' Based Decision'. The day will end with participants identifying their self values and how to act accordingly to who they strive to be.
Day 2: Self Management
+ self control + consciousness + trustworthy + adaptability + initiative + self brand
Self Management is the ability to regulate and control actions and emotions. We will dive into reasons 'why' we do what we do. An interactive discussion will be lead by an expert in the field of adolescent mental health. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of their 'why' and learn self management skills. Day 2's speaker is a brand manager in the field of advertising, he will lead an activity based on the concept of 'Self Branding' and increase participants awareness of their social media image. Followed by an opportunity to personally design and create a logo and slogan, lead by a local north shore art program.
Day 3: Relationship Management
+ networking + leadership + teamwork + influence + inspiring + connecting +
Relationship management is the ability to interact constructively and have a positive or productive experience. Our facilitators will offer a workshop on developing an elevator speech and the importance of face to face interaction. Next, participants will experience networking speed rounds with their peers. Although challenging, participants will practice their regulation skills taught from the prior days and work through their hesitation or fears. Today's lunch-n-topic, "The Elevator Pitch", will be run by a well known and highly regarded public figure who understands what it's like to build relationships on a national level and tips on how to manage social anxiety.
Day 4: Social Awareness
+ service + community + compassion + empathy + awareness +
Social Awareness is an opportunity to use personal strengths and give back to others, in both big and small ways. On the final day, participants will meet at a local charity a provide service to those less fortunate. We will conclude our day at the beach in Lake Bluff and encourage the participants to build a lasting community with one another and reflect on their work together.
The Retreat is intentionally Wednesday-Friday, break on Saturday and return on Sunday. We believe it is important to have a day of practice and then return. Sunday's event will be a fun day of service and self reflection on the beach in Lake Bluff.
Participants must be a senior in high school or currently enrolled in college.
Wed-Fri 10am-2pm Saturday-BREAK Sunday 4-8pm