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July Lunch & Learn: What is Nutritional Therapy? Supporting the Foundations of Health
Date: Friday, July 5
Time: 12-1pm
Cost: Free and open to all
Facilitator: Lili Hanft

Join Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Lili Hanft to learn about supporting the body’s innate healing ability with nutrition. Nutritional therapy seeks to address the underlying cause of symptoms—whether they be low energy, brain fog, weight gain, etc.—with a nutrient-dense, bioindividualized diet. Symptoms and health conditions provide clues to which of the foundations may be out of balance. When the body has the building blocks it needs and is able to digest and metabolize them, it can heal and achieve optimal health.
You will learn about:
The roles of proteins, fats, and carbohydrates in the body and good food sources
Micronutrients: the vitamins and minerals that are the sparkplugs of cellular processes
Hydration: the critical functions of water in the body and how to consume enough
Digestion: why it is foundational to nutritional therapy and how to support it
Blood sugar: the common ways it becomes disregulated and ways to restore balance

Bring a lunch to enjoy as you learn, as well as all of your questions about nutritional therapy and supporting optimal health through diet.

RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Please email Lili at or connect on Instagram @nutrientdensenourishment

Basic Concepts of Somatic Experiencing

Date: Sunday, July 14
Time: 10:00 -  5:30 (1.5 hour lunch)
Cost: $135, 6 CEs available $30
Facilitator: Russell Jones, SEP

This introductory SE workshop is designed for professionals who work with the e ects of trauma including: social workers, mental and medical health professionals, body workers, rst responders, educators, clergy, and other professionals in the healing arts. Par cipants will learn about the basic principles and theory of the SE model as well as more about the SE Professional Training.

Russell Jones will introduce Peter Levine's model for resolving trauma through body awareness. Jones is an Advanced Level faculty member of the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and the Brazilian Trauma Association. He teaches SE internationally in North and South America, Europe, and Japan.  Together with Lael Keen, also an SE teacher, he operates a training center on the south coast of Brazil and is a founding member of the Brazilian Trauma Association.  Russell has a BA in psychology, is trained in mediation and is a Matrixworks (group dynamics) trainer. He has studied Ki-Aikido, and Shin Shin Toitsu Do, the Japanese art of mind and body coordination, for over 40 years and is an internationally recognized lecturer.  Russell has a private practice in Brazil, and continues to work intensively with trauma, and its effects, and enjoys experimenting with others to expand awareness and perception of boundaries in order to restore the natural self-regulation of our nervous systems.

Soma c Experiencing® (SETM) psychobiological trauma resolu on, developed by Peter A. Levine, PhD, author of the bestseller, “Waking the Tiger: Healing Trauma,” is a potent approach to resolving the symptoms of trauma and chronic stress. The SE approach o ers a framework to assess where your client is “stuck” in the ght, ight, or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these xated physiological states that underlie so many trauma symptoms. Our educa onal model is both theore cal and highly experien al, o ering you e ec ve skills for restoring nervous system regula on and resolving trauma that can be immediately integrated into your professional prac ce. The three-year SETM Professional Training is a con nuing educa on program that will help you make an even greater di erence with your clients who su er.

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Death Cafe
Date: Wednesday, September 11
Time: 5:30-7pm
Cost: Free and open to the public (donations to Open Door's Scholarship Fund welcome)
Facilitator: Cynthia Stadler, Bayada Hospice nurse

Open Door and  and Bayada Hospice Nurse, Cynthia Stadler host an open conversation about end of life topics. Refreshments provided.

A Death Café is a group-directed discussion of death with no agenda or objectives. Recognizing that society does not make it easy to talk about death, we aim to create a respectful, open, confidential space to explore thoughts, beliefs, and feelings about death, dying, and related subjects. Join us for refreshments and lively conversation as we explore death and ultimately how to make the most of our (finite) lives. This is not a bereavement support group or a grief counseling group. Everyone is welcome.

For questions or to RSVP, email Cynthia at 

Future Cafes:
November 13, 2019

Experiential Anatomy: Demystifying the Nervous System

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Date: Sunday, September 15
Time: 1-3pm
Instructor: Erin Ingram
Cost: $30

Please join me for a spine-tingling discussion as we untangle the mysterious web of the Nervous System! Starting with our embryonic origins, we will begin to unfurl neuroanatomy to discover the different types of nerve fibers and what information they transmit. By better understanding our nervous system, we can better appreciate what our neurons have to say.

Bring your questions! Also look for future sessions to explore the neuroscience of pain.

Erin Ingram is a Doctor of Physical Therapy with Board Certification in Neurologic Physical Therapy through the APTA.

Cash or check at the door. Come as your are, bring your friends!

For questions or to register, email Erin at