Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities (Minneapolis campus) and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community host a monthly mental health presentation with varying topics/speakers on the 2nd Monday of every month. A light supper is served at 5:45 pm followed by the presentation from 6:30-8:00 pm. All are welcome to attend! No registration necessary.

Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities and St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, in collaboration with Minnetonka Counseling, are pleased to introduce our Trauma and Healing series for 2018-2019. The series will focus on creating a shared understanding of trauma, how it develops, and how to identify the signs and symptoms of trauma. Our collaboration seeks to help individuals and families gain a greater understanding of trauma, and provide valuable insight into how communities can create a supportive environment that fosters hope and healing.

2018-2019 Schedule:

ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences)
Monday, November 12, 2018
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 4537 Third Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Understanding the impact of adverse childhood experiences and resilience, how ACEs contribute to health complications and can affect our adult lives, and the research on ACEs and the importance of resilience.
Speaker: Michael Borowiak, LICSW, Traverse Counseling.

No session in December 2018.

Trauma and Addiction
Monday, January 14, 2019
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities MPLS, 4100 Lyndale Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Understand how addictive disorders may be compounded by trauma and how trauma may precipitate or exacerbate the use of substances.
Speaker: Peter Bruhn, MPS, LADC, Westminster Counseling Center.

Trauma and Relationships
Monday, February 11, 2019
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 4537 Third Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
How trauma affects our perception of relationships with family, children, and partners, and how loved ones can help.
Speaker: Mt. Olivet Counseling Center Staff, TBA.

Trauma Presentation in Adults, Children & Adolescents
Monday, March 11, 2019
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities MPLS, 4100 Lyndale Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Symptoms and how trauma presentation differs depending on the developmental level of the individual.
Speaker: Bret Schneider, Ph.D., Minnetonka Counseling Center.

Interventions for Trauma Survivors
Monday, April 8, 2019
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 4537 Third Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
Understanding how to help: from what the average person can do to the different modes of treatment.
Speaker: Tracey Wilkins, MSW, LICSW, Willow Tree Healing Center.

Healing through Movement and Meditation
Monday, May 13, 2019
Bethlehem Lutheran Church Twin Cities MPLS, 4100 Lyndale Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55409
Connecting the body and brain: using the power of movement and synergy to overcome trauma.
Speaker: Hilary Mueller, OTR-L, MSW, LICSW, Willow Tree Healing Center.

Trauma Stewardship
Monday, June 10, 2019
St. Joan of Arc Catholic Community, 4537 Third Av S, Minneapolis, MN 55419
How are community resources positioned to help those who are affected by trauma?
Panel: Inspector Kathy Waite, Minneapolis Police, 5th Precinct; David Hottinger, HCMC Lead Chaplain; Katie Holter, Psy.D., Minnetonka Counseling Center.