Events

December 2019

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Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Substance Use Disorder Recovery

December 17 @ 12:00 AM

Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, Ypsilanti MI

“Yoga: A Holistic Approach to Substance Use Disorder Recovery” will be presented on Tuesday December 17, 2019; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by Erin Shawgo, LLMSW, CIYT, C-IAYT; Dawn Farm Outpatient Therapist. Western cultures are learning what our eastern counterparts have known for centuries: yoga promotes overall wellness and has beneficial effects for people who have a variety of physical and mental health challenges. Research shows us that yoga decreases stress hormones, increases mood-benefiting neurotransmitters, and helps new neural pathways form in the brain. As an integrated mind-body approach, yoga facilitates personal and spiritual growth, benefits both physical and mental health and reaches areas... Find out more »
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Restorative Sound Bath

December 18 @ 12:00 AM

Yoga Jule, Willis MI

Join John and Kip on a 90 minute relaxation journey. The journey will include 60 minutes of easy restorative yoga and an extended 30 minute Svasana led by Kip. During the entire journey John will be playing crystal bowls and an eclectic mix of music. The combination of yoga and crystal bowls will lead you into a deep state of peaceful relaxation. Bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing and maybe your favorite blanket and pillow. This amazing journey is only $25. Spaces are limited - reserve your space by emailing Kip at [email protected] Find out more »
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Restorative Sound Bath

December 18 @ 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Yoga Jule, Willis MI

Join John and Kip on a 90 minute relaxation journey. The journey will include 60 minutes of easy restorative yoga and an extended 30 minute Svasana led by Kip. During the entire journey John will be playing crystal bowls and an eclectic mix of music. The combination of yoga and crystal bowls will lead you into a deep state of peaceful relaxation. Bring a yoga mat, comfortable clothing and maybe your favorite blanket and pillow. This amazing journey is only $25. Spaces are limited - reserve your space by emailing Kip at [email protected] Find out more »
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Channeling: Evenings with Aaron

December 18 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

333 Midland – Annex Gallery, Highland Park MI

EVENINGS WITH AARON – LOCAL AND LIVE STREAMING An open session with Aaron and Barbara Brodsky. Aaron gives a talk, followed by Q&A. Aaron’s talk will cover a variety of spiritual practices including Vipassana and Pure Awareness Meditation, working with inner guidance, and supporting changes in our physical/spiritual bodies through work with body energy, the elements, sound and Open Heart. 2019 Fall Schedule – Wednesday 12/18 (Christmas stories) Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm (Eastern) Held locally at – no registration required – donation: Meditation Hall at 3455 Charing Cross Rd., Ann Arbor, MI  48108 Live streaming: Registration below Join seasonally or one-time? Live Streaming... Find out more »
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FREE FILM AND DISCUSSION

December 27 @ 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Jewel Heart, Ann Arbor MI

Bring your friends and enjoy a free film and group discussion. Concessions available. December 27 – LIVING MATRIX: The New Science of Healing 2012 The documentary brings together academic and independent researchers, practitioners, and science journalists whose work reveals scientific evidence that energy and information fields, not genetics, control health and wellbeing. Find out more »

January 2020

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

January 7 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and... Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

January 14 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and... Find out more »
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Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction

January 14 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, Ypsilanti MI

“Trauma, Chemical Use and Addiction" will be presented on Tuesday January 21, 2020; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by Dr. Tana Bridge, PhD, ACSW, LMSW, ACTP; Professor of Social Work, Eastern Michigan University. Current research highlights a strong relationship between substance use, substance addiction and trauma. This presentation by an award-winning trauma expert will review events involved with trauma exposure, trauma specific symptomology, the impact trauma has on the brain and on coping and subsequent substance use, and how to aid individuals struggling with trauma and substance addiction. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed... Find out more »
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Double Bill: The Music of Louis Armstrong & Camila Meza Quartet + DSO String Quartet

January 24 @ 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, Detroit MI

Louis Armstrong and his Orchestra was the first act to ever grace the stage of the Paradise Theatre on December 26, 1941. Bassist Rodney Whitaker, who performed on the inaugural Paradise Jazz Series concert in 1999, leads a top-notch ensemble to pay homage to Satchmo! Whitaker will be joined by trumpeter Marcus Printup, pianist Eric Reed, drummer Herlin Riley, saxophonist Victor Goines, trombonist Vincent Gardner, and vocalists Rockelle Fortin and Chris McDole.   Also on this double bill: Chilean-born singer, guitarist, and composer Camila Meza and her band join forces with a DSO string quartet to perform Meza's original music.  Tickets ... Find out more »
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How Can Communities Support Recovery?

January 28 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, Ypsilanti MI

“How Can Communities Support Recovery?” will be presented on Tuesday January 28, 2020; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by Anna Byberg, LMSW, CAADC, Dawn Farm Clinical Director. Personal recovery from substance use disorders happens within a community. Intrinsic and extrinsic factors influence the initiation and maintenance of recovery. Traditional treatment and recovery efforts have mainly focused on the intrinsic, but communities can help to support recovery efforts, too. Learn about the “Healing Forest” model, and identify strategies that we can all take to support recovery in our communities. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed... Find out more »

February 2020

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Storm Large

February 3 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, Detroit MI

Back by popular demand, Storm Large delivers American songbook classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock goddess anthems. She may appear to be a six foot tattooed Vargas pin up girl, but with a voice that goes from a velvety purr to a mighty Valkyrie in a single phrase, Ms. Large is a vocalist whose iconoclastic talent defies the laws of nature. Please be advised that this performance may contain adult content and explicit language (with humor). TICKETS: $60 - VIP Experience - Includes admission, a reserved cabaret seat, and 1 FREE Drink $30 - General Admission https://www.dso.org/ShowEventsView.aspx?id=6326&prod=6325 https://www.dso.org/TicketsReserve.aspx?performanceNumber=6326 Find out more »
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Storm Large

February 3 @ 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center, Detroit MI

Back by popular demand, Storm Large delivers American songbook classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock goddess anthems. She may appear to be a six foot tattooed Vargas pin up girl, but with a voice that goes from a velvety purr to a mighty Valkyrie in a single phrase, Ms. Large is a vocalist whose iconoclastic talent defies the laws of nature. Please be advised that this performance may contain adult content and explicit language (with humor). TICKETS: $60 - VIP Experience - Includes admission, a reserved cabaret seat, and 1 FREE Drink $30 - General Admission https://www.dso.org/events-and-tickets/events/storm-large/ https://tickets.dso.org/booking/production/bestavailable/6326 Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

February 4 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and... Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

February 11 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and... Find out more »
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Addiction and Older Adults

February 18 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, Ypsilanti MI

“Addiction and Older Adults” will be presented on Tuesday February 18, 2020; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by Charles E. Coleman LLMSW, Primary Therapist, Dawn Farm Downtown; and Matthew Cremin, LLMSW; Foreclosure Prevention Coordinator, Housing Bureau for Seniors. Older adults are the fastest growing population in the US. Substance addiction affects this population in a unique way. It’s important to consider the intersection of older adults, their medical care providers, and how value systems can play into addiction. The unique nature of how addiction affects older adults, myths and facts, and available local resources will be discussed. This program is part of the Dawn... Find out more »
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Addiction 101

February 25 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Michigan Heart and Vascular Institute, Ypsilanti MI

“Addiction 101” will be presented on Tuesday February 25, 2020; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by James Balmer, Dawn Farm President. Substance use disorders are poorly understood by the general population as well as by many professionals. “Why don’t you just stop” is a common refrain from family member and friends, and people with addiction often wonder why they return again and again to substance use and associated self-destructive behaviors, even when they’re highly motivated to stop using. We know substance addiction is “a primary, chronic disease” but we often treat people with addiction with short-term treatment interventions rather than the type of extended... Find out more »

March 2020

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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

March 3 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and... Find out more »
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Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do

March 10 @ 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

"Teens Using Drugs: What To Know and What To Do" is a FREE, ongoing, two-part series.  Part one is presented on the first Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and provides information about teen substance use, including signs and patterns of a substance use problem. Part Two is presented on the second Tuesdays of October, November, and January through June and has break-out sessions for adults to learn strategies to effectively help when adolescent alcohol/other drug use is suspected or identified, and for teens to explore the personal effects of substance use. Part Two ends with adults and... Find out more »
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Behavioral Addictions:  Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me

March 17 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“Behavioral Addictions:  Don’t Worry, It’s Not a Problem for Me” will be presented on Tuesday March 17, 2020; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by Dr Carl Christensen, MD, PhD, D-FASAM. When people think about “addiction” they usually think of substances such as alcohol, nicotine and other drugs. Rewarding behaviors such as gambling, Internet use, gaming, eating, sex, exercise, shopping and other activities also have the potential in susceptible people to become a “process addiction” when the behavior is compulsively continued despite negative consequences.   Research shows there are similarities between substance addiction and process addiction, including how the disorder develops, symptoms, genetic and environmental influences,... Find out more »
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What about Weed? The Cannabis Controversy: Past, Present, and Future

March 24 @ 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Education Center, Ypsilanti Michigan

“What about Weed? The Cannabis Controversy: Past, Present, and Future” will be presented on Tuesday March 24, 2020; 7:30pm-9:00pm, by Dr. Stephen Strobbe, PhD, RN, PMHCNS-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN, FAAN; Clinical Professor, University of Michigan School of Nursing and the Department of Psychiatry.  Cannabis has a long and complex history in the United States. In this program, we will examine this fascinating phenomenon and its implications, past, present, and future. This program is part of the Dawn Farm Education Series, a FREE, annual education series developed to provide accurate, helpful, hopeful, practical, current information about substance use disorders, recovery, family and... Find out more »
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