Here is the information for our September meeting of the Metro Detroit HMN group. I hope to see some new faces! Please feel free to call me if you need directions or just want to ask questions about our group. My contact info is at the bottom. Thanks! --Andrea
Metro Detroit Chapter Monthly Meeting
Speaker: Linda M L Bull, MS, LLP , Mental Fitness Center,
Topic: Gentle Discipline and Conscious Parenting
Thursday September 3, 2009 9:45-11:45 am
Civello Spinal Center, 14600 Farmington Rd. Suite 106, Livonia
Thursday September 10, 2009 7:00-9:00pm
The Sanctuary Chiropractic and Wellness Spa, 35275 Plymouth Rd. Livonia
Linda M L Bull is a founder and co-owner of the Mental Fitness Center. She is a therapist who holds a license as an LLP and received a Master’s of Science, from the Clinical Behavioral Psychology program at Eastern Michigan University. Prior to maintaining a private practice, Linda worked for over 13 years as Behavior Consultant and department supervisor at Independent Opportunities of Michigan Inc., supporting individuals with Developmental Disabilities and those on the Autism Spectrum.
Linda specialize in children/adolescents with cognitive, emotional and bio-medical disorders, behavior challenges, conduct disorders, parent and family counseling/skill training, behavior analysis and communication/social skill training. However also works with individuals and couples and fluently treats a range of issues including anxiety, depression, transition and low self-esteem.
For more information about Linda and the Mental Fitness Center, please visit http://web.mac.com/wellnessnaturally/MFC/Welcome.html
What is gentle discipline?
It can mean different things to different people. In general it is used to refer to a method of parenting that is nonpunitive, both physically and emotionally. This does NOT mean permissive. There is a wealth of resources available to parents who choose to gently discipline their children that does not include spanking, slapping, punitive time-outs, verbal tongue-lashings and other such forms of discipline. There is also a wealth of research supporting gentle or "positive" discipline.
The Holistic Moms Network is a non-profit group dedicated to supporting families in their pursuit of holistic health and mindful parenting. The chapter meets the first Thursday of the month at the Civello Spinal Center from 9:45-11:45am, and again on the second Thursday of the month at The Sanctuary Chiropractic and Wellness Spa from 7:00-9:00pm. In addition to monthly meetings, the Metro Detroit Chapter of the Holistic Moms Network offers playgroups, a lending library, Moms Night Out activities, family outings and other holistic activities. Children are welcome at all events, although childcare is not provided. For the comfort of our speaker and guests, please be mindful of your children and tend to them if they become disruptive. Please visit www.holisticmoms.org
for more information about HMN or contact chapter leader Andrea Stevens at 313-220-4592, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org