MEDITATION WITH SAM 

Mondays at 8am beginning 7/19!

If you're ever feeling overwhelmed, you can always come back to your breath. Sam Issleb is a RYT 200 trauma informed yoga instructor whose instruction emphasizes the mind-body connection. 

 

These meditation sessions are approximately 20 minutes and focus on a combination of mindfulness techniques, pranayama (the practice of yogic breath control), as well as other breathing exercises designed to reduce anxiety. Come as you are, no experience necessary. 

Join Meditation with Sam by clicking here or enter Zoom Meeting ID: 891-2053-1688

DBSA-GC VIRTUAL PEER SUPPORT GROUP

Sundays at 7PM CT VIA ZOOM

DBSA-GC is happy to invite participants to a virtual support group meeting this upcoming Sunday from 7:00-8:30 CT. To connect with the group you can join by registering below. Once you are registered for the meeting, you will be sent the link to join the meeting. *Please do not register unless you are absolutely certain you will be attending the meeting, as have limited space available* You only need to register once, then you can attend any Sunday support group!

Register in advance for this meeting: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Please limit your check in to just a couple minutes so that everyone has time to talk and we can get to topics.

 

There are other DBSA National peer groups, check them out and availability here: DBSA National peer support groups

If you have any questions before the meeting, please contact Margie by email at marjorie@dbsa-gc.org or telephone at (773) 497-6053.

MUSIC & WELLNESS WITH MELISSA SOMMERS, MM, MT-BC

TUESDAYS at 12PM CT VIA ZOOM  

This is a very overwhelming and scary time for all of us and the way this is impacting us is unpredicted. Many people are looking for ways to relax and decompress during this unprecedented time. Through a secure HIPAA platform, the entire team of board-certified music therapists at Meli Music have moved to telehealth to continue supporting our communities. Sessions can focus on a range of needs, whether it be through music listening, creative writing, guided imagery, meditation, etc. Meli Music wants to support you by providing a space for you and your loved ones to develop coping skills and techniques through music. Additionally, they have moved their music lessons online as well. Learning a new skill or hobby is a great way to add a little structure in your day to day. 

 

Melissa Sommers became a board-certified music therapist in 2006. She received her bachelor's degree in Music Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, and her master's degree in Music, with a focus in Neurologic Music Therapy, from Colorado State University. Melissa is the CEO and owner of Meli Music, a music therapy company that provides music services to all ages and abilities. Services are offered across the country via telehealth options and in-person sessions in the greater Los Angeles and Chicago areas. Join us for Music & Wellness on Tuesday at 12pm via Zoom!

COOKING WITH Q

*on summer break* 

Chef Quinton Smith is a research and development chef at CSSI Chicago. He earned his culinary degree from Le Cordon Bleu in Minneapolis, MN in 2009. Chef Quinton hosts a FREE cooking class for DBSA-GC on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 6pm on Zoom!  Join Cooking with Q on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6pm CT via Zoom !

DBSA-GC VIRTUAL PEER SUPPORT GROUP

WEDNESDAYS at 7PM CT VIA ZOOM

DBSA-GC is happy to invite participants to a virtual support group meeting this Wednesday from 7:00-8:30 CT. To connect with the group you can join by registering below. Once you are registered for the meeting, you will be sent the link to join the meeting. *Please do not register unless you are absolutely certain you will be attending the meeting, as have limited space available*

 

Register in advance for this meeting: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

 

Please limit your check in to just a couple minutes so that everyone has time to talk and we can get to topics.

 

There are other DBSA National peer groups, check them out and availability here: DBSA National peer support groups

 

If you have any questions before the meeting, please contact Margie by email at marjorie@dbsa-gc.org or telephone at (773) 497-6053.

DBSA-GC Age 50+ VIRTUAL PEER SUPPORT GROUP

2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at 7pm CT via Zoom

 DBSA-GC is happy to invite participants to a special virtual support group meeting for those aged 50+ the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:30 CDT. To connect with the group you can click the link below.  No registration necessary.  Hank Trenkle will be the support group facilitator for this group.

Join the meeting by clicking here! - no need to register!

If you have any questions before the meeting or if you're having trouble logging on, please contact Margie by email at marjorie@dbsa-gc.org or telephone at (773) 497-6053.