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Introducing classes in collaboration with National Episcopal Health Ministries!

 

From the NEHM website (http://www.episcopalhealthministries.org):

Health ministry in a local congregation is an intentional ministry focusing on both healing and health, combining the ancient traditions of the Christian community and the knowledge and tools of modern health care....  The mission of National Episcopal Health Ministries is to promote health ministry in Episcopal congregations, assisting them to reclaim the Gospel imperative of health and wholeness.

 

 

 

Your Brain Fitness Goals for 2009

 

 

 

 

 

The Best Kept Secret of Brain Fitness            

 

 

Leader:     Phyllis Strupp

 

Date:         To be rescheduled, winter 2008

 

Time:         7:00 pm Eastern  (one hour teleclass)   --  6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific

 

Cost:          $15.00        Please read eMinistry's registration policies before you register

 

Class size:  Limited to 12

 

Class#:        NEHM-105

 

 

As with most social animals, people are naturally prone to anxiety and other emotions that can be hard on the brain and can disrupt memory and other normal functions.  This teleclass will explore the ancient techniques that have been successfully used to calm human minds for many centuries  -- some of which are downright fun! 

 

Discover the clues that reveal your brain's need for mind-calming activities, and the ancient spiritual practices that are beneficial to include in your plan..

 

 

 

Phyllis Strupp has been part of the Episcopalian faith community since 1993. She is the author of The Richest of Fare:  Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert, winner of the Independent Publishing Award for Best Mind-Body-Spirit Book in 2005.   She chairs the Episcopal Ecological Network and the Nature & Spirituality Program for the Diocese of Arizona.  She serves on the faculty of the CREDO Episcopal clergy wellness program and the Chautauqua Institution in New York.

 

Phyllis is a brain fitness coach, helping people enrich their lives with fun, practical ways to encourage brain health and growth.  From 1988 to 2007 she worked as a financial resprentative with Northwestern Mutual, specializing in insurance and benefit products, and has held financial management positions at Dun & Bradstreet and Equitable Life in New York. 

 

Learn more about Phyllis at her website:  http://www.phyllisstrupp.info

 

 

 

 

Your Brain Fitness Goals for 2009                     Click here to register!

 

Leader:     Phyllis Strupp

 

Date:         Tuesday, December 2, 2008

 

Time:         7:00 pm Eastern  (one hour teleclass)   --  6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific

 

Cost:          $15.00        Please read eMinistry's registration policies before you register

 

Class size:  Limited to 12

 

Class#:        NEHM-106

 

 

The typical human brain has 100 billion neurons that need nourishment and exercise to stay fit.  Before the busyness of the holidays arrives, it's a terrific time to set some intentional goals for a more brain-healthy lifestyle in the new year. You can make 2009 a great year for brain fitness!

 

You'll learn tips on how to "read" your brain's messages about where God is at work in your life and where you might need some exercise, and we'll explore techniques you can use to monitor your improvement in brain health over the coming year.

 

 

 

 

Brain-ercises                                                  

 

Leader:     Phyllis Strupp

 

Date:         To be rescheduled in late fall 2009

 

Time:         7:00 pm Eastern  (one hour teleclass)   --  6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific

 

Cost:          $15.00        Please read eMinistry's registration policies before you register

 

Class size:  Limited to 12

 

Class#:        NEHM-104

 

 

Recent findings indicate too much stress can generate hormones that kill brain cells. The triggers of stress vary greatly from person to person.

In this fun, interactive program, we'll look at how to recognize your brain's signals about toxic levels of stress. We'll review the brain-exercises -- strategies and activities for brain fitness and growth -- that help to balance stress and make it a positive force in your brain fitness.

Get ready to discover what you can do to have the greatest impact on your brain fitnessówithout breaking a sweat!


 

 

 

Phyllis Strupp has been part of the Episcopalian faith community since 1993. She is the author of The Richest of Fare:  Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert, winner of the Independent Publishing Award for Best Mind-Body-Spirit Book in 2005.   She chairs the Episcopal Ecological Network and the Nature & Spirituality Program for the Diocese of Arizona.  She serves on the faculty of the CREDO Episcopal clergy wellness program and the Chautauqua Institution in New York.

 

Phyllis is a brain fitness coach, helping people enrich their lives with fun, practical ways to encourage brain health and growth.  From 1988 to 2007 she worked as a financial resprentative with Northwestern Mutual, specializing in insurance and benefit products, and has held financial management positions at Dun & Bradstreet and Equitable Life in New York. 

 

Learn more about Phyllis at her website:  http://www.phyllisstrupp.info

 

 

 

 

 


Your Personal Brain Fitness Plan                               


 

Leader:     Phyllis Strupp

 

Date:         Last offered Monday, July 28, 2008 

 

Time:         7:00 pm Eastern  (one hour teleclass)   --  6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific

 

Cost:          $15.00        Please read eMinistry's registration policies before you register

 

Class size:  Limited to 12

 

Class#:        NEHM-103

 

 

Congratulations! You are a billionaire...when it comes to your brain!  The typical human brain has 100 billion neurons and trillions of connections between them, with even more on the way because your brain is in the business of building new connections. 

This new teleclass will guide the development of your own personal plan to help your brain do what it is made to do at any age -- grow!
 
You'll learn tips on how preferences, hobbies, and gifts can help indicate areas of strong neuronal connections; how to "read" your brain's messages about where God is at work in your life; how to balance challenge and overload when learning new activities or changing behavior; and why ancient spiritual practices are beneficial to include in your plan.
 

Join Phyllis and others from across the Church for a brainy strategy session -- and get prepared to make a plan for managing your billions!

 

 

 

Phyllis Strupp has been part of the Episcopalian faith community since 1993. She is the author of The Richest of Fare:  Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert, winner of the Independent Publishing Award for Best Mind-Body-Spirit Book in 2005.   She chairs the Episcopal Ecological Network and the Nature & Spirituality Program for the Diocese of Arizona.  She serves on the faculty of the CREDO Episcopal clergy wellness program and the Chautauqua Institution in New York.

 

Phyllis is a brain fitness coach, helping people enrich their lives with fun, practical ways to encourage brain health and growth.  From 1988 to 2007 she worked as a financial resprentative with Northwestern Mutual, specializing in insurance and benefit products, and has held financial management positions at Dun & Bradstreet and Equitable Life in New York. 

 

Learn more about Phyllis at her website:  http://www.phyllisstrupp.info

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brain Fun and Fitness Introduction                        

 

                                                                                                                                                

Leader:     Phyllis Strupp

 

Date:         Last offered Wednesday, July 23, 2008 

 

Time:         7:00 pm Eastern  (one hour teleclass)   --  6:00 Central, 5:00 Mountain, 4:00 Pacific

 

Cost:          $15.00        Please read eMinistry's registration policies before you register

 

Class size:  Limited to 12

 

Class#:        NEHM-102B

 

 

Your brain is designed to keep growing throughout your life...if you know how to ask! This new teleclass will provide an overview of how the brain works, how God and Nature put it together, and the resources and reasons that encourage your brain to grow.
 
You'll get concrete suggestions for how to care for your brain;  how your faith and spirituality can enhance your brain's health;  and where to turn for help or resources to avoid being taken in by the "brain hype" that is rampant in America today.  You'll discover the activities that offer the best approach to brain fitness (hint:  they are not crossword puzzles, games, or software programs!)
 
Join Phyllis and others from across the Church for a neuronal adventure -- and get prepared to have fun with brain fitness!

 

 

 

 

Phyllis Strupp has been part of the Episcopalian faith community since 1993. She is the author of The Richest of Fare:  Seeking Spiritual Security in the Sonoran Desert, winner of the Independent Publishing Award for Best Mind-Body-Spirit Book in 2005.   She chairs the Episcopal Ecological Network and the Nature & Spirituality Program for the Diocese of Arizona.  She serves on the faculty of the CREDO Episcopal clergy wellness program and the Chautauqua Institution in New York.

 

Phyllis is a brain fitness coach, helping people enrich their lives with fun, practical ways to encourage brain health and growth.  From 1988 to 2007 she worked as a financial resprentative with Northwestern Mutual, specializing in insurance and benefit products, and has held financial management positions at Dun & Bradstreet and Equitable Life in New York. 

 

Learn more about Phyllis at her website:  http://www.phyllisstrupp.info

 

 

 

 

 

Health Ministry in the Small Church:                 click here to tell us you're interested 

An Introduction                                                                                                                                    

 

Jointly sponsored by National Episcopal Health Ministries, The Episcopal Church Center Office of Congregational Development and The eMinistry Network.

                                      

 

Leaders:       Maryfran Crist

 

Date:            Last offered in 2007

 

Time:            8:00 pm Eastern  (one-hour teleclass)

 

Cost:            $12.00

 

Class size:    Limited to 12

 

Class#:         OMC-NEHM-100

 

 

Health Ministry in a local congregation is an intentional ministry focusing on both healing and health, and combining the ancient traditions of the Christian community and the knowledge and tools of modern health care.  This introductory class will have a focused presentation of information along with plenty of time for questions and answers.

 

Who should attend?    

Anyone from a small congregation (average Sunday attendance of 70 or less) who is interested in learning about health ministries and how to incorporate health ministry as part of pastoral care and outreach in their congregation

 

What will you learn?  

Understand the definition of health ministry
Learn the process for beginning a health ministry in your congregation
Understand how to implement and evaluate a health ministry
Identify resources available to you for beginning a health ministry

 

 

  Maryfran Crist is Regional Representative for National Episcopal Health Ministries and a parish 

nurse in rural Illinois. She has been a registered nurse for over 25 years and a parish nurse since 1994.  Currently 

she balances her work between a rural health center in LaSalle County Illinois as a family nurse practitioner, an 

asthma educator and as a parish nurse for a cluster ministry of four small Episcopal churches.

 

Maryfran has worked with multi-staff churches as well as very small churches and feels that health ministry is for all 

churches.  She speaks throughout the Midwest as well as leading workshops from finding joy to dealing with grief. 

In her spare time, she enjoys time with her husband John, an Episcopal priest, is a clown (Marygold) and plays with 

eight grandsons.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
   

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