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Health & Wellness

Improv for Social Change

Upcoming Workshop: Improv for Social Change

By Events, Health & Wellness

Join us next Wednesday, November 20, when we will kick off a new 5-week workshop, Improv for Social Change!

This workshop offers a dynamic and exhilarating experience helping teams and people work and collaborate better together.

A key goal of improvisation work is to suspend our natural tendency to become preoccupied with how we are perceived. It allows us to focus on setting up a moment for the other person to shine and be their best. The science of human behavior meets the art form of Improvisation and allows us to mindfully create a culture of trust and non-judgment of ourselves and others. Throughout this process, you are gracefully guided to let go of self-judgment and criticism so you can focus on actions and words you can use to create opportunities for others to succeed, and trust that they will do the same for you.  All ages and capabilities are brought together in this workshop so that we can leverage that diversity of perspectives to bring out our best selves. This intergenerational collaboration gives powerful insights into how we thrive when we acknowledge that we need one another.

Cost: $250

Location: Victory Workspace – 1261 Locust Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596

Register today!
Nutrition and Weight Management

Upcoming Workshop: Nutritional Wellness

By Events, Health & Wellness

Join us next Wednesday, November 13, from 11:00-am-12:30pm for Nutritional Wellness with Sahar Berjis, RD!

The body is constantly challenged to heal itself. The goal of this workshop is to teach participants to learn to eat well so they can think well and feel well. This session will teach participants to become leaders of their own health and be empowered to learn to use food to heal and strengthen their own bodies. At the end of this session, participants should know the different foods to incorporate to eat well, think well, and feel well.

Cost: $100

Location: Victory Workspace – 1261 Locust Street, Walnut Creek CA 94596

Register today!

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Sahar Berjis, RD

Sahar Berjis is a licensed Registered Dietitian with 17 years of experience in traditional and functional nutrition. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition, and earned her Dietetic License and Masters in Public Health from Tulane University.

She has been the key speaker at different universities and nutritional conferences including John Muir speaker series, NYU, Columbia, American Dietetic Association, American Homeless Association, New Jersey Nutrition Conference, addressing the importance of nutrition.

She practices Functional Nutrition in Walnut Creek, CA. She looks at each patient individually using the whole-body approach. She spends time analyzing nutritional imbalances using in-office stomach acidity testing and more invasive testings if needed. She creates individualized plans to restore and rebalance gut health and the body using diet & natural remedies.

FREE PARENT WORKSHOP: Emotional Wellness: Strategies & Tools for Your Family

By Events, Health & Wellness

Is your child exhibiting behaviors that have you concerned about their emotional well-being? Are they experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional difficulties, or stress that feels unmanageable? Comprehensive Wellness, a John Muir Health Community Connect Practice, is hosting a one-of-a-kind workshop. Dr. Mayo will discuss new thinking around emotional and behavioral health. We are committed to providing families access to the skills and knowledge they need to promote health and wellness in their families and community. Dr. Mayo will answer your individual questions, ensuring that your concerns are heard and you leave with the tools you need to help your family today.

Choose from two sessions this month:

Register for this FREE workshop today!

Dr. Allyson Mayo is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and an industry expert educating on how to prescribe Lifestyle Medicine to the root causes of maladaptive behaviors. Through a revolutionary approach of Behavioral Fitness, Dr. Mayo brings us all a much needed new approach to mental health. A professor at USF and county mental health representative, she is helping our communities become behaviorally fit.

Upcoming Workshop: Wellness Planning

By Events, Health & Wellness

Join us November 6 for Wellness Planning, a workshop to learn how to bring balance to our daily lives and develop tools to achieve a higher level of wellness.

This workshop is deliberate in its focus to ensure that all attendees leave with new competencies that are easy to apply and begin implementing right away. Workshop format includes lectures, real examples, observation of live demonstrations on how to use these new techniques, and an opportunity to practice these techniques

November 6, 2019
11:00am – 12:30pm
$125

Victory Workspace
1261 Locust Street 
Walnut Creek, 
CA 94596

 

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Dr. Allyson Mayo is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and an industry expert educating on how to prescribe Lifestyle Medicine to the root causes of maladaptive behaviors. Through a revolutionary approach of Behavioral Fitness, Dr. Mayo brings us all a much needed new approach to mental health. A professor at USF and county mental health representative, she is helping our communities become behaviorally fit.

Workshop - Expressive Arts

Upcoming Workshop: Soulcollage

By Events, Health & Wellness

Join us next Wednesday, October 30, from 11:00-am-12:30pm for Soulcollage with Marise Zimmerman!

Soulcollage is the first of a four-part series —Expressive Arts: Evolving Our Perceptions Through Experiential Art. It presents a surprising technique for self-exploration and is designed for individuals who enjoy visual self-exploration and the writing  process and also wish to:

  • Undergo a self-exploration process
  • Be surprised by the different possibilities of being
  • Share and learn from others

Learn more and register today!

 

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Marise Zimmerman

Marise Zimmermann, ATR-BC is an artist-photographer and an art therapist. She graduated in art therapy from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, IL. She has extensive experience in art therapy, and she was the supervisor of the Expressive Arts Therapy Department at the John Muir Behavioral Health Center for 13 years.

FREE PARENT WORKSHOP: Emotional Wellness: Strategies & Tools for Your Family

By Events, Health & Wellness

Is your child exhibiting behaviors that have you concerned about their emotional well-being? Are they experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional difficulties, or stress that feels unmanageable? Comprehensive Wellness, a John Muir Health Community Connect Practice, is hosting a one-of-a-kind workshop. Dr. Mayo will discuss new thinking around emotional and behavioral health. We are committed to providing families access to the skills and knowledge they need to promote health and wellness in their families and community. Dr. Mayo will answer your individual questions, ensuring that your concerns are heard and you leave with the tools you need to help your family today.

Choose from one of three sessions:

Register for this FREE workshop today!

Dr. Allyson Mayo is a Doctor of Behavioral Health and an industry expert educating on how to prescribe Lifestyle Medicine to the root causes of maladaptive behaviors. Through a revolutionary approach of Behavioral Fitness, Dr. Mayo brings us all a much needed new approach to mental health. A professor at USF and county mental health representative, she is helping our communities become behaviorally fit.

COMMUNITY EDUCATION: Seniors-Take Control of Your Well-Being

By Events, Health & Wellness, Nutrition

Sahar Berjis, RD, and Rebecca Berke, BCH, will be presenting this two-hour class at the Danville Community Center. Aimed to provide seniors with the tools necessary to eat healthier and learn to make better choices adjusting for environmental and emotional factors associated with aging, it also addresses integrating mindfulness into your daily life. This hands-on workshop empowers seniors to have a better control of their health.

Register with the Danville Community Center:

September 16
https://apm.activecommunities.com/danvilleca/Activity_Search/new-class-nutrition-and-aging/15872

October 7
https://apm.activecommunities.com/danvilleca/Activity_Search/new-class-nutrition-and-aging/16622

COMMUNITY EDUCATION: What Every Parent Needs to Know About Cannabis

By Events, Health & Wellness, Therapy

What Every Parent Needs to Know About Cannabis.

Our youth are more savvy than ever. Without the right information, our children are in danger. Get the facts.

The legalization of recreational cannabis is having a profound impact on our community and children. While the industry assembles the appropriate regulations, our youth are frequently experiencing the unintended consequences.

An increase in Emergency Department and Psychiatric visits are propelling the medical and Public Health communities to take action. There is too much inaccurate information related to recreational cannabis use. It is not reasonable to rely on law enforcement and the cannabis industry to keep our communities safe. As a community member and a parent, it is our responsibility to become adequately informed on how to best respond to this legalization and recreational cannabis use being experienced by our youth.

The experts are now bringing this information to you in your community. Join Comprehensive Wellness, in a partnership with the Cannabis Safety Team, to become informed—and help ensure the safety of our children.

Join us for this one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn from experts in the medical and public health community.

Monday, October 14, 2019
6:30-8:30pm
1450 Treat  Boulevard
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

$100

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What every parent needs to know about cannabis

CLINICIANS IN THE COMMUNITY: Alan Brast, PhD, Volunteers Expertise and Shares Love of Music

By Clinicians in the Community, Health & Wellness

Dr. Alan Brast, an emotional trauma specialist at Comprehensive Wellness, is a long-time resident and volunteer in our local community.

Dr. Brast regularly offers free community lectures through the John Muir Health system, providing valuable knowledge and sharing information that may otherwise be inaccessible. Attendees often approach him following his lectures to share that they are feeling more informed and at ease.

In addition to his lectures, Dr. Brast also plays guitar and sings for ill patients in the hospital—offering them both comfort and relaxation in what is a very difficult time. On one occasion, he tells the story of entering the room of an older woman, who was clearly in pain. As he began to play, he recalls, “I looked up and noticed tears pouring from her eyes. I immediately stopped and apologized… she said, “oh, no, please don’t stop, this is the first relief from this terrible pain I have had in over two weeks.”The immense sense of satisfaction—knowing that he is giving back and bringing joy to his community—is what drives him to continue his great work.

If you love to sing or play an instrument and would like to join Dr. Brast in his efforts, please email him at abrast@comprehensivewellness.org.