"Addiction--Starting a conversation with your Loved Ones!"
Minnesota has not escaped the opioid crisis. In 2016, 395 Minnesotans lost their lives to opioid overdoses, an 18 % percent increase over the year before. Since 2000, opioid overdoses have skyrocketed by 1,000 percent and deaths have grown by 600 percent. August's panel discussion lead by community experts will answer questions and provide resources to help provide the tools to address this sensitive topic to those you love. Please join us!
Dr. Brost, a native of Sweden, completed her pre.med. studies in Sweden prior to attending and graduating from a 4 year graduate program in chiropractic at Northwestern College of Chiropractic in St. Paul MN. She returned to Sweden and practiced chiropractic in Stockholm, Sweden for 6 years, prior to coming back to Minnesota to start The Brost Clinic in Wayzata 1986.The Brost Clinic has since grown to be one of the largest chiropractic and natural healthcare clinics in the Midwest. Dr. Brost has since completed a 3 year diplomat program in neurology and is also certified in Acupuncture. She has an extensive background in nutrition and functional medicine. Dr. Brost's goal is to find natural drug free solutions to the patients pain conditions and health problems.Dr Brost has received multiple awards for her long term involvement and support with The Citizens Commission for Human Rights, a watchdog organization helping to protect patients from psychiatric abuse and unscientific treatments.
Judy Hanson recently retired from Wayzata Public Schools as the Chemical Health Coordinator for the past 21 years serving students and families with substance abuse and mental health challenges. In addition to a previous high school in a similar position, she worked as probation officer and worked as a Chemical Dependency Case Manager at a Federal prison. For the past eight years, Judy has been a Community Faculty member at Metropolitan State University teaching Substance Abuse Prevention and adolescent substance abuse classes. She also has been appointed by Governor Dayton to Chair a task force that provides oversight to communities that have received grant funding for opioid and alcohol abuse prevention.
Andrea Bruner was hired in January 2007 to help open and lead The Retreat?s Center for Women?s Recovery located in Wayzata, Minnesota. Prior to that, Andrea practiced law for fifteen years in the area of public affairs. She completed her formal training as Spiritual Director at The Christos Center for Spiritual Formation in May of 2009. Andrea has been sober since January 17, 1995 and has
a passion for the power of Twelve Step Recovery.
I practice from the philosophical point of view that most behaviors are adaptations to the circumstances, environments and relationships human beings experience. I believe that most destructive beliefs and behaviors are rooted in the less than nurturing events we experience over the course of our life. Welcome to the human condition! Many of us can benefit from learning how to manage our human experience in healthier, constructive ways that promote growth and personal evolution. I believe in utilizing the brain's neuroplacity and activating our innate capacity to heal to increase and strengthen positive, growth inspiring beliefs and behaviors. As a relational, trauma-informed therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families. I have training in EMDR, Post Induction Therapy (Relational Trauma), Experiential Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I have master?s degrees in psychotherapy and experiential education. My therapeutic approach blends the philosophies of both to create an engaging and collaborative environment. My experience includes working with complex family dynamics as a therapist at the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, Family Recovery Resrouce Experts and in private practice.