The holidays can bring great joy and love for some while others may experience extreme stress, grief, and isolation. If the holidays tend to challenge your wellness, take time to be proactive in developing a wellness plan for the holidays. You can use your Wellness Wheel to identify the things you want to do to stay healthy, like keeping a regular schedule, keeping a list of people to call or visit who can be helpful during challenging times, using meditation or deep breathing during times of stress as well as other ideas you know will help. Another resource to add to your toolbox could be the Winter Wellness Planner developed by the Collaborative Support Programs of New Jersey. You can find this downloadable pdf file at http://www.cspnj.org. Click on the icon for Winter Wellness Planner at the bottom of the page.
We wish you a peaceful holiday season! In the New Year, we hope to provide you with more helpful wellness information and resources, and we warmly welcome your feedback and contributions.
2015 WMR Annual Conference Update: Call For Proposals
We are now accepting applications/proposals for 60-minute and 90-minute workshops for the WMR 2015 Annual Conference. Proposals are due by https://www.wmrohio.org under the WMR Conference Tab. . For further information, please visit our website at
WMR Pre-Conference Offered in 2015
The WMR CCOE is pleased to announce it's Pre-Conference Line Up for 2015. This is the first year a pre-conference has been offered. Individuals who attend will have an opportunity to participate in certifications for self-healing and self-management. These certifications have already been confirmed: Level 1 Reike offered by the Reike Center of Columbus, Aromatouch Therapeutic Technique offered by Susie Schiering, and Soul Collage offered by Jenny Compagna. We are expecting one or two more offerings. More information about registration and cost for these certifications will be available after the first of the year. The Pre-Conference will be held on at the Bergamo Retreat Center.
In the News:
- An Ohio resident, John Rohrer, has filed medical and legal malpractice lawsuits against a state department, state psychiatric institutions, public defenders, common pleas judges, psychiatrists, and other health care professionals for forced medication, torture, and other violations of human rights. Mr. Rohrer had been confined in state facilities since 2009. To see a story posted by Mad in America, visithttp://www.madinamerica.com/2014/12/patients-lawsuit-claims-psychiatric-diagnosis-treatment-fraud-malpractice-torture/.
- The newest report released by Mental Health America ranks Ohio 21st in the US for lowest prevalence of mental illness and highest rates of access to care. Further information revealed that Ohio ranked 26th for adults and 10th for youth. To view the full report, visit http://www.mentalhealthamerica.net/sites/default/files/Parity%20or%20Disparity%202015%20Report.pdf.