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Creating Hope Webinar Features the Science of Spirituality

Dr. Lisa Miller, Columbia University, will speak on the protective
benefits of spirituality

Dr. Lisa Miller, clinical psychologist and bestselling author, will speak on the science of spirituality on Thursday, March 23, 2023, from 9-10:30 a.m. via Zoom. The webinar is offered by Samaritan as its annual Creating Hope workshop for teachers, parents, scientists, leaders, healers, and other interested community members. The event will feature the findings in Dr. Miller’s latest book, The Awakened Brain, and her data-driven research around one of our culture’s most pervasive assumptions—that science and spirituality are at odds. Dr. Miller combines scientific study, clinical experience, and thoughtful reflection to help prove spirituality heals.

Dr. Miller is professor and founder of the Spirituality Mind Body Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. A graduate of Yale and the University of Pennsylvania, she is a leading national expert on spirituality, health, and thriving in development.

The cost to attend the Creating Hope webinar is $50 which includes a copy of her latest book, “The Awakened Brain.” Participants can also earn .15 CEUs from UW-Oshkosh for $30. There is a free optional pre-event book club discussion at Samaritan on March 16 at noon in the Mary Beth Nienhaus Community Room at Samaritan, 1205 Province, Menasha. To learn more and/or register, visit www.samaritan-counseling.com/creating-hope/. Proceeds from the event support Samaritan’s Mental Health Ministry, an initiative that helps equip faith leaders to minister to mental health needs in their faith communities and underwrites access to mental health care for all.

About Samaritan
Samaritan is a non-profit provider of spiritually integrated mental health care to individuals and families across Northeast Wisconsin. First established in 1970 and now accredited by the Solihten Institute, Samaritan’s professional therapists and counselors specialize in integrating faith, spirituality, and cultural values in psychotherapy. Children and adults need not have a faith or spirituality practice to seek care at Samaritan for their depression, anxiety, grief, adjustments, and other struggles. Samaritan is a certified outpatient alcohol and substance abuse facility. Centro Esperanza is Samaritan’s Spanish language counseling service, and its Mental Health Ministry Initiative supports clergy and members of faith communities in their encounters with people experiencing mental illness.

Samaritan is also home to the Wellness Screen program, the on-site mental health screening for K-12 students in 14 Wisconsin school districts across 54 sites. Thrive Calumet features both screening and on site counseling services to students, families, and staff in five Calumet County school districts. Samaritan launched Candid™ in 2022 to make its youth screening tool available to mental health providers and schools across the United States.

Samaritan moved into its newly constructed counseling center at 1205 Province Terrace in Menasha in June 2022 and also has locations in Kaukauna, Oshkosh, and New London. Learn more at samaritanfoxvalley.com. Sign up for Samaritan’s monthly e-newsletter here.