MMHA Announcements

MMHA Announcements

Remembering and Honoring our Spiritual Foremothers

This time of year can be a tender time when we remember family traditions, especially so if we have gone through transitions in our families or our faith.

This month in the Sophia Women’s Circle, hosted by Debra Brown Gordy, we will honor our spiritual foremothers – those women, whether in our family line or not, who have served to strengthen and inspire us on our own spiritual paths. This can be especially healing and empowering for women who have lost connections with the women in their families, for whatever reason, and a powerful way to connect with new family lines and traditions by choice.

This event took place November 11, 2018 at 7 PM CT/5 PM PT.

To register for this even click here.

The Mormon Transitions Therapeutic Group

Jeff Lundgren is hosting the Mormon Transitions Therapeutic Group, which is a group designed to help people navigate their faith transition.

If you or someone you know could benefit this group, click here.

Schedule: 2018

Sept 20 Navigating with Family and Friends

Oct 4 Interfaith Marriage Relationships

Oct 18 Coffee, Tea, Alcohol, Cannabis. Word of Wisdom reframing

Nov 1 Fowler Stages of Faith – A Model for Faith Transition

Nov 15 Sexuality in a Post-Mormon or Faith Journey

Nov 29 Where do I Find Spirituality?

Dec 13 – Circle Dynamics – A Model for Personal Development

Dec 27 (tentative) – TBD

Jan 3 (tentative) – TBD

Autumn Equinox Seasonal Circle – Harvest Home
Embracing the Divine Feminine Through Women’s Rituals

More and more women hunger for deeper, more substantive spiritual fulfillment. Many find the male-defined and dominated structures and rules of traditional religions increasingly stifling and stultifying. Women seek a deeper connection with the Divine, one that embraces Heavenly Mother and expresses their own Divinity.

For eons this yearning has been satisfied through women’s rituals. Though banished and driven underground by patriarchal religions, they are not lost. Come and learn about this ancient path to connection and embrace with the Divine – the Feminine Path to God.

This event will take place on Sunday, September 16, 2018 from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM CDT.

To register for Debra Brown Gordy’s event click here.

As we come together in Circle for the Autumn Equinox, we celebrate the 2nd of 3 harvest festivals. Autumn Equinox is also known as Harvest Home, Mabon or the Festival of Thanksgiving.

Once again, the light and dark are balanced in equal length, as we pause before the time of descent into later fall and winter, and Winter Solstice. Autumn Equinox is a time of rest after labor, a time of rebalancing after intensive work. In earlier times this season was known as the Reaping Tide, balancing the Spring Equinox Sowing Tide.

This event will take place Sunday, September 23, 2018 from 4:00 -5:30 PM CDT.

To register for Debra Brown Gordy’s event click here.

Department of Health & Human Services

The Department of Health & Human Services formally invited the Board of Directors of the Mormon Mental Health Association to attend their 2nd Annual Meeting for Trauma-Informed Congregations in Washington D.C. Michelle Eakin and James Ott represented the MMHA and attended the all-day meeting on October 1, 2015.

Sunstone Symposium 2015

Natasha Helfer Parker, President with Kristin Bennion, Conference Committee Chair representing at the MMHA table during the Sunstone Symposium, August 1, 2015.

MMHA partnered with Sunstone Symposium to host its 2nd Annual Conference, which took place the day before the Symposium started. Several Symposium slots were reserved for MMHA-specific presentations.

LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapist Guild of Utah

Natasha Helfer Parker, President and Jennifer White, Secretary met with Jim Struve on August 1, 2014 from The LGBTQ-Affirmative Therapist Guild of Utah for an informational exchange and the beginnings of some collaboration efforts.

First MMHA Annual Conference was held in Sandy, Utah on July 31, 2014. Dr. Michael Buxton and Dr. Jennifer Finlayson-Fife were the keynote speakers.

Sunstone Symposium 2014

Natasha Helfer Parker, President and Jennifer White, Secretary manning the MMHA table at the Sunstone Symposium on July 30, 2014 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Utah Pride Center

Natasha Helfer Parker, President, met with Deann Armes Donor Coordinator/Public Information Officer of the Utah Pride Center and her staff for an informational exchange on July 29, 2014 in Salt Lake City, UT.

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