Island’s Women’s Day

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Fourth Annual Islands Women's Day
Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:30am – 2:30pm
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer • 51 Wilmington Island Road • 912-897-1133

The Fourth Annual Island Women’s Day has assembled a host of specialists in the field of heathy relationships. Our keynote presentation from Irene Wood, LPC, the Director of Clinical Services at Coastal Harbor Health System, will focus on how to maintain healthy relationships by creating a balance by not feeling over whelmed. The day consists of break out sessions providing information and encouragement on how to seek healthy relationships with family, food, finances and through forgiveness. Several exhibitors will be present to offer literature and information along with chaplain for those needing immediate spiritual and emotional support.

Schedule

8:30   Check-in/Registration
9:00   Introductions, Miscellaneous Info
9:30   Keynote Address – Irene Wood, LPC
10:30   Break
10:45   Session # l  (Choose one of the following topics)
  Q&A with the Keynote Speaker, Irene Wood, LPC
  Mindless Eating
  But How do I Forgive Myself?
11:30   Lunch
12:30   Session # 2  (Choose one of the following topics)
  Mindless Eating
  Healthy Relationships with Family
  The Prescription for Financial Wellness
1:15   Break
1:30   Session # 3  (Choose one of the following topics)
  Healthy Relationships with Family
  The Prescription for Financial Wellness
  But How do I Forgive Myself?
2:15   Evaluations and Closing

How to Register

Registration cost is $20 per attendee or $15 each for a group of five. You can register and pay online here: Register. You can also register online and pay when you arrive. Use that same link to cancel your reservation.

Or, download this registration form, fill it out and mail with a check to The Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Rd, Savannah, GA 31410.

Groups: To register as a group to receive the group discount, you must register online individually and pay as a group when you arrive on the day of the event. Do not pay online. Or, you can print the number of forms needed and mail to Redeemer as a group with your check.


Keynote Speaker Irene Perry Wood, LPC

Irene Perry Wood, LPC, NCC is a native of Savannah, GA. She has full licensure to practice in Georgia and also is a National Certified Counselor. She is currently working at Coastal Harbor Health System as the Director of Clinical Services over adult programs. Over the 14 years of service in the public sector, Irene has provided services to children, adolescents, and adults. She has certifications in substance abuse treatments and PTSD. She has partnered with probation officers, courts, schools, colleges, DFCS, state and private hospitals, and group homes in the Chatham County area.


Session Choices

Maintaining Healthy Relationships (Irene Wood)

Woman have a history of being the caretaker for others.  Lifetimes are spent caring for children, family, friends, and a career.  Many times we feel “spread too thin”.  The discussion will focus on how to maintain healthy relationships in your life, creating a balance as to not feel over whelmed.  The most important area to focus on is identifying and implementing strategies for establishing and maintaining healthy boundaries.  Active engagement from the audience is promoted during this session.
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Healthy Relationships with Family (Rebecca Bovino-Sandquist, M.A., BCBA)

Join us as we explore ideas and strategies useful to maintain healthy relationships with family; specifically, siblings after the loss of a parent. We will also explore how scientific studies on human behavior support the tools given to us in scripture such as being intentional, giving grace, and going first
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The Prescription for Financial Wellness (Sarah Westcott)
Getting Financially Fit and Developing a Healthy Relationship with Money

Personal finance is one of the greatest areas of stress in people's lives, and yet most of us have never been taught the key principles of a healthy relationship with money.  As with physical fitness, the journey to financial fitness involves a series of small, consistent decisions, a little bit of practical knowledge and training, and a healthy dose of positive action that will help you find peace, clarity and confidence with your finances.  Your money goals are as you unique as you - learn how to say YES to what matters most to YOU, finding your own healthy balance for life and money.
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Mindful Eating (Sandy Brassard)

Learn to be aware of Mindless Eating — how much, what, and why we’re eating — and change your focus to Mindful Eating. Discover how to have a healthy relationship with food even on those bad days when we need our comfort foods.

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But How do I Forgive Myself? (Pastor Steve)

Forgiving others may be a difficult task but this year’s focus will be on what many consider to be even more challenging – the forgiveness of oneself.  Biblical principles apply here: We are created by God in love, and forgiveness is a huge component of that love, even the forgiveness of ourselves. Whether you are struggling with self-forgiveness or know someone who is, you will learn helpful steps to end the struggle of self-blaming.
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The Speakers

Irene Wood

Irene Perry Wood, LpC, NCC is a native of Savannah, GA. She has full licensure to practice in Georgia and also is a National Certified Counselor. She is currently working at Coastal Harbor Health System as the Director of Clinical Services over adult programs. Over the 14 years of service in the public sector, Irene has provided services to children, adolescents, and adults. She has certifications in substance abuse treatments and PTSD. She has partnered with probation of cers, courts, schools, colleges, DFCS, state and private hospitals, and group homes in the Chatham County area.

Irene is leading the session Maintaining Healthy Relationships

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Sandra Brassard

Sandra "Sandy" Brassard is a graduate from Bowling Green State University, Ohio with a Bachelor of Science degree that included a DIetetic Internship at Georgia Health and Human Service Community Internship. She is Registered Dietitian, Licensed Dietitian in the State of Georgia and Certified Diabetes Educator. Sandy has worked at Memorial Medical Center in Clinical Dietetics including oncology, pediatrics, neurology and the rehabilitation hospital units. Currently she provides diabetes education at Endocrinology Associates.

Sandy is leading the session Mindful Eating

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Rebecca Bovino-Sandquist

Rebecca has lived in the Savannah, GA area for the past 11 years. She is married and has four children that she homeschools. Rebecca serves a volunteer Coordinator for Savannah Islands MOPS & MOMSnext Groups. Rebecca also works privately as a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in the Savannah, GA. She provides behavior consulting and programming for adults and children with behavioral issues, developmental disabilities, and mental illness. She has served in the field of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for almost 20 years and has provided services to individuals ages 18 months to 60 years in homes, schools, and clinical settings.

Rebecca is leading the session Healthy Relationships with Family

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Sarah Westcott

Sarah Westcott is a Dave Ramsey certified Personal Finance Coach and Workplace Trainer, with a passion for helping people find clarity and confidence in their financial lives. She holds a BA from Wellesley College, along with several professional certifications in business and financial coaching.  In addition to being a business owner and homeschool Mom of four boys, she serves on the board of directors for Savannah's CFO Council and Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and is a leader in the Dollars and Sense Ministry at Compassion Christian Church

Sarah is leading the session The Prescription for Financial Wellness

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The Rev. Steve Hilgeman, M. Ed.; M. Div.

Pastor Steve has been leading worship at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer for four years in Savannah. He was educated at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Ohio and holds an additional Master’s Degree in Educational Counseling.  Pastor Steve spent much of his career working with persons with mental and physical disabilities, and is an experienced conference presenter and staff trainer.

Pastor Steve is leading the session How do I Forgive Myself?
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Deacon Allison Ward, MA Religion

Allison Ward will be on hand for anyone needing spiritual or emotional support. She is on the roster of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) consecrated for Word and Service. Her call comes from the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer to serve as a chaplain at Hospice Care of Georgia and to offer pastoral care for the congregation. She is a 2008 graduate of the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary with a Master of Arts Degree in Religion concentrating in Pastoral Care. Her post-graduate studies have included training in bereavement, mental health care, and chaplaincy. Her professional religious vocation began at Redeemer as a youth director in 2000. Her first career, Aviation, brought her and her husband to Savannah in 1981 where they stayed and raised a family with Redeemer.  She is trained to listen and to be attentive to spiritual health.
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