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Workshop Speakers & Topics

Nightly Sessions - Starting Tuesday, October 10, 2023

TUESDAY/October 10th - 7pm CDT: Crystal Speights

SESSION: Living a Hope-Filled Life: Embracing Joy in the Journey

The Living a Hope-Filled Life: Embracing Joy in the Journey workshop session is a transformative experience that will leave you feeling inspired and motivated to live your life to the fullest. During this session, you will learn how to cultivate hope and joy in your daily life, even in the face of adversity and challenges.


Led by a Christian counselor and a certified motivational coach, this workshop will guide you through a series of interactive exercises and discussions that will help you identify your personal values, strengths, and goals. You will also learn practical biblical strategies for developing resilience, gratitude, and optimism, which are all key components of a hope-filled life.

Through this session, you will connect with a supportive community of like-minded individuals who share your desire to live a life filled with purpose, passion, and joy. Whether you are facing a difficult transition in your life, seeking greater fulfillment and meaning, or simply looking to connect with others who share your values, this workshop is the perfect opportunity to grow and thrive. So why not join us and start living your best life today?

WEDNESDAY/October 11th - 7pm CDT: CoSandra Beverly

SESSION: Healthy Habits for a Happy Life: Nutrition Strategies to Help You Thrive Through Life's Ups and Downs

Welcome to the "Healthy Habits for a Happy Life" workshop session! In this session, we will explore nutrition strategies to help you thrive through life's ups and downs. The facilitator for today's session is a vegan and health advocate who will be conducting a vegan cooking demo to show you how to create delicious and healthy meals that will nourish your body and mind.

During this session, you will learn about the benefits of a plant-based diet and how it can improve your overall health and well-being. The facilitator will guide you through the step-by-step process of preparing a delicious vegan meal, using ingredients that are affordable, accessible, and easy to find.

The facilitator will also:

  1. Explain how life's challenges can impact our relationship with food.

  2. Discuss why eating healthy is beneficial for those who are experiencing life's challenges.

  3. Describe what being a vegan means and share why she chose to become one.

  4. Give the benefits of eating vegan meals.


You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in discussions about the importance of healthy eating habits. By the end of this session, you will leave with a better understanding of the role that nutrition plays in your overall health and well-being, and practical strategies for incorporating healthy eating habits into your daily routine. So come join us and discover how you can thrive through life's ups and downs with the power of healthy eating!

THURSDAY/October 12th - 7pm CDT: Kristi Smith

SESSION: My Anchor of Hope through the Storm: Finding Hope and Peace in the Midst of Grief and Loss

The My Anchor of Hope through the Storm workshop session is designed to help individuals find hope and peace in the midst of grief and loss. This workshop session is an interactive and engaging experience that is designed to help participants learn strategies for coping with the challenges of loss and grief.


The workshop is facilitated by a #1 bestselling author and speaker who has experienced grief and loss, who will gently guide participants through a variety of activities and exercises that are designed to help them find hope and peace in the midst of their pain.


Participants will learn about the different stages of grief and the common emotions that people experience during the grieving process. They will also learn about the different types of loss and how to identify their own unique experience of grief. Through group discussions and personal reflection, participants will be encouraged to share their own experiences and feelings in a safe and supportive environment.


The workshop session will also provide practical tools and techniques for coping with grief, and participants will be encouraged to explore their emotions and how they can creatively express them in healthy ways. By the end of the workshop session, participants will have a better understanding of how to find hope and peace in the midst of their grief, and will have a supportive community of fellow participants to rely on as they continue on their journey.

MENTAL HEALTH NIGHT - Let's Work Together to Prioritize our Mental Health

FRIDAY/October 13th - 6pm CDT: Joey Harmon

SESSION ONE: Supporting Loved Ones Struggling With Trauma and Depression, and Ideas for Moving Forward With Symptoms Meaningfully

The Supporting Loved Ones Struggling With Trauma and Depression workshop session is designed to provide attendees with practical tools and guidance to help them assist their loved ones who are dealing with these difficult issues. Led by a licensed professional counselor, the session will begin with an overview of the symptoms and effects of trauma and depression. Attendees will learn how to recognize the signs of these conditions and understand their impact on individuals and families.


Next, the session will delve into strategies for supporting loved ones through their journey of healing. Participants will learn how to create a safe and supportive environment, communicate effectively, and provide appropriate resources. They will also receive guidance on how to care for themselves while supporting their loved ones.


The workshop session will conclude with a discussion on how individuals can move forward meaningfully with symptoms. Attendees will learn about various tools and resources for self-care, such as mindfulness practices, exercise, and therapy. They will also explore techniques for finding purpose and meaning in life, despite the challenges of trauma and depression.


Overall, this workshop session will provide attendees with a comprehensive understanding of how to support their loved ones who are struggling with trauma and depression, and how to move forward with symptoms in a meaningful way. It is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to make a positive difference in the lives of those they care about.

FRIDAY/October 13th - 7pm CDT: Kaleb Brown

SESSION TWO: How To Navigate Anxiety, Stress, and Depression as a College Student and Musician

Welcome to our workshop session on navigating anxiety, stress, and depression as a college student and musician. As a college student, it can be challenging to juggle the responsibilities and pressures that come with academic and personal growth. It is common to experience anxiety, stress, and depression, but we are here to help you effectively manage these emotions.


In this workshop, we are honored to have college student and talented musician K.L. Brown share his strategies for coping with anxiety, stress, and depression. K.L. Brown will also perform his original song, Strong Enough, and discuss the meaning behind it. He will share various coping mechanisms, such as mindfulness, meditation, Scripture journaling, and writing, that have helped him navigate through these challenges.


We understand the importance of seeking support and resources, and will discuss the options available, such as counseling services, support groups, and trusted friends and family members. This is a safe and inclusive space where attendees can share their experiences and connect with others who may be going through similar struggles.

Our goal is to equip you with the tools and knowledge necessary to navigate these challenges and thrive as a college student. Let's work together to prioritize our mental health and well-being.

FRIDAY/October 13th - 7:30pm CDT: Dr. Lakshmi Mahadevan, Ph.D.

SESSION THREE: Stress Less with Mindfulness: Finding Peace, Joy, and Resilience During Life's Challenges

Welcome to our workshop on "Stress Less with Mindfulness: Finding Peace and Joy During Life's Challenges." Throughout the session, we will explore the meaning of mindfulness and how it can help us cope with the stressful challenges of daily life.

Led by an experienced facilitator, the workshop will begin with an introduction to mindfulness, including its origins and benefits. We will then move on to practical exercises that can be used to cultivate mindfulness in everyday life. These exercises will include guided meditations and mindful breathing.

Throughout the workshop, we will also discuss mindfulness and its impact on stress reduction and overall well-being. Participants will have the opportunity to share their experiences and ask questions, making this a collaborative and interactive learning environment.


By the end of the session, you will have a deeper understanding of mindfulness and its potential to help you find peace and joy during life's challenges. You will also have practical tools and techniques to start incorporating mindfulness into your daily routine. So come join us and start your journey towards a more mindful and stress-free life.

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