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Date & Time: Tuesday, June 5, 2018 from 7:45 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Location: Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL 60181
1:30-3p Session 8 - Shame in the Workplace: How To Navigate Difficult Emotions in Professional Settings, Presented by: Sarah Buino, LCSW, CADC, CDWF
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 Sundays 5:30-7pm
@ Head/Heart Therapy
3717 N Ravenswood, Suite 239
Professionals in care-giving fields have unique challenges that call for support amongst peers. If you’re a licensed or certified professional caregiver in the health, mental health or addiction field, this meeting is open to you.

Refuge Recovery is a non-theistic, Buddhist-inspired approach to recovery from addictions of all kinds.  
We are a community of people dedicated to the practices of mindfulness, compassion, forgiveness, and generosity, using meditation and kindness to heal the pain and suffering that addiction has caused in our lives and in the lives of those around us.
Our weekly peer-led meetings include guided meditations, readings from the book Refuge Recovery, and group sharing and discussion.
Open to people of all backgrounds and respectful of all recovery paths, these meetings are appropriate for anyone in, or interested in, recovery from any forms of addictive behavior.  No prior meditation experience necessary.
Always free; donations welcome.

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Date: Thursday, April 12th
Time: 6:30-7:45 pm
Location: Head/Heart Therapy at 3717 N. Ravenswood, Suite 239, Chicago
Cost: FREE!!!


  •  You’re overwhelmed by all of the information (and misinformation) around healthy eating
  •  You think you don’t like, or don’t know how to ‘eat healthy’
  • You’ve heard about, and possibly tried many different diets and are unsure of what way of eating is best 


  • The importance of individualized eating
  • How to shift out of a processed food diet
  • Simplifying what eating well looks like on a daily basis
  • Why I don’t recommend counting calories or measuring portions

    b2ap3_thumbnail_CANDACE.pngCandice Howarth is a Health and Wellness Educator and Personal Chef who has been working with individuals and groups since 2012. After studying at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition is Berkley California, and running her business for 5 years in San Francisco, she recently relocated to Chicago where she hopes to bring delicious, nourishing foods to her community in the Midwest. As a former picky eater who has grown to enjoy all kinds of foods, she loves working with individuals that are looking to change their diets, and their relationship with food. “Through diet, we are given the power, and the responsibility, to positively influence our health. What I find most exciting about nutrition, is that a few simple, easy and affordable changes can have a profound affect on how you feel. You can work on the cause of your health symptoms, and not just try to silence the symptoms. The more you take care of your body, through healthy diet and lifestyle choices, the better it will take care of you.”
    Instagram @candicehowarth and @thehwn

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Julie Tierney, MA, MFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She holds a Masters degree from the University of San Francisco and specializes in couples counseling, substance abuse, as well as family and identity issues. She is certified in Dialectic Behavior Therapy and Level One of the Gottman Method Couples Therapy. 

Acceptance, compassion, and encouragement are at the root of Julie’s practice as a therapist. When working with couples, Julie focuses on restoring connection and building strategies to move successfully through challenges. She strives to create a setting of empathy and understanding while exploring sensitive subject matter. With individuals, she works collaboratively to create a treatment plan that feels nourishing and unique. Julie uses nontraditional therapy practices such as meditation and art making to move energy and open up channels of healing. 


In addition to working atHead/Heart, Julie is a Resident Artist at the Art House, Chicago. You can find her there making expressive abstract paintings with a community of artists. She believes in the power of art as a healing force for addiction and recovery. She also volunteers at the Arts of Life, a nonprofit in Chicago, as an artist mentor to adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Creativity and authentic expression are what Julie considers to be the most important elements of healing.


Julies recent work can be seen at You can reach Julie by email at
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Do you put others before yourself? Ever feel overwhelmed yet struggle to ask for help? Do you notice that you have plenty of compassion for others, yet are unable to apply compassion to yourself? Recovery is more than abstinence, and this group will focus on self-care, mutual support, and practicing new coping skills in a safe, supportive environment.
This is an 8-week women’s therapy group for individuals in recovery from substance use disorders. Our group will include experiential therapy and it is ideal for women who attend individual therapy and/or community recovery (12-step, Refuge Recovery, Smart Recovery, etc.) and who wish to carve out time in their week to restore energy and grow from positive connections to w omen. Space is limited to 8-10 individuals. Cost is $40 per group.

Thursdays starting January 25, 2018 from 5:30-7:00pm Head/Heart Therapy 3717 N. Ravenswood Ste 239, Chicago, IL 60613

To learn more and register, email or or call 773.892.1933
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info @ | phone 773.892.1933 | fax 773.869.5385 | 3759 N. Ravenswood, Suite 133, Chicago IL 60613