Beit R'fuah Support Group, Potluck and Discussion With A Special Guest Speaker
Our September meeting will begin with our usual potluck dinner and socializing to be followed by group sharing. For the potluck dinner, please bring healthful vegetarian dishes or salads and fruit for dessert. (Kashrut information: please note that Beth Am serves food "kosher style," which means no pork or shellfish and we do not serve milk and meat in the same dish, such as meat and cheese lasagna. Thank you for observing in this way.)
At this meeting, we will also be joined by special guest Hephzibah Plotkin, who will speak on Mindfulness for Caregivers. This topic will be of interest to those who care for friends and/or loved ones with mental or physical illness including cancer, Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. Bringing awareness, mindfulness and compassion to being caregivers sparks the question of how do we best take care of ourselves? We will consider different ways of supporting ourselves as we support those we care for.
Hephzibah Plotkin is a teacher of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and has been a therapist in Scotland for over two decades. Currently, she is facilitating Mindfulness for Caregiver Courses at Zen Hospice Project.
Beit R'fuah, House of Healing, welcomes all -- Beth Am members or not, Jewish or not -- who are coping with mental illness themselves or who provide support for family and friends who are dealing with mental illness. For more information, email Mental Health.