July 31st, 2019 | Season 2 | 1 hr 31 mins
community, conversation-cafe, conversations-cafe, emotional-support-animals, hope-for-the-day, ptsd, service-animals, sip-of-hope, suicide-prevention, therapy-animals
This week's live Conversations Cafe episode is titled “PAWS to COPE - The Power of Pets”, and is filled with discussion & education on Therapy Animals, Emotional Support Animals, and Service Animals, no matter whether they are furry, feathered, or scaled.
Our guests this week include a plethora of Hope for the Day Family - Jackie Carmody, a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor & a registered board certified Art Therapist; Pam Baren Kaplan, a professional pet loss grief recovery and life coach; Ryan Shannon, a United States Veteran and Director for Hope for the Day’s upcoming Project RED Team; Roger Rosenquist, Director of the Chicagoland chapter of Pets for Vets; Sandee Thomas and Tesla, Sip of Hope’s resident therapy dog team and leaders of a therapy dog ministry at Willow Creek Church in Barrington, IL.
Pam’s upcoming book, titled "Tails of Unconditional Love: Your Journey to the Other Side of Pet Loss Grief" is available for preorder now and scheduled to be released on August 15th, 2019. You can find the Amazon preorder page via www.anthologiesofhope.com/paws.
The Conversations Cafe is a monthly live podcast recording at Sip of Hope Coffee Bar, featuring education and open forum dialogue on the intersections of Mental Health within our communities. This education programming is brought to you by Hope For The Day with support from our partners in prevention, The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention of Illinois, and Banyan Treatment Center.
November 28th, 2018 | Season 1 | 1 hr 9 mins
heart-camp, ptsd, season-one, self-care, sobriety, suicide, therapy
This weeks episode isn’t so much of an interview or conversation. More like putting our guest, Jen John, in the spotlight and letting her run with it. We were constantly amazed by Jen’s resilience to keep coming back and fighting throughout all the curveballs thrown her way, along with her desire to truly own her story. We touch on topics including the impact of suicide attempts by loved ones, being part of an active shooter situation first-hand, post-traumatic stress disorder due to that encounter, as well as the need for and new found sobriety.