Southpointe Residents Proudly Participate in Meaningful Relationships Project

Check out this video on safeaustin.org featuring the SafePlace Meaningful Relationships project so many of our Mary Lee residents proudly took part in.

The goal of the Meaningful Relationships project was to create change for community inclusion by demonstrating a replicable model for adults with developmental disabilities to form healthy, safe and meaningful relationships with other people based on shared social, recreational and/or leisure time interests.

To learn more visit: http://www.safeaustin.org/safeprograms/disability-services-asap/inclusive-relationships/

July 12th – Brain Injury Information & Training

July 12th – Brain Injury Information & Training

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Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive   Austin, Texas 78704

Date ~  July 12th 2016             Tuesday Evening
Time ~  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Topic: The Power of Positive Thinking

Our behavior is influenced by many factors such as heredity, parental upbringing, peers, community norms, environment, religion and education.  However the most influential of all factors is the power of positive thinking and how our personal beliefs influence our behavior.   During this session primary emphasis will focus on the role of the subconscious and its impact on our behavior.  Participants will explore how we behave is shaped by not only what we say, but equally important by what we think.    Participants will learn how to improve their own self monitoring skills in order to better shape.

Special light refreshment served:  DEEP FRIED OREOS

* All training sessions are held on the second Tuesday of each month (same time and location), sessions are free of charge, open to the general public and no reservation is needed.

 

 

June 14th – Brain Injury Information & Training

Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive   Austin, Texas 78704

Date ~  June 14th, 2016              Tuesday Evening
Time ~  7:00 pm to 8:00 pm     All sessions free of charge

ABOUT THE FILM:  BOREDOM

Ever heard of “being bored to death?”  There just might be some truth to it as described in the film, BOREDOM.

Directed by Albert Nereberg in 2012, the film’s breakthrough research suggests boredom is likely a state of stress.  It also can be very harmful.  Perhaps the powers that be would rather you not know that, especially if you’re inside some kind of educational institution or dead-end job.

Are we actually more bored in today’s society, surrounded by stimulating media; or does the media save us from this state of lethargy and disinterest?  Explore how boredom actually produces stress and discover that MRI technology has shown that being bored actually speeds up the brain process and increases heart rate to a detrimental level.

Despite being satirical in tone, this film also examines how boredom negatively impacts education nationwide and how it can even play a large part in addiction and more obviously, risk-taking.   In this entertaining romp, director Albert Nerenberg blows the lid off the boredom conspiracy and reveals an American culture that not only tolerates boredom but actually promotes it.   Thankfully before the film ends; the audience will learn a simple yet effective cure for boredom.

Light refreshments served.

April 12th – Brain Injury Information & Training

Mary Lee Foundation Community Center
1327 Lamar Square Drive Austin, Texas 78704

Date ~ April 12th, 2016            Tuesday Evening
Time ~ 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm   All sessions free of charge

ABOUT THE FILM: Grow Younger, Live Longer – The Mental and Physical Relationship

Grow Younger, Live Longer is the bestselling wellness program from world-acclaimed author and physician, Dr. Deepak Chopra. Together with Dr. David Simon, his colleague at the Chopra Center, Deepak Chopra will teach you how to take control of your mental, physical and spiritual well-being and add years to your life. Grow Younger, Live Longer is based on very simple steps that allows a person to have more control toward a healthy and positive lifestyle. Participants will explore the inner relationship between the mind (mental) and the body (physical). How we think affects what we do; and what we do affects how we think.
Participants will learn 3 simple breathing techniques that can be easily used to improve your overall quality of life. One breathing technique increases mental and physical stamina, the second breathing technique helps reduce stress and the third helps a person fall asleep more easily. All of Dr. Chopra’s scientific based practices are described in laymen’s terms which are easy to understand and easy to implement into one’s daily schedule.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Deepak Chopra, MD
Dr. Deepak Chopra is a world-renowned authority in the field of mind-body healing, a best-selling author and the founder of the Chopra Center for Wellbeing. A global force in the field of human empowerment, Dr. Chopra is the prolific author of more than 55 books, including 14 bestsellers on mind-body health, quantum mechanics, spirituality and peace.
Dr. Chopra is a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, an adjunct professor at Kellogg School of Management and a senior scientist with Gallup. Before establishing the Chopra Center, he served as chief of staff at Boston Regional Medical Center. He received his medical degree from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences and did his internship at Muhlenberg Hospital in Plainfield, New Jersey. He then completed various residencies and fellowships at university-affiliated medical centers in Boston.

GUEST MODERATOR: Holly Davis
Chip Howe will be out of town attending a state conference. Serving as the Session’s Moderator for the evening will be Holly Davis, who previously served several years as a volunteer at the Brain Injury Association of Texas State Office. For several years Holly served as the primary contact person for the Association’s Family Hotline and assisted in coordinating several brain injury state conferences.

Help Amplify The Mary Lee Foundation Mission!

Help Amplify The Mary Lee Foundation Mission!

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Help us crank up the giving again this year with a donation to the Mary Lee Foundation during Amplify Austin on March 8 & 9, presented by I Live Here, I Give Here!

Your gift will directly impact the 440+ adults and children receiving services and housing from the Mary Lee Foundation.

Visit our page at https://amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/maryleefoundation/overview and schedule your gift in advance or set your calendar reminder to 6pm on Tuesday, March 8 to participate in this community-wide day of giving.