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Gatekeeper workshop, March 12

Helping to recognize the warning signs and ease the emotional pain of suicide

Tamworth Community Nurse Assoc. offers Gatekeeper workshop, March 12, at Cook Memorial Library

Many of us in the town of Tamworth have been impacted by the shock and pain of losing friends and family to the tragedy of suicide.  Like so many residents, the Tamworth Community Nurse Association has wrestled with questions such as “What warning signs did I miss?” and “What could I have done?” For help with these difficult questions, the TCNA has reached out to our community resources for answers.

As a result, the TCNA will host a workshop for Tamworth residents to help them recognize the risk factors and warning signs for someone who may be at risk for suicide. The workshop will be held on Saturday, March 12, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library. Those attending will gain an understanding of how to connect with that person and how to connect them with resources.

The Connect Gatekeeper Training is a four-hour course that will train individuals in the Connect program, a nationally recognized “best-practice” program to help prevent suicide deaths. Co-sponsored by the Carroll County Coalition of Public Health, the training will be conducted by Elaine deMello, Supervisor of Training and Prevention Services at the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) New Hampshire. She will be assisted by Chris Kennedy and Donna Ulitz, both counselors at the Brett School in Tamworth, who completed a Training of Trainers course last summer.

There is no cost to attend the workshop, but pre-registration is necessary. Lunch will be provided. To register for the workshop, call Marletta at the TCNA at 603-323-8511 or email: tamworthnurses@yahoo.com to register. Seating is limited, so please reserve your spot today.

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Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, Sept. 22 to Oct. 27

Sign up for our Six week Mindfulness Meditation Workshop
to be led by Diane Johnson

         As part of its Get Healthy Tamworth series, the Tamworth Community Nurse Association is once again sponsoring a six-week Mindfulness Meditation Workshop, led by Diane Johnson. The workshop will be held on Tuesdays from Sept. 22 to Oct. 27, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth Village.

 

Move toward greater balance,
control and participation in your life

         Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you. Mindfulness is learning to work mindfully and systematically with your own stress, pain, illness and the challenges and demands of everyday life. To restore a balanced sense of health and well-being within yourself requires increased awareness of all aspects of self, including body and mind, heart and soul.

For more information on any of TCNA’s programs, call the office at 323-8511 or email tamworthnurses@yahoo.comVisit the Tamworth Exchange or the TCNA website, tamworthnurses.org, for reminders of dates and meeting places.
Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Classes, March 17th – April 21st

On Tuesday evenings, March 17th – April 21st, the Tamworth Community Nurse Association (TCNA) will offer another of its “Get Healthy Tamworth!” programs, entitled, “Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction,” led by Diane Johnson, LCMHC from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth Village. There is no cost for participants; those who register are asked to commit to the full six-week program. There is a limit to the number of participants to the workshops. Please sign up as soon as possible by calling TCNA at 323-8511.

 

Move toward greater balance, control and participation in your life

Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life, a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you… to work consciously and systematically with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life.

 

This workshop can provide:

  • Lasting decrease in physical and psychological symptoms
  • An increased ability to relax
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain that may not go away
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life and improved self-esteem
  • An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term situations

 

For further information on any of the TCNA programs, call the TCNA office at 323-8511 or email tamworthnurses@yahoo.com. Visit the Tamworth Exchange or the TCNA website, tamworthnurses.org, for reminders of exact dates and meeting places.
Nurses Hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 11 a.m.
Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m.

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Surviving Sudden Death, Loss and Grief, February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th

On Wednesdays, February 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th, the Tamworth Community Nurse Association (TCNA) will offer another of its “Get Healthy Tamworth!” programs, this month entitled, “Surviving Sudden Death, Loss and Grief,” at 6:15 pm for about 90 minutes, at The Cook Memorial Library in Tamworth Village.

In the recent years, our community has been confronted with tragedy after tragedy, more sadness than it seems possible to bear.  Sudden death is difficult no matter what the circumstances, but circumstances can make it more difficult and harder to accept.

So, what can we do?  The best way we know to deal with sudden death, loss and grief is to speak of it to one another.  Don’t keep it buried inside like stoics.  Dare to voice the pain and the emptiness.  Ask aloud “How could this happen?” or “Why?”  We wish TCNA had a magic wand that could make this all more bearable.  Alas, we do not.  What we can do is provide a warm, supportive environment for folks to gather and talk.  We all have to go through the process of grief.  None of us has to do it alone.

TCNA will be offering a four week grief support group.  The facilitators will be Diane Johnson LMHC, Carol Tubman RN and myself.  We will meet for 4 weeks at the Cook Memorial Library each Wednesday in February the 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th at 6:15 pm for about 90 minutes. Perhaps together, we can find some solace and come to terms with so many of the emotions that we wrestle with.  Your participation is key to the success of this effort. If you have been affected by recent sudden losses in any way, please come.  We need you.  We all need each other.

For further information on any of the TCNA programs, call the TCNA office at 323-8511 or email tamworthnurses@yahoo.com. Visit the Tamworth Exchange or the TCNA website, tamworthnurses.org, for reminders of exact dates and meeting places.
Nurses Hours are Monday through Friday 9 to 11 a.m.
Business hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Fridays from 9 to 11 a.m.

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