GPS will host two presentations with Shimi Kang MD on Wed. January 31, 2018.
The Myth of Normal: Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Addiction will begin at noon at the Marquardt Administration Center and The Dolphin Way: Raising Happy Healthy and Self-Motivated Teens will begin at 7pm at the College of DuPage McAninch Center. Dr Kang is an Harvard trained, award-winning physician, researcher, and author on human motivation, mental health, addictions, and wellness,
The Myth of Normal: Understanding Anxiety, Depression and Addiction, noon at Marquardt Administrative Center
There is no doubt that mental illness must be destigmatized and treated no different than physical illness. Thus, just like physical symptoms of pain, weakness, or dysfunction must be evaluated for root cause, so too must mental health symptoms of anxiety, depression, and addiction. However, even more than our physical body, our brain and mind are exquisitely “neuroplastic” and ever-changing. This leads us to wonder what is normal and what isn’t? In this fascinating talk, Dr Shimi Kang will distill down to the basics of how our brain’s work. She will specifally look at symptoms of anxiety, depression, and addiction as “signals” to make greater change and provide powerful, evidence-based communication and lifestyle “prescriptions” for health, happiness, and resilience.
The Dolphin Way: Raising Happy, Healthy, and Self-Motivated Teens, 7:00pm – College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center
The anxiety disorders, high stress levels, suicides, and addictions of our youth are on the rise. Drawing on the latest neuroscience and behavioral research, Dr. Kang shows why some parenting styles actually hinder adaptability and others guide students toward lasting health, and joy. Kang will provide a four-part guide to the art and science of inspiring children to develop their own resilience and internal drive for a lifelong love of learning. Join us and learn the keys people of all ages need to thrive in the development of the key 21st century skills of collaboration, contribution, creativity, communication, and critical thinking.
CPDUs are available at these free events.