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American Liver Foundation Launches A Journey Of Champions Support Group Series

September 25, 2014 Denver, CO

NEW START DATE

The American Liver Foundation Rocky Mountain Division announces the launch of A Journey of Champions, October 8, 2014, a support group series for individuals living with liver disease. The six-week series, of unique sessions, will offer innovative tools and information that will help participants feel empowered in their journey with liver disease. The American Liver Foundation Rocky Mountain Division, in collaboration with Colorado Health Network, Inc., continues to bring unique direct services to the Denver Metro community.

"There is an unfortunate gap in support group offerings in the Denver Metro area with more and more Coloradans being diagnosed and living with liver disease. A Journey of Champions will help provide a needed outlet for individuals seeking support group environments. The support group series is scheduled quarterly throughout 2015 with plans to expand into additional areas of Colorado," said Joe McCormack, Executive Director American Liver Foundation Rocky Mountain Division.

For additional information visit http://www.liverfoundation.org/chapters/rockymountain/resources/

When: October 8 - November 12, 2014

Time: 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Location: Lakewood, Colorado, 6th and Union Blvd

To Participate: contact Joe McCormack at jmccormack@liverfoundation.org or 303-988-4388.


Session Descriptions

Session #1. Connecting Your Mind, Body, and Spirit / October 8, 2014: - What is the connection between mind, body, and spirit? Learn about healing through the lens of Holistic Psychotherapy.

Session #2. Getting to Know Your Liver / October 15, 2014 - What is the importance of the liver? What is the importance of your relationship to your liver? Engage in a creative process that gives voice to your unique experience with liver disease.

Session #3. I’m Not Who I Used to Be / October 22, 2014 - How do you find meaning and identity when affected by chronic illness? Learn about the importance of emotions through a guided art therapy process.

Session #4. Reclaiming Your Sacred Self / October 29, 2014 - How does your spirituality influence your experience with Liver Disease? Explore various spiritual perspectives on illness and how spiritual practices can improve health. Engage in guided visualizations and learn mindfulness techniques that promote overall wellbeing.

Session #5. Finding Your Inner Warrior / November 5, 2014 - How do you find empowerment within your struggles? Tap into your “inner warrior,” the part of you that finds strength within suffering, and learn how to create an effective self-care plan.

Session #6. Who is Your Tribe? / November 12, 2014  - What is true support? How do you connect, draw boundaries, and express your needs with those who are closest to you? Celebrate your successes and your journey with the group in this closing session. 


About the American Liver Foundation
The American Liver Foundation is the nation’s largest non-profit organization focused solely on promoting liver health and disease prevention. The American Liver Foundation achieves its mission in the fight against liver disease by funding scientific research, education for medical professionals, advocacy, information and support programs for patients and their families as well as public awareness campaigns about liver wellness and disease prevention. The mission of the American Liver Foundation is to facilitate, advocate and promote education, support and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.  Additional information can be found at www.liverfoundation.org.