(Download Sponsorship Form PDF) Friday, April 26, 2019 “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series “Healing through Connection: Overcoming Trauma, Toxic Stress and Disease” with keynote speaker Dr. Thomas Cabell
To “Live Intentionally” is to live life in congruence with our values and beliefs while striving for meaningful relationships with ourselves and others. Clients come to The Refuge Center to gain insight on how to navigate life when unexpected roadblocks interfere in their journeys. Through this speaker series, The Refuge Center strives to engage and connect with our Middle Tennessee community in a relaxed, authentic and nurturing setting with interesting conversation about what it means to “Live Intentionally.” Proceeds from these events fund our mission to provide affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate, and support individuals, couples and families in need.
Our 2019 “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series is titled “Healing through Connection: Overcoming Trauma, Toxic Stress and Disease” with speaker Dr. Thomas Cabell. This third annual event will be Friday, April 26th at 9:00 AM at Brentwood Baptist Church. All welcome!
Through Dr. Cabell’s personal story and practice as a cardiologist, he is passionate about the importance of emotional health as it relates to the nervous and immune system function, or dysfunction, which results in dis-ease in our bodies.
We will be talking about the ACE (Adverse Childhood Experience) score for childhood trauma and explore the ways adverse childhood experiences have been linked to a variety of adult conditions, ranging from increased headaches to depression to heart disease. An ACE score is a tally of different types of abuse, neglect, and other hallmarks of a rough childhood. Take the test here. According to the Adverse Childhood Experiences study, the rougher your childhood, the higher your score is likely to be and the higher your risk for later health problems. The ACE score isn’t a crystal ball; it’s just meant as guidance. It tells you about one type of risk factor among many.
We will focus on intentional ways and ideas for supporting our body and mind through relationships, nutrition, movement, play, and meditation in mini sessions following Dr. Cabell.
(Download Hope Grows Sponsorship Form PDF) Hope Grows Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The Factory at Franklin Jamison Hall 6pm-9pm
Please visit this page for the Hope Grows 2019 recap and images.
Hope Grows is our annual fundraising dinner and celebration of the joy, hope, and healing found by so many at The Refuge Center for Counseling. This event is the single most important fundraiser providing us with the support needed to advance our mission of providing affordable, professional counseling services in order to empower, educate, and support individuals, couples, and families in need. We also honor a member of the Middle Tennessee community who exemplifies our values with our annual Hope Award. We were honored to present our 2018 Hope Award to Taj and Eddie George. There were over 300 people in attendance in 2018, and we raised a record-breaking $160,000! Thank you!
Our seventh annual Hope Grows event will take place on Tuesday, October 22, 2019, at The Factory at Franklin in Jamison Hall.
We are thrilled to welcome Jars of Clay as our musical guest. The Nashville-based Christian rock band achieved resounding success in the field of Christian alternative rock by infusing creativity with religion, music with scripture, and a distinctive musical style with traditional viewpoints. They broke into mainstream radio, video, and retail in 1996, and sold millions of records since their debut. The band’s name was inspired by the II Corinthians 4:7 verse in the Bible that reads, “But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.” The verse, which refers to the frailty of humanity and our earthly bodies, is also the lyric of the song Four Seven” on the band’s debut release.
To inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please email Katherine Hofstetter at email@example.com.
- Hope Grows 2018 (October 23, 2018)
- “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series 2018 “Surviving the Storm”
- “Live Intentionally” Speaker Series 2017 with Jeremy Cowart
- Hope Grows 2017 (October 5, 2017)
- Hope Grows 2016 (October 11, 2016)
- Hope Grows 2015 (October 22, 2015)
- Radical Loving Care for Caregivers: How self-care helps you care best for others (April 17, 2015)
- Hope Grows 2014 (October 23, 2014)
- Reset: The Messy Art of Beginning Again (April 11, 2014)
- Hope Grows 2013 (October 17, 2013)
- Boundaries: Balance is the New Busy (September 20, 2013)